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Applications open for the 2016 Disney Dreamers Academy

Applications open for the 2016 Disney Dreamers AcademyWalt Disney World Resort with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE

High school students nationwide can now apply at DisneyDreamersAcademy.com to be among 100 selected to participate in the 2016 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE, the innovative, outside-the-classroom, educational mentoring program at Walt Disney World Resort.
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New technologies are boosting students' grades

New technologies are boosting students' grades(StatePoint) Picture a college student studying for an upcoming exam. If you're envisioning her surrounded by marked-up textbooks, you probably aren't a recent graduate. These days, you're just as likely to see the student with a tablet, smartphone or laptop taking advantage of digital course materials -- and student grades appear to be rising as a result.
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Minneapolis Mayor brings on advisors to improve life outcomes for city's youth

Minneapolis Mayor brings on advisors to improve life outcomes for city's youthMinneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges hired Angela Watts and Phillipe Cunningham to in efforts to improve early childhood education, education across the city and youth development.
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Children gain the power of music

Children gain the power of musicBoys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities announced a new partnership with non-profit music organization, ComMUSICation, to provide choral music education to at-risk youth in St. Paul.
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Dr. Carlton Jenkins selected as new Robbinsdale Area Schools Superintendent

Dr. Carlton Jenkins selected as new Robbinsdale Area Schools SuperintendentThe Robbinsdale Area School Board announced last week that it offered the superintendent position to Dr. Carlton Jenkins, who verbally accepted. Dr. Jenkins will replace Dr. Aldo Sicoli who resigned to take the superintendent job at Roseville Area Schools. Jenkins was chosen with a 7-0 vote.
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Tyner named Interim Officer for Diversity and Inclusion at St. Thomas University

Tyner named Interim Officer for Diversity and Inclusion at St. Thomas UniversityDr. Artika Tyner, assistant professor of public policy and leadership in the College of Education, Leadership and Counseling, has been named interim officer for diversity and inclusion. Tyner will take up the work begun by Dr. Calvin Hill earlier this year while a search for a permanent associate vice president of diversity and inclusion is conducted.
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Leader as social entrepreneur

Leader as social entrepreneurLeaders are lead problem solvers.

We see a problem, we create a solution. My recent lecture at the SIAS International University Entrepreneurship Forum (China) focused on how leaders can use principles of entrepreneurship to discover innovative approaches for addressing social justice issues like those outlined in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (UNMDG). For instance, did you know 58 million children are not enrolled in school? Did you know every hour 50 young women are infected with HIV/AIDS?
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