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New GEAR UP grants to help more than 116,000 students get on the pathway for success in college

New GEAR UP grants to help more than 116,000 students get on the pathway for success in collegeU. S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, announced the award of $82 million for 41 grants under Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) that will help 116,000 at-risk students prepare for college.
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Armstrong English, teacher Kaia Hirt, named Theater Teacher of the Year

Armstrong English, teacher Kaia Hirt, named Theater Teacher of the YearKaia Hirt, an English teacher at Armstrong High School, was honored by the Minnesota Educational Theater Association (META) with their Theater Educator of the Year award for 2014. Hirt was presented with the award at META's annual conference on Sept. 13.
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Department awards $75 million in 'First in the World' grants to 24 colleges and universities

Department awards $75 million in 'First in the World' grants to 24 colleges and universitiesTo drive innovations in higher education that increase college completion, value and affordability, the U.S. Education Department awarded $75 million to 24 colleges and universities under the new "First in the World" (FITW) grant program.
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MPS signs pact with Hiawatha Academies

MPS signs pact with Hiawatha AcademiesMinneapolis Public Schools has signed a collaboration agreement with Hiawatha Academies. This is the first district-charter compact in the state of Minnesota.
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Klobuchar, Franken highlight efforts to close the skills gap and boost STEM education

Klobuchar, Franken highlight efforts to close the skills gap and boost STEM educationAt an event at Uponor in Apple Valley, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken highlighted efforts to close the skills gap and boost STEM education in Minnesota high schools and community colleges.
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Fox, Wallis help launch Northport arts program

Fox, Wallis help launch Northport arts programNorthport Elementary students launched their Turnaround Arts program with a huge surprise.
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Cooper 50th Birthday Party

Cooper 50th Birthday PartyCooper High School celebrated 50 years as a school. The school turned 50 years old on Sept. 8, 2014.
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