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Governor Dayton wants high school students to GEAR UP

Governor Dayton wants high school students to GEAR UPIn recognition of the urgent need to help low-income and underrepresented students prepare for a postsecondary education Gov. Mark Dayton kicked off a week of GEAR UP proclaiming Sept. 21st-25th Minnesota GEAR Up Week.
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It’s time to talk calendar!

It’s time to talk calendar!Did you love or hate when school started this year? Do you wish your kids had more time home over holidays, or do you prefer a longer summer? Well, now’s your chance to share those feelings.
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Out of this world: Robbinsdale Area Schools teacher spends part of summer at Space Camp

Out of this world: Robbinsdale Area Schools teacher spends part of summer at Space CampRobbinsdale Cooper High School Physical Earth and Science teacher Teresa Esnough attended NASA's Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center this past summer. The event was sponsored by Honeywell, and more than 200 teachers from 38 states and 22 countries participated.
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Sesame Street moving to HBO angers some

Sesame Street moving to HBO angers someSesame Street will now be brought to you by the letters H-B-O.
The iconic children's program is moving from the friendly confines of PBS to the adult world of Home Box Office and the move has left more than just Oscar feeling grouchy.
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Schools should hand out diplomas, not disorders

Schools should hand out diplomas, not disordersThe school year is here. This fall, nearly 55 million kids will report to elementary or secondary school, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

But the journey from kindergarten to commencement is inflicting collateral damage on kids. More than eight in ten students report experiencing moderate to extreme stress. Teen suicide rates are three times what they were 50 years ago.
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Nguzo Saba Murals: The WE WIN Festival Mural Project

Nguzo Saba Murals: The WE WIN Festival Mural ProjectStudents of WE WIN Institute created several Nguzo Saba murals during the recent Griot Invasion at Bethune Park.

The Nguzo Saba are the seven principles of Kwanzaa – umoja, which means unity, kujichagulia, which means self-determination, ujima, which means collective work and responsibility, ujamaa, which cooperative economics, nia, which means purpose, kuumba, which means creativity, and imani, which means faith.
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PERSONAL FINANCE: Americans spending more for college out-of-pocket

PERSONAL FINANCE: Americans spending more for college out-of-pocket(StatePoint) The Bank of Mom and Dad is open for business, as parent out-of-pocket spending has become the number one source of college funding. In fact, 62 percent of families did not borrow to pay for college last year, according to a new report.
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