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African American seniors receive 2014 Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship

African American seniors receive 2014 Comcast Leaders and Achievers ScholarshipThe Comcast Foundation announced that four African-American seniors have been named 2014 recipients of the company's annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program.
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Struggling schools leverage arts to improve student engagement

Struggling schools leverage arts to improve student engagementPerpich Center for Arts Education has chosen Bethune Elementary School in Minneapolis as one of four schools to participate in Turnaround Arts: Minnesota, a national initiative designed to narrow the achievement gap and improve student engagement through the arts.
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White House committee selects state agencies, Perpich Center and Arts Board, for prestigious arts initiative to help improve schools in Minnesota

White House committee selects state agencies, Perpich Center and Arts Board, for prestigious arts initiative to help improve schools in MinnesotaWashington, D.C. – The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities announced that Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley has been selected to direct the Minnesota program of the national arts education initiative, Turnaround Arts, to help turn around school performance.
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After-school and summer meals at the Jerry Gamble and East Side Clubs

After-school and summer meals at the Jerry Gamble and East Side ClubsCKC Good Food and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities have partnered to provide after-school and summer meals to youth up to age 18 at the nonprofit's Jerry Gamble Club in North Minneapolis and the East Side Club in Saint Paul. As part of the At-Risk After-School Meal program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Minnesota Department of Education, the partnership helps fill a nutritional gap for at-risk youth. The nonprofit anticipates serving 100 to 200 meals each day at the two clubs.
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Adult learner Edith Tlaseca achieves graduation; focuses on next phase of her education journey

Adult learner Edith Tlaseca achieves graduation; focuses on next phase of her education journeyThe Adult Academic Program (AAP) of Robbinsdale Area Schools held its annual Adult Basic Education graduation on May 29. This year, AAP has served over 135 adult students helping them earn a GED or a high school diploma. Now these students can move on to the next phase of their educational journey which may be more schooling or job training. AAP students have all overcome a variety of life obstacles in order to achieve their diploma.
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Fatima Muhammad: Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board(YCB) After-school project director

Fatima Muhammad: Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board(YCB) After-school project directorFatima Muhammad was named the after-school project director of the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board (YCB) last month.
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Melissa Jackson named new principal for Forest Elementary School

Melissa Jackson named new principal for Forest Elementary SchoolDuring the April 23 school board meeting, Robbinsdale Area Schools Superintendent Aldo Sicoli recommended Melissa Jackson as the new principal of Forest Elementary School, replacing longtime administrator Connie Grumdahl who retired at the end of 2013.
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