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Sequestration damages our community

Sequestration damages our communityCongressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairman G. K. Butterfield (NC), House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA) and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC) Tuesday hosted a student roundtable at Howard University where they discussed sequestration and the disproportionate impact arbitrary cuts will have on minority communities, particularly to Pell Grant funding and student financial aid.
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Tapias-Heinrich receives distinguished educator award

Tapias-Heinrich receives distinguished educator awardBetty Tapias-Heinrich, language services coordinator for Robbinsdale Area Schools, will be honored as the 2015 University of Minnesota - College of Continuing Education (CCE) Distinguished Educator.
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Application period begins for nation's largest undergraduate scholarship for high-achieving, low-income high school students

Application period begins for nation's largest undergraduate scholarship for high-achieving, low-income high school studentsThe Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is accepting applications for its College Scholarship Program, the largest undergraduate scholarship in the country. Students selected as Cooke Scholars will be awarded as much as $40,000 each year for four years for tuition, living expenses, books, and other required fees. Cooke scholarships are available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation's best four-year colleges and universities.
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Robbinsdale Cooper High School grads earn International Baccalaureate Diplomas

Robbinsdale Cooper High School grads earn International Baccalaureate DiplomasFourteen Robbinsdale Cooper High School graduates from the Class of 2015 earned prestigious International Baccalaureate Diplomas this past summer.
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Students discuss social justice at R.E.A.C.H. Summit

Students discuss social justice at R.E.A.C.H. SummitA diverse group of high school seniors from the Twin Cities found a safe space to discuss current events and concerns at the inaugural R.E.A.C.H. (Realizing Equity and Cultivating Hope) Summit hosted by the University of St. Thomas on Saturday, Sept. 12.
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MPS decision to expand moratorium is major step towards racial equity

MPS decision to expand moratorium is major step towards racial equityEarlier this month Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) released a statement that the district would "suspend suspensions" for all non-violent behavior.

ISAIAH president the Rev. Paul Slack said the move is one in the right direction.
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UNCF Empower Me Tour activates eighth season of student upliftment

UNCF Empower Me Tour activates eighth season of student upliftmentThe UNCF Empower Me Tour (EMT) – a free, traveling college- and career- readiness road show sponsored by UNCF (United Negro College Fund), the country's largest and most effective minority education organization – will begin its eighth season with the Tour's Twin Cities stop at University of St. Thomas on Saturday, October 10, 2015.
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