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Mar 28th


AP coaches help students become college bound

AP coaches help students become college boundAdmission Possible, the nonprofit organization providing college preparatory programming to low-income high school students for free, is recruiting now through mid-April for sophomores interested in obtaining a college education. Applications are being accepted from eligible sophomores by Admission Possible staff at each of the program’s greater Twin Cities partner high schools. Students in attendance at other high schools may contact Admission Possible headquarters at (651) 917-3525 or to apply.

Ellison announces Congressional Arts Competition: Urges all high school students to participate

US Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) is proud to announce the opening of the 2010 Congressional Arts Competition for 5th District high school students. Each year, Congressional Districts from all over America display a cross section of developing artists’ works in the corridors of the United States Capitol.   

First Lady Michelle Obama promotes reading

First Lady Michelle Obama promotes readingFirst Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan were special guests at the National Education Association’s 13th Annual “Read Across America” Day, held at the Library of Congress on March 2. The event celebrated Dr. Seuss’s 106th birthday and kicked off the NEA’s national reading-promotion campaign, in which an estimated 45 million educators, parents and students are expected to participate in literacy promotion events nationwide.

County Commissioners appoint two, reappoint one to Hennepin County Library Board

County Commissioners appoint two, reappoint one to Hennepin County Library BoardThe Hennepin County Board of Commissioners appointed Caitlin Cahill of Plymouth and Gary Thaden of Minneapolis, and reappointed Claudia Kelly of Medina to the Library Board on March 2. Their terms end on December 31, 2012.

Summer Enrichment Fair offers opportunities to avoid summer learning loss

 Summer Enrichment Fair offers opportunities to avoid summer learning lossAdmission Possible partnered with LearningWorks and the Minnesota Minority Education Partnership to put on the third annual Summer Enrichment Fair on March 6. The fair offered low-income students from the Twin Cities metro area access to summer programs to keep them learning over the long break from classroom activities.

Northside preschool launches project to promote Montessori early education in low-income communities

Bright Water Montessori School (BWMS) will lead an outreach program in North Minneapolis to educate community members about the benefits of Montessori pre-school education and to promote the start-up of new programs.  BWMS will also provide technical assistance to interested organizations or individuals as they navigate the complex process of starting a new preschool program.  The project will provide high-quality early education to as many as 200 preschool students each year as well as 40 new jobs that will stay in the community for the long term.

Education Spotlight: Faruq Abdul Sabur

Education Spotlight: Faruq Abdul Sabur  In the words of his Washburn High School colleague, William A. Holden, Washburn High School colleague: “Faruq Abdul Sabur teaches Chemistry and AP Chemistry at Washburn High School. He also coordinates the Black Student Association Connections class and runs the ALC after school credit recovery program. He tutors students after school and on weekends. He is often asked by the senior class to give the commencement address and rumor has it he has been voted in for this June's ceremony.
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