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Minneapolis Public Schools and University of Minnesota partner to advance the development of early childhood education centers in Minneapolis

Minneapolis Public Schools and University of Minnesota partner to advance the development of early childhood education centers in MinneapolisTo expand access to early childhood education to Minneapolis children and families, Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and the University of Minnesota formalized a new partnership. The goal is to improve the overall quantity and quality of services by working together and with community partners to establish new early childhood education centers in the City of Minneapolis, beginning in North Minneapolis and eventually expanding to a second center during the next several years.
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Metropolitan State University President Sue Hammersmith announces retirement

Metropolitan State University President Sue Hammersmith announces retirementSue Hammersmith, president of Metropolitan State University, has announced that she will retire at the end of her current contract on June 30, 2014. She has been president of Metropolitan State since 2008.
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13 schools recognized by MDE for positive gains

13 schools recognized by MDE for positive gainsThe Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) released its Multiple Measurement Ratings (MMRs) this week and several Minneapolis public schools show progress in academic growth. Thirteen schools are highlighted for positive gains.
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Nearly $9.2 million awarded in grants to support campus-based child care services for low-income students

Nearly $9.2 million awarded in grants to support campus-based child care services for low-income studentsU.S. Department of Education awards nearly $9.2 million in grants to support campus-based child care services for low-income students
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Fall forums address achievement gap

Fall forums address achievement gapFormer Minneapolis Mayor and U. S. Representative Don Fraser started what has become the Minnesota Achievement Gap Committee in 2005. Since then the Committee has organized six to ten forums a year on either good work being done to eliminate the achievement/opportunity/culture gap or on critical issues that affect the educational outcomes of our children in Minnesota. You can learn more about the committee and see videos of many of our archived forums on our website, www.mnachievementgap.org.
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Parent vigilance works: Getting help for learning disorders in Minneapolis schools

Parent vigilance works: Getting help for learning disorders in Minneapolis schoolsFor Samantha Pree-Stinson and her husband, Preston Stinson, making sure their oldest son is getting the help he needs at school has not been easy. Their son, who is now in eighth grade at Northeast Middle School (NEMS) in Minneapolis, has had an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) since fifth grade, and noticeable speech and spelling issues since before starting school.
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Obama's Reform Plan 'Misplaced' for HBCUs

Obama's Reform Plan 'Misplaced' for HBCUsWASHINGTON (NNPA) – President Obama's proposal to make colleges more affordable has some good points, but could disproportionately harm Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), many of whom are already reeling from changes in the college student loan program that is causing fewer students to remain enrolled in Black colleges, according to education experts.
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