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Scholarships for study in chemical sciences

Scholarships for study in chemical sciencesThe American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars program is offering renewable scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000 per year for African-American, Hispanic and Native-American students entering chemistry-related fields.
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100 Black Men Strong hopes to show Black male Henry students they are in their corner

100 Black Men Strong hopes to show Black male Henry students they are in their corner"Young brothers, we're here for you."

That is the message many hope will be conveyed on Friday, Nov. 6, at Patrick Henry High School in north Minneapolis as an estimated 100 Black male volunteers converge on the school to directly engage with Black male students. The event mirrors a similar session that took place last year at Henry, but last year's event was a district program presented through the Minneapolis Public School's (MPS) office of Equity and Diversity. This time around the event is presented through the 100 Strong organization, as the office and Equity and Diversity was eliminated this past summer. James Burroughs, who was the head of MPS' Equity and Diversity, transitioned out of the district but felt it was important to let Black male students know that the community is still in their corner.
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Reading Partners seeks 350 volunteers to tutor in Twin Cities' schools

Reading Partners seeks 350 volunteers to tutor in Twin Cities' schoolsReading Partners, a national nonprofit that trains volunteers to provide literacy tutoring to elementary school students, is actively seeking community members to join its efforts.
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AchieveMpls: Young Men of Color: Promise. Potential. Power

AchieveMpls: Young Men of Color: Promise. Potential. PowerAchieveMpls' 13th annual education luncheon "Young Men of Color: Promise. Potential, Power" takes place Thursday, Nov. 5.
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States continue to improve graduation rates, particularly for underserved students

States continue to improve graduation rates, particularly for underserved studentsNew preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Education shows that states continue to increase high school graduation rates and narrow the gap for traditionally underserved students, including low-income students, minority students, students with disabilities and English learners.
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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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