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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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First Minnesota Malcolm X Conference to feature Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report

First Minnesota Malcolm X Conference to feature Glen Ford of Black Agenda ReportIs Malcolm X relevant today?

Ask most young people if they know who Malcolm X is and they will usually respond in the affirmative. The first annual Minnesota Malcolm X Conference, which will be held on Saturday, May 17 at North Community High School, 1500 James Ave., N., from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., was organized to educate people – especially young people –about Malcolm X and why he is still relevant today.
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Urban League Academy plans to keep school open

Urban League Academy plans to keep school openThe Urban League Academy finds itself like most the of students it seeks to educate – fighting against the odds.
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Rhonda Dean named Washburn High School principal

Rhonda Dean named Washburn High School principalDr. Bernadeia H. Johnson, superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), announced last week that former MPS administrator and teacher, Rhonda Dean will lead Washburn High School as its new principal, beginning July 1, 2014. After a national search, MPS selected a candidate with ties to Minneapolis.
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Cooper teachers receive Teacher of Excellence Awards

Cooper teachers receive Teacher of Excellence AwardsCooper High School teachers Brooke Schaffer and Amanda Lieser were selected to receive Teacher of Excellence awards from BestPrep.

Teacher of Excellence awards are given each year to the top 2 percent of teachers in the state who participate in BestPrep programming.
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