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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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Superintendent announces new organizational structure

Superintendent announces new organizational structureTo promote greater collaboration between central office departments and schools, Dr. Bernadeia Johnson, superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), announced major changes to the school district's organizational chart.
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What’s next for Minneapolis Washburn High School?

What’s next for Minneapolis Washburn High School?Washburn High School has had a tough year. During the 2012-2013 school year, high profile student misconduct with racist overtones, student protests, and a dispute between the athletic director and principal led to the sudden removal of principal Carol Markham Cousins. In the aftermath of these incidents, many in the Washburn community in Minneapolis anxiously wondered who would become the school's new principal.
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Israeli fi lm producer/director Noemi Schory to teach at the University of Minnesota

Israeli fi lm producer/director Noemi Schory to teach at the University of MinnesotaSchory is heading to Minnesota as part of the Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artist Program, which brings Israeli artists to top colleges and universities in North America. The residencies help bring contemporary Israeli culture to a wider audience
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Youth examine the horrors of chattel slavery

Youth examine the horrors of chattel slavery In most schools and programs throughout the Twin Cities and throughout America, students are not taught about the tremendous sacrifices that African Americans have made for the development of the United States.
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Minnesota college choices: Students wary of taking out loans

Minnesota college choices: Students wary of taking out loansFadumo Ali had her heart set on attending Loyola University in Chicago this year, but ultimately, she chose to go to the University of St. Thomas instead. The deciding factor? Ali didn't want to begin college by taking out a large loan, with the prospect of more large loans each year. The financial aid package Loyola offered her just wasn't enough.
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