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Apr 16th

Education

M & I Bank supports children’s literacy initiative

M&I Bank is collecting new and gently used children’s books in support of Read Indeed, a local children’s literacy initiative. The Read Indeed program began in 2007 when Maria Keller, a fourth grader with a passion for reading, set a goal to collect and distribute one million books to needy children before she turns 18-years-old. New and gently used children’s books can be dropped off at any of M&I Bank’s 27 Minnesota locations before July 31, 2009. Donations will also be accepted at M&I Bank locations in Hudson and Prescott, Wisconsin.
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Summer school program incorporates arts and technology

Minneapolis Public Schools combine reading, writing, dance, poetry and technology into this year’s summer school curriculum at Ramsey International Fine Arts Center.
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PYC Arts & Technology High School change policy for serving student meals

Plymouth Youth Center Arts and Technology High School announced an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch/Breakfast Programs for the ’09-’10 school year.  All students will be served breakfast and lunch at no charge at the following site:  PYC 2210 Oliver Ave N. Minneapolis.
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Vallay Varro announces candidacy for Saint Paul School Board

Saint Paul, MN —Vallay Varro announced that she will be a candidate for the Saint Paul School Board. Varro is seeking to fill the vacancy created by the announced resignation of current Board member Tom Conlon.
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MPS offers innovative Summer School activities, Summer Food Service program

MPS is striving to make summer school fun and educational for sixth, seventh and eighth-grade students. The District’s curriculum will incorporate iPod touches, Moodle and VoiceThread technologies into math and reading coursework.
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AccountAbility Minnesota launches LEAP to help parents pay for kids’ educational summer activities

Families will be able to fund up to $2,000 of their children’s educational activities this summer through a new program from AccountAbility Minnesota, with funding assistance through the Pohlad Family Foundation.
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Don't put a bookmark in reading for the summer

There’s no better time of year than summertime for any kid, including my three. Another school year has passed by, and responsibilities are limited to summer sports, household chores, perhaps a summer job.
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