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Black girls overrepresented in confinement and court placement

Black girls overrepresented in confinement and court placementNationwide, African American girls continue to be disproportionately over-represented among girls in confinement and court-ordered residential placements. They are also significantly over-represented among girls who experience exclusionary discipline, such as out-of-school suspensions, expulsions, and other punishment. Studies have shown that Black female disengagement from school partially results from racial injustices as well as their status as girls, forming disciplinary patterns that reflect horrendously misinformed and stereotypical perceptions.
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High-quality charter schools eligible for expansion, replication grants

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has named 24 top-performing charter schools that are eligible to apply for grants from Minnesota's Federal Charter Schools Program Grant Project to expand and/or replicate their education model.
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OUR STORIES | Natalie Rasmussen tells how Summatech worked at Minneapolis North High

OUR STORIES | Natalie Rasmussen tells how Summatech worked at Minneapolis North HighMilken Educator Award winner Natalie Rasmussen taught at Minneapolis North High for 20 years, including the Summatech years. In 2010, Rasmussen took a new job at the Blake School, as chair of its PreK-12 science department.
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Launching of STEAM Academy in Nigeria by Grace Restoration International (GRI).

Launching of STEAM Academy in Nigeria by Grace Restoration International (GRI).Education is known to be the epitome of change in any society.

Overtime time, knowledge is either not sought or taken for granted. The common adage "knowledge is power" can be deceptive if not used positively to create change required for the 21st century.
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Mayor Coleman appoints Eyenga Bokamba as director of Sprockets

Mayor Coleman appoints Eyenga Bokamba as director of SprocketsBokamba will lead Saint Paul's out-of-school-time network.

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman has appointed Eyenga Bokamba as the new director of Sprockets, Saint Paul's out-of-school-time network.
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MABL honors Bernadeia Johnson for courageous leadership

MABL honors Bernadeia Johnson for courageous leadershipMinneapolis Public Schools (MPS) superintendent, Dr. Bernadeia Johnson, was honored on Saturday, Nov. 9, by the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (MABL) for her courageous leadership in eliminating the achievement gap for minority students in Minneapolis. Johnson received the 2013 Profiles in Courage Award, an annual recognition award bestowed on individuals who demonstrate courage and excellence in their leadership.
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Minnehaha Academy students receive academic recognition

Minnehaha Academy students receive academic recognitionThree Minnehaha Academy students, Aaron Williams, Zoey Twyford and Tianna Briese received recognition as National Merit Awardees. These students received the designation of National Achievement Outstanding Participants by scoring in the top 3% of more than 160,000 African-Americans who requested consideration in the 2014 National Achievement Program when they took the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
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