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Dec 19th

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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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Armstrong and Cooper teams receive Jefferson Awards for Community Service

Armstrong and Cooper teams receive Jefferson Awards for Community ServiceStudents from Armstrong and Cooper High Schools were honored for outstanding community service at the 2014 Jefferson Awards program held on April 12.
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Teacher and principal contracts approved

Teacher and principal contracts approvedIt is with great joy that I share with you that both the teacher and principal contracts have been approved. Members of the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers and the Minneapolis Principals' Forum ratified the contracts and the Minneapolis Board of Education approved the agreements on Tuesday. These contracts represent more than just salaries and benefits. The content of these contracts aligns with our Shift goals when it comes to how we are going to affect change for some of our highest-need students.
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Stories of first generation college students celebrated in online story slam

Stories of first generation college students celebrated in online story slamCollege Possible, an organization working in the Twin Cities and across the country to coach low-income students to and through college, launched "First Person" last week, an online story project focusing on low-income first-generation college students. Highlighting the unique barriers overcome by these students and the community-wide importance of their contributions, stories from every stage of the college journey are being collected. The stories are shared on CollegePossible.org and with nonprofit Center for Student Opportunity's I'm First project.
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