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Aug 03rd

Education

Foster youth overcome odds, graduate from college

Foster youth overcome odds, graduate from collegeThe odds are often stacked against them. Foster youth are less likely than their peers to attend and graduate from college—in part because they often lack a stable support system and don't have the financial means to pay for tuition, room, board, books and other expenses. Yet, some, with use of Education and Training Vouchers from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, are overcoming the odds.
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Metropolitan State University designated as Center of Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

Metropolitan State University designated as Center of Excellence in Cyber Defense EducationThe National Security Agency (NSA) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced that Metropolitan State University's application to be designated a National Center of Excellence in Information Assurance (IA) and Cyber Defense (CD) Education was approved. Metropolitan State has been recognized as a National Center of Excellence since 2005. The certification process occurs every five years for the designation. The current award will extend through the 2020 academic year.
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Fanice Thomas selected Metropolitan State University outstanding student

Fanice Thomas selected Metropolitan State University outstanding studentA Columbia Heights resident and Kenya native, whose research addressed how Western media have contributed to negative body image for Kenyans, has been selected a Metropolitan State University outstanding student. Fanice Thomas was chosen spring semester outstanding undergraduate student in the university's College of Health, Community and Professional Studies. She was one of 986 bachelor's, master's and doctorate students receiving degrees at Metropolitan State's 96th commencement exercises on May 4 in Saint Paul.
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Cunningham, Boese named to foundation board

Cunningham, Boese named to foundation boardMetropolitan State University has named two new members to the Metropolitan State Foundation Board of Trustees.
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Armstrong, Cooper High School students visit Spain

Armstrong, Cooper High School students visit SpainNineteen Armstrong Spanish students and one Cooper Spanish student traveled to Spain March 26 to April 6 along with Spanish teachers Mark Mertens and Lisa Norrbohm Jones. In addition to Madrid, students visited Segovia, Toledo, Sevilla, Granada and Malaga.
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UNCF's Masked Ball supports education

UNCF's Masked Ball supports educationThe Twin Cities area office of the UNCF (United Negro College Fund) joined more than 400 civic and business leaders in support of education at the 3rd Annual UNCF Masked Ball at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on May 9. The annual black-tie event raised funds that provide metro-area students with the support and financial aid they need to attend and graduate college.
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Spotlight Schools share $1 million grant

Spotlight Schools share $1 million grant"We can't believe it," and "This good news made my day," are some of the reactions by school administrators' to news their school – after a rigorous selection process – will receive grant monies totaling $1 million.
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