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St. Paul teachers build parent engagement, trust through home visits

St. Paul teachers build parent engagement, trust through home visitsSince beginning with seven teachers in 2010, the St. Paul Parent-Teacher Home Visit Project has grown to include teachers at more than 40 schools and 150 families during the school year just ending. Teachers working in the St. Paul School District will end on a positive note that not only students, but also countless parents can attest to.
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Saint Mary's University selects Brother Robert Smith as new head of graduate schools

Saint Mary's University selects Brother Robert Smith as new head of graduate schoolsBrother Robert Smith, FSC, Ph.D., selected as vice president of the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota as of June 1. In his new role, Brother Robert leads the university's graduate schools, which have campuses in Minneapolis and Nairobi, Kenya, and centers in Apple Valley, Rochester, Oakdale, Minnetonka, and numerous other locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Jamaica.
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MPS assigns new principals at five schools

Dr. Bernadeia Johnson, superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), has announced principal assignments for the 2013-2014 school year. The roster includes new principals at five schools: Folwell School, Performing Arts Magnet; Lake Harriet Community School; Lyndale Community School; Sanford Middle School; and Stadium View Freedom School.
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Sir Emeka Offor Foundation of Nigeria donates $600,000 to St. Paul-based Books for Africa; Largest donation ever

Sir Emeka Offor Foundation of Nigeria donates $600,000 to St. Paul-based Books for Africa; Largest donation everThe Nigeria-based Sir Emeka Offor Foundation has donated $600,000 to Books For Africa (BFA), which will support the shipment of more than a million books to the children of Nigeria and across Africa.
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Tour introduces girls to Black colleges

Tour introduces girls to Black collegesIn partnership with more than 100 schools and community sites in Minnesota, Girl Scouts ConnectZ has brought the Girl Scout leadership program to more than 4,000 girls in underserved communities.

As part of the experience, girls in grades 9-12 have the opportunity to apply for the Beta Gamma Girl Scouts Historically Black College and University (HBCU) tour. The program is open to girls who are not currently Girl Scouts. Those interested in the tour can contact Roxanne Peyton at (800) 845-0787 or email her at roxanne.peyton@girlscoutsrv.org.
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Another North Minneapolis school program kicked out of Cityview

Another North Minneapolis school program kicked out of CityviewFor the third year running, children attending school in North Minneapolis's Cityview building are being uprooted. Minneapolis Public Schools plans to evict the two-year-old Minnesota School of Science charter school in one month, leaving the future of at least 325 children uncertain.
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Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton through the eyes of WE WIN students

Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton through the eyes of WE WIN studentsEven though Sharon Sayles Belton has made tremendous contributions to the city of Minneapolis and to the African-American community, many of our children have no idea who she is.
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