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African American parents want school board to 'double down' their efforts

African American parents want school board to 'double down' their effortsMembers of the Parents of African American Students Advisory Council (PAASAC) met in Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) district headquarters Thursday, June 12, for a listening session with three school board members about issues they hoped to address with the board. Attended by about 18 people, including board members Keith Hardy, Mary Doran and John Broderick, as well as Chief Executive Officer Michelle Walker, the listening session focused on a need for more African American-focused curriculum, more African American and teachers of color, and stronger steps toward ending the achievement gap.
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Saint Paul Public Schools to provide free summer meals at more than 70 locations

Saint Paul Public Schools to provide free summer meals at more than 70 locationsSaint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) will provide free meals this summer to children 18 years old and younger, and people 19 years of age and older who have a mental or physical disability and who participate during the school year in a public or private non-profit school program for the mentally or physically disabled.
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Students challenged to keep learning this summer

Students challenged to keep learning this summerAs districts across the state wrap up their school year and release students for the summer, the Minnesota Department of Education is challenging students to keep exercising their brains.
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KIPP Stand Academy on the move

KIPP Stand Academy on the moveKIPP Stand Academy is on the move.
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´╗┐Voyageur Outward Bound School partners with Ujamaa Place to challenge young African-American men to turn their lives around

´╗┐Voyageur Outward Bound School partners with Ujamaa Place to challenge young African-American men to turn their lives aroundUjamaa Place is seeking to challenge young African-American men (ages 18-28) to change their behavior and turn their lives around to become productive members of their families and communities.
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Metro State honors students

Metro State honors studentsTen students were selected spring semester outstanding students at Metropolitan State and recognized during a special reception prior to the school's commencement ceremony.
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African American seniors receive 2014 Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship

African American seniors receive 2014 Comcast Leaders and Achievers ScholarshipThe Comcast Foundation announced that four African-American seniors have been named 2014 recipients of the company's annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program.
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