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Oct 24th

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North Minneapolis schools struggle to find tutors

North Minneapolis schools struggle to find tutorsPreschools and elementary schools across the Twin Cities, most of them located in north Minneapolis, have an immediate need for more than 150 full- and part-time literacy tutors and math tutors for the 2014-15 school year.
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PARENTING: Tips to boost infant and toddler brain development

PARENTING: Tips to boost infant and toddler brain development(StatePoint) When babies are born, their minds are still a work in progress, and their brains will rapidly grow and develop based on their experience. That means the first few years are critical for healthy brain development.
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Robbinsdale Area School Board sets November 4 Referendum Election

Robbinsdale Area School Board sets November 4 Referendum ElectionRobbinsdale Area School District voters will see two school funding requests on the November 4 ballot, based on the School Board's unanimous approval of the election resolution and ballot questions at its August 4 school board meeting.
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Saint Paul Public Schools backs White House Initiative to improve the achievement of young men of color

Saint Paul Public Schools backs White House Initiative to improve the achievement of young men of colorSaint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) Superintendent Valeria Silva joined President Barack Obama and leaders from the largest school districts across the country to pledge to improve the academic and social outcomes of young men of color.
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Friendship Academy of the Arts highlights an exceptional teacher

Friendship Academy of the Arts highlights an exceptional teacherSchool is out for the summer, and most teachers are taking a break from writing lesson plans and grading papers to vacation in various ways, but not so for one Friendship Academy of the Arts teacher, Jenna Reynolds.
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Dr. George Nolan named new principal for Robbinsdale Middle School

Dr. George Nolan named new principal for Robbinsdale Middle SchoolSuperintendent Aldo Sicoli on July 7 presented Dr. George Nolan as the new principal of Robbinsdale Middle School (RMS) during the regular meeting of the School Board.
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Samuels seeks at-large school board seat

Samuels seeks at-large school board seatAfter giving up his Minneapolis city council seat, which he had held since 2003, to run for mayor last year with an ambitious education platform, Don Samuels now throws his name into the ring for at-large school board member. He hopes to bring his deep connections within local and state government to support the superintendent's agenda in fighting the achievement gap. "I've been staring this monster in the face forever with two hands tied behind me," Samuels said of education issues. "I've been on the sidelines of this thing for a long time, and I just want to be in the middle of it."
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