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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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Superintendent Sicoli receives National Urban Alliance Award for Equity and Social Justice

Superintendent Sicoli receives National Urban Alliance Award for Equity and Social JusticeRobbinsdale Area Schools' superintendent Dr. Aldo Sicoli on July 7 received the National Urban Alliance (NUA) for Effective Education's most distinguished award during its annual Summer Academy that is being held in Minnetonka. Sicoli was presented with the "Leadership Award for Promoting Equity and Social Justice" in front of dozens of educators during the opening session.
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All students benefit from minority teachers

All students benefit from minority teachersWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Despite the cry from people of color for more teachers who look like them, both whites and Blacks benefit from a more diverse teaching force, according to a study by Center of American Progress.
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