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Apr 19th

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MPS student named National Achievement Scholarship semifinalist

Christian J. Savage, of Southwest High School, was recently named one of ten high school seniors in Minnesota named semifinalists in the 2010 National Achievement Scholarship program.
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Four MPS schools earn Wellness by Design awards from Hennepin County

Hennepin County recognized four Minneapolis public schools with 2009 Wellness by Design School awards. The award recognizes public and private schools that go above and beyond in creating healthy environments for students and staff.
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Minneapolis Board of Education approves Changing School Options recommendation

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minneapolis Board of Education at its September 22 meeting voted to amend and approve the recommendation for Changing School Options, a comprehensive plan to create financial sustainability for the Minneapolis Public Schools. The final vote was unanimous in favor of the recommendation.
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Changing School Options transition team begins work

MINNEAPOLIS – Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent William D. Green announced September 23 the establishment of an implementation steering committee and cross-functional working team charged with assisting families during transitions that will result from Changing School Options, a comprehensive plan to create financial sustainability for the Minneapolis Public Schools that was approved by the Board of Education on September 22.
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Schools can’t do it all

More than 40 years of education research proves that when families and community members are involved in the work of educating children, those children succeed. They receive better grades, have fewer discipline problems, choose harder courses, graduate, and continue their educations at higher rates. Volumes are written about how important families are to children’s achievement, and schools and teachers often try creative and interesting methods of reaching out to families.
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A dreamer not deferred + a devoted charter school = a good pair

A dreamer not deferred + a devoted charter school = a good pairWhat do a visionary and a bound and determined south Minneapolis charter school have in common? They are joined at the hips.  Chrystal Deramus, a 21-year-old mother of three, said before her five-year-old daughter and two younger sons graduate from high school, she will be a pediatrician. The Minnesota Internship Center (MNIC - pronounced "min-nic") is steadfastly fixed on helping Deramus’ dream come true.
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African American and American Indian and School Readiness Project: A partnership between All Nation Indian Church and the Early Childhood Resource and Training Center (ECRTC)

A pilot project launched in the Phillips Community in early September 2009 designed for African American and Somali, child care providers’ grandparents, uncles and aunts, reaching 50 children.  Transportation, books, snacks, field trips, library visits, take home activities and visits, assessments, adult training classes, are available at no cost.  Instructors are skilled and certified working with families and children three days a week 3 hours each.
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