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Oct 21st


Klobuchar among the ribbon-cutters at Normandale Activities Building

Klobuchar among the ribbon-cutters at Normandale Activities BuildingNormandale welcomed US Sen. Amy Klobuchar to the official ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house at its newly renovated Activities Building. "I'm here today as the granddaughter of an iron ore miner, the daughter of a teacher and a newspaper man, and the first woman to be elected to the United State Senate from Minnesota," said Klobuchar. "I'm not sure any of this would have been possible without my family's history with community colleges."

African American students find inspiration and success through entrepreneurship education

African American students find inspiration and success through entrepreneurship educationAfter Obama’s speech last month in which he announced $4.35 billion in competitive grants designed to help support innovative education reform efforts, education is on American’s minds – and with good reason.

Peer mentoring works for girls of African descent

Peer mentoring works for girls of African descentAs we grow old we come to understand that it is our young people of today that have the possibility to make a better tomorrow.  During the 2008-2009 school year, WE WIN Institute partnered with Cooper High School in the Robbinsdale district to create a mentoring program called, “Women of Distinction,” for girls of African descent.  The great need for a partnership of this kind revolves around the fact that African American students have the fastest growing failure rate in the state of Minnesota with only 38 percent graduating from high school.  Minnesota has the worst graduation rate for African Americans in the country.   The purpose of the program is for junior and senior high school girls to mentor freshman and sophomores so that they will stay on track academically, socially and psychologically.

Green your back-to-school routine

From new clothes and notebooks, to backpacks and art supplies, preparing your children for going back to school this fall can be not only time-consuming but also costly. With a little thought and some tips from, consumers can green their back to school routine – saving money and reducing waste.

“Sick and tired of being sick and tired”- studying Hamer

“Sick and tired of being sick and tired”- studying Hamer“I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired” are the famous words of the remarkable and immortal African American she-roe, Fannie Lou Hamer.  Hamer is best known for her impassioned speech to the Democratic National Convention in 1964 during which she told the world how she was beaten to a pulp  and put in jail by Mississippi troopers, for daring to work for freedom and justice for African Americans.

Hmong International Academy to relocate

The Jordan Park Community School building will re-open for the upcoming 2009-10 school year to accommodate for the growth and increased enrollment at Hmong International Academy. Jordan Park Community School is located at 1501 30th Avenue North.

Burger King Scholars Program awards 15 Scholarships in Minnesota

HAVE IT YOUR WAY® Foundation this week announced it has awarded over $1,000,000 in scholarships to a total of 944 students nationwide as part of the ninth annual BURGER KING® Scholars Program. Among the winners are fifteen from Minnesota.
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