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Jul 04th

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Reducing the cost of college, improving education

Reducing the cost of college, improving education(SAINT PAUL-MN) This week, I introduced legislation to allow more high school juniors and seniors to take college-level classes right at their high school through partnerships between high schools and local state colleges. Expansion of this existing program has many benefits to both students and school districts.
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Students, parents celebrate Public School Choice in St. Paul

Students, parents celebrate Public School Choice in St. PaulStudents, parents and teachers from across Minnesota will gather in St. Paul on Wednesday, January 28, to celebrate Minnesota's legacy as a national pioneer for public school choice, and to call on state leaders to protect, preserve, and strengthen education options for families — including public school open enrollment, concurrent enrollment in postsecondary programs and public charter schools.
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"Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom"

"Jailed nine times before her 15th birthday, Lynda Blackmon Lowery refused to give up the fight for equal rights. She was the youngest marcher on the historic 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. She vowed to make a difference—and she did."
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Diverse group of middle school students took to the ski trails in competition

Diverse group of middle school students took to the ski trails in competitionMore than diverse 50 middle school students from Anwatin, Nellie Stone Johnson and Northeast Middle Schools recently competed in short, timed ski races at the Second Annual Farview Sprints.
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WE WIN scholars research harm caused by tobacco

WE WIN scholars research harm caused by tobaccoTobacco use does great damage in the African-American community.

Lung cancer is a major killer of African-Americans, only second to heart disease. Forty percent of all African-Americans live with a smoker, and 70 percent of African-Americans have family members and loved ones who smoke tobacco.
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PERSONAL FINANCE: Help college-age children resolve to manage their finances

PERSONAL FINANCE: Help college-age children resolve to manage their finances(StatePoint) Unfortunately, one of the most expensive times in one's life, is when he or she tend to be the least financially savvy -- college. But good money management during those years is the best way to keep a college career on path. Parents and guardians can help their children become more financially savvy.
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Jaylani Hussein named executive director of Council on American-Islamic Relations

Jaylani Hussein named executive director of Council on American-Islamic RelationsJaylani Hussein, Metropolitan State University community liaison officer, is resigning his position. In early January, Hussein becomes executive director of the regional chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR Minnesota).
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