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Dec 20th

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Nano Day at Sabathani Community Center

Nano Day at Sabathani Community CenterNanotechnology. Ever heard of it? Probably not, but it's a technology that is going to change the world in which we live.
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Metropolitan State University going smoke and tobacco free

Metropolitan State University going smoke and tobacco freeContinuing a commitment to provide a safer, healthier, and cleaner environment for students, faculty, staff and guests, Metropolitan State University's Saint Paul Campus will go fully smoke-free on May 1, joining more than 1,000 colleges and universities in the nation that classify themselves as 100 percent smoke-free.
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State assesses physical education

State assesses physical educationIt's been four years since passage of the law requiring all Minnesota schools to include physical education, and lawmakers now want to know how it's working. According to State Rep. Kim Norton, the standards have been implemented by all districts, so today they'll introduce a bill asking for a report on the status.
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Provide opportunity for all Minneapolis students

Provide opportunity for all Minneapolis studentsFor more than 40 years, the Minneapolis Urban League (MUL) has operated the Urban League Academy (ULA), an alternative high school serving students from Minneapolis. Each year, we serve about 100 students and help them finish needed credits or get re-acclimated to school when most have been unsuccessful elsewhere. Another 200 due to personal and academic challenges give up and simply quit or succumb to the lure of the streets. Throughout the years, without the resources and many times the support needed, we have been able to press forward and prepare our students with important foundational and life skills that help them to live meaningful lives and become productive citizens in our community.
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MPS invites public comment on 2015 budget

MPS invites public comment on 2015 budgetMinneapolis Public Schools (MPS) is planning for the future and we invite you to share your input to help guide our work.
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What color is your parachute? "Yellow" students targeted for extra help in Minneapolis Spring Break Academy

What color is your parachute? As part of its recently announced short-term intervention strategies, the district will offer a special Spring Break Academy. Host schools for these academies will be selected from among the thirteen sites that have been chosen as "lab schools" for the short-term intervention plan.
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In Minneapolis, 'Shifting,' Saturday School and Spring Break Academy target test scores

In Minneapolis, 'Shifting,' Saturday School and Spring Break Academy target test scoresOver the past year, Minneapolis Public Schools have announced a series of new initiatives. This article is the first in a short series describing some of these initiatives, and looking at how they relate to MCA test preparation, and what teachers, parents and the district have to say about the initiatives and the tests.
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