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    St. Paul district considers school-choice review

    School-choice lottery season ended in St. Paul recently with hundreds of families still on the outside looking in at a familiar list of high-demand schools.

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    Monks And At-Risk Teens Run School Together With 98% Graduation Rate

    At a time when many U.S. schools are failing students of color, one school stands out as an unusual success.

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    Punches and peas: North Minneapolis gym teaches kids boxing — and nutrition

    Two summers ago, when Ryan Burnet and Victor Mills started a program that introduced north Minneapolis kids to the rigors of boxing, they couldn’t find a gym in the area.

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    Central High senior's words win place on Chipotle cups, bags

    Fue Xiong has always liked to write.

    However, the 17-year-old senior at St. Paul’s Central High School was “speechless” when he found out he’ll keep company with literary greats like Jonathan Franzen, Neil Gaiman and Toni Morrison when his words appear on bags and cups at Chipotle restaurants, starting Monday.

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    Music to their ears: Rosemount HS band will march in Macy's parade

    For nearly a month, very few people connected with the highly acclaimed Rosemount High School marching band knew about the stunning news that awaited the musicians.

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    Hundreds of Minneapolis South High students opt out of state tests

    Isabel Rousmaniere cannot remember the last time she took a state-mandated standardized exam, and she is still in high school.

    Rousmaniere, a senior at South High school in Minneapolis, is one of hundreds of students at the school who refuse to take the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments in math, reading and science, which wrap up in May.

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    Como Park High students take 'Cougar Pride' on the road

    Recent headlines haven't been kind to Como Park Senior High in St. Paul, but a spring break road trip this week proves it has many students who yearn to be leaders.

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    Let’s study what works best for homeless youth

    As part of its laudable goal to end family, youth, and child homelessness by 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued national instructions in its funding announcements, prioritizing investments in rapid re-housing, putting homeless people in apartments first, and then working to address their need for social services.

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    Freeman gives air-tight defense of Jamar Clark decision, questions why officers didn't have Tasers

    Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman expressed unwavering confidence Thursday that he made the correct call in not prosecuting either officer involved in the shooting death of Jamar Clark, pointing to the DNA evidence in the case as a “truth serum,” but also questioned whether police could have avoided using deadly force during the altercation.

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    Hundreds protest following Jamar Clark decision

    Activists fed up with police violence against African-Americans turned their anger toward Hennepin County’s top prosecutor Wednesday after he declined to charge two police officers in the shooting death of 24-year-old Jamar Clark.

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    White teachers and black teachers have different expectations for black students

    Many in the education world talk about the power of expectations, expressing the belief that if adults in a school expect students to succeed, then students will rise to that expectation, and if adults expect failure — well, that, too, can be a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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    The Minneapolis Youth Congress Inducts New Members For The 2015-2016 School Year

    MYC Oath of Office 2015

    MYC Oath of Office Ceremony

    On Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 the Minneapolis Youth Congress held its 9th annual Oath of Office at City Hall. MYC inducted over 60 members at their ceremony that night with the help of Councilman Cam Gordon and Councilman John Quincy.

    Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board

    Together, Better.