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    DeVos pledges not to undo public education, pushes choice

    Associated Press - In a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing, education secretary pick Betsy DeVos pledged Tuesday not to dismantle public education and said she wasn't selected for the job simply because of her wealthy family's generous contributions to the Republican Party.


    MN teen sleeps 18 months outside in a hammock

    KARE 11The outside temperature had dipped to 22 below zero, when Henry Adams was shaken from his sleep.


    American Indian parents want new approach for educating St. Paul students

    Pioneer PressParents want St. Paul Public Schools to change its approach with American Indian students, who consistently post the district’s worst academic outcomes but often are overlooked because of their small numbers.


    Baby, this one's for you: Teen moms write lullabies with help from Mpls. choral group

    StarTribuneAmina is just 7 months old, but when the choir began singing the lullaby — her lullaby — she looked up.


    These Teachers Have A Plan To Fight Back Against Donald Trump

    Huffington PostSome teachers in California are ready and willing to fight back if President-elect Donald Trump does anything to harm their students. 


    National Civil Rights leader speaks at MLK event in Minneapolis

    StarTribuneMyrlie Evers-Williams, civil rights activist and widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers, said Monday that Americans are being challenged as never before but the younger generation now demanding justice and equality is cause for hope.


    St. Paul district asks community what it wants in a superintendent

    MPR - As the St. Paul school district looks for a new superintendent, district leaders are hoping its community input process can also rebuild public trust.


    A new type of food pantry is sprouting in yards across America

    MPR - There's a small-scale charity movement starting to take hold in neighborhoods across the country. Think of those "little free library" boxes, but with a twist: These are small pantries stocked with free food and personal care items like toothbrushes and diapers for people in need.


    This Video Shows The Bias Black Girls Face In The Classroom

    Huffington Post - A video from the National Women’s Law Center is highlighting the stereotypes black girls face in the classroom and how schools are punishing them.


    Small grants deliver big payoffs – and a bit of whimsy – in St. Paul

    StarTribuneDusty Thune is a special-education teacher and artist who has a way with awesome ideas, so when it came time to fund his latest project, he turned to the Awesome Foundation.


    Cherokee Co. Schools reaches students through snarky Tweets

    KARE 11Cherokee County Schools went viral over the weekend for its Twitter responses to students who were pleading for school to be canceled due to winter weather.



    Outsider Reimnitz back on outside after 4 years on Minneapolis school board

    StarTribuneJosh Reimnitz took his seat on the Minneapolis school board in 2013 as an anomaly: a lanky former Teach For America member backed by school reform groups instead of the teachers union or the DFL. A recent Minnesota transplant. Just 27 years old.


    YCB Outreach Team

    Rainbow Research recently completed its evaluation of the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board's Outreach Team. During the 2015-16 school year Rainbow Research assessed the youth workers abilities interact, engage, challenge and impact the lives of youth and staff at Anwatin, Franklin and Northeast Middle Schools as well as Henry High School.

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    The Minneapolis Youth Congress Inducts New Members For The 2016-2017 School Year

    The Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board and the Minneapolis Youth Congress welcomed its 2016-17 cohort on Nov. 3, 2016. Youth ages 12-18 joined an elite group of teens focused on creating change in the City of Minneapolis. In attendance were City Council Member Cam Gordon, Judge David Piper and Mayor Betsy Hodges.

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    Together, Better.