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    Summer Student Go-To Passes

    Summer Student Passes are here!  High school students can get unlimited rides on buses and trains up to a $3 fare* and you can ride anytime between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. every day of the week. Passes are valid from June 1 through Sept. 5.



    Minneapolis' black families lead the way in fleeing to other schools

    Star Tribune - Once it was the biggest school district in the state. Now Minneapolis Public Schools is the biggest loser in Minnesota’s robust school-choice environment, surrendering more kids to charter schools and other public school options than any other district.


    Teen Does The Honorable Thing After Finding Lost Wallet With $1,500 Inside

    Huffington PostTyler Opdyke didn’t think twice after he found a lost wallet with $1,500 inside.


    Once teased for her love of bugs, 8-year-old co-authors scientific paper

    MPR Sophia Spencer, 8, loves bugs — especially grasshoppers. She's an expert on insects, and likes to give her littlest friends an occasional ride on her shoulder.


    How one group is working to build a more diverse teaching force

    MPR - There are more nonwhite teachers than there used to be. But the nation's teaching force still doesn't look like America. One former education school dean is out to change that.


    Minnesota set to revamp how public schools are graded

    Star Tribune - After years of intense pressure on school test scores, the state's education department on Monday submitted a final plan to the federal government that broadens its previous reach — promising to evaluate more schools than before, and in a well-rounded fashion.


    Teens and tattoos: Pediatricians offer advice

    KARE 11In a sign of changing times, the nation's largest organization of pediatric doctors is issuing recommendations for teens thinking about getting a tattoo, body piercing or body modification. 


    How to make every grade more like kindergarten

    MPR - When Mitch Resnick was growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, he and his little brother were always making up new games. For example, he says, "In the basement, throw a tennis ball so it goes between the pipes in the ceiling for two points, and bounces off the pipe for one point."


    School choice hits home

    Star TribuneThe exodus of 130,000 Minnesota students from their home districts is reshaping many of the state's public schools.


    Schools seek to help immigrants amid mixed signals on DACA

    MPRMixed signals from Washington over a possible agreement to preserve protections for young immigrants are increasing anxiety and confusion on college campuses, where the stakes are high.


    Minneapolis downtown safety comes to the fore as mayoral election looms

    Star TribuneA man was shot three blocks away, and the crowds hardly noticed.


    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

    MYC Oath of Office 2016

    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.

    Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board

    Together, Better.