(CBS8.com) A group of non-profits are launching a new pilot program aimed at ending homelessness for LGBTQ youth in the Twin Cities. The organizers of the new program, called conneQT, a Point Source Youth Pilot, applaud Governor Mark Dayton's commitment to implementing solutions to end homelessness for thousands of youth that sleep on the streets or in shelters every night.
(Star Tribune) Nade Conrad’s long black hair disappeared under the cover of a lilac hijab.
“I feel different,” she said.
(Star Tribune) A major movie studio has acquired the rights to the story of Zach Sobiech, the Twin Cities teen who wrote songs while fighting cancer and became a music video sensation with “Clouds.”
(New York Times) There will be less tackle football in Marshall, Tex., once a football hotbed that competed for high school state championships, produced N.F.L. players like Y.A. Tittle and appeared in the book “Friday Night Lights.”
(Star Tribune) The rows of sleek, shiny lockers that once symbolized American high school life are gathering dust across the Twin Cities metro area.
In some schools, they’re going away completely.
(UN News Centre) As more than 800 young leaders gather in New York for the annual United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, UN officials today launched a new initiative to tackle youth unemployment, making it clear that success in fighting poverty and inequality will largely depend on them being a driving force.
(Star Tribune) Faith Johnson Patterson walked slowly through Door 13 — the visitors door — at Minneapolis North on Monday, a quirky grin on her face. This was the first time Johnson Patterson had returned as a coach to North, where she guided the Lady Polars from 1995 through 2009, leading them to 10 state tournaments and five state championships.
(Star Tribune) A new name has emerged in the search for Minneapolis’ next superintendent: Michael Thomas.
In board meetings, Facebook forums and e-mails to the board, some community members say Thomas, a Minneapolis School District administrator, has the passion and experience to lead one of the state’s most troubled school districts.
(New York Times) When it comes to Barbie’s body, it won’t be one size fits all.
On Thursday, Mattel unveiled curvy, petite and tall versions of its fashion doll, whose unrealistically thin shape has attracted criticism for decades. The three body types will also come in an assortment of skin tones, eye color and hairstyles.
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