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.
KARE 11 - The outside temperature had dipped to 22 below zero, when Henry Adams was shaken from his sleep.
Pioneer Press - Parents 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.
StarTribune - Amina is just 7 months old, but when the choir began singing the lullaby — her lullaby — she looked up.
StarTribune - Myrlie 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.
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.
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.
StarTribune - Dusty 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.
KARE 11 - Cherokee 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.
StarTribune - Josh 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.
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.
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