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    Bus Driver Builds Student With Wheelchair A Ramp After Seeing Her Struggle

    Huffington PostWhen Thomas Mitchell, a mechanic and fill-in bus driver in Tennessee, saw a mother having a difficult time getting her daughter’s wheelchair down the steps of her porch and on to his bus, he knew he wanted to help.


    18-Year-Old Captures The Daily Plights Of Black Women In Profound Poem

    Huffington Post - Poetess Stella Binion has just entered the throes of adulthood but she’s wholly grasped the burdens of being a black woman in America.


    Beyond DeVos, what 5 key Trump appointees could mean for schools

    MPR - The action in the U.S. school system is overwhelmingly local. But the federal government, and the courts, have an important hand in many issues that touch classrooms — from civil rights to international programs of study. We looked at the records of some of President Trump's key appointees to see how they might affect education in the years to come.


    Philadelphia Dance Center Invited Dads To Ballet Class And The Results Will Warm Your Heart

    Huffington Post - A dance school in Philadelphia celebrated Valentine’s Day a bit differently this week and invited parents to join their kids’ classes.


    5 ways teachers are fighting fake news

    NPRAs the national attention to fake news and the debate over what to do about it continue, one place many are looking for solutions is in the classroom.


    Spurred by lawsuit, metro superintendents look to address racial equity

    MPR - School superintendents from around the Twin Cities metro are holding meetings to ask parents, students and communities how to create more equitable schools.


    U researchers, in national study, find a method of predicting autism

    Star TribuneTracking the brain growth of infants can predict the likelihood that they will be diagnosed with autism in their toddler years, according to new research that could give doctors a head start on treating the developmental disorder.



    Trans Teachers Network Pens Open Letter In Support Of Teen Headed To SCOTUS

    Huffington PostThe Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is slated to hear a case on Mar. 28 that could have profound and long-standing implications for the rights of transgender Americans.


    Charter schools increasing segregation, underperforming public schools

    University of MinnesotaA new report from the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity at the University of Minnesota Law School describes how charter schools are worsening segregation and failing to achieve consistent academic improvement. In an important new research finding, the report suggests that moderate or even nominal attempts to reduce school segregation would produce academic gains comparable to—or greater than—those observed in the most highly lauded class of charter schools.


    Nonprofit life coaches fill the parental gap for 18-year-olds exiting foster care

    Star TribuneDe’Rae Brown was 10 when he saw his alcoholic mother stand up in court and surrender her maternal rights. Over the next decade, he would move among two dozen foster homes.



    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.