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    Student Supporting Gun Rights Says School District 'Trampled On' His Rights During Walkout

    KSTP - A viral video taken at a Minnesota high school during National Walkout Day has garnered millions of views and shares. 


    US students stage school walkouts to protest gun violence

    Star Tribune Young people in the U.S. walked out of class to demand action on gun violence Wednesday in what activists hoped would be the biggest demonstration of student activism yet in response to last month's massacre in Florida.


    Gillette tries VR to short-circuit anxiety in young patients

    Star Tribune - Olivia Curtis hates the injections and infusions she receives for her severe arthritis, so hospital staff on one recent morning gave her a virtual reality headset that allowed her to look at a pristine, sandy beach instead of the IV line they were prepping on her arm.


    How school walkouts test student rights and school responsibilities

    MPR - Wednesday morning, at 10 a.m., students at schools across the country will walk out of their classrooms. The plan is for them to leave school — or at least gather in the hallway — for 17 minutes. That's one minute for each of the victims in last month's school shooting in Parkland, Fla.


    Trump backs off push to raise assault rifle purchase age

    Star Tribune - President Donald Trump said Monday that he is "watching court cases and rulings" before taking action on raising age limits for purchasing some firearms, arguing that there is "not much political support (to put it mildly)."


    An early-warning system for troubled kids? Using data to keep teens away from crime

    Pioneer Press - The City of St. Paul, Ramsey County and St. Paul Public Schools are working toward a data-sharing agreement in hopes of identifying troubled youth and getting them help before it’s too late.


    AP finds the NRA gave $7 million to hundreds of schools

    MPR - The National Rifle Association has dramatically increased its funding to schools in recent years amid a national debate over guns and school violence, an Associated Press analysis of tax records has found. But few say they plan to give up the money in the aftermath of the latest mass shooting.


    Hundreds of students and supporters march at Minnesota Capitol to protest gun violence

    Star TribuneThey waved handmade signs and chanted “No more silence, end gun violence” and “Hey-hey, ho-ho, the NRA has got to go!” until their voices cracked.


    School leaders learn 'threat assessment' a necessary skill

    MPR - Last month's Florida school shooting and the rash of copycat threats that followed in Minnesota and around the country has put the spotlight on how schools and law enforcement measure risks and respond.


    Dayton backs $21M to boost school safety, student mental health

    MPR - Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday proposed a $20.9 million spending package intended to boost school safety including $5 million in grants for schools to provide mental health services to students who need help.


    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 2017 - 2018 School Year

    On Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 the Minneapolis Youth Congress welcomed in its 2017-18 cohort at its 11th annual Oath of Office held at City Hall. Over 40 youth were sworn in at the ceremony that night, with the help of Judge David Piper and MPS Board of Education Director Don Samuels.

    Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board

    Together, Better.