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    St. Paul's underfunded after-school programs raise equity questions

    Star Tribune - Cecilia Rodriguez used to turn bright red every time she had to talk to someone.

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    Meet the students who dreamed up Friday's National School Walkout

    MPR - When Lane Murdock, a high school sophomore, heard that 17 high school students and educators had been killed in a shooting in Parkland, Fla., she says she felt numb.

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    Class combats cyber crime by promoting ethical hacking skills

    MPR - In a long narrow room with rows of computer screens on tables, 16 students hunch over keyboards on tables or in their laps.

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    MN students near top on national test. Breaking results down by race tells another story.

    Pioneer Press - Minnesota continues to have among the nation’s best scores on a biennial assessment of students’ math and reading skills, but large gaps remain between students of color and their white classmates.

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    X Games to stay in Mpls. 2 more years

    KARE 11 - The extreme sports competition known worldwide as the X Games has apparently found a home in Minneapolis.

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    Teachers acquire a new skill: how to stop the bleeding

    MPR - As she learned the basics of applying direct pressure, packing a wound with gauze and tying a tourniquet, sixth-grade math and social studies teacher Kari Stafford shook her head at the thought that this may now be an essential skill for her profession.

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    Minneapolis Foundation charts record, $100M year as interest in hands-on giving grows

    Star TribuneThe Minneapolis Foundation raised a record $100 million in charitable gifts last year as Minnesotans increasingly used the foundation’s donor-advised funds to give to good causes.

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    Design Students Reveal Plans For Minneapolis Riverfront Development

    KSTP - The lobby of the IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis is filled with several architectural design ideas for future development along the Mississippi River created by University of Minnesota's College of Design.

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    Malala Yousafzai ends her 1st Pakistan visit since shooting

    MPR - Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai left Pakistan on Monday, ending a surprise visit to the country, her first since being shot in 2012 by Taliban militants who tried to kill her for promoting girls' education.

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    Now hiring: Minnesota school districts from Osseo to Apple Valley are searching for leaders to fill top spots

    Star Tribune - Two of Minnesota’s largest school districts are searching for leaders.

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    This 14-year-old Twin Cities girl is a champ on the ‘action shooting’ circuit

    Pioneer PressDakota’s dad put a gun in her hand when she was 3½ years old.

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    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.

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    Together, Better.