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Organizations Donate School Supplies to North Mpls. Teachers-in-Training

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More than 40 teachers-in-training are getting much-needed school supplies Tuesday thanks to AdoptAClassroom.org and the Northside Achievement Zone.

Mobile Computer Lab Helps Struggling Readers with Help from Music

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When you think about reading, singing probably doesn’t come to mind, but one group is hoping those two things will go hand-in-hand.

The Rock 'n' Read Project launches Wednesday and combines singing and reading to motivate and help struggling readers. The project uses a former Metro Transit bus that has been converted into a mobile computer lab.

UMinn. Regents Expected to Approve $120M in New Projects

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The University of Minnesota Board of Regents is expected to give final approval to $120 million worth of new projects.

All of the money comes from the Minnesota Legislature.

U of M Seeks to Bolster Black Ranks in Grad School

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The University of Minnesota plans to boost its recruiting and retention efforts to counter declining black enrollment in graduate and professional programs.
    

University of Minnesota Hosts Budget Forum

The University of Minnesota is taking public input Friday on the school’s proposed $3.6 billion budget for next year.

The university is hosting an open forum at 12:30 p.m. at the McNamara Alumni Center.

Public Invited to Weigh in on Mpls. School District's Budget

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Minneapolis families and students are invited to learn more about the school district’s finances during a meeting Tuesday.

The budget engagement session will give families an opportunity to make suggestions to improve the Minneapolis Public Schools budget before it’s sent in for approval in June.

Teacher of the Year Candidate Field Narrowed to 10 Finalists

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Ten teachers are still in the running to be named the Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

A selection panel of 25 community leaders met in March to narrow the field from 33 semifinalists to 10 finalists, and the winner will be announced during a banquet on May 4.