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Affirmative action for teachers

Too controversial for Minnesota nice?  Conclusion of a two-part story

By Alleen Brown

Contributing Writer

Humboldt High English teacher Shoua Moua…went to the University of Minnesota-Duluth, where a St. Paul-based mentorship program for future teachers of

color paid for her books and kept her connected to the district where she would eventually return to work…

In St. Paul and Minneapolis, the teaching corps is much Whiter than the student body. Minneapolis and St. Continue Reading →

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Phillips scholars create summer programs for youth, families


Jazmine Darden designed a summer program to encourage urban students, including many students of color, to learn more about opportunities in the STEM fields, specifically engineering. Through “Bridgin’ the Gap,” students in kindergarten through eighth grade discovered new information about structural engineering through bridge-building activities. Darden, who is from Brooklyn Park and attends Augsburg College, is one of six Minnesota Private College students chosen to complete a community outreach project as a part of the Phillips Scholars Program. The Phillips Scholars Program is a competitive scholarship initiative that asks college students to propose and then implement a service project to meet an unmet community need. The funds available to selected students total $16,500 in the form of scholarships and stipends from the Jay and Rose Phillips Foundation. Continue Reading →

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