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A Student-Designed School is Remaking Education

“We have so many people saying that what students are learning in school is not relevant, and young people are saying the same.”

  • 09/27/2022
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Poem: “Me”

It’s not easy being me. Wearing a hijab, getting nasty looks from people when crossing the streets. Constant fear of

  • 09/27/2022
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Teens Explore Their Roots Through Media

It is a legacy that goes back decades, to when community radio stations were revolutionizing access to information, and personal film cameras created new avenues of expression.

  • 09/27/2022
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Revisiting the Healthy Start Act

Of 23 people eligible for the program so far, four have been approved.

  • 08/25/2022
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Reading to Live: Dyslexia and Racial Disparities in Minnesota

Parents recognized that their children were displaying behavioral problems at school, but not at home. I realized there was a problem bigger than they even knew.

  • 06/25/2022
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NEWS: $12.1 Million in Funds Dedicated to Disrupting Racial Inequities in Minnesota

Greater Twin Cities United Way announces grants for operating funds to equity nonprofits, youth workforce training, and trauma-informed early childhood caregiver training.

  • 04/13/2022
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2022 Summer Camp & Internship Guide

Our annual summer guide with at least 80 camps, internships, work opportunities, and scholarships

  • 03/28/2022
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The Waters of Tomorrow

I wanted everything in the image to be construed as both playful and foreboding, because that is the essence of childhood.

  • 02/28/2022
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This Life Rocks

When I was six, I started a kindness project called This Life Rocks. At the time, my dad was recovering from his first cancer, and I was struggling with selective mutism.

  • 02/28/2022
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In Rural Minnesota, Kids Lack Mental Health Care

“If we could fill all of our positions, we could serve about 1,000 more children in Minnesota.”

  • 01/27/2022
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Sexual Violence Prevention = Housing Justice

Stable housing is vital for survivors of violence to heal and feel safe again.

  • 01/27/2022
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Busting Racism

We believe children see and understand much more than adults think they do.

  • 12/28/2021