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Meet the 2016 Bush Prize for Community Innovation Grant Winners

The Bush Foundation awarded the 2016 Bush Prize for Community Innovation to six organizations that respond to complex social challenges by making great ideas happen. Awarded since 2013, the Bush Prize honors and supports organizations with a track record of effective, and equitable breakthroughs to community challenges. Winners...

 

DIRECTOR - Urban Embassy Duluth

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT DIRECTOR Urban Embassy: Duluth Open: November 14, 2016 Closing: November 28, 2016 @ 3:00 p.m. PRIMARY FUNCTION: Conduct/supervise the daily operations of the Urban Embassy to provide a wide variety of community based needs to the enrolled members of the Red Lake Nation living in the area(s). Individual is...

 

Thousands of students carry protests against Trump into second week

Demonstrations protesting the U.S. presidential election victory of Republican Donald Trump entered their second week on Monday, with thousands of students chanting phrases like "Not My President" after walking out of classes across the country. The latest protests came as critics slammed Trump's selection of right-wing firebrand Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist, with...

 

Los Angeles students stage walkouts to protest President-elect Trump

Thousands of Los Angeles-area high school students walked out of their classrooms Monday morning, streaming into the streets for several hours to protest President-elect Donald Trump. Many were too young to vote but said their futures were at stake and so their voices needed to be heard. They identified themselves proudly on handmade signs and flags as Latinos, transgender and...

 

High school students in Montgomery County protest Trump's election

Hundreds of students at a Maryland high school walked out of class and into the streets Monday morning to protest Donald Trump’s election as president, a march that gained strength as their peers from nearby schools joined them. The demonstration involving Montgomery County students was among numerous protests in the Washington area and around the country since Trump’s...

 

Trump victory promises more autonomy for public schools, officials say

President-elect Donald Trump's surprise win means Louisiana public schools will enjoy new flexibility and more freedom in ongoing plans to revamp classroom operations for the next school year, officials said. Education leaders also said they expect less federal involvement on issues like transgender students' access to school bathrooms, which sparked nationwide controversy,...

 

Will Donald Trump destroy U.S. public education?

There’s a reason that people who care about public education in the United States are mightily worried about President-elect Donald Trump. There are, actually, a number of reasons — all of which lead to this question: Will Trump’s administration destroy U.S. public education? The short answer is that he can’t all by himself destroy America’s most important civic...

 

School suspensions solve nothing

We have a great deal of sympathy for teachers and administrators who must cope with disruptive students in class. The job of providing a high quality education to all the children in their care is hard enough, and behavioral problems among a few students can make it nearly impossible. But suspending troubled students is rarely the answer. Keeping a child out of school does...

 

Committee hopes for more equitable courts, report to be available in December

BEMIDJI—Concerned citizens, judges, public defenders and court officials gathered to discuss racial inequality in the justice system and suggest solutions Tuesday evening during a community dialogue session hosted by the Ninth Judicial District's Equal Justice Committee. While American Indians make up five percent of the Ninth Judicial District's adult population, 26 percent...

 

Amid strains, Trump says only he knows finalists for Cabinet

NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump hadn't been seen in public for days when he walked into New York's 21 Club to applause from fellow diners. The unannounced evening out with family was a contrast to the behind-the scenes machinations that suggested a struggling transition as names surfaced and sank for top administration positions. Not to worry, Trump suggested in a...

 

Ramsey County Attorney Choi to announce update in Castile shooting

Ramsey County Attorney John Choi is expected to hold a Wednesday morning news conference to provide an update on the officer-involved shooting death of Philando Castile. Castile, 32, was fatally shot July 6 by St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights. A video recorded by his girlfriend, showing him bleeding in the car while the officer...

 

Howard Lake hunter's luck changes big time in bagging 36-point buck near Waverly

Sitting in a lawn chair just before dusk Friday with his 20-gauge Winchester shotgun, Jim Wackler heard the buck coming “like a freight train” before he saw tips from its massive 36-point rack peeking above the field. “All that dry corn, it was just a’ rattling,” Wackler said Tuesday. “He stuck his head out, looked around a bit and started trotting.” Wackler, a...

 

Ramsey County deputy who beat dog first made unwanted advances on bar patrons

Ramsey County sheriff's deputy Brett A. Berry forcibly kissed and groped patrons at the Black Bear Casino before beating his K-9 partner in frustration several minutes later, according to documents released Tuesday. An internal affairs investigation into Berry's actions on June 15, 2015, said that he acted in an "aggressive manner" toward three people while drinking at the...

 

Long fall ends gracefully, with snow expected this week

We can’t avoid it any longer; winter is finally knocking at our backdoor. After a beautifully long fall, rain will give way to freezing conditions and snow this week, officially sending Minnesota into the throes of wintry weather. Forecasters predict that Thursday evening’s rainstorms will turn into the state’s first big snow on Friday, sweeping along a band from...

 

Minnesota farmers tightening belts, with ripple effects on the rural economy

Ed McNamara sat in the driver’s seat of his John Deere combine recently, musing about crop prices as he mowed through six rows of corn at a time. Thousands of Minnesota farmers have withstood stubbornly low crop prices during the past 27 months, and farmers’ average net income has been dropping steadily for the past three years. McNamara, who has been farming just south of...

 

Big banks should sharply boost capital to protect U.S. economy, Minneapolis Fed says

The nation’s largest banks will need more money to use as a safeguard against a future collapse of the financial system, under a plan to protect the U.S. economy unveiled today by the Minneapolis Fed and its new leader, Neel Kashkari. The proposal, developed over the past 10 months, also calls for a tax on debt for hedge funds and simpler regulations for community banks. It...

 

Bulgaria's government resigns, clearing way for new election

SOFIA, Bulgaria — Bulgaria's parliament on Wednesday approved the resignation of the center-right prime minister, who stepped down after the candidate of the opposition Socialist Party capitalized on popular discontent with the government to score a landslide victory in last weekend's presidential election. Although the presidential vote isn't directly linked to the...

 

Amid signs of transition trouble, Trump huddles with Pence

NEW YORK — Hidden from the public in his Manhattan high-rise, Donald Trump huddled Tuesday with Vice President-elect Mike Pence as he tried to fill out key posts in his Cabinet. But the transition team appeared to be straining under the enormous challenge of setting up a new administration. Former Rep. Mike Rogers, a respected Republican voice on national security issues,...

 

As Trump education secretary speculation heats up, Indiana names top the list

Gov. Mike Pence might not be the only Hoosier with a top position in the Trump administration. Among names bubbling up as possibilities for President-elect Donald Trump as he chooses the country’s next education secretary are two Indiana political veterans. National education policy watchers, including Education Week’s Alyson Klein, have highlighted former-Indiana State...

 

Analysis: Trumpism Goes to School - What Our New President Means for Local Choice and Control

In the week since he was elected president, Donald Trump has indicated that the contours of his policies — to the extent that he articulated them during his largely detail-free campaign — remain an open question. The president-elect now suggests he will keep some provisions of the Affordable Care Act despite vowing early in November that he would “immediately repeal and...

 

Fast-food fan Trump could remake healthy school lunches

WASHINGTON — Will Donald Trump remake school lunches into his fast-food favorites of burgers and fried chicken when he's president? Children grumbling about healthier school meal rules championed by first lady Michelle Obama may have reason to cheer Trump's election as the billionaire businessman is a proud patron of Kentucky Fried Chicken and McDonald's while promising to...

 

Lawmakers weigh new data on teacher salaries

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington lawmakers have received additional data as they work to come up with recommendations for a school funding plan ahead of the next legislative session that begins in January. The latest update received Tuesday by the Education Funding Task Force was a report that showed that Washington school districts on average use local property taxes to pay...

 

Wyoming schools face $1.8 billion projected shortfall, report shows

Wyoming’s education system is projected to face a roughly $1.8 billion shortfall by the end of the 2022 fiscal year, according to a recent report to the Joint Education Interim Committee. The staggering number, which comes amid an energy industry downturn, has prompted some lawmakers to discuss further spending cuts and the need to raise additional revenues. The school...

 

5 Utah students stabbed in boy's locker room; teen detained

OREM, Utah — As a group of boys at a Utah high school changed Tuesday morning into gym clothes for physical education class, a straight-A student pulled out a knife in the locker room and stabbed five of his classmates, sending the injured running for their lives and covered in blood, police said. The 16-year-old suspect with no record of disciplinary trouble also stabbed...

 

Film Director Francis Coppola Opens Native American-Inspired Restaurant

American film director Francis Coppola unveiled his new restaurant, Werowocomoco, located in the Virginia Dare Winery in Geyserville, California. Inspiration for the restaurant came from the winery itself, which was one of the first in the U.S., according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Through Coppola’s research, he discovered that the winery’s named traced back to the...

 

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