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 By Adrian Sainz    News    November 26, 2012

Teacher readiness exam scam uncovered

MEMPHIS - It was a brazen and surprisingly long-lived scheme, authorities said, to help aspiring public school teachers cheat on the tests they must pass to prove they are qualified to lead their classrooms. For 15 years, teachers in three Southern states paid Clarence Mumford Sr. -- himself a longtime educator -- to send someone else to take the tests in their place,...

 

History Deals a Smashing Success During First Black Friday Promotion at the Minnesota History Center

More than 1700 early birds enjoyed great Black Friday deals, discounts and doorbusters at the Minnesota History Center Friday. The History Center opened at 6 a.m. with free gifts, donuts and coffee, memberships and more--plus free admission from 6-9 a.m. to the opening of "Then Now Wow," the largest Minnesota history exhibit ever. Visit www.minnesotahistorycenter.org/blackfrida...

 

Researchers Challenge ‘Idea of Intelligence’ in the Classroom

For low-income and minority middle school students across America the message is, all too often, “you can’t.” It’s reinforced in the classroom, in the media, among peers, and it’s also the message from education statistics: high school dropout rates are uneven by district, college grades remain stubbornly unequal. But...

 

Minnesota loggers feeling pain due to cuts in demand for wood

NASHWAUK, MINN. - Scott Pittack grew up in a logging family and has made his living in the woods....

 

John Eggers: Let’s make it illegal to quit school

A high school diploma is so important, it’s like that old credit card commercial that warned people to never leave home without it. On every door in every high school there should be a warning label that reads: “Warning: leaving high school without a diploma is hazardous to your health and everyone around you.” This is why dropping out of school should be illegal. You...

 

Editorial: Wolf hunt needs more vetting

Minnesotans hoping that a newly elected DFL-controlled Legislature might rethink the state's controversial wolf hunt may be disappointed. The hunt received bipartisan support earlier this year, and DFL backers will hold key leadership posts. Rather than being partisan, views about the hunt reflect Minnesota's cultural divisions...

 

What should children read?

Malcolm Gladwell, author of "The Tipping Point" and a New Yorker staff writer, told me how he prepared, years ago, to write his first "Talk of the Town" story. "Talk" articles have a distinct style, and he wanted to make sure he got the voice straight in his head before he began writing. His approach was simple. He sat down and read 100 "Talk" pieces, one after the...

 

Grief counselor on hand for New Town community following last weekend's fatal shootings

NEW TOWN, N.D. - A grief counselor who provided support to a Minnesota reservation following a deadly shooting spree and victims of the Oklahoma City bombing is in New Town to help the community deal with the death of four residents. Jacqueline Gray has been on hand since Wednesday, offering grief support following the deaths of...

 

Native ties to tobacco run deep

It is believed that in the beginning, tobacco helped Native peoples arrive safely into this world. In many tribal creation stories, tobacco plays an illustrious, elaborate and unparalleled role. Numerous tribes have beliefs that place tobacco in a role of prominence in the genesis of their people....

 

HIGH-COUNTRY CRISIS

There’s a romance to Montana that beguiles. Ask anyone to define the state and they’ll mention the mountains, the wide-open spaces, the stoic, hardworking cowboy culture. Read more: http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/montana-s-suicide-rate-leads-the-nation/article_b7b6f110-3e5c-5425-b7f6-792cc666008d.html#ixzz2DJCJHRuq...

 

Solar From Nevada Indian Reservation To Help Power LA

After decades of getting electricity from faraway pollution-and-greenhouse-gas-spewing coal-fired power plants, Los Angeles is looking out of state for less toxic forms of energy....

 

San Carlos Apache Community Leaders Hope Club Will Keep Native Youth Out of Trouble

“If there wasn’t a teen center, teenagers would be bored and they would probably get into trouble,” said Desiray Miles, 13, San Carlos Apache. Miles is one of four teenagers hanging out at the Boys and Girls Club of the San Carlos Apache Nation in southeastern Arizona. Whether boredom is a factor or not, Native American teenagers are committing crimes at an alarming...

 

Native American students thriving in Missoula County Public Schools

After five years in the U.S. Army, after being treated badly in the outside world because of the color of his skin, Cecil B. Crawford vowed to never again leave the Blackfeet Reservation....

 

Native American Heritage Month: Army Establishes Formal Nation-to-Nation Ties With Native American Tribes

As Soldiers and all Americans celebrate Native American Heritage Month, the Army has consulted with leaders of federally recognized tribes to provide new policy for Army-tribal relations....

 

Navajo rug stolen from Santa Fe-area resort

SANTA FE, N.M.—Sheriff's deputies are pursuing a "slew of leads" in the disappearance of a valuable Navajo wall rug from a Santa Fe-area resort....

 

Professors Work to Increase the Number of American Indians in Business

As a student at Whittier College, Robert Jacobo relished learning more about Native American culture through courses in history and anthropology. But it was a business management course that helped him make up his mind about what he wanted to do with the rest of his life....

 

A Thanksgiving Reflection: Lies!

In 1637 Governor of Massachusetts declared the first Thanksgiving to celebrate the return of the men from the massacre of 700 Pequot men, women and children. This is the military and congressional history of colonization and oppression of our people....

 

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