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Conference committee OK’s omnibus education bill

Erin Schmidtke, Session Daily, April 20, 2012 – The omnibus education bill has received conference committee approval. Sponsored by Rep. Pat Garofalo (R-Farmington) and Sen. Gen Olson (R-Minnetrista), HF2949*/ SF2482 returns to the House and Senate for passage. Measures included in the report would facilitate transportation and enrollment of homeless students. Under the bill, if a homeless student’s parent moves to another […]

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Schools turn to churches as partners in assistance

Maria Elena Baca, Star Tribune, March 6, 2012 – Faith Community Partnership offers connections and manpower to help students and their families find aid without pew pressure. Sometimes overwhelmed by crises in students’ home lives, the Anoka-Hennepin School District has asked for help. It’s been nearly two years since the state’s largest district started working […]

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Simon Says: Minnesota research focuses on helping homeless kids learn

Simon Says: Minnesota research focuses on helping homeless kids learn Sunday, January 29, 2012 12:00 AM Alleen Brown, Twin Cities Daily Planet Kindergarten teachers call it sitting still in a circle or waiting in line; researchers call it executive function. It’s what keeps you here reading this article, instead of checking Facebook or rolling off […]

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