Twin Cities Companies Investing In Mpls. Schools

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some major Twin Cities corporations are investing in Minneapolis Public Schools.

Target Corp., Cargill Inc., General Mills Inc. and Medtronic Inc. are providing more than $13 million in grants to help support students in K-12 through 2014.

Target plans to give more than $6 million over the next three years to reading initiatives at Minneapolis Public Schools. Part of the donation will be used to bring in experts to help pilot a literacy program.

Cargill is stepping up its support of Minneapolis Public Schools with new grants totaling nearly $5 million over the next three years.

And Cargill, General Mills and Medtronic have created a Collaborative for Education Excellence. The collaborative will provide $2.8 million over three years to design a new approach to recruiting, training and supporting high-performing principals and leaders for the district.

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