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‘Minds Matter’ Helps Steer Students To College

When most teens are taking a break from reading and writing, dozens of high schools students choose to spend their Saturday in a classroom. They are part of Minds Matter, an organization that helps low-income students prepare for college success over a three-year program. The Twin Cities chapter of Minds Matter was founded by Kelly Miller. “We’re trying to show them that there’s a lot that the world has to offer, and there’s a lot they can achieve,” Miller said.

01/25/2014

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South High School Student Gets Perfect ACT Score

A Minneapolis high school senior has done something rare. William Ibele got a perfect score of 36 on his ACT test.

01/22/2014

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Jerry Seinfeld Comes To Mpls. On Jan. 17

The man known for making fun of life’s mundane minutiae is coming to Minneapolis on Jan. 17. Tickets to see Jerry Seinfeld perform his stand-up routine at Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Orpheum Theatre come January 2014, go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 4.

09/27/2013

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Hopkins Dairy Queen Manager’s Act Of Kindness Goes Viral

Joey Prusak of Hopkins is still shocked after witnessing someone steal cash from a blind man in the Dairy Queen store he manages. Prusak said while working the register on Sept. 10 he saw the blind man he was helping drop a $20 dollar bill. “The lady behind him picked it up really quickly,” Prusak said. “I had no time to say, ‘Sir, you dropped that.'”

09/18/2013

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Good Question: Why Such A Large Achievement Gap In MN Classrooms?

ACT scores are out for Minnesota students and, overall, Minnesota ranks No. 1 in the country. But, a closer look at the numbers reveals a huge gap when it comes to race. Sixty-one percent of white students met college readiness standards compared to 16 percent of black students. That’s not the only test where Minnesotans fall behind.

08/21/2013

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Wazyata’s CF Jordan Sell Scores Perfect ACT Score

In baseball, there’s nothing we value more than perfection. We celebrate perfect games, no-hitters, and 4-for-4 days at the plate because they are so rare. But perfection is equally rare in the classroom.

05/31/2013

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Learn What ACT, SAT Prep Options Are Right For You

Taking the ACT and SAT are rites of passage for many high school juniors and seniors. But there are so many options to help students score higher that it might be difficult to determine which is right for you.

03/25/2013

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Proposal: All Wis. High School Students Take ACT

Every high school student in Wisconsin would take the ACT college entrance exam during their junior year under a proposal announced Wednesday by the state Department of Public Instruction.

09/12/2012

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Blaine Student Gets Perfect Score On ACT

A senior at Blaine High School has something to celebrate today. He got a near-perfect score on his college entrance exams.

11/07/2011

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Minnesota’s ACT Scores Among Best In Nation

Minnesota high school students scored above the national average on the ACT college entrance exam.

08/17/2011

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Klobuchar Bill Would Help Police Find Missing Kids

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is announcing legislation that would give local law enforcement a new tool to help find missing children.

01/09/2011