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TTT1739 September 25 Early Childhood Education

Art Rolnick, former senior vice-president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis has cited studies of early learning and young children’s brain development to convince many in the business community and Legislature that quality investments in cradle-to-pre-kindergarten education can dramatically boost the achievement of low-income children in the K-12 system. Now, what will it take to bring to scale what we know actually works? TTT interviews Rolnick and Carolyn Smallwood, executive director of Way to Grow, a Minneapolis-based early-learning center that is demonstrating how quality early-learning education and family support actually works.
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For more than 50 years, a Minneapolis nonprofit has been helping thousands of people each year overcome barriers to education, employment, and wellness on their way to becoming productive citizens. TruthToTell host Siobhan Kierens talks to some of the folks at Resource who make this possible.
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There is nothing new about the call for racially integrated schools. Integration was a battle cry of the civil rights movement even as it was resisted mightily by many whites. But what does integration mean in today’s schools with students from a multitude of cultures? Does integration inevitably mean a loss of cultural identity? Or[...] Read More »
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From Ferguson, Mo., to New York City, from Minneapolis to Washington, D.C. and back, hundreds of thousands of concerned Americans have taken to the streets in protest against police brutality and a racist criminal justice system. The demonstrators are black and white, young and middle-aged—although the mass participation of millennials has been a particularly exciting[...] Read More »
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