Happy New Year!
“Local villains, local champions”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8722
by Mary Turck, TC Daily Planet
Last week, we asked for your nominations of not only about the people you love to hate but also the people whose work and lives inspire and challenge us. We have received plenty of nominations for civic villains, but we’d like to hear more about civic champions–the people you admire. Keep it local, and “tell us here.”:mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org We’ll post the best (and the worst) of your nominations during the first week of January.
“Girls make news”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8715
by Michele St. Martin, Minnesota Women’s Press
Lauretta Dawolo believes girls should be seen- and heard. The KFAI radio news director put that belief into action with the station’s Youth News Initiative, bringing 10 girls of color into the studio to produce their own stories. The girls worked as paid interns at the station and participated in all aspects of radio news.
“Happy New Year from Minnesota Monitor!”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8750
by Jeff Fecke, Minnesota Monitor
Today marks the last day of 2007, while tomorrow begins the first day of 2008. Here are a few facts to wow the folks at your party with, or to read through quietly on Tuesday morning.
INSIDE THE DAILY PLANET
“After a year in Congress, Ellison proves critics wrong”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8749
by Abdi Aynte, Minnesota Monitor
In a few days Rep. Keith Ellison is heading to Norway, the land of the Nobel Peace Prize, to study peace and justice. The six-day tour will be his fifth official trip overseas since he was elected as the nation’s first Muslim and Minnesota’s first black in Congress.
“Yinghua Academy grows into second year”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8676
by Pamela Feltmann, Asian American Press
In 2005, St. Paul community members began discussing the possible formation of a Chinese-focused school. Now in its second year of operation, Yinghua Academy in St. Paul boasts over 140 students in kindergarten through fifth grade who are learning Mandarin Chinese.
NEW IN VOICES
“The year in dysfunctional state government”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8734
by Tom Elko, Minnesota Monitor
Editor’s note: As we count down the final days of 2007, we look back at some of the most interesting or important stories of the past year. Here’s the third in this ongoing series.
NEW IN BLOGS
“A tribute to ten (mostly) education-related people and places”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8748
by Joe Nathan, School Talk
Let’s start 2008 with a short list of 2007’s outstanding (mostly Minnesota) people and places:
1. Carla Bates, who in 2005 established an on-line forum for Minneapolis parents to discuss their public schools.