Daily Planet Headlines: Pam Costain speaks on Minneapolis school issues

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“Pam Costain on Minneapolis schools and education”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8642
by Pam Colby, MTN
Pam Colby of MTN interviews Pam Costain, chair of the Minneapolis School Board. The discussion ranges from athletics to the strategic plan to working to eliminate inequalities between schools. Among other issues, Costain discusses teacher assignment procedures currently at issue in contract negotiations.

“Investing: Women and men and money”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8577
by Tracey Paska, Minnesota Women’s Press
One of the biggest differences between men and women? The way we invest—or don’t invest—our money.

“Minnesota school districts are Energy Star Leaders”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8667
by Tom Elko, Minnesota Monitor
The Environmental Protection Agency recognized 16 organizations as Energy Star Leaders this year, and eight of them were Minnesota school districts. Of the 51 organizations recognized since the Energy Star program was introduced in 1992 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency, 14 have been Minnesota Schools.

INSIDE THE DAILY PLANET

“Head Scarf Society returns on Sunday”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8657
by Bashe Said, African News Journal
The 6th and Totally Unique HEAD SCARF SOCIETY-Tea Lit Encounter will take place at the end of this month. One of the organizers, Rose McGee said they were are bringing together and want to invite all women to join this special event where guests will enjoy a diverse sampling of foods from across the world made by Midtown Global Market vendors. Three varieties of tea will be served and door prizes will be awarded.

“Mirai Nagasu to compete at U.S. Figure Skating Championships”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8674
by Tom LaVenture, Asian American Press
Mirai Nagasu, the 14-year-old figure skating sensation, will be competing at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in St. Paul at the Xcel Energy Center this January 20-27, 2008. Nagasu is among 21 competitors for the Senior’s Ladies title. Among them is the well-known champion, Caroline Zhang, Karen Zhou and Beatrisa Liang.

NEW IN VOICES

“The devil is in the details”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8665
by John Van Hecke, Minnesota 2020
On December 14, the Minnesota conservative movement reared its naked, ugly, Voldemortian head, giving us a clear, unfettered glimpse of the right-wing agenda. It’s not a pretty sight, but don’t turn away. Progressives need to understand this perspective in order to counter it.

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