Daily Planet headlines: Program brings new teachers to the St. Paul Public Schools

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“Program to bring new teachers to St. Paul Public Schools”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8986
by Jennifer Holder, TC Daily Planet
The St. Paul Public Schools (SPPS) are looking for successful, diverse individuals from a variety of professional and academic backgrounds to make a difference in the classroom. To meet this goal, SPPS has created a new program called St. Paul Teaching Fellows.

“Youth Campaign: Young people involved and making a real difference in the election of 2008”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/9029
by Paul Edward Hamilton, Insight News
Young voters, along with everyone else, are by now very familiar with all the leading contenders in both the Democratic and Republican Presidential campaigns, with many getting intricately involved in the nuts and bolts of fundraising, door-to-door solicitations and getting the public to turn out at various campaign events.

“Pulp non fiction: Mpls civil rights gets Jordan shakeup”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/9030
by Anna Pratt, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
Controversy grows over director’s leadership style

INSIDE THE DAILY PLANET

“Designs for justice, designs for change”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8891
by Bernadette Dodge, Minnesota Women’s Press
Pat Thompson’s got a tip for How to Fund Your Business Venture: Win the cash on a TV game show. In 2000, she put her sharp brains to work and won $500,000 on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.” Two hundred thousand went to Uncle Sam, she gave $80,000 to pre-school through college educational funds and used the rest to become part owner of the graphic design agency where she’d worked for the last two years.

“Peak Oil: Houston, we have a problem”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/9041
by Dan Haugen, Minnesota Monitor
A Houston oil-industry banker who’s served as energy adviser to President Bush is scheduled to address Minnesota legislators next month on “peak oil” and the importance of planning for a post-fossil-fuels society.

NEW IN VOICES

“Shared histories and a shared future: A dialogue”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8925
Peter Rachleff, TC Daily Planet
On Sunday afternoon, January 27, at 2:00 PM, the Minneapolis Urban League, the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota, and Jewish Community Action, with the support of many other community-based organizations, will collaborate on an unusual, exciting, and historic project – the staged reading of the first act of a new play, “Tap the Leopard.” Written by Kia Corthron, whose work has been performed on Minneapolis stages from the Children’s Theater Company to the Pillsbury House Theater, “Tap the Leopard” explores the interwovenness of the histories of African Americans and Liberians. Following the reading will be a panel and audience discussion, including Congressman Keith Ellison, which will explore our shared future as well as our shared histories.

NEW IN BLOGS

“The Crescent shines for all”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8894
by Nahid Khan, Engage Minnesota

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