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The recession is not the only factor impacting school funding, but it is one large factor. We invite you to share ideas and concerns in the Daily Planet’s YOUR TURN: St. Paul Public Schools Budget Forum and to read a report from an SPPS listening session.

Similarly, teens and young adults face challenges in finding those first jobs, in or out of recession, but their situation is more difficult now as experienced adults compete for entry-level jobs. Sheila Regan takes a look at youth employment today.

Thursday’s articles looked at the impact of the recession on neighborhood businesses:

Riding out the recession from The Bridge
Where the thistles grow: The new business landscape Uptown Neighborhood News

Wednesday’s stories focused on teens looking for summer jobs:

Summer jobs for teens: Difficult but maybe not impossible

Teen job market worst on record

Volunteering can pay off for teens