Today in the Daily Planet, 9/25/07

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“Hiawatha Learning Academy plans to close the achievement gap one student at a time”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6866
by Colette Davidson, Special to the TC Daily Planet
At Hiawatha Learning Academy (HLA), students, parents and teachers alike are aware of the clear bottom line. Staff will do whatever it takes for student success and if students aren’t learning, the school needs to change.

“Bus drivers vote in Rochester, but Labor Board seals the ballots”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6864
by Steve Share, Minneapolis Labor Review
The National Labor Relations Board has sealed and not counted the ballots cast in Rochester last week by employees of Rochester City Lines, who were voting in an election about whether or not to unionize.

“Two Hmong delegations travel to Thailand”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6899
by Tom LaVenture, Asian American Press
Controversy marks the visits of two delegations—one from St. Paul, including local Hmong leaders, and another from the Hmong Grave Desecration National Delegation—to talk to the Thai government about grave desecrations.

INSIDE THE DAILY PLANET

“Sawyer, where you travel at your own risk”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6863
by Deborah Locke, Fond du Lac News
More rez adventures with the Indian Scout

“Session Reflections: Amy Klobuchar”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6875
By Brady Averill, Downtown Journal
Amy Klobuchar reflects on her first months in the U.S. Senate.

“Rhinestone Rockettes”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6803
by June Blumenson, Minnesota Women’s Press
These Minnesota women just keep on kickin’

NEW IN VOICES

“Get ready for another marriage amendment push”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6861
by Andy Birkey, Minnesota Monitor
The social conservatives’ buzz over the Iowa court decision striking down that state’s Defense of Marriage Act continues in Minnesota as right-wing types ratchet up the push for a constitutional amendment in the next legislative session. The common denominator among them seems to be Star Tribune columnist Katherine Kersten.

NEW IN BLOGS

“Ironies big and small”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6891
by James Clay Fuller, Rants & Ruminations

“Vanity Fair elite”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/6892
by Stephen B. Young, The Fifth Column