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School Breakfast Challenge
Presented by Children's Defense Fund--Minnesota and Hunger-Free Minnesota, find out how schools can participate in this program to increase participation in the "most important" meal of the day.
 
posted Mar 8, 2014 by Andrea S. Category: Education/Libraries

Applying for Financial Aid?
Get organized, complete and print forms, and submit your application at FAFSA on the Web for the 2014-2015 school year. Apply as early as possible after January 1 of each year. Libraries no longer distribute paper forms.
 
posted Jan 13, 2014 by Andrea S. Category: Education/Libraries

Back to the Basics
If you are preparing for the GED, or just want to refresh basic English or Math skills, Free Academic Help is one place to obtain clear, concise step by step instruction.
 
posted Dec 15, 2013 by M Linden Category: Education/Libraries

A Resource for Homework
Students, do you need primary resources for a research paper? The National History Day Competition is coming up. Were you assigned to write a persuasive essay, but struggle with supporting your point of view? Find the answers and ace your assignments using the Gale Student Resources in Context database.
 
posted Nov 11, 2013 by Mary Linden Category: Education/Libraries

Applying for Financial Aid?
Reconnect with the U. S. Department of Education to find all the information you need to apply for higher education funding. Learn how to prepare for a career and apply for a funding program that works for you.
 
posted Oct 17, 2013 by Andrea S. Category: Education/Libraries

A College Examination
Online courses or in person instruction, which is more effective? With a 46% increase in public college tuition since 2000, are amenities like state of the art fitness centers used to attract student enrollment sensible? Why has the graduation rate fallen to just over 50 % overall? The answers are sought in five new books reviewed here and available through your library.
 
posted Sep 27, 2013 by Mary Linden Category: Education/Libraries

Getting Ready for Kindergarten
Transitioning to Kindergarten for children and parents may be a little easier after consulting the Minneapolis Public Schools brochure on school readiness. Find out about: early childhood screening, activities to enhance learning, necessary immunizations, choosing a school, tips for a smooth passage from home to school and what children do in a typical classroom. Translation assistance available in Spanish, Somali and Hmong.
 
posted Aug 12, 2013 by Mary L. Category: Education/Libraries

Northstar Basic Computer Skills Certificate
The Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment helps you to know if you need to improve your computer skils. If you take the assessment at a sponsoring organization and pass the accompanying test, you can receive a certificate to list on your resume or show to your employer. Its another way to improve your job prospects.
 
posted Jun 7, 2013 by Mary Linden Category: Education/Libraries

Free College Classes
Take a MOOC from the U of M to learn something new. That is a free online class open to anyone anywhere with unlimited enrollment but no academic credit. The point is to sample subjects of interest, broaden your awareness and engage in the love of learning.
 
posted Mar 6, 2013 by Mary Linden Category: Education/Libraries

Applying for Financial Aid?
FAFSA on the Web is the place to start for getting organized, printing and completing forms and submitting your application online for the 2013-2014 school year. Apply as early as possible after January 1 of each year. Libraries no longer distribute paper forms.
 
posted Jan 16, 2013 by Andrea S. Category: Education/Libraries


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