Kiva, a global microlending organization has a new program that is helping a woman launch a small cafe in southwestern Minnesota.
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Teaching English to newcomers has come a long way in Minnesota, but schools are trying to find new ways to improve the academic skills of the 65,000 students enrolled in English-learner classes.
“Making Connections” is an MPR News Ground Level project exploring Minnesotans who are forging links between white and Latino communities.
The Daily Circuit hosted Professor Jack Geller, Chuck Hassebrook, executive director of the Center for Rural Affairs in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Jeff Kletscher, mayor of Floodwood, to talk about rural vitality in America.
Assistant Commissioner of Education Elia Dimayuga-Bruggeman raised Latino graduation rates in Sleepy Eye, where she was principal. Now, she’s looking to take those efforts statewide.
Gov. Mark Dayton’s broadband task force says Minnesota is not on track to meet its goals of high-speed Internet availability for all households by 2015. It is urging a sales tax credit or an income tax exemption to encourage phone, cable and other companies to provide better high-speed access to the Internet in parts of Minnesota.
We asked members of MPR News’ Public Insight Network to tell us about places Latinos and whites make connections. Here’s what we heard, from the YMCA to church to the bakery.