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The Minds of Minds Matter

By: Andrew Samtoy

We got to sit down with several of the students at Minds Matter Cleveland, a program that takes promising high school students and gets them ready for - and often into - college. Here's what they had to say about their heroes,...

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H.O.L.A.

By: Andrew Samtoy

This week, we went to a meeting of H.O.L.A. (Hispanas Organizadas de Lake y Ashtabula) in Painesville. The group is primarily made up of people originally from Mexico. After a packed meeting, mostly focused on citizen advocacy and...

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International Transgender Day of Visibility 2015

By: Andrew Samtoy

We spoke to some of the participants at Cleveland's International Transgender Day of Visibility rally on Tuesday, March 31. We asked for coming out stories, as well as why non-transgender participants thought it was important to...

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The Future of Education - One Student at a Time

By: Mike Shafarenko

How does technology complement traditional teaching methods to advance educational outcomes in the 21st century? That is the key question to be explored by a number of distinguished panelists at a special event on Monday, December...

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The real title fight: education.

By: Andrew Samtoy

In Cleveland, 63% of public school students who enter the Cleveland Metropolitan School District will graduate from their high school in five years.  Thirty-seven percent will drop out, and boys are 30% more likely...

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