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Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA)  [203]

Persistent link to this collection: http://hdl.handle.net/11299/3561

Established in 1968, the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) is an all-University applied research and technical assistance center that helps the University of Minnesota fulfill its land grant and urban missions by connecting faculty and student researchers with nonprofit organizations, businesses, neighborhoods, local governments, and state agencies in Minnesota. CURA supports research and publishes policy-oriented reports on a wide range of urban and regional issues.


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Developing the New Barn-Raising Concept— An Englishman’s Visit to Minnesota

University of Minnesota: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs; Potts, Gareth (Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota, 2016-04)
In 2012, I took the summer off from my post as a policy advisor in the U.K. government’s Office for Civil Society and came to the United States with the support of a German Marshall Fund Fellowship. I wanted to see how ...

Poverty Explains Some of the Achievement Gap, but Not All

University of Minnesota: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs; Craig, Will (Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota, 2016-04)
The Twin Cities have one of the worst achievement gaps in the nation. On third-grade reading tests, 70% of White students meet the achievement standards, while only 38% of students of color meet those standards. This article ...

Creativity Testing, Achievement, and Higher-Order Thinking in Schoolchildren

University of Minnesota: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs; Hokanson, Brad; Bart, William (Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota, 2016-04)
Creativity and innovation are seen as critical factors in economic growth and personal success. This article presents research about the creative capability of Minnesota schoolchildren and the correlation between creativity ...

The Social Determinants of Native Youth Gang Involvement

University of Minnesota: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs; Roholt, Ross VeLure; Johnston-Goodstar, Katie; Eubanks, Don (Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota, 2016-04)
While youth gang involvement nationally is believed to be on the rise, few policies and services are in place to address this issue, leaving primary responsibility to law enforcement. The focus of such responses shift ...

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