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Fargo City PTA President Randy Long hands a dictionary to Alexcia Hagen in Erika Peterson's fourth-grade class at Madison Elementary recently as part of a literacy project sponsored by the Fargo City PTA and F-M Rotary Club. (Carrie Snyder/The Forum)

More men join, lead area education groups

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FARGO -- As "Randy Red Shoes," he clowns around on the job, but when it comes to his daughter's education, Randy Long gets serious.

This summer, he was elected president of the Fargo Public School's City Parent Teacher Association - the second man in its history to hold the two-year volunteer role.


When PTA members say, "This isn't your mom's PTA," they mean it.

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