Robbinsdale Area Schools teacher among 30 Minnesota Teacher of the Year semifinalists
Thursday, 26 February 2015 15:33
Sonnesyn Elementary School EL teacher Ann St. Clair is one of 30 semifinalists for this year's Minnesota Teacher of the Year honor. A selection panel of 24 community leaders chose the semifinalists from an initial field of 123 candidates from across the state.
In a city in which local charter schools have historically struggled to reach enrollment targets, Hiawatha Academies has accepted enough applications to require a lottery at each grade level, Kindergarten through grade 9.
Project SPIRIT staff were asked the question: How were you similar to Project SPIRIT students? Their responses included: in foster care, talkative, lacked confidence, unstable home life, academic struggles, single parent households, low-income, and more.
Poster series at Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School honors famous African-Americans
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 15:37
Teachers on Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School's Black History Task Force recently created a series of 42 posters about famous African-Americans from all walks of life. These posters, which are in the school's hallways, are in Spanish, and the theme is "Viva nuestra Cultural!" ("Long live our culture!").
Robbinsdale Area Schools works with American Academy of Pediatrics to improve student health
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 14:30
Robbinsdale Area Schools is working with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on a project to improve the quality of health services offered in local schools. The AAP's Enhancing School Health Services through Training, Education, Assistance, Mentorship and Support (TEAMS) project offers training, resources and technical assistance to school districts that are working to strengthen their policies and practices related to school health services. The project is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention School Health Branch.
Crystal McCrary, director of the film 'Little Ballers'. Carmen Robles, associate editor for Afrodescendientes in Insight News. Mohamud Noor, interim director of the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota.