Dr. Bernadeia H. Johnson, superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), announced last week that former MPS administrator and teacher, Rhonda Dean will lead Washburn High School as its new principal, beginning July 1, 2014. After a national search, MPS selected a candidate with ties to Minneapolis.
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 14:14
Bernadeia H. Johnson, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools
It is with great joy that I share with you that both the teacher and principal contracts have been approved. Members of the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers and the Minneapolis Principals' Forum ratified the contracts and the Minneapolis Board of Education approved the agreements on Tuesday. These contracts represent more than just salaries and benefits. The content of these contracts aligns with our Shift goals when it comes to how we are going to affect change for some of our highest-need students.
Stories of first generation college students celebrated in online story slam
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 14:52
College Possible, an organization working in the Twin Cities and across the country to coach low-income students to and through college, launched "First Person" last week, an online story project focusing on low-income first-generation college students. Highlighting the unique barriers overcome by these students and the community-wide importance of their contributions, stories from every stage of the college journey are being collected. The stories are shared on CollegePossible.org and with nonprofit Center for Student Opportunity's I'm First project.
Karen students graduate from Metropolitan State University
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 13:53
The backgrounds of Misecal Htway, Moses Moe, Moon Soe and Has Simeon are anything but traditional.
Forcibly removed from their Burma homeland, the members of the Karen ethnic group spent years in a Thailand refugee camp before arriving in Minnesota. So perhaps it is fitting that Htway, Moe, Soe and Simeon all ended up at Metropolitan State University, which attracts many nontraditional students. The four are believed to be the first Karens to graduate from the university; they are also among a select few Karens to earn bachelor's degrees in Minnesota.