OUR STORIES | Natalie Rasmussen tells how Summatech worked at Minneapolis North High
Thursday, 26 December 2013 15:30
Sarah Lahm, TC Daily Planet
Milken Educator Award winner Natalie Rasmussen taught at Minneapolis North High for 20 years, including the Summatech years. In 2010, Rasmussen took a new job at the Blake School, as chair of its PreK-12 science department.
From homelessness to connectedness, empowerment, and self-reliance
Monday, 18 November 2013 15:48
Voyageur Outward Bound School (VOBS), the national leader in experiential and outdoor education, has teamed up with Minneapolis-based YouthLink to connect homeless young adults to the outdoors. With funding from Hennepin County and the State of Minnesota, the program, called S.T.A.R.T. (Surviving to Thriving a Real Transition), focuses on creating a new approach to support some of the area's most vulnerable young adults. S.T.A.R.T. is the first known program in the country that melds education and social services in an effort to combat homelessness.
MABL honors Bernadeia Johnson for courageous leadership
Monday, 18 November 2013 15:45
Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) superintendent, Dr. Bernadeia Johnson, was honored on Saturday, Nov. 9, by the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (MABL) for her courageous leadership in eliminating the achievement gap for minority students in Minneapolis. Johnson received the 2013 Profiles in Courage Award, an annual recognition award bestowed on individuals who demonstrate courage and excellence in their leadership.
Minnehaha Academy students receive academic recognition
Friday, 08 November 2013 15:58
Three Minnehaha Academy students, Aaron Williams, Zoey Twyford and Tianna Briese received recognition as National Merit Awardees. These students received the designation of National Achievement Outstanding Participants by scoring in the top 3% of more than 160,000 African-Americans who requested consideration in the 2014 National Achievement Program when they took the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Way to Grow and Urban Ventures announce partnership: Parent-child program for preschool-aged children and their families starts this January
Friday, 25 October 2013 15:09
In January 2014, Way to Grow will open a parent-child program for preschool-aged children and their families, called PALS (Parent-Child Activities Lead to School Readiness), on the campus of Urban Ventures, 2924 4th Ave S, Minneapolis.
Black film: Cheryl Mousley, senior film curator, Walker Art Center. Dean Otto, film and video manager, Walker Art Center. Andrew Peterson, executive director, IFP Minnesota. Alaina Lewis, producer and filmmaker. Hassan Hassan, aspiring filmmaker.