Insight News

Oct 31st


Ida B. Wells helped pave the way

Every year WE WIN Institute becomes inspired and amazed at the progress that students make even when many people in their lives, including educators, tell them they cannot succeed.  We continually witness how African American students excel when they learn about the contributions of their ancestors and how they made life better for humanity.

Students reflect on Fifth District Congressman

Rites of Passage use African and African American history and culture as a vehicle to assist students in strengthening their reading and writing, as well as social skills. Students have been studying the accomplishments of heroes in our community. One of the heroes is Congressman Keith Ellison.

Saint Paul Public Schools approves 2009 summer school changes

In an effort to accentuate programs and classes that increase proficiency and credit recovery, Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) has approved changes to the 2009 summer school schedule. The schedule also increases time for students to take advantage of summer enrichment opportunities offered through SPPS, the City and other providers.

Summer Enrichment Fair at the Blake School in Minneapolis

Over the summer break, many low-income students fall behind. Admission Possible high school juniors recently attended a summer enrichment fair to help prevent this problem. On Saturday, March 7, nearly 200 Admission Possible students attended the Summer Enrichment Fair at the Blake School in Minneapolis. This is the second year Admission Possible has joined with LearningWorks at Blake and Minnesota Minority Education Partnership in hosting the event.  The fair offered Admission Possible students access to summer programs that will keep them learning throughout the summer.

Are poor, minority kids unqualified for academic success?

DALLAS (NNPA) - According to statewide 2008 standardized test results, minority students in Texas rank dead last in vital education subjects like math, science, reading and writing. Add to that the devastating effects of poverty, and the statistics paint a not-so-pretty picture of the state of many inner-city youth.

MPS ranked third nationally in improving student achievement

Minneapolis Public Schools is among the top three urban districts, nationally, in improving student achievement, according to a new study comparing urban school districts and their rural or suburban counterparts.

Girls learn about trades, nontraditional career options

Young girls from Minneapolis spent a recent Saturday gaining hands-on experience in trades and nontraditional job fields. Part of the 9th annual YWCA Power Girls events, more than 50 girls participated in the day-long workshop at Dunwoody College of Technology.
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