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Nov 28th


Fall forums address achievement gap

Fall forums address achievement gapFormer Minneapolis Mayor and U. S. Representative Don Fraser started what has become the Minnesota Achievement Gap Committee in 2005. Since then the Committee has organized six to ten forums a year on either good work being done to eliminate the achievement/opportunity/culture gap or on critical issues that affect the educational outcomes of our children in Minnesota. You can learn more about the committee and see videos of many of our archived forums on our website,

Parent vigilance works: Getting help for learning disorders in Minneapolis schools

Parent vigilance works: Getting help for learning disorders in Minneapolis schoolsFor Samantha Pree-Stinson and her husband, Preston Stinson, making sure their oldest son is getting the help he needs at school has not been easy. Their son, who is now in eighth grade at Northeast Middle School (NEMS) in Minneapolis, has had an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) since fifth grade, and noticeable speech and spelling issues since before starting school.

Obama's Reform Plan 'Misplaced' for HBCUs

Obama's Reform Plan 'Misplaced' for HBCUsWASHINGTON (NNPA) – President Obama's proposal to make colleges more affordable has some good points, but could disproportionately harm Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), many of whom are already reeling from changes in the college student loan program that is causing fewer students to remain enrolled in Black colleges, according to education experts.

Superintendent announces new organizational structure

Superintendent announces new organizational structureTo promote greater collaboration between central office departments and schools, Dr. Bernadeia Johnson, superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), announced major changes to the school district's organizational chart.

What’s next for Minneapolis Washburn High School?

What’s next for Minneapolis Washburn High School?Washburn High School has had a tough year. During the 2012-2013 school year, high profile student misconduct with racist overtones, student protests, and a dispute between the athletic director and principal led to the sudden removal of principal Carol Markham Cousins. In the aftermath of these incidents, many in the Washburn community in Minneapolis anxiously wondered who would become the school's new principal.

Israeli fi lm producer/director Noemi Schory to teach at the University of Minnesota

Israeli fi lm producer/director Noemi Schory to teach at the University of MinnesotaSchory is heading to Minnesota as part of the Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artist Program, which brings Israeli artists to top colleges and universities in North America. The residencies help bring contemporary Israeli culture to a wider audience

Youth examine the horrors of chattel slavery

Youth examine the horrors of chattel slavery In most schools and programs throughout the Twin Cities and throughout America, students are not taught about the tremendous sacrifices that African Americans have made for the development of the United States.
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