The Office of Black Male Achievement has the potential to do amazing things for the students of MPS and the community.
There have been a number of changes in the education media landscape. In both our fair central cities, the school year will open with a different cast of characters.
In recent months board members have made no secret of their collective frustration with the pace of implementation of many bold, promising strategies.
The 2007 strategic plan set forth a sweeping vision: Make every child college ready by 2012. Now, with a new version of the plan in the works, it’s time to revisit its highlights.
A People’s Forum at the Capri Theater will host at-large school board candidates Don Samuels, Iris Altamirano, Ira Jourdain and Doug Mann.
The new head of Minneapolis Public Schools’ Office of Black Male Student Achievement is tasked with closing the biggest opportunity gap in the country. But his first job may be to rebuild trust.
I believe that meaningful investments in equalizing access, resources and opportunities will shape the future of all children in this city.
Will community groups rush in to breathe life into the races? Or will the contests drop further into obscurity?
The audit recommended a series of changes that would allow special educators to focus on remediation while reading specialists focus on literacy.
What kind of resources can the district provide with $200,000 that will improve the outcomes for black males? Gifted/talented and ELL programs get too little as well.
An arrangement with the University of Minnesota to create co-teacher partnerships (of veterans and novices) is creating “a real buzz” and getting real results.
Of all the changes in the latest district-teacher union contract, the earlier hiring timeline is perhaps the most revolutionary.
Laotian refugee took a lesson from her parents’ struggles: Get an education, and serve others.
The new reciprocity rules come with a big caveat, however: There are few people to process the requests, and teacher applicants have been warned that it will “take time.”
Just as Principal Mauri Melander’s team-teaching experiment is beginning to yield great results, budget realities sink in.
The chance to do better this budget cycle was possible; the opportunity was missed.
Half the candidates are running for two at-large board seats that will be filled by the top two vote-getters; another two are running unopposed.
“This agreement is an example of how much we can accomplish if we sit down and treat each other with mutual respect,” said Alberto Monserrate.
Would a realignment in which money more faithfully followed students, and not teachers, create incentives for wealthier schools to try to serve more challenged students?
Minneapolis Public Schools’ best student musicians — singing an original composition and playing a Lincoln Center composer’s original music — bring tears of joy.