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How best reduce school suspensions? – Teacher argues the answer is not ignoring classroom misbehavior

How best reduce school suspensions? – Teacher argues the answer is not ignoring classroom misbehavior

May. 29 |     By Charles Hallman  Staff Writer   St. Paul Public Schools’ (SPPS) Black suspension rate dropped only two percent from 2010-11 to 2011-12. Black students there still receive nearly 70 percent of all suspensions. Aaron BennerPhoto...

Speculation runs wild in Franklin shooting case — Without an ‘official’ report, family and friends remain skeptical

Speculation runs wild in Franklin shooting case — Without an ‘official’ report, family and friends remain skeptical

May. 29 |     By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   Terrance Franklin, the 22-year-old who on May 10 was shot and killed in the basement of a South Minneapolis home by police after a pursuit, appeared to have been shot five times in the back of...

Dred Scott’s story a ‘springboard’ into authentic Black history

Dred Scott’s story a ‘springboard’ into authentic Black history

May. 29 | That in turn can help free both U.S. Whites and Blacks   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   She always knew about them, but Dred and Harriet Scott’s great-great granddaughter says she’s learning more about them every day. Lynne Jackson heads...

John Legend urges educational reform as top priority

John Legend urges educational reform as top priority

May. 29 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Fixing U.S. schools must be a top priority, says award-winning singer-songwriter John Legend, who spoke last week at the Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul in the second Minneapolis Foundation RESET...

Report estimates job growth in water treatment — Most jobs require less than a two-year degree

Report estimates job growth in water treatment — Most jobs require less than a two-year degree

May. 29 |       By Charles Hallman Staff writer   Water is essential as both a source of energy production as well as a through treatment and distribution. According to a 2011 Green for All report, water shortages in the next five years...

Penn Gas Stop joins healthy eating project in N. Mpls

Penn Gas Stop joins healthy eating project in N. Mpls

May. 29 |     By Makula Dunbar Contributing Writer     If you look closely between the two “No Trespassing” signs on the outside of Penn Gas Stop, an improved addition is advertised on another sign: fresh produce. As a part of the Healthy...

Mpls to build 100 green  homes on city’s North Side

Mpls to build 100 green homes on city’s North Side

May. 29 |   Welcome, MSR readers, to a new section you will see appear regularly in these pages, something we call Green2Green. Most of you by now have heard of the green movement to clean up our planet, stop the waste of precious natural resources, and...

Climate change is the defining issue of our time

Climate change is the defining issue of our time

May. 29 |     During his State of the Union address, President Barak Obama proposed that the United States take the lead internationally to address climate change. He quoted John F. Kennedy, who said, “Our problems are man-made, therefore they may...

Landscape Revival: Native Plant Expo and Market

Landscape Revival: Native Plant Expo and Market

May. 29 |     Welcome, MSR readers, to a new section you will see appear regularly in these pages, something we call Green2Green. Most of you by now have heard of the green movement to clean up our planet, stop the waste of precious natural resources,...

Dwight Hobbes’ Black and Single Blues

Dwight Hobbes’ Black and Single Blues

May. 29 |     Editor’s note: This is the 16th episode of “Black & Single Blues” since the series began in our February 14 issue. Thus far, Dwight Hobbes’ continuation and expansion of a story that originally appeared in Essence magazine...
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