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Courageous Conversations program confronts systemic racism in education

Courageous Conversations program confronts systemic racism in education

Jul. 10 |   Acknowledging that ‘race matters’ is a first step in reducing Black suspensions       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   In the recent MSR six-part series on Black suspensions, several school districts — including...

U of M student becomes seventh Black to serve on Board of Regents — The first, Josie Johnson, urges continuing the fight for diversity

U of M student becomes seventh Black to serve on Board of Regents — The first, Josie Johnson, urges continuing the fight for diversity

Jun. 19 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The 12-member University of Minnesota Board of Regents is the school’s governing body. Its members are elected by the Minnesota Legislature and serve without pay. Eight members represent the state’s...

Schools seek remedies to racial suspension gap

Schools seek remedies to racial suspension gap

Jun. 12 |       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Black students nationwide are suspended at least twice more frequently than any other student group and up to three times more often in many Twin Cities metro area urban and suburban school...

Black school suspensions twice the population rates  in St. Paul suburbs

Black school suspensions twice the population rates in St. Paul suburbs

Jun. 5 |   Claims of progress challenged         By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   FIFTH IN A SERIES   According to 2010-11 and 2011-12 Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) suspension data, nine of 11 St. Paul suburban school...

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...

MPS Black student suspensions twice state average

MPS Black student suspensions twice state average

May. 22 |     Taye The district aims for more consistent discipline among schools, teachers     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   According to Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) data from the last two school years, the suspension...

Suburban Black student suspensions show little improvement in 2010-12

Suburban Black student suspensions show little improvement in 2010-12

May. 15 |   In some cases, the disproportionately high rates are growing worse       Second in a series     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   In last week’s edition, the MSR reviewed 2009 suspension data from several suburban...

Black suspensions more than double other students’ in suburban schools

Black suspensions more than double other students’ in suburban schools

May. 8 |     Hopkins students feel disrespected by school officials   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     On April 26, Black Hopkins high school students walked out during the school’s last hour of the day. They complained of unfair...

Patience: When is it no longer a virtue?

Patience: When is it no longer a virtue?

Apr. 24 | Many of us here at the MSR recall being taught by our elders that “Patience is a virtue,” and very often we have found their advice to be true. Often, if we wait and exercise patience, in time what is fair and what is just will prevail. Those...

Is doll-hanging incident a result of ignorance or callousness?

Is doll-hanging incident a result of ignorance or callousness?

Jan. 30 |   Someone once said that “the problem with the past is it’s not quite past.” Ironically, the hanging of a Black doll and the dragging of it through school at Minneapolis Washburn was a reminder that the past is not quite past us in our...