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MPS aims for new level of Black student achievement in 2014-15

MPS aims for new level of Black student achievement in 2014-15

Apr. 16 | Mentors, new programs part of plan to ‘normalize success’   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   An estimated 80 local Black men met with Black male students last Friday morning as part of the 100 Strong Who Care mentoring program that Minneapolis...

Mpls Public Schools to assess impact of all policies,  procedures on race equity

Mpls Public Schools to assess impact of all policies, procedures on race equity

Mar. 19 | Community members encouraged to participate and be heard     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) officials have announced that all future district policies, practices, programs and procedures, as well as the...

Gary Cunningham gives back, as his uncle Moe taught him

Gary Cunningham gives back, as his uncle Moe taught him

Mar. 14 | The ‘one story’ of European colonialism informs his work By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Minneapolis-native Gary Cunningham’s career has been long and varied, and his résumé reads like a “Who’s Who” of local government...

MPS settles lawsuit, establishes fund to compensate students

MPS settles lawsuit, establishes fund to compensate students

Sep. 18 | Classes taught by unlicensed teachers led some to lose required credits   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) will establish a compensatory fund for former Broadway High School students to settle a class-action...

Mpls. Board of Education Director Hussein Samatar dies at age 45

Mpls. Board of Education Director Hussein Samatar dies at age 45

Aug. 28 |       On Sunday, August 25, influential Somali business leader and groundbreaking Minneapolis Board of Education Director Hussein Samatar died of complications from leukemia. He was 45. In 2010, Samatar became the first Somali-American...

Run & Shoot League ‘catches’ kids  to grow future leaders

Run & Shoot League ‘catches’ kids to grow future leaders

Aug. 14 |       The idea for the Run & Shoot High School Basketball League came about three years ago, says its founder-director. He didn’t know at the time where it would lead. When Dunwoody Academy moved into North High’s building in...

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...

Hiring, retaining more teachers of color urged by MPS superintendent

Hiring, retaining more teachers of color urged by MPS superintendent

May. 22 |     Some see ‘bold leadership’ in her proposals prior to union negotiations By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) Superintendent Dr. Bernadeia Johnson is asking the community to support her new district...

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...

Does Minnesota need a ‘13th’ grade?

Does Minnesota need a ‘13th’ grade?

May. 15 |     By Donald Allen Contributing Writer   The Minnesota House of Representatives have enacted a bill attempting to establish a “13th” grade pilot project based in north Minneapolis. The bill, H.F. 1149 is part of an education and...