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AGH initiative promises to finally close MN Achievement Gap

AGH initiative promises to finally close MN Achievement Gap

Jul. 26 |   Satire is sometimes the best way for a writer to make a point, especially on topics that are simply so foolish as to invite a little constructive ridicule. Such is the case for the following commentary by MSR’s editor-in-chief. It originates...

New MPS director to focus on Black male achievement

New MPS director to focus on Black male achievement

Jul. 25 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) now has in place their new office that will specifically look at Black male student achievement. Michael Walker, a longtime district employee and most recently Roosevelt High...

Workshops help MPS students’  parents learn their rights

Workshops help MPS students’ parents learn their rights

Jun. 26 | Knowing these rights, they can better advocate for their children’s interests     By Brandi Phillips Contributing Writer   The is the first year Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) have hosted parent advocacy workshops in conjunction with...

Civil rights tour opened students’ eyes to Black history

Civil rights tour opened students’ eyes to Black history

May. 2 |  Spring break trip field trip encouraged thoughts of college, attending HBCUs   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Over 40 Minneapolis Public Schools’ (MPS) Black high school students, instead of spending spring break on a sunny beach,...

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...
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