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A silent campaign for the Mpls Board of Education election

A silent campaign for the Mpls Board of Education election

Apr. 2 |             Let life be breathed into the education debate. At stake are not only the lives of our children but also the prosperity and happiness killed by the poverty in our urban neighborhoods. I recommend that the...

The MSR 2013 year in review

The MSR 2013 year in review

Dec. 26 | The local Black press continues to publish stories “from our own lens”   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer This year, 2013, was historic as well as a year-long full of highs and lows: Two MSR reporters were among the national and international...

Mpls. school board approves measure to decrease suspension

Mpls. school board approves measure to decrease suspension

Dec. 26 | Superintendent disputes claims that schools are warehouses, mini-jails   Charles Hallman Staff Writer The Minneapolis School Board last week approved a new district-wide discipline policy. The “Behavior Standards Policy,” which will take...

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...

Black Minnesotans lobby at the State Capitol

Black Minnesotans lobby at the State Capitol

Mar. 27 |   Can the new ‘Black agenda’ move the community forward?    By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   There was nothing new revealed last week during the Council on Black Minnesotans (COBM) Lobby Day at the State Capitol presenting their Black...

South High food fight gives voice to Somali student’s frustrations

South High food fight gives voice to Somali student’s frustrations

Feb. 27 | One student response to turmoil is to “mix it up” culturally   By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   “We don’t feel safe,” said 16-year-old Kowsar Mohamed, a Somali student at South High, during a recent press conference addressing...

Racial Equity Report Card and legislative agenda announced

Racial Equity Report Card and legislative agenda announced

Feb. 13 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The Organizing Apprenticeship Project (OAP) called January 30 for a statewide racial equity agenda. It was introduced along with the organization’s seventh annual Racial Equity Report Card during a rally at...

School board member commits to focusing on achievement gap

School board member commits to focusing on achievement gap

Dec. 5 |         By Charles Hallman  Staff Writer     Second priority: effective school leadership   After years of being an advocate for her own children as well as the children of others, Kim Ellison took “the next...

Green Central enters new school year amid controversy

Green Central enters new school year amid controversy

Sep. 12 |     News Analysis By Mel Reeves Contributing Writer   “The Developmental Dual Language [DDL] program at Green [Central School] is a new approach, and starting new things — moving out of a comfort zone — is always a little threatening....