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U of M takes on Minnesota’s school achievement gap — Community organizations collaborate on Northside research

U of M takes on Minnesota’s school achievement gap — Community organizations collaborate on Northside research

Aug. 14 |   First of a two-part story   By Lauretta Dawolo Towns Contributing Writer Last spring’s edition of Connect, a quarterly newsletter of the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), announced a major...

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...

Northside Achievement Zone  hiring mostly Northsiders

Northside Achievement Zone hiring mostly Northsiders

May. 1 |   Nontraditional approach seeks workers already ‘connected to the Zone’       By Vickie Evans-Nash  Editor-in-Chief   Lucretia Gill is a connector. She talks to families with children in North Minneapolis to determine their...

Entertainer shares his family’s love with Northside youth

Entertainer shares his family’s love with Northside youth

Oct. 24 |     Dennis Spears, successful local entertainer and beloved mentor to youth on the North Side, attributes much of his life success to a man who loved him unconditionally, taught him patiently, and provided steady examples of good citizenship...

Geoffrey Canada creates ‘A Small Army of Love’

Geoffrey Canada creates ‘A Small Army of Love’

Oct. 10 | Harlem Children’s Zone founder gives feedback on Northside Achievement Zone By James L. Stroud, Jr. Contributing Writer   If a revolutionary is a person dedicated to change in any establishment, like a school system, business, or a government...

Wanted: Northside residents with passion for helping families

Wanted: Northside residents with passion for helping families

Feb. 29 |     African American community members deliver message of the Zone   By Vickie Evans-Nash Contributing Writer  Later this summer, the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) will be hiring just under 30 people to fill new employment slots....

Northside Achievement Zone envisions a ‘tipping-point’ of success

Northside Achievement Zone envisions a ‘tipping-point’ of success

Feb. 22 |   By Vickie Evans-Nash Contributing Writer   Over the next five years, just over 1,000 families in an 18-by-13-block area of North Minneapolis will be participating in a $28 million social experiment. What is at stake is much more than...

Contract for Student Achievement can  transform our public schools

Contract for Student Achievement can transform our public schools

Nov. 16 |     Today the Black community has an opportunity to take real leadership in ending our cities’ persistent educational crisis. We have an opportunity to change the game by impacting the negotiations that are currently happening between...
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