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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...

Fiscal cliff most threatening for Blacks, other communities of color

Fiscal cliff most threatening for Blacks, other communities of color

Dec. 19 |   Effects would add more hurt to Great Recession’s impact    By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Low- and moderate-income people will immediately be adversely affected if the country plunges over “the fiscal cliff” at the beginning...

Advocates of local Black business urge better-educated spending

Advocates of local Black business urge better-educated spending

May. 9 | Advocates of local Black business urge better-educated spending     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   According to a 2011 Nielsen consumers report, the U.S. Black population’s collective buying power is projected to be $1.1...

Minnesotans march  for Trayvon Martin

Minnesotans march for Trayvon Martin

Apr. 4 |     Attendees call for a ‘new beginning’ on solidarity, an end to racial profiling By Charles Hallman  Staff Writer   Thousands last week peacefully stood, marched, sang and chanted outside University of Minnesota’s Northrop...

Local law professor finds her calling in civil rights work

Local law professor finds her calling in civil rights work

Dec. 14 |     By James L. Stroud, Jr. Contributing Writer   On December 3, 2011, the Minnesota Jaycees organization held their Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans (TOYM) awards celebration at the Earle Brown Center in Brooklyn Park. Associate Professor...

Gang database  under review – Critics call for better way  to identify gang members

Gang database under review – Critics call for better way to identify gang members

Dec. 7 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The 1997 Minnesota Legislature mandated that a computerized criminal gang data system be set up to assist local law enforcement agencies statewide. The pros and cons of what became the Minnesota Criminal...
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