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Some class sizes reduced in new  St. Paul teachers’ contract

Some class sizes reduced in new St. Paul teachers’ contract

Apr. 25 | Trust an ongoing issue between teachers, district   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     The St. Paul Federation of Teachers (SPFT) and St. Paul Public Schools (SPPS) both cite “seven community-developed priorities” in the three-year...

Race discrimination persists in school discipline practices

Race discrimination persists in school discipline practices

Jan. 23 | By Mary Turck Contributing Writer   In early January, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder jointly announced new federal guidelines on school discipline. Why? “Racial discrimination in school discipline is a real...

St. Paul Public Schools invests over $1 million in California-based equity training — Evidence of reduced Black suspensions still inconclusive

St. Paul Public Schools invests over $1 million in California-based equity training — Evidence of reduced Black suspensions still inconclusive

Aug. 7 |       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   St. Paul Public Schools (SPPS) in 2010 began a five-year training plan to improve racial equity “at all levels” of the district. This year, the SPPS board voted five-to-one July 16 to...

Courageous Conversations program confronts systemic racism in education

Courageous Conversations program confronts systemic racism in education

Jul. 10 |   Acknowledging that ‘race matters’ is a first step in reducing Black suspensions       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   In the recent MSR six-part series on Black suspensions, several school districts — including...

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...

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...

Youth-focused Black History Month celebration planned

Youth-focused Black History Month celebration planned

Feb. 20 | Black parents also encouraged to participate   By Youthprise Staff Contributing Writers   “Renewing Hope in the Promise of Minnesota’s Youth” is an opportunity to commemorate Black History Month with a series of events on February...

Robin Hickman: community treasure

Robin Hickman: community treasure

Oct. 17 |   By Maya Beecham and Mahmoud El Kati Contributing Writers   Robin Hickman On a late, sunny fall afternoon at a busy café in St. Paul, a woman in her early 30’s talked with a teenage girl she was recently introduced to. The girl’s eyes...