[caption id="attachment_25920" align="alignleft"]Robert Simmons[/caption]AchieveMpls’ 13th annual education luncheon “Young Men of Color: Promise. Potential, Power” takes place Thursday, Nov. 5.
[caption id="attachment_25880" align="alignleft"]stockvault.net[/caption]New preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Education shows that states continue to increase high school graduation rates and narrow the gap for traditionally underserved students, including low-income students, minority students, students with disabilities and English learners.
[caption id="attachment_25878" align="alignleft"]Caption: CBC Chairman G. K. Butterfield (at podium), seated House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton.[/caption]Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairman G. K. Butterfield (NC), House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD), Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA) and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC) Tuesday hosted a student roundtable at Howard University where they discussed sequestration and the disproportionate impact arbitrary cuts will have on minority communities, particularly to Pell Grant funding and student financial aid.
Betty Tapias-Heinrich, language services coordinator for Robbinsdale Area Schools, will be honored as the 2015 University of Minnesota – College of Continuing Education (CCE) Distinguished Educator.
Application period begins for nation’s largest undergraduate scholarship for high-achieving, low-income high school students
[caption id="attachment_25793" align="alignleft"]stockvault.net[/caption]The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is accepting applications for its College Scholarship Program, the largest undergraduate scholarship in the country. Students selected as Cooke Scholars will be awarded as much as $40,000 each year for four years for tuition, living expenses, books, and other required fees. Cooke scholarships are available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities.
[caption id="attachment_25744" align="alignleft"]Blessing Ogunyemi, a 2015 graduate from Robbinsdale Cooper High School, is one of 14 Cooper students who earned an International Baccalaureate Diploma this past summer. She is pictured here after presenting the final copy of her Extended Essay to a teacher mentor last December.[/caption]Fourteen Robbinsdale Cooper High School graduates from the Class of 2015 earned prestigious International Baccalaureate Diplomas this past summer.
[caption id="attachment_25741" align="alignleft"]Teron Buford, Assistant Director of Admissions, Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment, University of St. Thomas, leads a breakout discussion on race and economic issues within communities of color.[/caption]A diverse group of high school seniors from the Twin Cities found a safe space to discuss current events and concerns at the inaugural R.E.A.C.H. (Realizing Equity and Cultivating Hope) Summit hosted by the University of St. Thomas on Saturday, Sept. 12.
[caption id="attachment_25733" align="alignleft"]jobs.mpls.k12.mn.us[/caption]Earlier this month Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) released a statement that the district would “suspend suspensions” for all non-violent behavior.
ISAIAH president the Rev. Paul Slack said the move is one in the right direction.
The UNCF Empower Me Tour (EMT) – a free, traveling college- and career- readiness road show sponsored by UNCF (United Negro College Fund), the country’s largest and most effective minority education organization – will begin its eighth season with the Tour’s Twin Cities stop at University of St. Thomas on Saturday, October 10, 2015.