Six young men and women have been welcomed as the 2006 Jackie Robinson Scholars at the University of Minnesota. Each will receive $7,200 annually for four years plus mentoring and career guidance.
As the University of Minnesota General College becomes the Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning in the College of Education and Human Development this summer, two former GC professors share their visions of the future for students, staff and faculty in their new home.
The annual “Stuff for School” campaign is underway by the National Council of Jewish Women in Minneapolis.
It’s hard to know for sure just what it takes to raise children who grow up to be successful adults. Is it a good education and other enrichment opportunities? Maybe it’s an environment that promotes learning or makes them feel connected to school and their community? Or maybe it’s a parenting style that includes clear, reasonable limits?
Black-Latino relations in the South may face difficult days ahead, predicts a recent study in Durham, NC. It shows that a majority of the city’s recently burgeoning Latino immigrants have negative stereotypes of African Americans and identify more with Whites.
On June 29, 2006 B-Girl Be: A Celebration of Women in Hip Hop kicks off with the Summit, a multidisciplinary gathering that brings together international, national and local girls and women who are using hip-hop dance in innovative and creative ways for live dance showcases, dialogues, workshops and networking opportunities.
In the not-too-distant past, struggling students in some of Baltimore County's high schools could have opted for courses like "Consumer Math" instead of algebra. They might have been nudged toward a host of easy classes that would get them to graduation day but would prepare them for little else in life.
For Gabrielle Wyatt, a key ingredient was missing from the official conversations about high schools with low test scores – the voices of her peers. As the student representative to the school board in Baltimore County, Md., she made it her job to talk with students about what motivates them or what holds them back when it comes to academics and planning for college.