Student Noah Branch named to Minneapolis Board of Education
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 15:44
The Minneapolis Board of Education welcome Noah Branch to the school board as its first student representative.
Branch is a sophomore at Patrick Henry High School and a proud north Minneapolis resident. He is actively involved in City Wide Student Government and The Movement, Patrick Henry's student council. Branch credits The Movement with helping him develop a more critical and conscious lens on the world around him and a passion to address issues and challenge injustices.
Robbinsdale Area Schools teacher among 30 Minnesota Teacher of the Year semifinalists
Thursday, 26 February 2015 15:33
Sonnesyn Elementary School EL teacher Ann St. Clair is one of 30 semifinalists for this year's Minnesota Teacher of the Year honor. A selection panel of 24 community leaders chose the semifinalists from an initial field of 123 candidates from across the state.
In a city in which local charter schools have historically struggled to reach enrollment targets, Hiawatha Academies has accepted enough applications to require a lottery at each grade level, Kindergarten through grade 9.
Project SPIRIT staff were asked the question: How were you similar to Project SPIRIT students? Their responses included: in foster care, talkative, lacked confidence, unstable home life, academic struggles, single parent households, low-income, and more.
Crystal McCrary, director of the film 'Little Ballers'. Carmen Robles, associate editor for Afrodescendientes in Insight News. Mohamud Noor, interim director of the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota.