Metropolitan State University President Sue Hammersmith announces retirement
Monday, 14 October 2013 11:18
Sue Hammersmith, president of Metropolitan State University, has announced that she will retire at the end of her current contract on June 30, 2014. She has been president of Metropolitan State since 2008.
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) released its Multiple Measurement Ratings (MMRs) this week and several Minneapolis public schools show progress in academic growth. Thirteen schools are highlighted for positive gains.
Former Minneapolis Mayor and U. S. Representative Don Fraser started what has become the Minnesota Achievement Gap Committee in 2005. Since then the Committee has organized six to ten forums a year on either good work being done to eliminate the achievement/opportunity/culture gap or on critical issues that affect the educational outcomes of our children in Minnesota. You can learn more about the committee and see videos of many of our archived forums on our website, www.mnachievementgap.org.
Parent vigilance works: Getting help for learning disorders in Minneapolis schools
Monday, 23 September 2013 13:05
Sarah Lahm, TC Daily Planet
For Samantha Pree-Stinson and her husband, Preston Stinson, making sure their oldest son is getting the help he needs at school has not been easy. Their son, who is now in eighth grade at Northeast Middle School (NEMS) in Minneapolis, has had an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) since fifth grade, and noticeable speech and spelling issues since before starting school.
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 11:03
Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – President Obama's proposal to make colleges more affordable has some good points, but could disproportionately harm Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), many of whom are already reeling from changes in the college student loan program that is causing fewer students to remain enrolled in Black colleges, according to education experts.
Superintendent announces new organizational structure
Thursday, 12 September 2013 12:07
To promote greater collaboration between central office departments and schools, Dr. Bernadeia Johnson, superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), announced major changes to the school district's organizational chart.
Pete Rhodes, chairman, Urban Mass Media Group, executive director, Black Music America Network. Carol Maillard, Sweet Honey in the Rock. Karen L. Charles, artistic director, Threads Dance Project. Phyllis Gilliam, Sunday's Best.