Insight News

Saturday
Oct 25th

Education

Imagining the Possibilities of Risen Expectations

Imagining the Possibilities of Risen ExpectationsRisen Christ School continues to push its motto of preparing children for success in work and life by exposing them to local entrepreneurs and business owners in the Twin Cities area with their program Imagine Possibilities. Serving a predominantly Latin and African American child population, grades K–8, Fran Murnane, Director of Development, found it vital to introduce students to successful entrepreneurs, specifically ones of color. With the help of Yvonne Cheung Ho, president and CEO of Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA) and others, Risen Christ has set out to ensure their 8th graders have a head start on their futures.
Read more...
 

Report on remedial education shows gaps in college preparation

According to a new report—Getting Prepared: A 2010 Report on Recent High School Graduates Who Took Developmental/Remedial Courses, released by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the University of Minnesota—40% of Minnesota's recent public high school graduates who enrolled in public higher education in the state have taken at least one developmental or remedial course within two years after graduation: up slightly from 38%, three years ago.
Read more...

HBCUs critical to education goals

HBCUs critical to education goals(FinalCall.com) - The nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have served this country since 1837.

They educated freed slaves, offering educational opportunities not afforded to Blacks at White institutions during the days of legally mandated segregation.

Many highly successful CEOs, doctors, entertainers, educators, lawyers, engineers, and politicians graduated from these institutions.
Read more...

New Research Finds Tough Times for Black Children

Key Black Community Leaders Commit to Crusade to Confront Crisis

As the country remembers the dream of Martin Luther King, Jr., 40% of Black children are born poor. In the fourth grade, 85% of Black children cannot read nor do grade level math and later almost half drop out of school. A Black boy born in 2001 has a 1 in 3 chance of going to prison sometime in his lifetime.

A new report shows the vast majority of America's Black community, 7 in 10 adults, view these as tough or very bad times for Black children and many see poor Black youth falling further behind. A majority of Black adults believe that half or more of all Black children will experience, before reaching adulthood, racial profiling from law enforcement, getting in trouble with the law, serving time in jail or prison, and being denied important opportunities because of their race.
Read more...

Admission Possible offers opportunity to college grads

St. Paul-based nonprofit—Admission Possible—is recruiting to fill more than 80 AmeriCorps positions in the next two months. The nonprofit offers free college prep programming to low-income students and is looking for high school and college coaches, community and event organizers and external relations team members.
Read more...

Seminar for charter developers

Seminar for charter developersMinnesota Association of Charter Schools provides primer seminar to charter developers.

The MN Association of Charter Schools is offering a basic information seminar designed for those exploring the development of a public charter school in Minnesota.

This seminar, entitled “So You Want to Start a Charter School,” provides an overview of the chartering process in Minnesota: the purposes of charters, authorizing, contracting, legal requirements, funding, and the process from concept to reality. This seminar is intended to provide participants with answers to their big questions.
Read more...

Pierre Bottineau is state’s fi rst self-governed school

Pierre Bottineau French Immersion is the first school to open in Minnesota under the District-Created Site-Governed Schools law (123B.04), which was passed by the Minnesota legislature in 2009. The Minneapolis Board of Education approved the proposal in March of 2010 and the new public elementary school will open its doors in north Minneapolis in the fall of 2011.

The development of new schools, which includes Self-Governed Schools (SGS), is one of the core strategies in the MPS Strategic Plan to address the lowest 25% of low performing schools.  New schools aim to bring Minneapolis families a portfolio of quality schools with strong leaders and proven models to dramatically improve student achievement and close the achievement gap.
Read more...
Page 61 of 89

Recent Comments

Powered by Disqus



Facebook Twitter RSS Image Map

Latest show

  • October 14, 2014
    Demetrius Pendleton, Clyde Bellecourt, David Glass, Henry Wusha, Joey Brenner, Spike Moss and Tyrone Terrill.

Business & Community Service Network