Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis is making the grade
Monday, 03 August 2015 00:57
The fifth class of seniors from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis graduated this spring with every single senior receiving an acceptance letter to a 2- or 4-year college. In total, the seniors applied to 98 colleges in 27 states and 2 foreign countries for a total of 229 acceptances. The school's seniors were also awarded $1.37 million dollars in scholarships for their first year of college.
Ball-Lacy seeks to launch reality show highlighting Blacks in STEM
Friday, 24 July 2015 12:33
Harry Colbert, Jr.
Let’s face it: reality television is not doing Black people any favors. Often, the prevailing image of Black people in almost every reality show is one of dysfunction, savagery and buffoonery. Seldom are African-Americans shown in a positive light. Even those who have achieved successes prior to television somehow seem cartoonish when shown under the lights of reality TV.
Klobuchar provisions to help ensure all students receive a quality education pass Senate
Thursday, 16 July 2015 15:38
Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) announced that her provisions to help ensure that all students receive a quality education passed the Senate as part of the Every Child Achieves Act. The three provisions that Klobuchar authored would help expand STEM opportunities, improve teacher and principal retention, and reduce chronic absenteeism.
Education Minnesota applauds Senate passage of U.S. Every Child Achieves Act
Thursday, 16 July 2015 15:36
Education Minnesota President Denise Specht released the following statement in reaction to passage by the U.S. Senate of the Every Child Achieves Act, the bipartisan overhaul of the No Child Left Behind law.
MPS represents school nutrition interests at White House forum
Thursday, 02 July 2015 15:16
Minneapolis Public Schools' Director of Culinary and Nutrition Services Bertrand Weber represented school districts from across the country at the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship last week. The forum brought together key human and animal health groups involved in antibiotic stewardship, which is the development, promotion and implementation of activities to ensure the responsible use of antibiotics.