In most schools and programs throughout the Twin Cities and throughout America, students are not taught about the tremendous sacrifices that African Americans have made for the development of the United States.
Minnesota college choices: Students wary of taking out loans
Thursday, 15 August 2013 13:54
Sheila Regan, TC Daily Planet
Fadumo Ali had her heart set on attending Loyola University in Chicago this year, but ultimately, she chose to go to the University of St. Thomas instead. The deciding factor? Ali didn't want to begin college by taking out a large loan, with the prospect of more large loans each year. The financial aid package Loyola offered her just wasn't enough.
MPS to roll out enrollment bus, extend summer registration office hours
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 13:06
In an effort to reach more families and enroll children in school, Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) is taking student enrollment to the streets with a mobile enrollment bus. The bus will make stops at key locations throughout Minneapolis before the start of school to accommodate families who may have barriers to visiting one of the school district's two placement centers. English language assessments will also be provided.
Hamline and Teach for America as partners: A mixed review
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 14:14
Sarah Lahm, TC Daily Planet
Teach for America is currently in talks with Hamline University about the partnership the two share, as TFA conducts its summer training "Institutes" in locations around the United States. For now, the TFA/Hamline partnership will continue, but TFA is also hoping to partner with the University of Minnesota, possibly in order to locate a training institute in Minnesota.
Helping your kids be successful in college and beyond
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 15:14
(StatePoint) With so much emphasis placed on getting into college, the importance of succeeding once there is often lost. Less than half of U.S. students who enter a four-year college receive degrees within six years.
Retooling the employment strategy for today's college students
Tuesday, 30 July 2013 12:59
Dr. Daryl Green
Picking the right job candidate is not easy. I was given the task of recommending college students for summer employment for my organization. I promptly pulled together a team of both seasoned professionals and recent college grads to make the job selection. We reviewed more than 100 resumes and interviewed several candidates. We had to make these selections quickly. To my surprise, I was flabbergasted at the lack of employment preparation for by some people.
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.