PARENTING: Tips to make playtime educational and fun
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 11:11
(StatePoint) Playtime should be fun, but who says it can't also be beneficial to kids? From imaginative play that expands creativity to toys that develop crucial motor skills, kids' play can be a time when learning and fun go hand in hand.
Minneapolis school district shows positive trends in reading, math, science
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 13:57
Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) continues to see positive trends in MCA results for almost all student subgroups in reading, math and science. One of the more notable academic improvements was among students who participated in last school year's mid-year strategies, an increase of six percentage points. Additionally, student gains in both reading and math at grades five and eight significantly outpaced those at the state level. District-wide math and science results increased one percent, while reading results remained steady.
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 15:35
Jazelle Hunt, NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – For the past 40 years, Jawanza Kunjufu has dedicated his life to uplifting African Americans through education and empowerment. His work as an educational consultant and author of 33 books has centered on the plight and triumphs of African American boys and men – until now.
Preschools and elementary schools across the Twin Cities, most of them located in north Minneapolis, have an immediate need for more than 150 full- and part-time literacy tutors and math tutors for the 2014-15 school year.