Struggling schools leverage arts to improve student engagement
Monday, 09 June 2014 15:08
Perpich Center for Arts Education has chosen Bethune Elementary School in Minneapolis as one of four schools to participate in Turnaround Arts: Minnesota, a national initiative designed to narrow the achievement gap and improve student engagement through the arts.
White House committee selects state agencies, Perpich Center and Arts Board, for prestigious arts initiative to help improve schools in Minnesota
Monday, 09 June 2014 14:20
Washington, D.C. – The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities announced that Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley has been selected to direct the Minnesota program of the national arts education initiative, Turnaround Arts, to help turn around school performance.
After-school and summer meals at the Jerry Gamble and East Side Clubs
Monday, 09 June 2014 14:18
CKC Good Food and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities have partnered to provide after-school and summer meals to youth up to age 18 at the nonprofit's Jerry Gamble Club in North Minneapolis and the East Side Club in Saint Paul. As part of the At-Risk After-School Meal program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Minnesota Department of Education, the partnership helps fill a nutritional gap for at-risk youth. The nonprofit anticipates serving 100 to 200 meals each day at the two clubs.
Adult learner Edith Tlaseca achieves graduation; focuses on next phase of her education journey
Thursday, 29 May 2014 11:01
The Adult Academic Program (AAP) of Robbinsdale Area Schools held its annual Adult Basic Education graduation on May 29. This year, AAP has served over 135 adult students helping them earn a GED or a high school diploma. Now these students can move on to the next phase of their educational journey which may be more schooling or job training. AAP students have all overcome a variety of life obstacles in order to achieve their diploma.
Melissa Jackson named new principal for Forest Elementary School
Monday, 12 May 2014 15:56
During the April 23 school board meeting, Robbinsdale Area Schools Superintendent Aldo Sicoli recommended Melissa Jackson as the new principal of Forest Elementary School, replacing longtime administrator Connie Grumdahl who retired at the end of 2013.
First Minnesota Malcolm X Conference to feature Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report
Monday, 12 May 2014 15:46
Is Malcolm X relevant today?
Ask most young people if they know who Malcolm X is and they will usually respond in the affirmative. The first annual Minnesota Malcolm X Conference, which will be held on Saturday, May 17 at North Community High School, 1500 James Ave., N., from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., was organized to educate people – especially young people –about Malcolm X and why he is still relevant today.