Empowering youth through digital involvement in North Minneapolis
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 16:05
Ge Gao, TC Daily Planet
Dr. Lanise Block believes that digital applications and digital instructions are powerful tools to engage students to learn. As the founder of Digital Empowerment Academy and an educator for 18 years, Block works with students, especially in North Minneapolis, to share digital tools and learning.
African American parents want school board to 'double down' their efforts
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 15:59
Sheila Regan, TC Daily Planet
Members of the Parents of African American Students Advisory Council (PAASAC) met in Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) district headquarters Thursday, June 12, for a listening session with three school board members about issues they hoped to address with the board. Attended by about 18 people, including board members Keith Hardy, Mary Doran and John Broderick, as well as Chief Executive Officer Michelle Walker, the listening session focused on a need for more African American-focused curriculum, more African American and teachers of color, and stronger steps toward ending the achievement gap.
Saint Paul Public Schools to provide free summer meals at more than 70 locations
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 15:33
Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) will provide free meals this summer to children 18 years old and younger, and people 19 years of age and older who have a mental or physical disability and who participate during the school year in a public or private non-profit school program for the mentally or physically disabled.