“We need the historian and philosopher to give us with trenchant pen, the story of our forefathers, and let our soul and body, with phosphorescent light, brighten the chasm that separates us. We should cling to them just as blood is thicker than water.”―Arturo Schomburg, legendary historian,…
Today, Governor Tim Walz announced the winner of the first $100,000 Minnesota college scholarship drawing for the “Kids Deserve a Shot” campaign is Kaitlyn Knutson of Plymouth, Minnesota. 16-year-old Kaitlyn got vaccinated to stay safe while being able to see her friends and family and doing…
A lot of time, resources, and energy is devoted every year to reimagining how to recruit the next incoming class of college students and attract a more diverse student body. However, if colleges and universities prioritize enrollment numbers over graduation rates, we are sustaining the statu…
Minnesota’s newest nursing school is officially accepting students – and the news comes at a critical time amid a nationwide shortage of nurses.
Reading, writing and math are often thought of as subjects that children learn in school. But as a psychologist who researches how families can help support learning at home, I have found that children can also learn those skills through everyday tasks and chores. One of these chores is prep…
Scholars trace the origin of hip-hop to a “back to school jam” that DJ Kool Herc threw in an apartment in the South Bronx in 1973. Today the music genre is one of the most popular in the U.S.
The American Cancer Society (ACS), along with four historically black medical schools including Charles Drew Medical School, Howard University, Meharry Medical College, and Morehouse School of Medicine, announced a groundbreaking Diversity in Cancer Research (DICR) Program to help improve di…
Facebook officials had internal research in March 2020 showing that Instagram – the social media platform most used by adolescents – is harmful to teen girls’ body image and well-being but swept those findings under the rug to continue conducting business as usual, according to a Sept. 14, 2…
In an up-close-and-personal tour of the workings of the Biden Administration and its commitment to addressing the most pressing issues facing Black youth – Derek Chauvin[ism] aside – the Michigan Chronicle participated in an in-depth conversation with top White House adviser Cedric Richmond,…
In 2015, seven families with children in traditional urban, suburban and charter schools filed a lawsuit against a number of entities including the state, the governor, the House of Representatives and the Senate.
We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams. Jimmie Carter
The U.S. Department of Education last week announced additional benefits, outreach, flexibilities, and guidance to assist students, federal student aid applicants, and institutions of higher educations.
Drs. Solen Feyissa and Senenge T. Andzenge have launched 'Jumping In,' a commentary podcast series on teaching, learning, technology and development.
UMN professor of African American and African Studies, Terrion L. Williamson has edited an anthology, Black in the Middle (Belt Publishing), which brings the voices of Black Midwesterners front and center. Filled with compelling narratives, thought-provoking analyses, and impactful commentar…
With distance learning plans rolling out across the country due to the coronavirus, Comcast today announced a new program for cities, schools, and nonprofits to connect large numbers of low-income K-12 students to the Internet at home. The “Internet Essentials Partnership Program” is designe…
According to a new survey by Junior Achievement (JA) and the PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) nearly half (49%) of graduating seniors say their post-secondary plans have changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Penguin Young Readers, Random House Children’s Books, and PBS KIDS are presenting a special collaboration with former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, in support of the recently announced “Read Together, Be Together” Penguin Random House literacy initiative and PBS KIDS’ “Re…
Vibrant photos of scholars, faculty and administrators in hard hats and holding shovels, are generating excitement as the Friendship Academy of the Arts prepares for a Friday live-streamed virtual groundbreaking ceremony.
The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication announced the Fall 2019 class of distinguished adjunct fellows who join the faculty to support inclusion, equity and diversity in our courses.
Rodney Robinson, a 19-year teaching veteran who became a teacher to honor his mother and who struggled to receive an education after being denied one as a child due to segregation and poverty in rural Virginia, was named the 2019 National Teacher of the Year by the Council of Chief State Sch…
Aye Win and Isabella Brown from Como Park Senior High School in St. Paul, Israel Glenn and Kenija Wallace from North Community High School in Minneapolis and Jasmine Salter from Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis were recently announced as the 2019 Beat the Odds scholarship recipients.
State Sen. Patricia Torres Ray (DFL-Minneapolis) and State Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein (DFL-New Brighton) introduced legislation to increase the percentage of teachers of color and American Indian teachers (TOCAIT) in Minnesota classrooms.
Jack and Jill of America Inc., Minneapolis Chapter, will host its annual Rites of Passage Community Celebration March 9 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis.
At a Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce event held recently on our campus, business representatives in attendance were asked, “How will businesses solve the region’s dual problem of having an overall shortage of technical workers and an increasingly complex work environment?”
Innocent Classroom is hosting Innocence, Disciplinary Disparities, and the Relationship Gap, Feb. 19 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Mortenson Constriction, 700 Meadow Ln. N., Minneapolis.
Dr. Nicki Washington doesn’t want to be known as a “unicorn” – someone who’s a rarity in his or her field.
Paisley Park announced a new partnership with Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), providing a structured program to welcome more students into Prince’s iconic creative sanctuary.
The Division of Equity and Inclusion at Minneapolis College announced the placement of permanent staffing dedicated to helping bridge the city’s educational opportunity gap.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Center for Policy Analysis and Research (CPAR) at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) released the inaugural issue of a multidisciplinary journal focusing exclusively on public policy issues related to Black politics in the United States.
The new Academic Success Center at Minneapolis College opened its doors in time for the more than 6,700 students attending the College this fall.
Bondo Nyembwe has been named to the board of directors of Cultural Jambalaya, an educational nonprofit that seeks to broaden world views of students and breaks down cultural barriers.
Minneapolis College (formerly Minneapolis Community and Technical College) President Sharon Pierce has been named to the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Commission on Student Success.
The Minnesota Department of Human Rights (DHR) reached settlement agreements or tentative agreements with 39 of the charter schools or school districts to reduce disparities in suspensions and expulsions for students with disabilities and students of color for non-safety related incidents.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 6,000 educators from every state will come together to address the issues facing schools, students and the teaching profession during the NEA’s 156th Annual Meeting and 97th Representative Assembly (RA) June 30 to July 5 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in M…
Boston – Hip-hop artist, producer, event producer and Insight News contributor, Toki Wright, has been named assistant chair of Berklee’s Professional Music Department.
UNCF Twin Cities will host the sixth annual Twin Cities Masked Ball on Saturday (May 12), at U.S. Bank Stadium.
As the cost of college grows, research shows so does the number of hungry and homeless students at colleges and universities across the country.
(TriceEdneyWire.com) – The housing crisis that caused more than nine million people to suffer foreclosure and even homelessness due to the economic slump across the U. S. 10 years ago, has now fully recovered for everyone … everyone except people of color; especially African-Americans.
With an eye on transforming teacher preparation and building strong talent pipelines for P-12 education, the University of St. Thomas announces the appointment of Dr. Kathlene Holmes Campbell as the dean of the School of Education beginning June 1.
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