School-choice lottery season ended in St. Paul recently with hundreds of families still on the outside looking in at a familiar list of high-demand schools.
Two summers ago, when Ryan Burnet and Victor Mills started a program that introduced north Minneapolis kids to the rigors of boxing, they couldn’t find a gym in the area.
Fue Xiong has always liked to write.
However, the 17-year-old senior at St. Paul’s Central High School was “speechless” when he found out he’ll keep company with literary greats like Jonathan Franzen, Neil Gaiman and Toni Morrison when his words appear on bags and cups at Chipotle restaurants, starting Monday.
For nearly a month, very few people connected with the highly acclaimed Rosemount High School marching band knew about the stunning news that awaited the musicians.
Isabel Rousmaniere cannot remember the last time she took a state-mandated standardized exam, and she is still in high school.
Rousmaniere, a senior at South High school in Minneapolis, is one of hundreds of students at the school who refuse to take the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments in math, reading and science, which wrap up in May.
Recent headlines haven't been kind to Como Park Senior High in St. Paul, but a spring break road trip this week proves it has many students who yearn to be leaders.
As part of its laudable goal to end family, youth, and child homelessness by 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued national instructions in its funding announcements, prioritizing investments in rapid re-housing, putting homeless people in apartments first, and then working to address their need for social services.
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman expressed unwavering confidence Thursday that he made the correct call in not prosecuting either officer involved in the shooting death of Jamar Clark, pointing to the DNA evidence in the case as a “truth serum,” but also questioned whether police could have avoided using deadly force during the altercation.
Activists fed up with police violence against African-Americans turned their anger toward Hennepin County’s top prosecutor Wednesday after he declined to charge two police officers in the shooting death of 24-year-old Jamar Clark.
White teachers and black teachers have different expectations for black students
Many in the education world talk about the power of expectations, expressing the belief that if adults in a school expect students to succeed, then students will rise to that expectation, and if adults expect failure — well, that, too, can be a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board