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‘Educating Our Children’ Archives

States universal pre-school program might crush Montessori and other family-friendly school programs

States universal pre-school program might crush Montessori and other family-friendly school programs

Montessori and other family-friendly school programs should be apart of any distribution of state funds. Governor Mark Dayton and state legislators must consider redirecting school-earmarked funding to Montessori and other local programs that prepare pre-K learners for kindergarten. Related story: Making time for kids? Study says quality [...]

Study investigates high discipline rates among Black girls

Study investigates high discipline rates among Black girls

Is there a historic reason why black girls are punished. (Photo: Fair use) By Camden Copeland, Guest Columnist - IBNN Black girls are disciplined at higher rates and with harsher consequences than their White counterparts, according to a new report from Columbia Law School's Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies. The [...]

Fantastic Four says: Star Tribune stadium story was off the mark…Please explain “the mark” in black bodies working on the People’s Stadium

Fantastic Four says: Star Tribune stadium story was off the mark…Please explain “the mark” in black bodies working on the People’s Stadium

If it smells like a fart, maybe is it a fart. Some of the people in this group-write will make you think you have to pay your bar tab if you were a passenger on the Titanic. (photo - The Wrong Stuff on Facebook - Fair Use). “Sources within organized labor confirm the Vikings stadium employment fraud being perpetrated on communities of color. [...]

Interview with Better Ed president Devin C. Foley on the Ron and Don Show – Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.

Interview with Better Ed president Devin C. Foley on the Ron and Don Show – Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.

“The simple reality is that the education system has failed, particularly for minorities. The Minneapolis school district spends $21,000 per student per year, but currently less than 25% of black students are reading at or above grade level. If the system cannot adequately help large segments of the population, then we need a new system of [...]

Why Teachers Have Low Expectations for Black and Latino Students

Related story: Mother Furious When a Suicide Contract is Given to Her 5 Year Old at School By: Krystle Crossman - Guest Columnist, Originally post on TheBlackHomeSchool.com A teacher is someone that should be a source of support and inspiration for a student. Unfortunately for minority students this is not often the case. Many do poorly in [...]

If Minneapolis wants the youth violence to stop, hire K.G. Wilson right away!

If Minneapolis wants the youth violence to stop, hire K.G. Wilson right away!

K.G. Wilson is the only black leader who can stop youth violence by black people in the Twin Cities. (photo: Facebook - Fair Use) With the bloody St. Patrick's Day violence in downtown Minneapolis (totally uncalled for), the last hope the city of Minneapolis has is to dump the usual suspects and hire a man of integrity to collaborate with [...]

If Black and Native American Minnesotans cannot be positioned for the education of our children, stick a fork in us we’re done

If Black and Native American Minnesotans cannot be positioned for the education of our children, stick a fork in us we’re done

People at the Minnesota Department of Education and the Board of Teaching do not want voices of action on any committees. Especially if you do not have the same political affiliations. If we cannot get in with cordial and diplomatic relationships, we are done...stick a fork (a pitch fork) in us. (photo: The Wrong Stuff - Fair Use) The Minnesota [...]

Interviews with Council on Black Minnesotans executive director Ed McDonald and board chairman Patwin Lawrence – LIVE on The Ron and Don Show…Wednesday!

Interviews with Council on Black Minnesotans executive director Ed McDonald and board chairman Patwin Lawrence – LIVE on The Ron and Don Show…Wednesday!

The Council on Black Minnesotans. LIKE their page on Facebook today! On Wednesday, Feb. 18, the Ron and Don Show uses one of their many platforms to get the truth to the people. To listen, click here at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday night. Phone lines will be open at (347) 426-3904 Post by Ronald A. Edwards – Co-host, The Ron and Don Show on [...]

Open Letter to: Minnesota Board of Teaching…shame on you!

Open Letter to: Minnesota Board of Teaching…shame on you!

Related story: The Techies Who Are Hacking Education by Homeschooling Their Kids Sometimes the force of ignorance is cumulative. ~Don Allen By Don Allen, Founder - IBNN NEWS WTF...are you serious? How is there a 0.4 Native American teacher?  (MinnCan-http://mnstateofed2014.minncan.org - Fair use) Roseville, Minn. - I get it. In some [...]

The Email March – Minnesota’s Educational challenges have been solved

The Email March – Minnesota’s Educational challenges have been solved

A solution has been found to stop the eliminate the generational disparities of children of color before they hit the public school system. Now, will the school system be ready? Make certain your child is ready to read, count and understand positive expectations. Prove to yourself that you understand positive expectations for your child by [...]

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