Education

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Slow Movement Toward Inclusive Curriculum

“To start having a curriculum that reflects all the people of the United States,” said Garrett, “we must start looking at things differently.”

  • 12/25/2020
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Conversation With Acooa Ellis on Education

“It’s a red flag for me, very much top of mind — the impact of compounding societal challenges on education outcomes for kids who are already behind in access to opportunities.”

  • 12/16/2020
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Sondra Samuels & New York Times columnist Tom Friedman

A recent conversation titled “Handle With Care” featured Sondra Samuels, founder and CEO of the Northside Achievement Zone, and Tom

  • 12/05/2020
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Jael Kerandi: Called to Action

“We no longer wish to have a meeting or come to an agreement. There is no middle ground.”

  • 11/25/2020
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Marny Xiong: Lasting Legacy

From a student, to a school administrative manager at Minneapolis Public Schools Hmong International Academy, to chairwoman of the St. Paul Board of Education, Xiong was an advocate for education.

  • 11/25/2020
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In the News: December 2020

A nurse called attention in September to hysterectomies performed by a gynecologist on detained migrants without their full consent.

  • 11/25/2020
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Mobilizing New Voters

I began having conversations with my peers, asking if they had plans to vote. Many responded, “no, it does not pertain to me” or “I do not have time.”

  • 09/22/2020
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Women Save Our Democracy

Studies and anecdotal evidence show that women lead differently than men and tend to be more collaborative and more civil.

  • 09/22/2020

Tapestry: Working in Collaboration

Ignition versus numbness (Jessi Martinez), bridging Iraqi and American identities (Jessica Belt Saem Eldahr), building coalition around antiracism work (Erika Thorne), education amidst COVID (Aaliyah Hodge), and claiming identity among immigrants as storytellers (Susan Bosher)

  • 08/25/2020
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Qorsho Hassan: 2020 Minnesota State Teacher of the Year

My hope is that more educators and educational leaders realize how white supremacy is embedded in our educational system and how to best support students of color with these barriers, including advocating for the retention of teachers of color.

  • 08/13/2020
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Climate Land Leaders

How Minnesota Women Are Restoring the Earth

  • 06/24/2020
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How I Finally Moved Toward Solar Energy

It took me about two weeks to wade through enough information to understand the value of solar. By then I had run out of excuses to not make a decision to move ahead.

  • 06/24/2020