Category Archives: Positive Practices

American Indian Success Program: Minneapolis Community and Technical College

http://www.minneapolis.edu/Student-Services/Support-Services/American-Indian-Success-Program The American Indian Success Program is designed to support and foster the educational success of American Indian students attending Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC). Our goal is to create a strong and united cultural community on campus that … Continue reading

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Black Storytellers Conference September 24-26 in the Twin Cities

http://www.blackstorytellers.com/

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Guidelines for Improving School Climate and Discipline

The Department of Education has released guidelines to support improvement of school climate and reduction of discipline disparities. Elements of the guidelines focus on 3 core areas: (1) Climate and Prevention, (2) Appropriate expectations and consequences (including use of school … Continue reading

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National PTA: Overcoming Obstacles to Parent Involvement

A link to ideas from the National PTA on methods to support parent involvement: http://www.pta.org/programs/content.cfm?ItemNumber=1101

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Resouce: National Association for the Education of African American Children with Learning Disabilities (AACLD)

This web page provides information to parents of African American Children with Learning Disabilities. Content includes a glossary of educational terms that are helpful for parents to review, and a review of laws related to special education services. http://aacld.org/

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African American Leadership Forum, A Crisis in Our Community: The Five Education Gaps

The attached article was produced by the African American Leadership Forum in the twin cities. The article emphasizes five types of gaps where African-American students are impacted in a negative way, including (1) preparation gap, (2) belief gap, (3) time … Continue reading

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Join dialogue on race: October 17 Minneapolis Convention Center

On Wednesday, Oct. 17, the Minneapolis YWCA will celebrate 10 years of hosting the  annual “It’s Time To Talk:  Forum on Race.”  This event will include a presentation by the Mixed Blood Theatre. More information can be found at https://www.ywcampls.org/events/its_time_to_talk_forums_on_race/Continue reading

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