My colleagues and I will be attending the African American Leadership Forum Conference tomorrow at General Mills. The topic is “The Time is Now! Educating Every Black Child.” We’ll be bringing some of our new Servant Leader Interns for freedom school and learning about family engagement, the politics of education and teacher quality.
To other education related things:
1- My colleague and I met with someone from the school district yesterday and had a great meeting about how we can better support the families of Minneapolis and collaborate with them. Another colleague and I have a meeting with an after-school coordinator next week at a local school. I’m excited about our future and the possibilities.
2- A Pastor that I know in Northeast Minneapolis (Steph) just posted a two part story on her blog about how her church is partnering with the school where they hold worship services on Sunday. I love how they have been in communication with the school administration and have been sensitive to where the spirit is leading them. So cool!
- Mpls. schools talk student suspension disparities (sfgate.com)
- Hispanic, African-American Students Less Likely to Get Jobs During High School (hispanicbusiness.com)
- Scientifically Predictable (reimagineimago.wordpress.com)