Counterpoint: Why racism and 'whiteness' matter

November 18, 2015 – In this counterpoint editorial, a Minneapolis teacher explains, "This issue is not about being called racist (in fact, we need to move away from that narrative); it’s about understanding an experience that we cannot have shared" (The Star Tribune). »

E4E Teachers Talk Back: Colleen Atakpu

November 18, 2015 – In this conversation with E4E-Minnesota Outreach Director Ryan Mulso, Colleen discusses her experiences working in a variety of school environments including charter, public and private and shares her unique perspective on working with students. »

Laura Jones: Alternatives to suspension

November 18, 2015 – Last school year, 3,445 students were suspended from St. Paul public schools, but only 4 percent of suspensions last year involved the most serious behaviors. A parent calls on the district to stem this trend with greater supports (The Pioneer Press). »

Semifinalists named in Minneapolis superintendent search

November 11, 2015 – Six educators, including an administrator from Houston, an associate superintendent in Anoka and a regional superintendent in Milwaukee, were named semifinalists for the superintendency of Minneapolis Public Schools (The Star Tribune). »

A Plea From St. Paul: Push Forward on Racial Equity In Our Schools

November 6, 2015 – Following the St Paul School Board election, E4E-Minnesota teacher Sarah Knappmiller Hunter asks: If the incoming board chooses to put the brakes on racial equity work, what message are we sending to students and families of color? (Education Post). »

St. Louis Park teacher joins state Board of Teaching

November 6, 2015 – E4E-Minnesota member Lee-Ann Stephens was appointed by Gov. Mark Dayton to join the state Board of Teaching as a classroom teacher representative this past summer. Her expires in 2019 (The Sun Sailor). »

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