Hoping to inspire young people and talk straight with them about issues of race and poverty, St. Paul organizers from American Friends Service Committee are holding a two-day workshop for teens and young adults called Freedom School.
Starting next fall, Johnson High School will test a later start time. St. Paul Public Schools is considering doing later start times at high schools and middle schools across the district. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
District decides to test later start time on East Side school
For Johnson High School students, it’s time to say goodbye to the yellow bus, and hello to Metro Transit.
Starting next September, most Johnson students will be taking public transit to school. And, they’ll start school an hour later in the day.
Money will bolster African American history, aerospace programs
Among the recipients of a St. Paul Public Schools Foundation grant for innovative teaching methods are four teams of East Side teachers.
The teachers are among a pool of 16 groups receiving small grants from the school district’s foundation. The 16 grant awards total $26,000.
In a literature class at Twin Cities Academy, the small class of eight students were focused as they discussed Mary Shelley's classic book "Frankenstein." (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Small East Side charter school ranks high nationally
The small Twin Cities Academy high school sits tucked away on a quiet block of Dayton's Bluff across from Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
It could easily go unnoticed. And yet, it stands out at a national level -- its high performance statistics bring it to the fore.
With a slim budget, a lot of band members, and some well-worn musical instruments, it takes a creative approach to keep the middle school band at St. Paul Public School's Farnsworth Aerospace going strong.