Rethinking North Side schools

  • Article by: COREY MITCHELL , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 10, 2010 - 12:07 PM

North High will be reborn, but Cityview could close next year to make room for a charter school.

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ibnnnewsNov. 9, 1011:05 PM

There seems to be something missing from the reports in the Strib. I don't read any point of views from Black educators. While keeping North High open is a smart move, will the school district support the building of capacity for the school with other than traditional approaches? Only time will tell - Bravo Polars! Bravo Superintendent Johnson.

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goldygoph3rNov. 9, 1011:25 PM

and North Minneapolis is losing

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sunubaNov. 10, 10 1:10 AM

The Minneapolis School board deserves our kudos. This has been an emotionally draining fight, but it has just begun. The current students at North Community High School need as much support as students who will enroll next fall. The north side community stepped up and we've had our say to those who have the vote, but now it's not simply about student recruitment or redesigning the school for academic success; now the teacher's union must give some concessions, parents must trust us with their wellspring, and an entire community must fulfill one definition of a teacher that always rings true: "No one knows where a teacher's influence stops." Within a year, we need the community to shift the culture towards supporting students and holding them accountable by supporting each other and holding each other accountable for their success.

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earthlingNov. 10, 10 5:23 AM

If parents REALLY want to do something for their kids, MOVE to a suburban school district with the resources! The housing crash has produced all kinds of affordable housing options, both in ownership and rental. And poster IBBBNEWS, your focus on what 'Black Educators' think is racist.

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wunderdudeNov. 10, 10 6:59 AM

If I were a protester of North High's closing, I'd spend all my energy protesting at the NAACP office. They're the ones who sued the State Minnesota to open enrollment of North High kids in west metro schools. The result was that everyone fled North High. Good job NAACP.

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mngirl99Nov. 10, 10 7:06 AM

The Choice is Yours program has proven that kids in poverty do no better in suburban schools than in Mpls. Where ever you go, there you are. Just changing place does not solve the issues many of these children face: poverty, low expectations, allowing students to progress to the next grade level while not being at grade level, thus digging the achievement gap trench. We know how to fix the system: time on task, excellent teachers, high expectations, multiple learning interventions to make sure kids are at or above grade level, year round school, involved parents. These are some of the elements we know create great schools and successful students. Do we have the will?

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barbjensNov. 10, 10 7:45 AM

did they NOT support that school before all this came up??? They send their kids to other schools and then complain that the enrollment is down??

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stevenzimNov. 10, 10 7:47 AM

and bus the kids to the burbs...that's where all the $ is... we need to be smarter and let them pay for our kids education... my taxes will go down as well....win-win for mpls residents!

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alexandjenNov. 10, 10 7:57 AM

Why did most most the kids open enroll somewhere else and what would it take to get them back.

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ruley007Nov. 10, 10 7:58 AM

The childred also face: lack of parental support,motivation to stay in school, and role models. We need to stop blaming society as society has opened up so many doors for the poor and poverty. They get a free ride to college....do they take it....no. Instead, the pipe dreams that sports will carry them forever which we all know it doesn't. Children need to learn from adults who support and encourage them to do well in school. Over 70% of African American children are born out of marriage, maybe we should start there first!

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