Leader Letter by MPS Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson
Mon November 28, 2011
Many in our community have been watching the unfolding tragedy of famine in Somalia and neighboring countries. I am working with Board of Education Director Hussein Samatar to promote MPS participation in relief efforts through the month of December for MPS staff, students, schools, departments, families and community partners to focus on famine relief efforts through service learning projects, volunteer service and contributions.
Last Thursday, a prodigal daughter came home, albeit temporarily. Carol Johnson, longtime Twin Cities educator and former superintendent of schools in St. Louis Park and Minneapolis, addressed a packed house at AchieveMpls’ annual Education Partners Luncheon.
AchieveMpls staff members George Ellis and Quinton Bonds are guests on the Twin Cities Insight public affairs radio show, where they talk about career and college readiness, STEP-UP Achieve summer jobs program and the AchieveMpls Career & College Centers.
School Matters is a monthly TV show highlighting all the great things happening in the Minneapolis Public Schools. Produced by iDream.tv in partnership with the MPS Office of Communications, the show is available in English, Español, Lus Hmoob and Soomaali.