Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Leadership at Thomas Edison High School Stabilizes!

 Thomas Edison High School is pleased to announce that Carla Steinbach will continue as principal. It has been determined that since a formal turnaround plan is on file with the district and state, Edison is able to keep their existing principal. Edison is fortunate to have the tremendous support of their staff, students, parents and community members. Many came together and attended information meetings, sent letters to the state, and gave feedback to the district. This support was invaluable!  Yes, that's Carla with Will Smith in that photo to the left...


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Congressman Keith Ellison Hosts Achievement Gap Discussion

"The Future of Our Schools: Closing the Achievement Gap"

Monday, May 17th, 2010

4:30 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Columbia Heights Senior High School - Hylander Center

1400 49th Avenue Northeast

Columbia Heights, MN 55421-1939

Featuring the following honored guest:

Mr. Carl Harris - Carl Harris serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Policy & Strategic Initiatives of Elementary and Secondary Education in the U.S. Department of Education. Mr. Harris has taken an active role in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Since 2006, Mr. Harris had served as superintendent of schools in Durham, N.C. and in Franklin County, N.C. In 2009 he was honored with the Central Carolina Regional Superintendent of the Year award. He earned his Ph.D. in Education Administration from North Carolina State University.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Darlynn Benjamin, Deputy District Director, at 612-522-1212 or darlynn.benjamin@mail.house.gov.


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Northeast Middle School Beautification Day - May 15


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sake Brewing Demonstration & Silent Auction Fundraiser for MPS

Join the Advocates for Minneapolis Public Education (AMPE) – a group of young professionals in the Twin Cities area who are concerned with providing an excellent, equitable education for all students in Minneapolis Public Schools.  AMPE is partnering with Moto-I, the first sake brewery outside of Japan!

May 19, 2010
5:30 pm 
at Moto-I
2940 Lyndale Ave S.

Your ticket includes a sake brewing demonstration, sake tasting, appetizers, soft drinks, and an awesome silent auction line-up on their stellar rooftop patio!

Silent auction items include a week stay in Paris, theater tickets, restaurant gift certificates and local outdoor activities.

Additional food and beverages are also available at happy hour prices.

$20 Pre-registration

$25 Day-of

Register online at:


or call Sara 612-455-1551

We want that 200-capacity hot-spot rooftop to be standing room only! Bring a friend, and we'll see you there!