Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet Elementary School’s fourth grade Hmong-language immersion class meets with some Sepak Takraw players during a track and field day. The fourth graders have been learning Hmong language skills alongside English in the school’s two-way immersion program, which is now in its fourth year and has been growing steadily. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
School’s immersion program showing steady growth
“If a grandma cannot speak to her grandchildren, the relationship is lost,” says May Lee Xiong.
Adding a food truck, too
St. Paul Public Schools is hoping to provide more of its students with free summer meals.
Though the schools have long been providing free summer breakfast and lunch programs, there’s a marked discrepancy between the number of free or reduced-price breakfasts and lunches served during the school year and what’s served during the summer months.
The Roseville Area School District has selected three finalists for the soon-to-be vacant superintendent position, and planned to name a finalist after the second round of interviews on Wednesday, April 29.
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.