Previous Page 3 of 5 Next

Continued: In Minnesota, race drives school labels, discipline

  • Article by: JEFFREY MEITRODT , Star Tribune
  • Last update: December 18, 2013 - 11:30 AM
  • related content

  • Video: St. Paul special ed student benefits from integration

    Saturday December 14, 2013

    Integration of special ed children into regular classrooms is controversial. For Martiese White, it's been a success story.

  • Graphic: Blacks/minorities overrepresented in special ed programs

    Saturday December 14, 2013

    Here's a look at statistics showing that black and minority students are often three times...

  • Costly Lessons: Price of Special Education in Minnesota

    Saturday December 14, 2013

    An occasional series examining special education in Minnesota’s public schools, where the sharp increase in students who have serious disabilities has brought soaring costs, profound challenges and often controversial new...

  • GAO report on racial overrepresentation in special ed

    Saturday December 14, 2013

  • MDE initiatives

    Friday December 13, 2013

  • MDE position paper

    Friday December 13, 2013

  • A third-grader still needed a little help coping with his regular class at Hamline Elementary in St. Paul. Last year, the boy spent most of his time in a learning center, made up largely of black students who fell behind their disabled peers.

  • Martiese got a hug from his mother, Nosha Edwards, who is “ecstatic” about his success this year in a regular classroom at Frost Lake Elementary in St. Paul.

  • Break-out rooms are plentiful at Harrison Education Center, where fights and suspensions are common and classrooms are kept locked.

  • Angelic, 15, was sent to Harrison Education Center in Minneapolis after a series behavior incidents at other schools. Her mother does not think Angelic belongs at the school and worries about her safety. Angelic said she has trouble focusing in the classroom because of other disruptive students. “I want to be in a class with people who are ready to learn,” Angelic said.

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Can the Wild rally to win its playoff series against Colorado?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close