Recent content from Denise Johnson
A talk with Margot Lee Shetterly, the author of 'Hidden Figures'
Shetterly's bestseller is now an Oscar-nominated movie. She discusses the book, the film, her links to the true story and more.
Updating Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy
Many bridges yet to cross, longtime civil rights leader Vernon Jordan tells Minneapolis audience.
Matthew Little made Minnesota a better place for all
Civil-rights leader and activist led the way on fair housing and equal employment.
Overcoming Washington gridlock for the greater good
Political insider Donna Brazile says the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would have urged finding areas of agreement.
San Antonio mayor puts spotlight on education
Julian Castro recognizes how much cities can gain by closing achievement gaps.
Minnesotans remember March on Washington
Among those in the Minnesota delegation were local civil-rights activists Josie Johnson and Matt Little. Johnson, now 82, and Little, now 92, reflect on the march and today's realities.
Investing in kids
Spending early can pay off later.
School lockdown: A balance well struck
It's an unfortunate byproduct of our high-tech age: the internet provides new ways to harass and intimidate. The entire Minneapolis school system and several schools in St. Paul learned that the hard way on Wednesday when more than 60 buildings were locked down after shooting threats appeared on social networking websites.
The research is conclusive: A quality, effective teacher is the most important school-based way to help students learn. That's why the Bush Foundation wisely announced a $40 million grant over the next decade to transform teacher-preparation programs in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Stupid gift department
Firmly in the "what was he thinking?'' column is the recent boneheaded action by a candidate for Republican National Committee chairman. Chip Saltsman of Tennessee is rightly under fire in cyberspace and on talk shows for mailing fellow party members a CD for Christmas with a song titled, "Barack the Magic Negro.'
Charter school Q & A: 'To familiarize, not proselytize'
Mo Chang, Executive director and principal of the Community School of Excellence charter school.
Barack the magic what?
Firmly in the "what was he thinking?’’ column is the recent boneheaded action by a candidate for Republican National Committee chairman. Chip Saltsman of Tennessee…