School district seeks literacy, math tutors

Bloomington Public Schools is looking for literacy tutors for its prekindergarten programs and elementary schools. The positions are offered through two AmeriCorps programs, Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps, which assist districts with full- and part-time tutors.

In pre-K programs, literacy tutors will help children ages 3 to 5 develop early reading skills in preparation for kindergarten and help ensure that kids are on track to read by the end of third grade. Elementary tutors will help students become successful readers by the end of third grade by implementing research-based literacy strategies.

Math tutors will help students become proficient in math, specifically working toward algebra proficiency by the end of eighth grade.

Literacy and math tutors must commit to 11 months of service beginning in August 2015. Tutors will receive training in instruction methods and earn a monthly stipend, as well as up to $5,550 to pay for school or student loans.

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‘Annie’ will take the stage on Friday

Students from Northport Elementary School will present the musical “Annie” on Friday, May 29, at Robbinsdale Middle School. Showtime is 7 p.m., the public is invited, and admission is free, although donations will be accepted. The middle school is located at 3730 Toledo Av. N, Robbinsdale.

Northport Elementary, in Brooklyn Center, is one of four schools in Minnesota and 35 nationally that are “Turnaround Arts” schools. Turnaround Arts is a federal program that aims to use the arts to help schools close the achievement gap and increase student involvement. The Perpich Center for the Arts heads up the initiative in Minnesota.

Schools in the program get intensive arts education resources and expertise, and their communities are involved in strategic planning processes, the Robbinsdale school district says