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October and November Forums

Mark your calendars for our next Achievement Gap Forums at Mount Zion Temple

First: Minnesota’s Best Teachers Speak on Education in Minnesota: What’s Good? What Still Needs Fixing?

Moderator: Katherine Page

On Tuesday, October 18th, in partnership with Education Minnesota, two former Teachers of the Year and two runners-up from last year will speak from noon until 1:30pm at Mount Zion Temple, 1300 Summit Avenue in St. Paul

The two semi-finalists are from the St. Paul Public Schools: Juanita Ortiz, a Latino culture teacher at Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet, and Koua Yang, a social studies teacher at Harding High School. The two former Teachers of the Year are Katy Smith, an early childhood family education teacher from Rochester, Minnesota, and Amy Hewett-Olatunde, a teacher at LEAP (Limited English Academic Proficiency) High School in St. Paul.


Second:  Over 100 Years of Educational Experience and Wisdom: What It Takes So ALL Students Succeed

Moderator: Katherine Page

On Friday, November 18th, three respected administrators from Minneapolis and St. Paul will speak from noon until 1:30pm at Mount Zion Temple, 1300 Summit Avenue in St. Paul

Bernadeia Johnson, former superintendent of the Minneapolis Public Schools, Mary Mackbee, principal of Saint Paul Central High School since 1993, and Delores Henderson, former Minnesota Principal of the Year  will speak about how public education and its context have changed over the years, how things have improved, and, most especially, what still needs to be done so that ALL students succeed.

(We’ll send a reminder email a week or so before the forum. But mark your calendar now.)