Religious Leaders Announce Initiative to End Mass Suspensions in Minnesota

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A coalition of religious leaders joined parents and teachers for a press conference at the Capitol on March 6, 2014, to announce plans to end the crisis caused by mass suspensions and expulsions in our public schools.

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Study Shows that Racial Integration in Schools Leads to Better Health Outcomes


ST. PAUL, MN (April 15, 2013) – New research shows that there is a strong correlation between the quality, amount, richness, and diversity of educational experience and improved physical and mental health—such as longer life, fewer illnesses, and better personal habits.

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MN Education Department holds press conference on the Achievement Gap — ISAIAH’s Phyllis Hill gives testimony


Today the Minnesota Department of Education held an Achievement Gap Press Conference at the State Capitol.  Commissioner Brenda Cassellius, speaking in support of the Governor’s budget, discussed the investments that are needed to close the achievement gap by identifying best practices that get results, replicating successes, and ensuring teachers have necessary resources.  ISAIAH’s lead organizer Phyllis Hill gave a faith perspective on the proposed

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Support Our Children, Support the Minneapolis Public Schools Levy Increase


The Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) is proposing a four percent ($6.6 million) increase in the school district levy. ISAIAH supports the proposed levy increase.

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Repairing, Reimagining, and Redefining Minnesota Public Schools

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On Thursday, November 29, 146 parents, teachers and education administrators gathered at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Maple Grove to begin a journey for people of faith to repair, reimagine, and redefine Minnesota public schools.

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