Hopkins School District

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St. Paul’s ‘Sprockets’ gets new leader

St. Paul’s Mayor Norm Coleman has appointed Eyenga Bokamba as director of Sprockets, the city’s out-of-school-time network

. Sprockets strives to increase participation in high-quality after-school programs, which research shows can improve school attendance, test scores and grades. “Learning doesn’t stop when the school bell rings,” said Mayor Coleman. “Sprockets is one of the best opportunities

we have to help close the achievement gap in Saint Paul by increasing access to after-school and summer learning for young people throughout the city. Continue Reading →

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Black suspensions more than double other students’ in suburban schools


Hopkins students feel disrespected by school officials

By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer



On April 26, Black Hopkins high school students walked out during the school’s last hour of the day. They complained of unfair treatment when it comes to disciplinary issues. “We want equality. We are here for an education,” says Junior Malika Musa, who co-organized the protest with fellow 11th-grader Maray Singleton. “[School officials] are not really trying to acknowledge that we have these problems and that we need to change,” adds Singleton. Continue Reading →

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