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Student says ‘best day in school’ was day he was suspended

Students were asked to write about their best day in school for the Minnesota Charter Public School Writing Contest. Vincent Smith wrote that his best day was when he got suspended, because that helped him to change for the better. He said, “It feel

s great to be a leader, not a follower.”

Vincent Smith Jr., a second grader at Urban Academy, won first place in the grades K-2 category. More than 2,200 students from almost 50 charter public schools submitted entries. This was a record number of entries for this annual contest. Continue Reading →

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