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Unique school educates two generations


Helping young mothers graduate and parent their children are priorities

By Vickie Evans-Nash

Contributing Writer


While walking down the halls of Broadway High School at Longfellow, where Lutunji Abram, M.A. works, one would think it’s like any other school. The walls display students’ projects, and the halls are mostly quiet except when passing open classroom doors where students and teachers are working. However, the mission of this school, unlike most, is to educate two generations of learners. According to the City of Minneapolis’ website, the pregnancy rate among 15-to-17-year-olds in Minneapolis was 39.1 pregnancies per 1,000 during 2009, down significantly from 54.4 in 2007. Broadway High School at Longfellow helps to meet the educational needs of teen and young adult mothers who have not received a high school diploma or GED. Continue Reading →

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