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High school teammates meet again — on opposing teams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer

 

LaShay Holt and Annessa Hicks played together for one year at St. Paul Humboldt High School. Holt was a freshman and Hicks was a senior. Their prep careers almost mirror each other: Both finished their high-school careers as 1,000-point scorers and were named the St. Paul City Conference MVP in their respective senior seasons. Continue Reading →

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Race discrimination persists in school discipline practices

By Mary Turck

Contributing Writer

 

In early January, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder jointly announced new federal guidelines on school discipline. Why? “Racial discrimination in school discipline is a real problem today, and not just an issue from 40 to 50 years ago,” said Duncan. Want numbers? The new guidelines have plenty:

“The Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), conducted by OCR, has demonstrated that students of certain racial or ethnic groups tend to be disciplined more than their peers. Continue Reading →

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Blacks scarce in MIAC Conference

 Football road trip becomes another ‘Only One’ experience
 
The 13-member Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) is the only NCAA conference completely contained within a state’s borders. Six of its members are in the Twin Cities, all located within an estimated 11 miles from one another. Throughout this fall, we took off on our first-ever MIAC football road trip. The trek, which took place on non-consecutive Saturdays in September and October, involved only five MIAC schools — all-female St. Catherine’s in St. Continue Reading →

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