North High Principal on impact of million dollar scholarship funding.

Manny Hill talks with North Community High School Principal Mauri Friestleben about Pillsbury United’s $1 million fundraising for the North class of 2022. As each graduating senior will receive $10,000 in scholarship funding, Friestleben shares more on the impact this has had on the students of North High.
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Manny Hill talks with Jennifer Bordon, Coordinator of Active Living for Minneapolis Public Schools, about what MPS has in store for the upcoming National Bike To School Day on May 4. Jennifer shares information on a 5 mile bike ride that starts on Plymouth Avenue in Minneapolis that’s open to MPS Staff, students and the...
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Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent Ed Graff talks with Manny Hill about the return to school for MPS students after the end of the Teacher’s strike and Spring Break, his role in the transition to new leadership in the district as he prepares for his departure in June, and the upcoming name changes of two schools...
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Due to the ongoing teacher strike in Minneapolis, classes are currently not in session at Minneapolis Public Schools. So if you’re a parent of an MPS student, what are some options you have for child care during the day? Manny Hill talked with Yvette Griffea-Gray of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and asked Yvette...
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The Teacher and Educational Support Professionals chapters of the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers filed an intent to strike notice on February 23. With the initial 10-day cooling off period, a potential strike may commence this coming Tuesday, March 8. Negotiations between MPS staff and MFT union leaders are ongoing. Manny Hill spoke with MPS Superintendent...
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With the recent tragedies that have struck the Minneapolis Public Schools community the past month, many within the community are dealing with grief. Manny Hill talks with Julie Young-Burns, Social Emotional Learning, Culture & Climate Team Lead of MPS Equity Department, about what the best ways are for staff and students to deal with grief...
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For the first time ever, there are two Student Representatives on the Minneapolis Board of Education. Manny Hill talks with one of them; Jake Wesson, a sophomore at Washburn High School. Jake shares how he was selected to the board, and what he believes is the most important first order of business on the board...
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The students of Minneapolis Public Schools returned to in-person learning across the district this week after a two-week shift to online learning. Manny Hill caught up with MPS Superintendent Ed Graff, and asked him about the students’ return. The Superintendent explains why the shift to online learning was necessary. Also, what does MPS have in...
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As enrollment season winds down at Minneapolis Public Schools, there are still a few questions that families may have as the deadline for requesting schools for next year nears. Manny Hill talks with MPS Student Enrollment & Retention Specialist Shakur Ali for answers on some of these questions. What is a lottery as it relates...
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We’re close to the home stretch of enrollment season at Minneapolis Public Schools, as the February 7th deadline for families to submit school requests for next fall is near. Manny Hill is joined by Erik Hensel and Megan Trenda who manage Magnet School Programs at Minneapolis Public Schools. Erik discusses Arts & STEM programs available,...
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