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SFERMinn Managing Director Kenneth Eban talks about Police in Schools and our Community Forum on the issue

SFERMinn Managing Director Kenneth Eban talks about Police in Schools and our Community Forum on the issue

Contract for school cops in Minneapolis expires in June. Harmless or a threat? About 60 people at a Mpls. forum had varied views. Star Tribune, 4/17/17

Khulia Pringle: Due process for teachers? What about due process for parents? Pioneer Press, 4/6/17 

Activism Now with Kenneth Eban, Rock the Schools with Citizen Stewart Podcast, 3/14/17

New chancellor should aim to raise Minnesota State’s graduation rates,  Pioneer Press, 3/5/17

Police presence in schools alarms parents, students, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, 2/8/17

SFER hosts meeting at Central about police presence in schools, Monitor, 2/7/17

St. Paul sees toned down role for school cops, Star Tribune, 1/26/17

Arresting students an absolutely last resort this year in St. Paul schools, Pioneer Press, 1/26/|7

Notice of appeal filed in Minnesota teacher tenure lawsuitStar Tribune, 1/10/17

How one education nonprofit is seeking to create a groundswell of parent engagementMinnPost, 12/01/16

Judge rejects challenge to Minnesota teacher tenure lawsStar Tribune, 10/27/16

I didn't need the 1% to tell me schools need reforming, as a black urban parent I already knew, Commentary, Citizen Ed, 7/6/16

Challenging laws that keep ineffective teachers in the classroom, Commentary, Pioneer Press, 5/8/16

Suit ignites debate over teacher job protections, education reform groups, Star Tribune, 4/15/16

Editorial: Minnesota's inefficient ways with remedial education, Pioneer Press, 4/10/16

Editorial: Build Consensus on racial disparities around jobs, Pioneer Press, 5/8/16

Remedial education system needs fixes, Commentary St. Cloud Times, 5/21/16

SFER delivers its BoardWatch report, Southwest Journal, 1/13/16

Grading the school board, Southwest Journal, 12/10/15

Community deserves access to Mpls. teacher contract talks
Commentary, Star Tribune, 1/15/14