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The Last Question Interview: “My name is Jim Vue” the incumbent – Saint Paul School Board 2020

The Last Question Interview: “My name is Jim Vue” the incumbent – Saint Paul School Board 2020

By Don Allen, Host - "The Last Question" on ReStream His name is Jim Vue. Mr. Jim Vue - Director, SPPS Board (photo: SPPS, Fair Use, 2020) He was appointed by the Saint Paul School Board to fill the vacant seat due to the death of Marny Xiong. Mr. Vue says, “To ensure success of SPPS, I am running for election in November to carry out [...]

The Last Question with Don Allen: One-on-one interview with St. Paul School Board candidate James Farnsworth, LIVE!

The Last Question with Don Allen: One-on-one interview with St. Paul School Board candidate James Farnsworth, LIVE!

Join me tonight, Friday – October 16th at 7:30pm for an interview with Saint Paul Public School Board candidate James Farnsworth on “The Last Question with Don Allen, M. A. Ed./MAT” LIVE via ReStream™. This program will be broadcast live on Facebook, YouTube, and BlogTalkRadio (audio only). The public pages on Facebook that will carry [...]

Open Letter to College Board CEO David Coleman, and Advanced Placement head Trevor Packer – and the Board of Trustees: Where are the Black Literature and History programs in the AP catalog?

Open Letter to College Board CEO David Coleman, and Advanced Placement head Trevor Packer – and the Board of Trustees: Where are the Black Literature and History programs in the AP catalog?

By Don Allen, Senior Columnist - Our Black News (MN) It's probably better to get along. Directly after the murder of George Floyd, many major firms went under a ‘pander-demic,' citing they would make sure that at the foundation of their best practice there would be fair and balanced roles of Equity for Black and Brown people. The most [...]

This is a message to all high school seniors (and their parents). If you were planning to enroll in college next fall — don’t.

This is a message to all high school seniors (and their parents). If you were planning to enroll in college next fall — don’t.

by Diane Klein 1. No school will be “back to normal” in fall 2020. 2020 is a wash... No one knows whether colleges and universities will offer face-to-face instruction in the fall, or whether they will stay open if they do. No one knows whether dorms and cafeterias will reopen, or whether team sports will practice and play. It’s [...]

I oppose MN HF 1329; it’s not about more Teachers of Color – the focus should be on the K-12 scholars!

I oppose MN HF 1329; it’s not about more Teachers of Color – the focus should be on the K-12 scholars!

Related stories: “Why are schools and teacher preparation programs still using the Danielson Framework?“ Below is my correspondence with Kaohly Her, MNState Representative, District 64A - St. Paul Vice Chair of Rules and Legislative Administration Committee Dear Representative Her, A Bad bill for future MN teachers. This bill moves [...]

WHY IS THE DANIELSON FRAMEWORK STILL BEING USED?

WHY IS THE DANIELSON FRAMEWORK STILL BEING USED?

IBNN in collaboration with Our Black News provides this very important article with the permission of Dr. Andrew Johnson. Originally published on March 13, 2019 via Linkedin. The most important question: "Why are schools and teacher preparation programs still using the Danielson Framework?" By Dr, Andrew Johnson - Posted with permission [...]

2018 TC Social Justice Ed Fair at the Science Museum of Minnesota: Rejecting Mediocrity

2018 TC Social Justice Ed Fair at the Science Museum of Minnesota: Rejecting Mediocrity

Don Allen and Lennie Chism bring strong conversations to education. (Flyer by Winston Allen -pro bono). Are you interested in social justice and education? Come to the Social Justice Education Fair on October 18 at the Science Museum of MN! Registration links can be found on Facebook and on the website tcedfair.org Special [...]

Ron and Don Show with Ms. Bonita “Bo” Money: Did Al Sharpton sell us out (again)?

Ron and Don Show with Ms. Bonita “Bo” Money: Did Al Sharpton sell us out (again)?

Ms. Bonita "Bo" Money, businesswoman, and a guiding force in the United States cannabis industry. Join us Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 8:30pm on the Ron and Don Show on #BlogTalkRadio for an EXCLSIVE interview with co-founder of Women Abuv Ground and co-creator of That Glass Jar™. “Bo” is set to expose a trend of Black men and women [...]

A Pragmatic Look at Translanguaging and Codeswitching for Teachers

A Pragmatic Look at Translanguaging and Codeswitching for Teachers

"An excellent job with this paper, Don! You chose a very timely topic—in fact, I witnessed a discussion as to whether or not translanguaging was a useful 'new' term or not at a conference just last year. Your paper shows that there is indeed a difference and thus the term is useful to describe a specific set of linguistic behaviors. This paper [...]

Larry Tucker: The Surreptitious state of Being

Larry Tucker: The Surreptitious state of Being

To Whom It May Concern: Mr. Larry Tucker; long-time north Minneapolis resident (photo: Facebook). My name is Larry Tucker, I am an American Black having been a resident of Minnesota for over 45 years with one of my four children born in Minneapolis. I have witnessed the decline of the American Blacks in the Twin Cities. It is easy to point [...]

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