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  • At Bemidji charter, American Indian students excel

    Alejandra Matos, Star Tribune|Nov 9, 2015

    Students at TrekNorth Junior and Senior High, a charter school in Bemidji, have to meet an unusual graduation requirement: prove they’ve been admitted to at least one institution of higher education. Administrators believe that’s one of the reasons why American Indian students here — nearly half of the school’s 250 students — outperform their peers statewide. The school has won attention from the state for its excellence and significant progress toward closing the achievement gap between white and Indian students. “There are very clear expec...

  • Everyday lives of Red Lake students become part of museum exhibit

    Alejandra Matos, Star Tribune|Jan 28, 2013

    A group of Red Lake students shine as the stars of a new display in the “Then Now Wow” exhibit at the Minnesota History Center. Jayln Isaham had heard stories like these before: American Indian children removed from their families, forced to live and work in boarding schools that tried to strip away their heritage. Jayln’s great-grandmother was one of them. “When she was forced into one of those schools, she said her Ojibwe name, and they duct-taped bags of marbles to her knees and made her cle...