Saturday, February 2, 2013
Did you catch all these stories?
Here’s a recap of the posts that generated the most interest on Hopkins Patch in January. Did you catch all of them? *** Aunt Leaves Toddlers in Car to Go Drink, Departs in Taxi Without Kids Boston Garden to Close for Good Jan. 31 American Grill to Open in Old Mayon Plastics Building Open Enrollment Isn’t Making Hopkins Schools More Segregated 60-Year-Old Hopkins Woman Knifes Man During Cocaine Argument
Monday, January 14, 2013
While it’s segregating white students from minority students in neighboring districts, it’s actually diversifying Hopkins.
Hopkins is among the few school districts in the state where open enrollment is not leading to greater segregation between white and minority students, according to a University of Minnesota Law School study published Friday. The study found that open enrollment increased segregation in the metro region overall between 2000 and 2010, with 36 percent of open enrollment classified as segregative in the 2009-10 school year. By contrast, just 24 percent were integrative. The rest were race neutral. “Open enrollment allows parents a wider choice in matching a school’s programs to a child’s needs and creates clearer competition between schools that could encourage innovation or improvement,” the study reported. “Yet, open enrollment also enables…
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The information fair will educate families about the district.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Editor’s Note: The following announcement comes from Hopkins Public Schools. Hopkins Public Schools is hosting an Information Fair on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. for families who would like to learn about the District and the options available to them. Principals and staff will be available to answer questions and provide information. The event takes place at the Eisenhower Community Center (1001 Highway 7, Room 164, Hopkins) in room 233. The Information Fair is designed to showcase the variety of programs that Hopkins Public Schools offers. Families will be able to learn about STEM, digital curriculum, Chinese immersion, and Juntos Spanish Immersion, early childhood education and much more. The deadline for families who live outside the Hopkins…
Friday, April 29, 2011
Hopkins has more students graduating than coming in.
The Hopkins school board approved terminating several teacher contracts Thursday night—the latest effect of declining enrollment. The cuts have become an annual tradition. Historically, the district hires back about half the terminated teachers after staffing needs become more certain, said Nik Lightfoot, director of administrative services. But this year’s terminations are significant for the number of tenured teachers on the list, Lightfoot noted. Cuts have gotten so deep that tenured teachers outnumber probationary teachers eight to two. Teachers receive tenure after three years. Probationary teachers have not yet received tenure and are the first to go when districts cut positions. The board also terminated 47 temporary contracts, …