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
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…