The Southerner

Discipline Changes will Increase Equity in District

Elise Sommers, Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2013

A revised behavior policy for the Minneapolis Public School District (MPS) will attempt to address racial disparity in suspension and expulsion rates. These changes were announced at a board meeting on December 10th. “[The goal...

Q Comp Recieves Resistance

Laura Turner, Business Manager

September 16, 2013

The Minneapolis Public Schools district is trying to implement a plan for quality compensation known as Q Comp. The goal of Q Comp is to boost student achievement through professional development and merit-based pay for teachers. If pas...

Diversity brings more segregation in large schools

Ben DeVore, Staff Writer

January 17, 2013

Most students never think twice about the racially divided tables that accompany every lunch, accepting it as a typical occurrence at South. But can this separation have harmful effects on the community or is it just an expectation...

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