The Southerner

Instructions for teachers’ curricula receives mixed reviews

Rhiana Stark, Opinions Editor

November 24, 2014

Have you ever wondered why your math teacher gives you learning targets, or how a friend who is in the same subject, but has a different teacher, is somehow learning the same thing that you are? The answer is Focused Instruction,...

New union contract causes controversy among teachers

Frances Matecjek, A&E Editor

April 22, 2014

On March 28th, the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) approved a new contract agreement, and the school board followed suit on April 8th. The agreement, plagued with controversy, would bring about a series of changes both...

Effects of redrawn attendance zones still seen at South

Ellen Gantenbein, Staff Writer

November 11, 2013

The 2013-14 school year marks four years since Minneapolis redrew attendance zones. This means all four classes at South have dealt with these changes and have experienced entrance into high school with similar obstacles. In 20...

South Teacher Speaks out Against Charter Schools

Antonia Lowell, Staff Writer

September 19, 2013

Students may have seen social studies teacher Robert Panning-Miller on TV August 30 with Soledad O’Brien, talking about charter schools in Minneapolis. Panning-Miller was featured on the most recent episode of O’Brien’s d...