Dylan Thomas

Michael Walker to lead Office of Black Male Achievement


One of the newest units inside Minneapolis Public Schools headquarters is the Office of Black Male Achievement, and in July Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson selected a longtime employee, Michael Walker, to head it.

Here’s the outline of Walker’s mission: reduce chronic absenteeism, lower disproportionate suspension and expulsion rates, raise persistently low four-year graduation rates and boost the numbers taking advanced placement and honors courses.


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