Dylan Thomas

Michael Walker to lead Office of Black Male Achievement

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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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