Here's a roundup of what we published this week
If you've been working to get a handle on financial situation in the Minneapolis Public School system amidst negotiations between the district and teachers, Melissa Whitler has you covered. She spent a couple weeks digging in on the system's finances, enrollment trends, and more. On Tuesday, she attended the latest School Board meeting, which she wrote about here.
Melody put together a great piece about how Southwest students felt about in-person learning during the omicron surge. The students organized a poll about their feelings that's pretty interesting – students on the whole wanted to move to remote learning, but "according to Southwest High School Student Council President Emi Gacaj, freshmen and sophomores were more likely to prefer in-school learning."
Charlie visited Flock, a great co-working space right off Eat Street, and spent some time thinking about where places like the will fit in the future of work in our city.
Our daily newsletters covered a variety of other issues this week, including the resignation of another city government employee tied to the Feeding Our Future scandal, Kindho and Christo's asking for our help, and big games yesterday for the Southwest girls basketball team (who won the city championship after beating a really good Roosevelt team), and the Minneapolis boys hockey team (who also won, and will play again Saturday).
OUT & ABOUT 🛵
You can get a full list of events for this weekend and beyond in our events calendar. Bonus: you can add them directly to your personal calendar from there!
One of the first feature films made in Africa by a female director, Sarah Maldoror’s Sambizanga, is screening tonight and tomorrow at The Walker.
The Suzy Greenberg MFA candidate exhibit has its opening reception at SooVAC tonight.
Minneapolis Public Schools is hosting a financial literacy seminar as part of its parents academy at 10 a.m.
From 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., golf courses across the city are participating in Play Golf Minneapolis, where you can learn more about leagues, lessons, and clubs for this upcoming season.
The next Cedar-Isles Master Plan open house will be Saturday at 1 p.m. where Lake of the Isles Parkway meets Bde Maka Ska Parkway.
The Minneapolis boys high school hockey team plays Providence Academy at 5 p.m. on Saturday at the St. Louis Park Rec Center in the next round of the Section Playoffs.
Lake City Sandwiches is doing another pop-up at Nightingale on Saturday and Sunday.