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Both Harambee and Crosswinds have now found a new home. Harambee is being run by the Roseville school district and Crosswinds is being run by the Perpich Center for Arts Education. Both schools supply transportation for students from the 10 EMID member districts, and both schools also welcome open enrollment students. Our schools are year-round, integrated, magnet schools which focus on arts and the environment. Enroll in Crosswinds today!

  • Myron Orfield on school segregation/integration, 4/21 You are invited to a talk followed by discussion by Professor Myron Orfield on school segregation/integration in the Twin Cities at the League of Women Voters Roseville, Maplewood, Falcon Heights meeting. The meeting is free and open to the public. April 21st at 7pm Little Venetian 2900 Rice St. Suite 240 Little Canada, MN 55113 For more information please see ...
  • St. Paul Gives Notice to EMID Both the Star Tribune and Minnesota Public Radio are reporting that the St. Paul Public School Board has served EMID with notice of its intent to withdraw from the integration collaborative. Rehab Feshir writes for MPR: “St. Paul school board votes to leave integration district.” In a statement released after the vote, the board cited changes ...
  • Star Tribune: Big Challenges An article in the Star Tribune by Kim McGuire and Erin Adler declares: “Twin Cities integration districts, their schools ready for big changes.” The West Metro Education Program and the East Metro Integration District (EMID), two special integration districts that serve the Twin Cities, are both facing big changes as inner-ring suburbs grow increasingly diverse and ...
  • WMEP following EMID gameplan? Beth Hawkins writes in MinnPost: “West metro integration district may reinvent itself, spinning off 2 schools in the process.” At its monthly meeting, the multidistrict joint powers board that governs the West Metro Education Program (WMEP) will hear a proposal to turn its FAIR schools over to the districts where they are located. The districts would ...
  • West St Paul leaving EMID? Erin Adler at the Star Tribune reports that “West St. Paul district signals intent to withdraw from EMID.” Many of us believed that without its schools, the East Metro Integration District would unravel. This process seems to be getting underway. Adler writes: With EMID, “Collaboration is probably the biggest advantage,” said Jean Lubke, EMID’s executive director. ...
  • Parents United Legislative Kickoff Hi EMID Friends! I thought you would like to know that the Parents United Legislative Kickoff is planned for Saturday, January 10th at 9am. There is no fee for this event, but Parents United does ask that you please RSVP so they know how many are coming. This is the beginning of a new biennium, ...
  • Crosswinds Update for Start of School School starts next week, on Tuesday 9/2! Can you believe it? The best way to catch up on these and other staff changes at Crosswinds will be to attend the Back To School Night programs on Thursday (8/28, tomorrow!). The program for new students starts at 6pm, returning students are expected at 6:30pm. Here is a ...
  • Talking Circle, 8/26 JoAnn Ward will lead a Talking Circle assisted by Leslye Taylor. This is for parents and alumni students to share in a safe circle space all that needs to be expressed from our experiences. If there is time, we might envision about what we are moving into together. We’ll have some time to visit together ...
  • MSR: Parents, educators, legislators continue fight to keep racial integration efforts alive The second part of Isaac Peterson’s story about Crosswinds was on the front page of the 7/24/2014 Minnesota Spokesman Recorder, “Parents, educators, legislators continue fight to keep racial integration efforts alive.” According to State Representative Carlos Mariani, who fought for Crosswind’s continued independence, a meeting at the school after the end of the session led to ...
  • MSR: Special Integration District school resists takeover attempt Isaac Peterson had a story on the front page of the 7/17/2014 Minnesota Spokesman Recorder, “Special Integration District school resists takeover attempt.” He begins: Parents and students in the United States scored a major victory 60 years ago in the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision, which decreed an end to school desegregation. More ...

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