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Joe Nathan column: Sharing stories of successful schools

January 13, 2017

In this season of sharing, it’s time to do a much better job of learning from some of Minnesota’s most effective district and charter public schools. Whether named by the U.S. or Minnesota departments of education or a state association, educators have developed terrific ideas that can help more students succeed. One place to begin is the U.S. Department of […]

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Grant Funding Awarded For Next Year

December 13, 2016

The Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi Foundation for Children has awarded more than $21 million in grants since 1999. More than 80 percent of that total has supported educational programs and organizations, read more…

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Friendship Academy Of The Arts Named One Of The Best In The Nation

September 28, 2016

U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced today that Friendship Academy of the Arts has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School.  Friendship Academy of the Arts is one among 279 public and 50 private schools and one of five schools in the state of Minnesota receiving this honor.  Read more…  

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Welcome!

September 13, 2016

Dear Parent(s): Welcome, Welcome, Welcome to all of our 2016-2017 Friendship Academy families! It is with great pleasure to welcome all of the FAA families to the 2016-2017 school year.  Our theme this year is “Nurturing Genius.”  …read more    

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A Testament to the Power of Student, Teacher and Family Relationships

September 1, 2016

Every weekday morning at 8:20 am, Dr. Charvez Russell, executive director of Friendship Academy of the Arts (FAA), a K-6 charter school in the Longfellow neighborhood of South Minneapolis, joins his students…read more

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2014-2015 MCA-III Assessment Results

August 3, 2015

Click on the link below to see results. FAA.AssessmentResults.14.15

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Friendship Academy’s 2015 Wax Museum

Friendship Academy’s 2015 Wax Museum

April 9, 2015

Friendship Academy student’s put on a stellar performance this year with the annual live interactive Wax Museum. If you did not have a chance to come you really missed a treat! This year we had record number of people in attendance.  This year people met some greats like Oprah, Michael and Janet Jackson, James Brown, Ethel Norwood, Bessie Griffin, Harriet […]

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Friendship Academy Students Nominated for the Junior National Young  Leaders Conference held in Washington, DC

Friendship Academy Students Nominated for the Junior National Young Leaders Conference held in Washington, DC

March 6, 2015

Friendship Academy is honored to have several outstanding scholars selected to attend the summer 2014 Junior National Young Leaders Conference (JrNYLC): Foundations of Leadership I to be held in Washington, DC. The following students have been selected Modoukpe Bellow, Moriah Mitchell, Gabriella Walker, Ahmed Gboweay, J’Mariyoun Jordan, Cecelia Kpanyor and Ruel Alladin. This is an educational opportunity designed to sharpen […]

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Friendship Academy is accepting students for Fall 2015

FRIENDSHIP ACADEMY IS ACCEPTING STUDENTS FOR FALL 2015.

February 5, 2015

WE ARE RATED #1 IN THE STATE FOR MATH AND #2 FOR READING.SMALL CLASS SIZE, UNIFORMS, BUSES (Mpls., Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park), AND MUCH MORE.FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE.APPLICATIONS ON ONLINE OR COME IN AND CHECK US OUT!612-879-6703

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(l-r) Datrica Chukwu, Friendship academic director; Nell Collier; and Penny Vang, technology consultant

Charter schools lead pack in tackling achievement gap

October 25, 2014

Test scores support administrators, teachers who are pushing for success By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Studies show that children who live in poverty tend to do poorly in school. Last week in the MSR, the story “The education gap widens: Mpls Supt. struggles to balance ‘brutal facts’ with hope, optimism” showed nothing to dispute this argument in Twin Cities’ traditional public schools. […]

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