Author Archives: Literacy for Freedom

Advocates renew push for funding, recruiting teachers of color in Minnesota

Posted on July 12, 2021 by Keenan Jones The effort focuses on hiring Black men for grade schools Parents can’t visit classrooms at the School of Engineering and Arts in Golden Valley, but a quick stop would confirm what e-mails and phone calls suggest about new second-grade teacher Shad Williams: He is energetic, inspired, steady. He […]

Inspired conversations: Changing Minnesota’s educational system by leading Black boys to literacy

Keenan Jones reflects on his work, what drives him and what solutions he believes will give Black boys their best chance at success. By Alex Chhith Star Tribune NOVEMBER 19, 2021 — 3:42PM Keenan Jones, 38, is on a mission to transform Minnesota’s educational system and advance Black achievement. A 2001 graduate of Osseo High […]