Betsy DeVos Loves Charter Schools. That’s Bad for Charter Schools.

Devyn Pittorf teaching a kindergarten class at Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Morris Park elementary school in the Morris Park area of Minneapolis. Photo: Joe Dickie/Big World Films, via Hiawatha Academies New York Times. Opinion. By Conor P. Williams Dr. Williams, a former first-grade teacher, is an expert on school choice and educational equity June 2, 2018 At Hiawatha Academies’ […]

Hiawatha Academies’ Board Announces New Executive Director

Press Release MINNEAPOLIS – Hiawatha Academies’ Board of Directors is proud to announce Colette Owens, an accomplished educational leader from St. Louis, as its new executive director. Ms. Owens, a 15-year educator and administrator, will succeed Eli Kramer, who will step down from the position next month. “We are excited to welcome Ms. Owens to […]

Hiawatha Academies to Open a New Middle School in 2018

MINNEAPOLIS – On April 26, Hiawatha Academies invites families to learn more about its new middle school, Hiawatha College Prep-Northrop (HCP-N). The new middle school campus, which is set to open in the fall of 2018, will welcome 90 fifty grade scholars next school year, and will grow to a full capacity of 360 scholars in grades fifth through eighth over the […]

Gratitude for our para-professionals

Whether to attend a meeting or while giving a tour to a potential partner for our schools, one thing I always take pride in highlighting is the work of our para-professionals. They are usually roaming the hallways, busy providing one-on-one services to some of our scholars with very unique needs. Their ability to give each […]

Hiawatha Academies partners with Joyce Preschool

Joyce Preschool will offer a program at HLA-Northrop Minneapolis, MN – (Jan. 22, 2018) – Hiawatha Academies and Joyce Preschool will join forces next fall as Joyce opens a new preschool program at Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop. Hiawatha Academies and Joyce Preschool have been exploring the possibility of a partnership for the past two years. This […]

Hiawatha Academies has canceled school Tuesday, Jan. 23rd, 2018

Hiawatha Academies has canceled school Tuesday, Jan. 23rd due to extreme winter weather conditions. This means the following activities and programs are canceled: • Classes and programs in all schools • All after-school and student programs (including extra-curricular activities, athletics, field trips, and school events) • All meetings scheduled at Hiawatha Academies buildings Canceling school […]

Hiawatha Academies is awarded $1.87 million from the U.S. Department of Education

PRESS RELEASE September 29, 2017 By Ambar Hanson – This Thursday, Hiawatha Academies was awarded $1.87 million dollars from the U.S. Department of Education through the Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP) grant. Hiawatha Academies was one of 17 high-quality charter schools across the country awarded the CSP grant. This grant was created through the U.S. Department of Education […]

Engaging Families as Partners

Over the past five years, Hiawatha Academies has embarked on a journey to engage families as partners in the work to close the opportunity gap. This year, the network took further steps into this journey by enhancing its Family Academy to include topic areas differentiated by grade levels, engaging families in equity working groups, and […]

Hiawatha Academies building high school in Longfellow

Oct 9, 2017, 2:02pm CDT Updated: Oct 9, 2017, 2:51pm CDT Hiawatha Academies building high school at Longfellow’s former soda bottling plant Hiawatha Academies, a network of charter schools in South Minneapolis, has begun construction on a new high school at the site of the former Canada Dry and Shasta bottling plant in the Longfellow neighborhood. […]