in Minneapolis is an award winning charter school educating African American boys in kindergarten through 8th grade. Last week the school received a ten thousand dollar prize from a group called the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color
– a Chicago-based organization that promotes solutions to the racial achievement gap nationwide.
Best Academy is having a celebration of its successes later today at the Heritage Park YMCA at 1015 4th Avenue North in Minneapolis.
The school’s CEO, Eric Mahmoud was added to the National Public Charter Schools Hall of Fame
last summer. He’s been called “a rock-star educator.” Eric Mahmoud talked with KFAI’s Bob Hines, who asked what he thought was the greatest success he’s seen at Best Academy.