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A two-year college through the University of St. Thomas is tailored to motivated, underrepresented students who have encountered barriers in pursuing a college degree.Founded in 2017, the Dougherty … more
From starting her own childcare business to writing a children’s book, Kristen Denzer’s ideas have been inspired by the ups and downs of parenthood. Denzer looked around for childcare for … more
Sanford Middle School has been part of the community for more than 80 years. Located in the Longfellow neighborhood, the school has a long history of multi-cultural heritage. Ahmed Aden Amin was … more
Christian Ledesma is the new principal at Roosevelt High School, but the hallways and classrooms are very familiar to him. He completed a one-year internship there in 2016, and was Roosevelt’s … more
This year the Hiawatha/Howe Community Schools will be saying good-bye to educators with 84 years of combined experience. Three teachers, Kelley McMurchie (kindergarten), Jill Waters (second grade), … more
The spotlight on Minnehaha Academy boys basketball won’t dim anytime soon with former star Jalen Suggs' NCAA tournament run and senior Chet Holmgren bound for college stardom.“The … more
Roosevelt High School students joined a statewide walkout to stand against racial injustice on April 19, the day closing arguments were given in the Derek Chauvin trial. Participants took the light … more
When a child does not know where he or she is going to sleep at night, studying for that math test loses its importance. Having a roof over one’s head becomes more of a priority than acing the … more
To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in communities across Minnesota, many children have spent an important period of their development at home with limited interaction with others. This can … more
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL The Michael ‘Taz’ and Sakiko Nilan family has a global perspective on things as they’ve lived in both Japan (where Sakiko is front) and Minnesota (where Taz … more
The Minneapolis Board of Education has announced South High School junior Mary Ghebremeskal will serve as its next Student Representative. She replaces outgoing Student Representative Nathaniel … more
Know someone in your life who deserves a shot at a brighter tomorrow? The Takoda Institute can help. Its no-cost education, career coaching, and training programs for adults have improved the lives … more
NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) presented Intermediate District 287 Superintendent Sandy Lewandowski with its Educator of the Year Award at its Annual Conference, held online on … more
As COVID-19 forces educational changes, some parents are considering whether online schooling through their district or homeschooling on their own will work better for their families. Kathy … more
The Virtual Mississippi River Institute blends online and hands-on outdoor learning Last February, more than 30 educators from Minnesota and Louisiana were looking forward to a special river … more
Two Sanford students win the National History Day contest Jackson Nguyen’s screen lagged a bit. He nervously awaited to hear the news of how his, and his partner, Jack Randolph’s, … more
Judy Ayers, South High Foundation The South High Foundation, 3131 19th Ave. South, was started in 1983 with only $75. Their goal was to provide financial assistance to students and … more
High school sports evaporated with the spring thaw due to COVID-19 but recognizing top student athletes didn’t. Three area seniors received Athena award honors, capping their … more
Hiawatha/Howe Gbai Gutknecht Jan Bauer Jane Fischer Kim Berg McGowan Lillie Pang Nancy Hofschulte Community Schools This year the Hiawatha/Howe Community Schools will be … more
While you’re at home during this extended break from school, try these ideas from Free Forest School By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Free Forest School Executive Director Anna Sharratt said, “This idea … more
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