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Lisa Sayles-Adams, the new Minneapolis Public School (MPS) Superintendent, has been on the job for less than three months and has already participated in two major contract negotiations. Plus, she is … more
Two Southwest runners are making a difference one step at a time. On May 19, 2024, Jake Lepak and Patrick Larson will run 50 miles around Lake Harriet to raise money and awareness for Special … more
T he world has changed. Our education system has not. As a result, school is broken . It's so bad that many kids don't go to school anymore. Chronic absenteeism was an issue before the pandemic. … more
Every artist has an interesting origin story. But nothing compares with how Mark Rivard got started. Rivard began illustrating skateboards with Sharpie markers in the early 2000s. That led to an … more
In the fall of 2023, two students from Yinghua Academy Chinese immersion school in northeast Minneapolis went on the trip of a lifetime. Keewaydin resident and sixth grader Sage Houdek and seventh … more
Sure, you’ve seen fifth graders do the “griddy” dance, but have you seen them tango, waltz, rumba and foxtrot? More than 70 students at Barton Elementary School, 4237 Colfax Ave. … more
Hennepin county is offering grants for preschools, K-12 schools and colleges in Hennepin County to start or improve waste reduction programs. The money can be spent on staff time, equipment and … more
At its first meeting of the year, on Jan. 2, the Minneapolis Public School Board unanimously elected Collin Beachy for the position of board chair for the year. Last year he was vice chair. Kim … more
Minneapolis will be welcoming a new superintendent on Feb. 5, 2024. On Dec. 1, 2023, with opposition from two southwest board members, the Minneapolis Public School (MPS) Board of Education … more
“At Lake Harriet Lower Elementary, we believe that learning extends beyond the classroom walls,” said Lake Harriet Lower Elementary Principal Angie Ness. “Our new outdoor learning … more
Learn something new every day. This isn't a new concept. Many smart people have espoused the virtues of learning. "Education begins at the level of the learner," said Aristotle, who believed … more
All students in the state of Minnesota will get free breakfast and lunch starting this next school year.  With more children now likely to eat two meals a day at school, many parents are … more
Teens at Washburn High School are learning STEM on the fly. At their after school meet-ups for the Tiny Whoops drone team, they are learning programming for robotics, electronics, aerodynamics, and … more
Traveling around the world always requires a sense of curiosity and adventure. More often than not, travel demands a willingness to be uncertain, confused, and bewildered. Studying abroad holds … more
Nine months before Rosa Parks, Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat on the bus to a White passenger. She was 15. Youth Performance Company (YPC)’s “Inspired by Claudette & … more
Minneapolis College of Art and Design’s (MCAD) bustling campus in the Whittier neighborhood is home to student housing, outdoor art displays, indoor galleries, art classes, continuing … more
Bilingualism benefits children in myriad ways. For example, a 2014 study published in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology found that bilingual children have a higher vocabulary range than … more
Social media is a big part of young people’s lives. It has its benefits, and being able to keep in touch with friends and family remotely was one of the saving graces in the early stages of the … more
Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and community leaders will officially break ground at North High School on Friday, Sept. 16 for a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center and significant … more
Fall schedules are filling up fast for families as students head back to school. They will begin new activities like joining sports teams, auditioning for plays, participating in study groups and … more
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