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Duluth-area school leaders took varied approaches to dealing with Friday's school shooting in Connecticut. Some discussed the events with their students, while others avoided the topic to give parents the chance to break the horrifying news to their children.
To many Kenyans and other international athletes who come to Duluth each June, Sarah Culver is the face of Grandma's Marathon. Culver, director of administration for the race, is also the elite athlete coordinator. She helps runners renew visas by sending letters to U.S. Embassies in their countries. She arranges airport pick-ups, lodging and expense checks.
William Kelley Elementary in Silver Bay is listed among the top-performing schools in the state under new student achievement ratings released by the Minnesota Department of Education on Tuesday. Meanwhile, four area schools received designations that will require them to make major changes. Laura MacArthur Elementary School in Duluth and Bay View Elementary School in Proctor are both listed as "priority" schools, while Piedmont Elementary School and Morgan Park Middle School in Duluth are listed as "focus" schools.
Even as Duluth college students and residents are telling the city they want more student housing and retail closer to campus, an established developer of student housing complexes is working to create just that. It's serendipitous for the city, which began studying a six-square-mile area around the University of Minnesota Duluth and the College of St.
Minnesota will release results today showing which school districts met state educational standards -- a week after President Obama announced he will allow states the chance to free themselves from No Child Left Behind mandates. Minnesota will apply for a waiver, meaning that today's AYP results might be the state's last. That doesn't mean districts should ignore this year's results -- or abandon the idea of holding its schools to high standards, Brenda Cassellius, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Education, said Thursday. "We must follow the law," she said in a phone call with m
Enrollment at area colleges and universities this fall changed little from last year; any noticeable growth came from people choosing online programs at some schools. The University of Minnesota Duluth, the College of St. Scholastica and Lake Superior College all had small increases in their student bodies. The University of Wisconsin-Superior and Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College had small decreases. St.
A video of a flap between students representing different ideologies at the University of Minnesota Duluth earlier this month has climbed to more than 62,000 views on YouTube in four days. Gustavus Adolphus College student Phil Cleary was on campus outside Kirby Student Center representing Youth for Western Civilization and the Leadership Institute on Sept. 16 in observance of Constitution Day.
The Duluth school district is counting nearly 300 more students this year than projected, meaning more teachers hired, about $1.9 million more in state aid, and a boost in morale for supporters of the $311 million plan that built three new schools, closed six, transformed the two high schools and brought improvements to all the others. The majority of new Duluth students are in the two high schools, and the increase has already led to the equivalent of nearly 15 full-time teachers added back. Based on years of data, the district had expected a drop in students to 8,429 from the 8,696 it end
A College of St. Scholastica major -- the oldest of its kind in the nation -- was among the nine listed as "hot" right now by U.S. News & World Report online magazine. The health information management major has existed at St. Scholastica, albeit with different names, since 1934. But the push to modernize medical records has caused the program to evolve, and the school has been on the cutting edge of working with electronic health record technology. St.
Eat at Gordy's Hi Hat enough, and you might be offered a free meal as part of the burger joint's "bail-out program." The seasonal restaurant in Cloquet plans to roll out new coupons, which it will distribute to random customers in the dining room this summer. It's one of many ways area eateries are dealing with the worst recession since World War II. The Pickwick in Duluth created a new menu based on one it used during that war: Economic Stimulus Menu No. 2.