Opinion
Seven Minnesota education stories strike me as especially encouraging in looking back on 2014. This isn’t to suggest everything is perfect. But we should give students, families, school faculty, Gov. Mark Dayton and state legislators credit for some important steps. First, in a terrific Senate hea...Read More
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Wayzata taxpayers have been getting gifts from an unlikely group of givers who have the Christmas spirit all year long. Volunteers from the community have been giving their time since 2009 when the City Council had to cut a few positions to balance the budget. Back then Mayor Ken Wilson suggested th...Read More
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One of my saddest and happiest days in school was the first day I wore my glasses, in the third grade. I already disliked my ears, which stuck out, and now I was the only kid with glasses. I felt super ugly and hated the idea of going to school. Fortunately, a teacher intervened. She [...]...Read More
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A Stillwater school superintendent is asking a big question: Why do high school girls do better in the classroom than high school boys? Tom Nelson, who has been a superintendent for 20 years, recently wrote a guest column in the Stillwater Gazette that has some parents buzzing. He asked: What will i...Read More
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Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has initiated an important planning and visioning process that will benefit Minnesota post-secondary students for many generations. If you have a son or daughter who may attend a state college, this planning process is very important to you. If you are a Min...Read More
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by Amy Klobuchar Special to Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune With grateful hearts, Minnesotans gathered together across the state on Veterans Day to honor the brave Americans who have served in uniform to protect our freedom. This day should be about more than just saluting our veterans. It also s...Read More
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Regional airport managers in the Twin Cities area are concerned because there aren’t enough young men and women flying private and commercial airplanes to replace the retiring pilots. There also is a growing shortage of trained people to fill the aeronautical jobs of the future. One way to grow in...Read More
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