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'Dangerous, historic' cold leads Dayton to cancel schools Monday
By Don Davis Weather forecasters say a very dangerous and historic cold air outbreak will cover the Upper Midwest early next week, prompting Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to take the rare action of closi...
1/3/14 at 6:07 PM Notebook: Schools benefit from more higher state revenue 7/11/13 at 10:01 AM
Legislative notebook: House DFL wants $250 million in property tax relief 4/3/13 at 10:03 AM
I Must Apologize
Recently I posted my views on the School Levy and shared my desire that both pass to improve the quality of the schools and this city. It was my feeling there was no need to vote on these issues and t...
11/28/13 at 2:00 AM Build Your Own School 10/19/13 at 10:33 PM
Why Are We Voting? 10/10/13 at 2:41 AM
Education Is Bigger Than Schools
Enjoy this piece on educational philosophy by guest contributor, Joseph Preesh. Growing up and going to school is such a ubiquitous part of Americana that we hardly even think about the subjects learn...
10/28/13 at 8:34 AM Is Homeschooling Better? 10/21/13 at 8:19 AM
Elementary Teachers 1948-1949
School started this week! It is quieter here at the museum without children visiting. We wish all the school kids a great school year! If you can read this Thank a Teacher! Teachers at the Park Rapi...
9/5/13 at 3:34 PM
faith & family fridays: this is the church
The other day, I found the Church in my mail. Not email, but the snail-mail variety -- old school. The envelope was hidden among the pile of mostly junk, and since it bore the return label of our kid...
5/10/13 at 12:08 AM faith fridays: catholic schools week (one kindergartener coming right up!) 2/4/10 at 6:08 PM
Deception, Deceit, Dishonesty -- Is This Our 3-D World?
You younger women -- under 35 -- may find this odd, but not so many years ago, a married woman did not appear on a credit card account as a real person. As the wife of her husband, she was presumab...
5/1/13 at 1:53 PM
I want my Christmas back
First off, I write about Christmas because I want to share my beliefs with readers plus it is a good way to remind myself of what is important about this Holiday. There is nothing that will reinforce ...
12/2/12 at 7:01 AM
Getting your school news published the easy way - Areavoices Digest #87
It's close to that time. Some kids are chomping at bit, others are looking longingly at the backyard pool wondering where their summer went. Either way, it's inevitable. Over the next couple of days (...
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Areavoices Digest #34 - How to keep Facebook friends from cringing 6/1/11 at 2:41 PM
Graduation: Online School Style
It is June in Minnesota. This means that weekends are filled predominately with fishing, graduations, and graduation parties. For the past nine years, I have worked at Minnesota high schools which me...
6/11/12 at 8:30 AM Charter Schools: Serving Those Left Behind 3/14/12 at 5:30 AM
Online Education: A Brief Thought 1/5/12 at 7:30 AM
Turn Old Central Into McMenamins
Years ago we stayed at the Kennedy School. Yes, we slept in our own small class room, wrote on our own black board and we didn't have a TV in our room. In Portland, Oregon and other places out there, ...
5/16/12 at 6:13 AM
Help Needed: Furniture, School Supplies, Foster Kids
Do you need gently used beds, dresses, tables, chairs, couches and lamps? There is business called The National Furniture Bank Association that has 90 locations in the United States and Canada. They h...
3/13/12 at 5:59 AM Scott Anderson Leadership Fund 12/20/10 at 7:04 AM
Duluth Schools Not Prepared 9/3/10 at 9:54 AM
Marisa Shady third, Esko girls third in Class A cross country
Defending champion Marisa Shady of Esko finished third in Saturdays Minnesota Class A high school girls cross country meet at St.Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. Top-ranked Clare Flanagan, a Blake S...
11/5/11 at 2:01 PM
Gunflint Trail school bus ride, 1988
Minnesota Public Radio ran a story earlier this month about the extremely long school bus ride endured every day by students who live up the Gunflint Trail. The News Tribune did its own story on that...
10/9/10 at 9:08 PM The Floodwood student rebellion of 1972 9/20/10 at 9:26 PM
Graduations a quarter-century ago 6/7/09 at 6:05 PM
The social mission of medical schools
Few would argue that it's the mission of medical schools in the U.S. to produce trained and qualified physicians who can provide needed health care to the American population. But do medical schools...
6/29/10 at 6:37 AM