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In the wake of racist graffiti found at Denfeld High School last week, students have plastered the walls of the school with uplifting Post-it messages, resurrecting a similar 2015 effort. The leadership class Executive Board spent time Monday and Tuesday writing inspiring notes that included "we are not divided," "love each other" and "be kind." The graffiti referenced President-elect Donald Trump, and was found in a stall in a girls' bathroom on Friday.
Duluth school district teachers will talk with students this week about diversity and tolerance following reports of election-related hate speech coming from several schools, including East and Denfeld high schools. Last week racist and homophobic graffiti was discovered in a girls' bathroom stall at Denfeld, and some East students were targeted by another East student with racist speech on social media.
Despite registering for more advanced, core-subject classes than she could conceivably take in a six-period day, Denfeld High School student Majestic Lasky was this fall scheduled into three study halls,...
Racist and other intolerant language stemming from this week’s presidential election was found in a female bathroom stall at Denfeld High School on Friday. Scrawled in black marker was a...
The Duluth school district is beginning to make progress in narrowing its persistent achievement gap thanks to systemwide changes put in place in recent years. That's what superintendent Bill Gronseth shared Thursday night at East High School as part of his annual report to the community, which highlighted the work going on inside Duluth schools. "It takes three to five years to make real change happen," he said. "What we're seeing now is that coming to fruition."
More than 80 percent of registered voters in Duluth cast ballots this fall, compared to 72 percent in 2008 and 79 percent in 2012. More than 2,200 kids took part...
Representatives from Many Rivers Montessori spoke to the Duluth School Board Monday night in an effort to persuade the board to consider selling it one of its empty school buildings. Officials from the three-year-old Montessori school asked the entire board for a meeting following the rejections of three building offers, the first one made last April. Three board members — Alanna Oswald, Harry Welty and Art Johnston — asked that such a meeting be put on an agenda.
Duluth's first Montessori-style middle school is housed in the basement of the Duluth Running Co. store, with its entrance facing London Road. The wide-open space has a small kitchen at one end with a dining room table. Computer stations are scattered throughout, and a panel of windows looks onto Leif Erikson Park.
With the dismissal of a lawsuit that challenged protections offered to Minnesota teachers comes an opportunity to build up the teaching profession and encourage more people to seek it, said Duluth Federation of Teachers president Bernie Burnham.
At Piedmont Elementary School in Duluth on Tuesday, 4-year-old Aurora Norman successfully arranged several small blue and purple dinosaurs into a line of alternating colors. "Look at my pattern — teacher, lookit!" she said. Debbie Farnham's pre-kindergarten class was split into three groups: one making construction-paper models of the classic book character Corduroy, one hearing a story and one playing with patterns using rubber dinosaurs.