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Five candidates are vying for two At Large Duluth School Board seats. The Sept. 12 primary will leave four for the general election in November. Those running are: Josh Gorham, 34, a public-health nurse and Lakeside resident. He is married with three children — two at Lester Park Elementary and one not yet school age. See gorhamforschoolboard.com. Bogdana (Dana) Krivogorsky, 40, who is married with two children and lives in upper Woodland. She is a scientist, most recently employed with the University of Minnesota Duluth. See facebook.com/danaforschools.
Heading back to class can be nerve-wracking for kids of any age. As much of the Northland returns to school this week, the News Tribune gathered tips from students and school leaders on how to ease the transition and settle into a new year. From taking "movement breaks" when you need them, going to class regularly and setting up routines for homework, students and school staff had a lot to say. For school newbies Lola Prado, Lowell Elementary, grade 1: • "Do not bite. Just do kindness." Sean Campbell-Rorvick, Lowell Elementary, grade 1:
The majority of University of Minnesota Duluth graduates continue to find work shortly after graduation, the results of an annual survey show, with a small increase in graduates finding work directly related to their fields. Of the students who graduated during the 2015-16 school year, 81 percent are employed, a decrease from last year. But of those graduates, 69 percent found jobs directly related to their field, up from 65 percent. Another 19 percent found jobs "somewhat related" to their majors. Only 2 percent of respondents are still seeking work.
The area around East High School that requires residents to have permits to park near their homes would be reduced dramatically under a proposal the Duluth City Council will consider Monday. Neighborhood residents were surveyed in recent months, and feedback has been "robust," said Mark Bauer, parking operations specialist for the city. Many residents in the northern part of the zone, in particular, don't think permits are necessary, he said, which is why the reduction was recommended following a review.
More schools across the state will receive academic help under the proposed new accountability system under the federal education law. The Minnesota Department of Education, including commissioner Brenda Cassellius, visited Denfeld High School Wednesday night to talk about the new plan and get feedback. Required by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) — which replaced No Child Left Behind — the plan must be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education for approval in September. It would be in effect for the 2018-19 school year.
The U.S. Department of Education has found the College of St. Scholastica non- compliant with a federal campus safety law. The department has released the findings of an investigation prompted by the complaint of a former St. Scholastica student, who alleged that the college mishandled her report of rape. Emilee Franklin, who graduated from St. Scholastica in 2016, filed complaints with the department's Clery Act Compliance Team and the Office for Civil Rights under the federal Title IX law last summer.
The improvements planned for the former Rockridge Elementary School have been delayed. The Duluth school district was set to borrow this summer about $4.2 million to pay for those improvements and to replace the Lakewood school roof. Rockridge will become the new home of Woodland Hills Academy, where clients of The Hills Youth and Family Services are educated by the district.
Have any cars parked on your front lawn? Expect a ticket. Duluth city parking enforcement began last month handing out warnings to front yard parking offenders. The first round of fine-free ticketing is meant to educate — and spur property owners to remedy illegal parking situations. But after one warning, the parker gets a $24 ticket, and the property owner, who could also be the parker, is slapped with a $200 citation. The idea is to formalize parking spaces, said Adam Fulton, manager of the city's community planning division.
State standardized test results released Monday show the Duluth school district faring better than the state average, but with some groups of students and schools still lagging far behind.
TOWER — Bentley Joe Lewis Koski had two bottom teeth and four upper teeth. The 11-month-old baby would “take your knuckle and put it in his mouth and bite down. You’d go ‘ouch,’ and he’d laugh and do it again,” said the boy’s grandmother, Pam Swanson, smiling at the memory.