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Results from a college-readiness exam show Duluth school district students about equal to the state average, but scores for both dropped significantly for the class of 2016, the only class mandated by the state to take the ACT exam as a graduation requirement. Duluth's composite score is 21, while the state's is 21.1. The national average is less than both at 20.8.
The majority of graduates of the University of Minnesota Duluth continue to find jobs in their area of study, the results of an annual survey show. Eighty-five percent of surveyed graduates from the 2014-15 school year are employed, although only 65 percent in a field directly related to their degree. Another 12 percent are continuing their education, leaving just 3 percent of graduates seeking a job. The results show the value of a degree from UMD, Chancellor Lynn Black said, and give good reason for those wanting "to get an education right now."
Plans to open a new Duluth Edison Charter High School in 2017 are off, a school official announced Friday — but that doesn't mean efforts to build a school are...
One of the most challenging parts of a 22-year UMD research project on Africa's Lake Malawi was the 35 days on a noisy, hot fuel barge. Anchored miles from the shore of the vast, ancient lake that spreads into three countries, the barge was run by a French, Dutch, Romanian and British crew, working amid faculty, students and technicians from the University of Minnesota Duluth and other schools from around the world.
The Duluth School Board Tuesday night rejected an increase to the Duluth school district's minimum wage beyond what's required by law. Board members Art Johnston, Alanna Oswald and Harry Welty have advocated for various increases for the hourly workers who include substitute paraprofessionals, food service substitutes and lunchroom and playground monitors who work less than 12.5 hours a week.
A group representing the Duluth Area Catholic Schools and the Duluth diocese announced a process Tuesday for planning a unified pre-K-12 school on multiple campuses. Working with the Reid Group, a faith-based consulting firm based in Seattle, the group has planned an online survey and two community retreats meant to help shape ideas for the school.
The sale of the former Duluth Nettleton Elementary School has fallen through, making it the third Duluth school district real estate deal that has collapsed in just more than a year. Sherman Associates of Minneapolis, which has converted into housing several former Duluth school buildings, was not able to secure financing for the project, according to Kerry Leider, property and risk manager for the district. The company first signed a purchase agreement for the building in 2013, and it was renewed in February.
The good news is that $60,000 worth of Minnesota Ballet costumes haven't been damaged as much as expected. The bad news is that the ballet remains out of a practice...
The Duluth school district playground mulch replacement project is underway, with the School Board set to vote on a design firm next week. The board will be asked to approve $18,500 in spending for a firm that will research design and construction options for the 10 playgrounds — eight elementary schools and both middle schools — that need mulch replacement.
Yusuf Ali is only 15, but he can tick off several times he feels he's been racially profiled by law enforcement. One incident involved being pulled over by police for a minor reason but ended with an officer's knee in his back, forcing him hard into the cement, he said, and only because he raised his voice. The black teen from Rochester, Minn., moved with his family to an upscale neighborhood in that city, and soon after, he said, police started stopping him as he walked near his home following complaints from neighbors.