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Harbor City International School has terminated its executive director, replacing him with two teachers. The school's board of directors in June opted against offering Paul McGlynn — who has led the charter high school since 2014 — an employment agreement for the coming school year, said Sarah Lindahl, a teacher at the school and president of the board. She said the board reviews the director annually.
When the state of Minnesota released data this week meant to identify low- and high-performing schools, the data came without any of those designations. No schools received "priority," "reward" or other labels, as they had in years past.
A graduate of the College of St. Scholastica has filed federal complaints against the school, accusing it of mishandling a sexual assault case she reported while studying abroad last year...
Three years after Hermantown residents voted to fix the city's schools — parts of them failing, outdated and run-down — through a $48.9 million bond referendum, the most expensive of the projects is complete. The newly constructed high school opens next week. The high school is connected to the middle school (grades 5-8), which was converted from the former high school. They share many common spaces, although not much was done to renovate the new middle school beyond a new air exchange system. The improved elementary school opened last year.
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.