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As Kerry Leider retires this week after 23 years with the Duluth school district, he may be most remembered for implementing the Duluth school district's controversial building plan, known as the Red Plan. But Leider, 57, oversaw several other major school projects, including a new Public Schools Stadium and restoration of the Denfeld auditorium. In his time as property and risk manager, he's done everything from drive a tractor to execute the $315 million building plan that is seen as the most comprehensive Minnesota schools plan to date.
The 1 percent uptick in student enrollment this fall at the University of Minnesota Duluth is good news for the school, which has seen steady student decline since 2011. During that period, enrollment dropped by about 9 percent through last year, a problem that contributed to serious budget cuts at UMD. The university is still dealing with that process as it looks to reduce academic expenses by $2 million for next year.
Duluth's Many Rivers Montessori has asked the Duluth School Board to consider selling one of three former schools for its use, and to again rethink its policy against selling to competition.
Finding an oversized goldfish in the St. Louis River might sound cool, but the Minnesota Sea Grant says it is definitely not — it's another aquatic invasive species that can wreak havoc on local ecosystems. To help solve the problem of people disposing of unwanted fish, reptiles and other aquarium and water garden critters into local lakes, several groups are offering a humane "surrender'' event Saturday where the critters can find good homes and stay out of trouble.
About $2 million in cuts to academic programs this fall will mark the next step in the University of Minnesota Duluth's long slog through reducing an annual deficit that once...
The College of St. Scholastica will be investigated by the U.S. Department of Education for its alleged mishandling of a student's report of a rape. Emilee Franklin, who graduated from...
New Duluth East High School principal Danette Seboe trades in her 55-mile drive to a school of 300 kids for a 16-mile drive to a school of about 1,600. The...
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...