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Schools

News and information from Patch and your neighbors about schools in your towns.
‘Again??’: Latest Snow Day Creates Mixed Emotions

‘Again??’: Latest Snow Day Creates Mixed Emotions

While many students are happy for the unexpected break, others dread the prospect of makeup days.
Should Sports Continue When Schools are Closed?

Should Sports Continue When Schools are Closed?

Several districts continued with games, practices and other after-school activities despite cancelling class. What do you think?
Inver Grove Heights Schools to Remain Closed Tuesday

Inver Grove Heights Schools to Remain Closed Tuesday

The cold weather prompted a second day of school closures in the district.
West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Schools to Remain Closed Tuesday

West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Schools to Remain Closed Tuesday

The cold weather prompted a second day of school closures in the district.
Gov. Dayton Orders Public Schools Closed Monday Due to Cold

Gov. Dayton Orders Public Schools Closed Monday Due to Cold

Monday’s high is expected to be just -17 degrees Fahrenheit.
Rosemount High School Band to March in Rose Parade

Rosemount High School Band to March in Rose Parade

The parade, which will be seen by more than 300 million people, takes place Jan. 1.
Garlough Environmental Magnet Named as a ‘Celebration School’

Garlough Environmental Magnet Named as a ‘Celebration School’

The honor recognizes schools that have seen success with student achievement.
Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

A list of tips and ideas to help kids adapt to the new national curriculum requirements in school.
Local Schools Selected for Breakfast Challenge

Local Schools Selected for Breakfast Challenge

The challenge gives schools money for increasing the number of school breakfasts served to free-and reduced-price eligible children.
How the Common Core Kills Cursive

How the Common Core Kills Cursive

As cursive becomes endangered in schools, Americans evaluate what it’s really good for.
Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

A big change is underway in the world of American education.
5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

A new study reveals that sexual violence among young Americans is a serious problem.
Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

One private company estimates it will be monitoring students’ tweets in over 3,000 schools by year’s end.
More Immunizations Required for Children Next Year

More Immunizations Required for Children Next Year

Parents who do not wish to abide by the new rules can file a legal exemption.
Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Student loan debt likely will force today's college grads to work longer.
Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Regular inspection of your child’s texts, Facebook and Twitter may not show whether they’re involved in cyberbullying.
Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

To do everything you’re supposed to do, you’d need a time machine.
Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

The debate over homework rages among American parents and educators, and many question its value altogether.
Why School Peanut Bans Keep Changing

Why School Peanut Bans Keep Changing

Reports of severe allergic reactions have spiked, but that doesn’t mean your kid’s PB&J’s are banned.
Easy After-School Snack Ideas

Easy After-School Snack Ideas

Convincing kids to skip classic calorie-laden snacks is simple if you’ve got delicious, homemade alternatives on hand.