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‘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?
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.
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.
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.
Burnsville Bus Driver Fired for Leading Prayers on Bus

Burnsville Bus Driver Fired for Leading Prayers on Bus

Richfield resident George Nathaniel, who’s also a pastor at two Minneapolis churches, ignored the transportation company’s demand that he stop.
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.
Estabrooks, Phat Named Homecoming King and Queen

Estabrooks, Phat Named Homecoming King and Queen

Kim Phat and Noah Estabrooks were crowned last Friday.
Shakopee High Garners a Place in the 'SpotLight'

Shakopee High Garners a Place in the 'SpotLight'

Shakopee High was recently chosen to participate in Hennepin Theatre Trust's "SpotLight Musical Theatre Program."
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.
Shakopee High Names Candidates for Homecoming Court

Shakopee High Names Candidates for Homecoming Court

Coronation is scheduled for Friday at the football field, just before the big game.
Now Hiring: Minnesota Math Corps Tutors in Shakopee

Now Hiring: Minnesota Math Corps Tutors in Shakopee

Positions are available at Shakopee elementary schools.
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.