Alia Jackson and Pierre Fulford are just two of the millions of youngsters who have gained from charter public schools. On July 29, they joined with former Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Howard Fuller and almost 200 Minnesota parents and educators to discuss what is working well and what needs to be improved with Minnesota’s [...]
Ben Utecht, who excelled for the University of Minnesota and two National Football League teams, is battling a new opponent: the effects of five major documented concussions. At the age of 33, he is experiencing some pockets of memory loss. Utecht has turned a letter he wrote, about his fear that someday he would be [...]
Many people assume that judges spend most of their time presiding over jury trials. In fact, nationwide on average, less than 5 percent of cases ever go to trial. This surprises a lot of people. Where do all the cases go? There are a number of ways that cases can be resolved without a trial. [...]
They will bring new ideas, approaches Joe Nathan, Education Columnist From Anoka-Hennepin to Richfield, Stillwater, Waconia, International Falls, Houston and all over the state, more than 50 of the 331 Minnesota school districts will have new superintendents in the 2014-15 school year. We hear a lot about student mobility. But outside of professional meetings, there has [...]
Loved ‘Footloose’ We love being in “Footloose” being put on by Masquers Theatre Company. We play the Bomont town children. Never heard of Bomont? Come to “Footloose” and, like us, you might find you can relate to what is happening in Bomont. Is it some kind of fate that we are in a musical that [...]
If one could wave a magic wand and reduce the number of tobacco smokers by more than 10 percent, the percentage of adult alcoholics by 12 percent, the percentage of those suffering from chronic depression by more than half, most people would do so.