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Burnsville Weighs Shorter School Weeks To Save $5 million, Should Northland Schools Consider Similar Plan?

When I was a student I'd be all for this!  As a working parent, it sounds like a nightmare to make sure the kids would have programs and supervision on the off days.  One of their proposed plans is giving the kids every other Monday off, which I think is too confusing to schedule around.  If you must do this to save money, I'd say end the school year earlier.  I'm fine with extending the school days by 36 minutes so kids would still get the same amount of total class time.

If Burnsville does this and it works, I bet other communities would consider it.  Should Duluth or any Northland school districts look into the following plan?

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photo: Ken Hayes
photo: Ken Hayes
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Service Learning Award Goes To Harriet Beacher Stowe Elementary

Yesterday, Cathy Kates and I drove out to Gary New Duluth to visit with Jill and deliver a $200 Service Learning Northland check from maurices.

5th grade elementary students at Harriet Beacher Stowe are participating in various science experiments in the after school science club

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photo: kkcb.com
photo: kkcb.com
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Interview With Taste Of Home Culinary Expert Karen Davis [Audio]

The Taste of Home Cooking Show is coming to Black Bear on Oct 22nd!  It's sure to be a great time, so get your tickets now!  You get them now online, or also at our studios 14 E central entrance.

Karen Davis (pictured) is the Taste Of Home Culinary Expert, and she talked with the Breakfast Club this morning about what to expect.  Take a listen!

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Lester Park Playground Fire Investigation Closed

The investigation into the Lester Park Elementary School playground fire has been completed by authorities. Findings show the incident was indeed arson, as many locals suspected since news broke over the weekend. The playground, which had just recently been completed, caught fire in the early morning hours of Saturday, October 1.

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MyTudut, Flickr
MyTudut, Flickr
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5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Do Their Homework

Fall means school, and school means homework, and homework –- for many a family -– means stress and arguments. But getting homework done doesn’t have to be a daily battle. Here are a few easy ways for parents to make the routine a little easier for kids.

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WTHR
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Teen Faces 8 Years in Jail for Leaving Prank Blow-Up Doll in School Bathroom

Any teen in high school looks forward to their last day of classes as a senior; if not because it's the last day of high school, then because they've planned a hilarious prank to play on underclassmen, teachers and staff.

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WMUR
WMUR
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School Suspends Girl for Wishing bin Laden Killed Teacher

Going public with a desire to have the world's most wanted terrorist kill your math teacher will definitely add up to some serious trouble.

WMUR reports Rundlett Middle School, in Concord, New Hampshire, suspended a 13-year-old girl after she posted a message on her Facebook page saying she wished Osama bin Laden killed her math teacher.

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simonov, flickr
simonov, flickr
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Third Grader Brings Gun to School, Sells It for Three Dollars

This week, a third grader sauntered home with a loaded Taurus 9mm gun in his backpack and showed it off to his mom.

As it turns out, he bought the weapon from a classmate for $3 at their elementary school in Queens, NY.

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