In the midst of a historic decline in teen tobacco use, e-cigarettes surpassed cigarettes in popularity among Minnesota teens. A recently released state Department of Health survey celebrated the largest ever drop in tobacco use by middle and high school students, but warned against e-cigarettes' e ... More >>
'One-fifty-four! One-fifty-four!'That's not exactly the stuff of legends, but it represents the national ranking of Edina High, Minnesota's top high school according to Newsweek's new list of America's best 1,000 public high schools.This year's list focuses on "schools that have proven to be the mos ... More >>
Newsweek says Edina High School is the best in the state. Last year, the honor went to Minneapolis Southwest.Nine Minnesota high schools have been named to Newsweek's list of the best high schools in the country this year, but none of them are in Minneapolis or St. Paul. We bring that up only be ... More >>
Not the Taj Mahal, but better than your school.Any minute now, all those families who abandoned Minneapolis and St. Paul for Edina, Minnetonka, and other assorted Twin Cities suburbs "for the great schools" are going to be sticking "for sale" signs on their front lawns, right? Nah. Just kid ... More >>
Now here's a history project I can get behind: The Hennepin County Library has been slowly unearthing and digitizing its vast High School Yearbook Collection, which dates all the way back to the early 1900s, and posting some gems to its Tumblr page.
Jacob Volkmann wanted to knock a little sense into Barack Obama. Bad call.At first, we wondered whether the Secret Service was overreacting when it paid a visit to UFC fighter Jacob Volkmann in White Bear Lake. In a post-fight interview he employed a little braggadocio about knocking some se ... More >>
Bernadeia Johnson wants North High closed, sort of.Minneapolis Schools Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson took a lot of heat recently for announcing that North High School had to close its doors. The move outraged North Side parents, who saw it as just another kick in the gut for an already e ... More >>
Photo via MPSNorth High School students in 1979It was only two years ago that acting Superintendent Bill Green was touting North High School as "the first small specialty high school in Minneapolis. That means a commitment to keeping the school strong and viable for years to come." Now we kn ... More >>
Photo by Bobak Ha'Eri, Wikipedia.50th and France in Edina.A new survey from America's Promise Alliance counts five Minnesota cities in its top-100 "Best Communities for Young People" in the country. Unfortunately, Twin Citians, Minneapolis nor St. Paul made the cut. Here's who beat us: Edin ... More >>
Photo by Nic's eventsWhat would June be like if we couldn't tell you about some high school senior's terrible prank to be forever remembered by? At the very least we could remind you about the epic Osseo grind-prom on a boat! A Rochester Mayo High School senior and participant in yearbook clas ... More >>
The Continental Co-Ets While Fulda, Minnesota's Wikipedia page semi-tragically excludes the Continental Co-Ets from her history, the band has been fortunate enough to rise from the deep ash of the mid-'60s rock boom, instigated in large part by Beatlemania, where innumerable bands lay buried like ... More >>
City Pages-sponsored showcase aims to offer an intimate affair
The upstart local label is an imprint of Afternoon Records, and is headed by young local musicians Shane Vader and Clara Salyer.
The two Anoka-Hennepin teachers accused of using gay slurs against a student based on his perceived sexuality are on leave and won't start the school year.
The district is paying his family a $25,000 settlement in the case and the student, Alex Merritt, is speaking out in hopes of helping others come forward about harassment in the classroom.
The Anoka-Hennepin School District is paying a high school student's family $25,000 in a settlement after two teachers made his perceived sexual orientation into a class joke.
Tuesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Check the list to see if your high school made the cut.
A study of the Top 50 cities in the United States shows a slight increase in high school graduation rates nationwide over a 10-year period, but Minneapolis failed to keep up pace.
Because achievement is overrated.
Blotter highlights all the weird news that's fit to print
Minnesota is so sick of the expenses associated with educating our children that one lawmaker is proposing the state pays them off for finishing early.
Geeky, freaky teen virgins bid to get knocked up in 'Superbad'
Minnetonka parents target "anti-Christian, anti-American" IB program
The roots of Ron Gardenhire
Wonder what your child's school will look like in the next millennium? Here's a peek.
How sports are wrecking schools.
On the road with the Concrete Farm dance collective and a big rig.
A former teacher's contrarian view of the reforms that have to precede "education reform.
A week on the inside with the students and teachers of Wayzata High and St. Paul Central.