Education

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UMD Recreational Sports Outdoor Program fosters active lifestyles & connections to the natural world

Patrick Kohlin, kayak instructor and web specialist for UMD's Recreational Sports Outdoor Program, chatted with Dave Ter Steeg Apr. 18 about the program, what they do, and why it's important for many reasons to connect people to the big lake. This conversation is part of our effort to gather ideas and stories about environmental sustainability along the North Shore.


Sawtooth Mountain Students on a Snowshoe Hike

Sawtooth Elementary Kindergarten Snowshoe Hike

On a warm February day, Sawtooth Elementary kindergarten students spent the afternoon snowshoeing and practicing their five senses in the outdoors.


This year's "Night of the Notorious" takes place Monday, January 13 (Jeremy Marshall/Flickr)

Annual "Night of the Notorious" event takes place Monday, Jan. 13

The "Night of the Notable & Notorious" is the culmination of a semester-long project for the annual College in the Schools Composition class at Cook County High School.


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LSSU's 39th annual List of Words to be Banished...#canyousayannoying?

Every year we talk with the word-watchers over at Lake Superior State University about their words to be 'banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness." This year is no exception, and LSSU PR guy Tom Pink joined Buck Jan. 3 to chat and laugh about the latest list. Twerking, anyone?


ISD166 Superintendent Beth Schwarz

ISD 166 to add second high school Special Ed instructor

The YMCA is nearing completion, the high school will have a second Special Education instructor, and more news is happening in and around ISD 166!


GES students in WTIP studios

School News from Great Expectations School, Oct. 4

There's so much happening at Great Expectations School! This week, True and Noah bring us the latest from GES.


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Marc Abrahams on the 23rd First Annual IgNobels, awards for wacky/fun research that makes you think

Buck chatted and laughed with Marc Abrahams of Improbable Research, which publishes a magazine and awards the IgNobel Prizes for research that "makes people laugh, and then think." Learn about the origin of karaoke (it's not what you might think), very important cow research, and...what the heck is a Blonsky device? (see drawing at left)


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Grad student at Institute on the Environment challenges students to get creative

Ann Possis chatted Aug. 2 with Joey Reid, grad student at the U of M's Institute on the Environment, about the 'environmental hackathon' he conducted recently, bringing students of diverse backgrounds together to try to solve big environmental problems through creative play and thinking. You may want to try the marshmallow challenge at home!


GES students in WTIP studios

School News will return soon!

Tune in again this fall for regular school news features from around Cook County!


Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School

School News from Sawtooth Mtn. Elementary, May 27

Do you remember anticipating the beginning of summer vacation?