Education

Academy of Prince music camp

The idea for Purple Playground sparked among Prince fans at a backyard barbecue. It was 2016, shortly after the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s death in April 2016. Sadness and a yearning to keep Prince’s philanthropic legacy alive permeated the yard.

WizEducators

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic forced the world to adapt quickly, and one of those ways was how kids got their education. Shifts from in-person learning to distance and hybrid learning formats created some gaps in learning.

Max Opitz

Planning for college can be an exciting time for families. Touring your dream school, filling out applications and shopping for your dorm are all milestones in the college preparation process.

class at Creek Valley Elementary

Leader in Me was first developed by a principal and teachers who wanted to teach students life skills alongside academics. With this in mind, Principal Muriel Summers of A.B. Combs Elementary in Raleigh, N.C.

The Goddard School

Alexandra and Isaac Kruege are parents of a 2-year-old daughter enrolled in the toddler room at the Goddard School in Edina. “Our daughter comes home happy and tells us all sorts of different stories each day that she is there.

Maxine Wallin

Maxine Wallin is one of Edina’s foremost community philanthropists. A librarian by training, she values education and founded Wallin Education Partners with her husband Win in 1992.

This past May, the Rotary Club of Edina presented $1,500 scholarships to two Edina High School 2021 graduates Divya Danthuluri and Allison Koester.

Dr. Stacie Stanley

Dr. Stacie Stanley is the incoming superintendent of Edina Public Schools. Previously, Stanley was associate superintendent in Eden Prairie.

Young girl reading a picture book

Established in 1998, the National Education Association (NEA) celebrates Read Across America Day on March 2, designed to help motivate kids to read, promote the joys of reading to students of all ages and make all children feel valued and welcom

Masked woman and child using hand sanitizer

Local childcare centers seek to provide environments suited to children’s needs.

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