Education

Four kids who learned coding through the Code Ninjas program pose in front of the logo.

At Code Ninjas in Edina/Richfield, kids learn to code through a game-based and robotics curriculum that weaves in teamwork, logic, math and problem solving.

After studying Chinese for 11 years, Edina High School 10th grader Eliza Price was ready to fully immerse herself in the culture for six weeks.

Normandale Elementary recently installed a brand new IONiX playground manufactured by GameTime and built by Minnesota/Wisconsin Playground.

When former Minnesota Viking Robert Blanton and wife Erin struggled to find an acceptable childcare facility, they decided to take matters into their own hands.

Paavo Rundman made a stop-motion animation video with Legos to demonstrate his knowledge of Latin America.

Students gather around a traffic light in an engineering class.

Project Lead the Way aims to give real-world science and engineering experience to students.

Every year Edina Magazine spotlights a few high school seniors who stand out in the crowd. This year is no exception. The following young men and women pursue excellence in creative and thoughtful ways. They are good students, athletes, artists and community members.

For many high school juniors, starting a college plan and getting ahead of the curve can be intimidating. It’s one more task to accomplish for students who already have many demands on their time including academics, school activities and social life.

It’s said all good things come to an end. While endings can sometimes be sad, in the case of Edina High School choir director David Henderson, one ending has simply led to another beginning.

Whether it was those first formulas or proofing in calculus class, most everyone has struggled with math. Challenges mount when testing season comes around and all those tirelessly memorized formulas seem to vanish after a night of cramming.

Education is one of the most important aspects of a child’s life. They’ll spend most of their first 18 years learning. So, a parent’s choice of educator is important.

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