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.

Founder and CEO of Mannerly Manners Marilyn Pentel says she came up with the idea in 1985. The programs she had looked into taught rules of etiquette in a more formal setting.

With the excitement of fall well past and winter underway, hardly anyone is thinking of starting a new school year—except the parents of young kids who will begin preschool in the fall.

After teaching at Edina’s Normandale French Immersion School for 10 years, Bianca Gelia Suglia is using her job as a peer coach to bring specialized knowledge and understanding, referred to as global competence, into Edina schools.

Rid yourself of bad habits and acquire some good ones, like a regular workout regimen or a fun new creative outlet for your kids at the Southdale YMCA.

When Olivia Stieler von Heydekampf was a sophomore at Edina High School in 2013, her parents asked if she’d be interested in a summer study abroad program in Madrid. Olivia’s immediate response was no. It wasn’t that Olivia was intimidated by international travel.

Parents of children ages 16 months to 5 years will soon have an Edina location for French-language immersion preschool. The French Academy of Minnesota, a private institution located in St.

In April, the DECA Nationals competition was held in Orlando, Fla., and attracted some of the most successful and talented high school students in the country to compete in events ranging from entrepreneurship to marketing.

Ahh, fall – my favorite time of year! Wonderful colors, cooler and drier air, and apple picking—I just love it all! Then there’s “back to school” everything. The anticipation of new clothes, new teachers, new schools, and the hope of better grades. Such excitement.

Mold in the fridge can be a good thing for Liz Heinecke. This Edina mom has a M.S. in bacteriology and a keen eye for science, in and out of the kitchen. She’s created a cottage industry of making all things science more palatable to children.

Six high school seniors from Edina made time in their busy schedules to chat with us about, well, their busy schedules.

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