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.

Every September, a group of teens heads to the South Metro Training Center in Edina to find out what it takes to become an Explorer. These teens and youth may be future law enforcement officers, business people, lawyers or soldiers, but for the time being, they’ll be Explorers.

Edina High School’s math team is on a roll. As the state high school math league approaches its 32nd year, head coach Alex Galt expects another successful season for Edina—and for good reason.

The Concord Elementary School garden adds sustainability, community growth, and environmental awareness to the school’s science curriculum.

Recent Edina High School graduate Hasna Ali has a self-awareness that far exceeds her age.

It’s just two shelves of books set up outside the office at a local apartment complex, but Edina’s littlest library is making a big difference in the lives of the families who use it.

It’s been said that experience is the best education, which is why so many college students complete internships as a part of their graduation practicum. It is less common, however, for high school students to take part in the internship tradition—let alone in the engineering industry.

Games are the key to providing a fun and successful learning environment at Mathnasium. Games that help to develop number sense and math concepts can help students overcome their math fears while having funs with friends and family.

A group of fifth-grade girls at Normandale Elementary School are making their allowances count. Janel Goff, managing director of Goff Investment Group, offers financial education to girls and young women.

When Jeff Lu moved to Edina from China in 2009, he barely knew English, let alone what the roadmap to college readiness should look like. Lu’s only brother had never attended college and opted out of moving to America, so that left Lu with his uncle and mother to turn to in Minnesota.

For Tracy Hvezda-Lehtola, youth services librarian at the Hennepin County Edina Library, her bibliophilia began with The Babysitters Club.

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