Education

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.

One of the most common questions asked by Mathnasium students is how to study and prepare for upcoming math tests.  These “Mathletes” more often than not also suffer from test anxiety, which leads them to believe that no matter how much the

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, or FIRST—as in the FIRST robotics program—is an annual competition sweeping the nation.

Today they’re building robots; tomorrow they’ll change the way we do business.

Percentages can be one of the most confusing mathematical concepts for children, and even adults, to master.  Yet, an understanding of percents is critical in everyday life.  The following intuitive approach focuses on the true meaning of percents as opposed to methods that are based on rote memo

Unlike some high school juniors and seniors, Sid Ramesh and Dennis Bao are not playing video games and eating junk food after school.

The Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS) may not call Edina home, but much of its talent does. Known as “GIT-seez,” hundreds of students ages 8 to 18 take part in the program each year.

Successful problem-solving skills are based on having an intuitive sense of the problem.  That is, being able to recognize its different “parts” and how they relate to the “whole.”  In math, underdanding this relationship between numbers is called “Number Sense.”  Like most skills, Number Sense c

After Julie Greene read Lee Wolfe Blum’s book, Table in the Darkness: A Healing Journey Through an Eating Disorder, she says it resonated with her. “I wasn’t expecting it to be as moving and honest and real,” she says.

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