The Edina Education Fund provides up to $700,000 in grants each year throughout the district.
Edina’s Highlands Elementary School said farewell to three influential educators who retired this spring. Judy Scanlon, Katie Oberle and Michael Seaman have shared their passions in the classroom, ranging from helping reduce world hunger to creativity and design to work-flow efficiency.
Seaman, who was Highlands’ Continuous Progress Program educator for 23 years, is an Edina Chamber of Commerce teacher of the year, and for good reason.
Claire Little, a junior at Edina High School, didn’t like to read. That is, until she joined the Breakfast Book Club at school this year. “The Breakfast Book Club got me more pumped about reading. I really like reading now,” Little says. In fact, she read the second assigned book, The Art Forger, in one day.
The book club has changed the way Edina High School senior Abas Farah reads books for classes. “I feel like I can now read books and enjoy them for what they are, as opposed to reading them because I have to,” says Farah.