Parents Question Choice To Sing 'Allahu Akbar' At Holiday ConcertSome parents in the Anoka-Hennepin School District are questioning a choir teacher's decision to use a song about Ramadan performed in Arabic at a holiday concert.
Coon Rapids To Open Transitional Housing For Homeless Young AdultsIt's estimated that in the Anoka-Hennepin School district, more than 500 of the county's youth spend their nights without a secure place to call home.
Anoka-Hennepin Taps Debt Collectors For Overdue Lunch MoneyThe Anoka-Hennepin School District is racking up serious debt for unpaid school meals. Noah Atlas, director of child nutrition, says the district has seen student meal debt increase by 50 percent in the last few years.
Teacher Fietek launches Minn. House campaignA teacher who spoke out for gay students during a bullying debate in the state's largest school district says he's running for a state House seat. Jefferson Fietek will challenge Rep. Mark Uglem, a Champlin Republican, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported.
Anoka Teachers, Admin. Reach Tentative AgreementA tentative agreement has been reached that should prevent the possibility for teachers to go on strike in one of Minnesota's largest school districts. On Tuesday, the Anoka-Hennepin School District's director of communications said that the school board reached an agreement with the union representing the teachers.
Anoka-Hennepin Teachers, District Resume Contract Talks MondayTeachers and administrators in one of Minnesota's largest school districts will resume negotiations Monday night in an effort to avoid a possible work stoppage. Officials said the negotiating team for Anoka-Hennepin Education Minnesota, the group representing the teachers, will resume contract talks with district officials at about 5 p.m. Monday.
Anoka-Hennepin Teachers Schedule April 17 Strike VoteA strike vote has been set by the teachers' union in the Minnesota's largest school district. Teachers from the Anoka-Hennepin school district will vote on April 17 on whether or not to strike. The vote will take place at the National Sports Center in Blaine.
School Make-Up Days An Uncertainty For Some DistrictsThe extremely cold weather means more days off for students, and more headaches for parents and schools. Tuesday marks the fifth time many schools have closed this month, including a rare, statewide shutdown by Governor Mark Dayton. For Marisa Lee's children, Iris and William, it's starting to feel like these cold, school-free days are becoming the norm. "They are really excited, of course. They're loving all the days off," Lee said.
Schools Cancel Classes Monday Due To Extreme ColdAnoka-Hennepin School District has announced they will cancel classes for Monday, joining a number of other schools making the same decision.
Will Extreme Cold Close Schools On Monday?More severely cold temperatures are expected to hit Minnesota on Monday, and that means school could be cancelled yet again for thousands of students. Mary Olson, spokesperson for Anoka-Hennepin Schools, says the district has received many phone calls from parents asking if schools will be closed Monday due to the predicted cold. She says the district will wait until Sunday to make the call, but they will cancel school if the weather is cold as or colder than it's been on previous "cold days."
Frigid Cold Cancels Classes In Twin Cities & Beyond Frigid arctic air and brutal wind chills forecasted for Thursday have forced public schools in Minneapolis and St. Paul to cancel classes.
Anoka-Hennepin Cancels School, Activities For ThursdayWith the return of bitterly cold temperatures and brutal wind chills, Anoka-Hennepin School District has announced they are canceling classes for Thursday.