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Excellent Educator: Plymouth Middle School’s Benjamin Drexler

Every Friday we take the time to recognize one of the great teachers in our community. This week, we’re honoring Benjamin Drexler. Drexler teaches 8th grade math at Plymouth Middle School. He was nominated by his students!

05/01/2015

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Excellent Educator: Anthony Wolfbauer Of South View Middle School

Teachers have a lot of people to please. The principal, the parents and don’t forget about the students.

03/06/2015

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Students Test Out Careers In Science, Math During STEM Expo

Thousands of middle school students spent Wednesday with robots and rockets as part of the STEM Expo at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

02/11/2015

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Study: All Day Preschool Helps Kids Perform Better In Kindergarten

The more time preschoolers spend in class, the better they perform in kindergarten. That’s the finding of a new study by a University of Minnesota researcher.

11/25/2014

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Excellent Educator: Edgewood Middle School’s Julie Hartinger

or young students, getting good grades in math can sometimes depend on the teacher. Often students need one-on-one time. One teacher in Mounds View is known to go above and beyond to help students grasp the subject, and that’s what makes her this week’s Excellent Educator.

11/14/2014

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Design Zone Opens At Science Museum Of Minnesota

When you think math, you don’t always think “fun.” But a new exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota makes math a blast by showing visitors how it influences the most exciting jobs out there.

11/08/2014

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ACT Testing To Be Given To All Minn. High School Juniors

A big change is coming to the way Minnesota’s high school seniors are measured for their proficiency in learning. That’s because the 2013 state legislature decided to scrap the longtime requirement for GRAD testing to measure competency in key areas as a condition of graduation.

09/23/2014

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Engineer Urges Girls To Smash Stereotypes

Today’s students have more reasons than ever to care about engineering.

09/08/2014

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Engineering A Love For Science In Kids

Kevin Jarrett isn’t your typical computer teacher. His students build walls from clay, sand and water. They design parachutes from coffee filters. And it’s perfectly fine if the things they build don’t work the first time.

09/08/2014

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STEM Education & Why President Obama Has Made It An Educational Priority

Innovation drives the U.S. economy, and employees with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills have become a hot commodity in post-recession America.

08/27/2014

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‘No Fake Math,’ Raytheon Math Heroes Make Numbers Real For Students

Teacher support is key to all of these efforts, which is why Raytheon is interested in rewarding educators who go the extra mile to get students excited.

08/27/2014

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State Fair STEM Program’s Goal? Get The Family Interested In Science

The opening day at the fair was also STEM day – a chance for fair-goers to experience the creativity and fun that science, technology, engineering and math have to offer.

08/21/2014

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Urban League Honoring Woman For Breaking Barriers, Becoming A Scientist

The Minneapolis Urban League is honoring a woman who broke through racial barriers and overcame gender bias to become a scientist, more than 50 years ago. Dr. Reatha Clark King is receiving the Trailblazer Award Thursday night, at the Urban League’s annual gala.

06/18/2014

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Combatting ‘Summer Learning Loss’ With Workbooks

For most students, there are only two more weeks left in the school year. The summer break is something many kids look forward to but it often comes with a price.

05/21/2014

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Excellent Educator: Park High School’s Abbey Janicek

This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator who has gone above and beyond to make a different in students’ lives. Like adults, high school students must learn to balance their personal and academic lives. Having a teacher willing to help with both can often be just what a student needs to excel.

05/16/2014

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Why Are Minn. 4th Graders Testing Well In Math? They’re Confident

When it comes to math, Minnesota students aren’t just making the grade. Our fourth graders are now actually among the top scorers in the country.

11/07/2013

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Going Back To School For Science, Math Lessons

Science and Math can be tough for a lot of kids. Unless you’re really into it — like Mike Augustyniak, who eventually became a meteorologist. You also have to have a good teacher, which Augustyniak took on last week at Minnetonka High School.

09/12/2013

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After 41 Years, Wayzata Math Teacher Retiring

For math league, Wayzata is unbeaten and is No.1 in the state. Coach Thomas Kilkelly wants to keep it that way.

03/11/2013

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DeBlog: What’s The Most Efficient Way To Shovel Driveway Snow?

A couple of you have sent in what I think is a really interesting Good Question. Suki Hanzel from Prior Lake wrote: “For those of us who don’t own a snow blower, or say we do it for the exercise, (HA!), what is the most efficient way to shovel your driveway? My back thanks you for answering.”

03/05/2013

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Professionals To Students: Math & Science Are Important

Whether it was in a challenging math class or a science lab, students have often asked themselves: Why am I learning this?

01/08/2013

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Minnesota Math, Reading Scores Mostly Edge Upward

A nice report card was released for Minnesota students Wednesday — especially in math.

08/01/2012

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Husband In The Doghouse

Have you seen the “blonde math” video on YouTube? The husband who filmed his wife trying to figure out a basic math problem finds himself in hot water. Check out the video and their interview.

03/23/2012

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Good Question: What Is Pi?

On Pi Day, Sartell teacher Jennifer Kiewel wore her Pi Earrings and Pi Day Tattoos. Lindsey Smith’s made a pie with the symbol for Pi branded into the crust.

03/15/2012

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Guide To Science, Tech, Engineering & Math (STEM) For Kids

If you’ve got a little scientist or engineer on your hands like I do, then by all means, continue to stimulate their neurons by treating them to one of these fun and educational destinations. Each of these museums will indulge your little Einstein’s creative notions with lots of hands-on exhibits.

02/24/2012

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