Heat Wave Closes Dozens Of Mpls. Schools For Rest Of The WeekClasses are canceled for the rest of the week at 27 schools in Minneapolis. High humidity and sweltering temps, combined with some buildings lacking air conditioning has canceled class on Thursday and Friday at more than two dozen schools, which will then resume class on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Students will not need to make up the canceled days.
Vikings Player Helps Kids Stay Active Through 'Play 60'Vikings players are no strangers to working out and staying active. After all, that's how they earn a living. But on Tuesday, one of them went to school to help spread the fitness gospel.
More Mpls. Students Using Metro Transit In Pilot ProgramHigh school students in the Minneapolis public system won't be hopping on those iconic yellow school buses for much longer. The district is phasing that traditional transportation out.
Reality Check: Minnesota Schools Starting EarlyFor years, Minnesota had a law preventing schools from opening before Labor Day. But now Minnesota schools can apply to the state for permission to open early. And many are doing it.
Twin Cities Companies Investing In Mpls. SchoolsTarget Corp., Cargill Inc., General Mills Inc. and Medtronic Inc. are providing more than $13 million in grants to help support students in K-12 through 2014.