Excellent Educator: Robbinsdale Middle School's Gretchen EnseleinMs. Gretchen Enselein from Robbinsdale Middle School is a ball of energy. She uses that energy to engage students, even those faced with suspension. That's what makes her this week's Excellent Educator.
7 Best Books For Fall Book Club PicksSchool is back in session and the first hint of fall is in the air, grown-ups are hitting the books, too. Here are 7 picks your club will love to cozy up to this autumn.
'Floating Library' Connects Books To BoatersOn this sunny Saturday, we take you to a library checkout line that was very backed up. But the available books were in a rather unique location -- the middle of Silver Lake in St. Anthony. Silverwood Park is hosting a unique to way for storytelling this weekend, called "The Floating Library."
Nobles Co. Woman Gets 90 Days For 15 Horse DeathsA Reading woman was sentenced Friday to 90 days in jail after 15 horses were found dead on her property in March of 2014. The Nobles County Attorney's office says Joan Mary Moore, 56, pleaded guilty to five counts of animal neglect.
Accomplish With Kylie: Minnesota Reading CorpsThe Minnesota Reading Corps is recruiting 1,400 reading tutors for the 2015-2016 school year. Reading tutors spend time in pre-kindergarten and elementary school classrooms helping children improve their skills with reading and vocabulary.
Best New Books For Spring Book Club PicksSpring has sprung, the weather is (finally!) warming up, and we are excited gather over a glass of crisp white wine and discuss the seasons hottest books with our favorite girlfriends. Our sister company, Simon & Schuster, is celebrating the resurgence of sunshine and greenery with the book club picks to keep you and your club reading throughout cherry blossom season.
Wander Minnesota: Connecting Readers To BooksThis week marks the arrival of a large literary conference in Minneapolis, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.
Best Book Club Picks For Women's History MonthMarch is Women’s History Month and our sister company Simon & Schuster has put together a list of book club picks that celebrate female voices!
Therapy Dogs Help Young Students Learn To ReadTeachers across the metro area have discovered an innovative way to teach young kids how to read better and with more confidence. They are enlisting the help of therapy dogs. Dogs that have received special training to sit patiently with children, as the kids read aloud.
Good Question: Why Are We Reading More Books?With all of the media available to us via television, smartphones and the Internet these days, reading books is still a favorite pastime. According to surveys, how much we read books has remained constant over the years and, in some cases, increased. In the 1950s, Gallup surveys show around 20 percent of Americans were presently reading a book. By the early 90s, the percentage jumped to 37 percent.
Excellent Educator: Valley View's Heather YoungIn the age of television, computers, and video games, it can be hard to get kids to put down the devices and pick up a book. But a teacher in Bloomington's love of reading is so contagious, it's rubbing off on her kids.
Owner Charged With Neglect After 15 Horses Found DeadA horse owner in far southern Minnesota is facing multiple charges of neglect after as many as 15 of her animals were found dead at a farm near Worthington in late March, according to charges filed Wednesday in Nobles County Court.