Education

Finding the time and money to donate to a good cause isn’t always easy—especially when you’re a preschooler. But the smallest students at Minnetonka’s St. David’s Center did just that. “The primary idea was, ‘How can we help our community?’ ” says preschool teacher Rose Rustad.

Once upon a time, a bare ankle might have given rise to a scandal. A dancer performing without a corset might have caused a scene. Louise Indritz recalls a time when even ballet roused audiences’ objections.

When it comes to navigating the storm around financing a child’s college education, it can be like popping up an umbrella after the deluge has stopped—too little, too late.

Jennifer Severson’s daughter, Leah, loves slides and climbing. Leah has spina bifida, a birth defect that affects the development of the spinal cord. Jennifer Severson describes her daughter as playful and fun—a typical 4-year-old. She just needs a little help getting around.

Since 1957, Saint Paul high school students have had a shot at their art being recognized as among the best in the area. The annual Best 100 Juried Art Exhibition, sponsored by the Saint Paul Jaycees, invites students to submit their original work to be judged by a panel of three jurors.

The annual Saint Paul Public Schools School Choice Fair is set for January 9 at Washington Technology Magnet School.

Mitzi Overland considers gaps in knowledge to be opportunities rather than obstacles. The longtime educator seeks answers at the heart of education—the brain. “It’s fascinating how much [education professionals] are learning about brain development and kids,” she says.

When you ask Jeff Freeland Nelson to describe his toy company, he’ll tell you there are three words he likes to use: “creative, creative, creative.” It’s with this mentality that he created YOXO (pronounced “yock-so”), now a nationally recognized,

Mary McDougall, wealth manager and first vice president of wealth management at Merrill Lynch in Saint Paul, shares three options when it comes to saving for college:

In 2015, breast cancer is not an unfamiliar disease. It is, in fact, all too familiar for many families. But a local organization is working to end some of the fear a diagnosis can bring.

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