A new school bus law in Wisconsin brings the state in line with the other 49 states in regards to safety lights. All school buses built after 2005 are now required to use an 8-light signaling system to alert drivers on the road the intentions of the bus driver. Since the 1970's, the other states in the nation started evolving to this light system that uses flashing amber lights to signal an anticipated stop. The law that passed yesterday (August 16) makes Wisconsin the final state in the union to join the system.
A day after being closed due to a snowstorm, it is being reported that Cloquet Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, March 17 as staff deal with a 'a very bad virus' that has caused severe technical problems for the school district that are impacting a number of vital services.
I am very lucky to have twin 5 year old grand boys that have just started kindergarten and their mom has them already writing in cursive. Then to hear that they are not teaching it in school sounded so strange to me...
Right now any full time student enrolled in higher education in St. Louis County or a student from St. Louis County who is a full time student outside of the county, can apply for the Mike Colalillo Medal of honor scholarship. This scholarship pays $1000 to the recipient.
I had the chance to talk to John Lobosky, the VP for college advancement this morning. Tomorrow is a big day around the camput of Saint Scholastica. They are celebrating 102 years of serving the community but it is also "Give to CSS Day"
Schools in Duluth, Two Harbors, Cloquet, Carlton, and Esko were included in a recent grant-presentation from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The mini grants were awarded as part of MNDOT's Safe Routes To School program
Eleven students aboard a school bus in Aitkin County held on for a scary ride Wednesday as the driver of the bus suffered a medical emergency. The bus swerved wildly at between 35 and 40 miles per hour as it traveled northbound on Highway 47 after leaving the school in Isle.
When the weather forecast takes a turn for the worst in the winter, parents of school-age children know what question follows: "Will we have school tomorrow"? Sometimes the answer to that question is an easy "no" but often there are other factors at work that make it a difficult one to determine for school administrators.
The Duluth Public Schools will observe their Fall Break on Thursday, October 16 and Friday, October 17. What do you do with the kids? One answer might be the events planned at the Duluth Public Library.
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