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The new studios are beautiful

Posted Saturday, February 8th, 2014 05:44 pm GMT -5 in Music,Schools,Technology at 5:44 PM

Congrats to the HSRA crew on a wonderful new facility

Originally published by DK on February 8, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Two worlds collide

Posted Saturday, February 8th, 2014 05:42 pm GMT -5 in Music,Schools,Sports at 5:42 PM

Foss Swim School and the new HSRA

Originally published by DK on February 8, 2014 at 5:42 pm

Speech Rockstar

Posted Saturday, February 1st, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -5 in Family,Schools at 2:00 PM

Kid one at her first finals (and first event)

Originally published by DK on February 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Truly Old School

Posted Saturday, February 1st, 2014 01:43 pm GMT -5 in Family,Schools at 1:43 PM

Kid one and two at High School for Recording Arts, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on February 1, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Hello Sophomore

Posted Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 11:21 am GMT -5 in Family,Schools at 11:21 AM

Kid one’s first day of school mugshot

Originally published by DK on September 3, 2013 at 11:21 am

The first day

Posted Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 07:51 am GMT -5 in Family,Schools at 7:51 AM

Sad I’m not there today for kid two (and one) – good luck!

Originally published by DK on September 3, 2013 at 7:51 am

Excellence of…?

Posted Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 10:58 pm GMT -5 in Links,Schools at 10:58 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arete

Originally published by DK on July 3, 2013 at 10:58 pm

Best All-Around Student

Posted Friday, June 21st, 2013 10:20 am GMT -5 in History,Schools at 10:20 AM

Third Grade, Linwood Elementary School, St. Paul, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on June 21, 2013 at 10:20 am

High school graphics art project

Posted Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 11:40 pm GMT -5 in History,Schools at 11:40 PM

Mr. Scott’s class at Central?

Originally published by DK on February 3, 2013 at 11:40 pm

Panther Pride

Posted Thursday, November 29th, 2012 10:17 am GMT -5 in Family,Schools at 10:17 AM

Hurray for kid two! Panther Pride award at Black Hawk Middle School

Originally published by DK on November 29, 2012 at 10:17 am

Advisory Council Dessert

Posted Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 06:43 pm GMT -5 in Food,Schools at 6:43 PM

Lunch at Hibbing Community College, Hibbing, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on November 27, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Eagan Homecoming 2012

Posted Saturday, September 29th, 2012 11:43 pm GMT -5 in Family,Schools at 11:43 PM

Kid one and friends, Eagan, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on September 29, 2012 at 11:43 pm

Presidential Academic Awards Ceremony

Posted Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 09:07 am GMT -5 in Family,Schools at 9:07 AM

Kid one receiving her Presidential Academic Award, Black Hawk Middle School, Eagan, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on May 23, 2012 at 9:07 am

Why I have no Ph.D. (h/t ARC)

Posted Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 11:29 pm GMT -5 in Links,Schools at 11:29 PM

http://deadspin.com/5893189/what-happens-when-a-35+year+old-man-retakes-the-sat?popular=true

Originally published by DK on March 21, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Congrats to the Declam Team

Posted Saturday, February 11th, 2012 07:55 pm GMT -5 in Family,Schools at 7:55 PM

8th Grade Declam Team Award Ceremony, Blackhawk Middle School, Eagan, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on February 11, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Saskatchewan in the House

Posted Wednesday, July 30th, 2008 04:05 pm GMT -5 in Schools,Work at 4:05 PM

Yesterday I had an unexpected visitor in my office at HSRA Minnesota: the Honourable Ken Krawetz, Minister of Education for the province of Saskatchewan.

Mr. Krawetz and his assistants were being hosted in Minnesota by the talented education architect Randy Fielding. They visited the School of Environmental Studies in Apple Valley in the morning and were on their way to the new Minneapolis Central Library.

It was a pleasure meeting the delegation. I made sure to thank Mr. Krawetz for all the great hockey players (the Wild has three Saskatchewan natives: Derek Boogaard – Saskatoon, Josh Harding – Regina and Nick Schultz – Strasbourg).

Originally published by DK on July 30, 2008 at 4:05 pm

A Visit to the Shoe Tree

Posted Tuesday, July 15th, 2008 10:12 am GMT -5 in Family,Food,Schools at 10:12 AM

Yesterday my wife Colleen defended her capstone/thesis project at the University of Minnesota and found out afterward that she is now officially done with her masters program in health journalism.

I know firsthand how hard it is to work full-time and go to school–but I never had two kids to deal with too for my degree. Colleen worked extremely hard for this and we are very, very proud of her.

After all the signatures were obtained and the form dropped off with the graduate office (just in time for an official July 31 graduation date), we visited the shoe tree on the west bank before heading to Al’s Breakfast for a celebration lunch.

Congrats!

Originally published by DK on July 15, 2008 at 10:12 am

Tony Dungy at the University of Minnesota

Posted Wednesday, May 9th, 2007 08:24 pm GMT -5 in Schools at 8:24 PM

Last night I attended the University of Minnesota Alumni Association’s annual gala, held on campus at Mariucci Arena. The speakers were Stan Freese ’67 and Tony Dungy ’78.

While Mr. Freese has had a distinguished musical career with Disney, most of the people were there to hear the coach. While some of his past comments have caused controversy, last night’s talk was completely free of anything remotely controversial (almost to the point of being boring). There were some protesters outside beforehand, but there turned out to be little to protest in his public speech.

I am an alumni of the University, but I’m not currently a member of the alumni association. That mostly has to do with my belief that I shouldn’t have to donate money to the school until my mountains of student loans are paid off. I felt a little bit of school pride at the event, but mostly it just seemed hokey–like some bizarre club that makes you feel awkward for being a member.

I’d much rather be in that arena for a Gophers hockey game than an alumni event. Which I guess goes to show that I shouldn’t be opposed to the vast amounts of money spent on athletics. President Bruininks did say he wants the U to be one of the top three public research universities in the world also, so I guess it’s all good…

Originally published by DK on May 9, 2007 at 8:24 pm