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A St. Paul school was in trouble; its principal turned it around by listening to parents

Posted on AllSides May 12th, 2024
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The second-graders laughed as they placed the worms — some more quickly than others — in small pots of soil last week at Highwood Hills Elementary School in St. Paul. It was a lesson in irrigation and how worms open channels in the soil. "Watch the way they burrow down," said Carolyn Chisholm, the school's polytechnic coordinator, as students huddled around the action. Once slated for closure, Highwood Hills has new life as a polytechnic program with lessons in technology, engineering and agriculture, and Principal Fatima Lawson — who was...

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