Education

Cynthia Maldonado, Nuevas Fronteras Spanish Immersion Elementary School principal.

“In this moment in the world, where we try to understand people, it’s really nice to try to bridge this world by learning someone else’s language,” Cynthia Maldonado, principal of Nuevas Fronteras Spanish Immersion Elementary School, says.

Child having fun painting at Kidcreate Studio.

Focused on relatable art education for kids, Kidcreate Studio offers weekly classes, along with camps, workshops and birthday parties, and many types of different art mediums from clay classes to drawing, canvas art and even snow globe making.

Teacher supervising social-distanced children.

“Real learning, real culture” is the motto at Alma Flor Ada, says founder Lucilla Dávila. Alma Flor Ada, a year-round Spanish Immersion Early Learning Academy, isn’t your average early learning center.

A student works on financial planning.

The Minnesota Council on Economic Education and South Washington County Schools make educational deposit in students’ personal finances.

East Ridge High School senior Anita Chetty.

East Ridge High School senior Anita Chetty hopes to major in biochemistry or neuroscience after high school.

Math and Science Academy senior Abigail Musherure

Math and Science Academy senior Abigail Musherure is on the National Honor Society and student council, as well as vice president of Africa club.

New Life Academy senior Owen Kuckler

New Life Academy senior Owen Kuckler is a three-sport athlete who also excels in the classroom.

Woodbury High School senior Natalie Freisinger

Woodbury High School senior Natalie Freisinger wants to follow in Gilda Radner's footsteps.

East Ridge High School senior Elroi Yonatan

Elroi Yonatan is one of East Ridge High School's rising seniors.

A child works on distance learning on his iPad.

One local mom is taking a proactive approach to this uncertain school year. She created a Facebook group to discuss how to navigate education in the era of COVID-19.

South Washington County Schools teachers smile for the camera.

As another back-to-school season commences, so does the preparation, supply lists and endless questions.

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