Duluth Public Schools

Duluth’s Art Community Gears up for Annual Art Supply Drive

DULUTH, Minn.-Students aren’t the only ones headed back to school. As teachers get ready for the upcoming school year, the art faculty must prepare how they will divide their curriculum. Art supplies get more and more expensive through the grade levels, and sometimes teachers have to dip in their own pockets. So the Downtown Duluth Arts Collective along with Art…

Art by Duluth Public Schools Students Exhibited at Miller Hill Mall

Over 400 students' pieces on display.

DULUTH, Minn.- Works by young artists took over the Miller Hill Mall on Wednesday. Over 400 K-12 students from Duluth Public Schools had their artwork featured just outside of Barnes and Noble for all to admire. One of the young drawers said she worked hard to make her Mandala drawing as eye-catching as possible. “I want a lot of detail…

School Board Chairman says November Referendum Vote is Crucial

The vote happens on November 6th.

DULUTH, Minn.- A three question levy referendum is in place that would add both teachers and new technology to the Duluth school district if approved by voters in November. The School Board Chairman calls this vote crucial. If passed question one would renew the current ten-year operating levy without increasing property taxes. The second question would add 25 teachers to help…

School District Vote On Operating Levy Could Increase Property Taxes

The operating levy for Duluth Public Schools passed in 2013 and is below the state average.

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth voters will soon be making decisions about potentially changing the current operating school levy. A move that could mean an increase in property taxes. The operating levy for Duluth Public Schools passed in 2013 and is below the state average. It’s scheduled to expire next year. On Thursday night the school board voted on the intent…

Cloquet Public School District Names New Superintendent

Ken Scarbrough is the current superintendent of the Cloquet Public School District.

CLOQUET, Minn. – The Cloquet Public School District has named it’s new superintendent. He may be a familiar face to some. Michael Cary, the current director of curriculum and instruction with Duluth Public Schools will begin his new role in July. The School Board worked with a consultant and narrowed it down to three candidates before selecting Cary. The selection…

Recalling the Cheers from Old Central High

Duluthian Barbara Burud was Once a Cheerleader at Old Central High School in Duluth; to this Day, She Continues to Cheer

DULUTH, Minn. – Sporting events happen every day with players and fans gathering to see who will win the game, but we often forget about the choreographed athletes on the sidelines. One local woman has never stopped recalling the cheers from her time at old Central High School in Duluth. “That’s the old chimes from Central,” said former cheerleader Barbara…

Duluth School Changes Reading Lists Due to Use of Racial Slur

"To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" are required readings in high school literature classes.

DULUTH, Minn. – Changes are coming at Duluth Public Schools when it comes to required reading lists for students. The changes are happening because of the use of racial slurs in two books. At the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” will not be required readings. The books are not…

Forum Offers Duluth Public Schools Update

A Forum Hosted by the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce Included Superintendent Bill Gronseth, District Chief Financial Officer Doug Hasler

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce gave those involved in the Duluth School District a chance to voice concerns and hear some answers Tuesday morning. Coffee cups and curious community members filled the dining space of Valentini’s restaurant on London Road. “As we address our budget, as we address a strategic plan moving forward, we all need…