Return to Learn

School will look different this year. Some school districts are reopening to in-person instruction, others opt for virtual teaching or a hybrid model. WDIO News will provide helpful stories and tips for students, parents and teachers, no matter what the year brings.
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Schools prepare for back to class for more students.

Prepping for kids back in the classroom again

UW leader pledges return to in-person learning this spring
Duluth schools plan to bring elementary kids back in January
Duluth schools extend distance learning through January 21st
St. Scholastica to offer tutoring for Duluth K-12 students
Hibbing school district doing a two-week reset, starts on Monday
Proctor moves to distance learning for all students
Duluth Schools to shift to elementary distance learning, pause athletics
CARES funding to help schools during pandemic

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Duluth schools to continue learning models through December

Enjoy East theater production, drive-in style!

Duluth Digital Inclusion Partnership announces plans for grant money

One month in, some schools change models due to COVID 19

Physics on the football field at UMD

Bay View Elementary taking learning to the great outdoors

Duluth day care pivots to help families who are home schooling

Health officials encourage students to stay home from school if sick

Cold Front February is coming back

Dalas on display in Duluth

Miracle Eleven donates $5,000 to local non-profits

Family needed for Habitat for Humanity house

Blue Santa program delivered smiles in squad cars

Duluth YMCA receives part of $4B donation

Free MREs for vets in need

Duluth Fire Dept. shops for Salvation Army

500 pairs of socks donated to Life House

Duluth's gingerbread walking tour begins Saturday

Hawk pride shines in Hermantown during hybrid learning

The student council at Hermantown High School was busy before the year started, making inviting signs to welcome kids back during the pandemic. You can also order a spirit shirt, that says Hawks Fly Together, just six feet apart. 

Free online classes for students interested in heavy equipment industry

The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49 and Minnesota Virtual Academy have partnered together to offer online elective courses that are designed to introduce students into the industry.

New parent group forms "to hold the district accountable"

Duluth parents of mostly middle and high school-aged kids have formed a new group called Kids FIRST! 709. They are asking the school district to re-evaluate its current COVID-19 learning model. 

Starting school again, and helping kids with new routines

It's a new school year, and plenty of people are feeling the stress and strain of new routines because of the pandemic. An early childhood expert from UMD shares some tips on how to help your kids.

Return to Learn: Rock Ridge starts first new year as one district

Leaders within the Rock Ridge Public School District have been busy transitioning into one, during the pandemic.

Return to Learn: Child care

The pandemic has brought uncertainty to nearly every area of what was once "normal" day to day life-- with perhaps one of the most constantly changing fields being education. University Nursery School, a nonprofit organization open to children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old, is no stranger to these new changes. 

Return to Learn - Homeschooling

Northland families are finding homeschooling to be a good option in the wake of changes in schooling brought on by the pandemic.

Return to Learn: COVID-19 impact on sports

The return to play for sports teams continues to evolve. Some have been given the green light to play, while others will have to wait.

Return to Learn: How schools plan to stay clean

Area schools detail cleaning plans.

Return to Learn: COVID-19 impact on arts, school events

Itasca County school officials lay out how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting arts and school events, and how they are moving forward.