This column has quoted members of the Rothschild family from time to time. Most of us at one time or another has heard of this family. Who were they and what did they do? In short, they were one of the most renowned private families in Europe and one of the greatest Jewish families of modern times. They helped shape nations, empires and industries in the 19th century.
Another football season is upon us. This is the best time of the year because every NFL team is 0-0 and the most fans are optimistic.
A five-point plan to close the high school graduation gap between white and non-white high school students was unveiled Monday, Aug. 18, by Generation Next, a coalition of influential education, nonprofit, governmental and business leaders.
What should wise families, like careful coaches, help youngsters do to prepare for the upcoming school year? Forty-one district, charter and teacher union leaders recently responded to that question with specific, practical advice.
Many people buy far too many individual stocks for their portfolio. This is especially true when buying multiple mutual stock funds. While they often feel that they are gaining much more diversification and thus less risk adversity, it is usually not the case. In fact, many stocks are simply in redundant industry groups, and if the group enters a bear (down) phase, most stocks in the group participate on the downside. In fact, during a general bear market, nearly eight out of ten stocks participate in the general decline.
Can you believe it? School lunch is controversial. In this time of political extremes even the hot dog is at risk. The federal government, in an attempt to ensure healthy eating for our children, requires schools to serve meals with new and very specific requirements for reduced salt, required whole grains, required quantities of fruits and vegetables, specified calorie levels for each age grouping, and low fat milk. Federal funding of the free and reduced lunches for school districts is dependent on compliance.
I don’t have school-age children and I’ve spent very little time in stores or watching much TV over the past month, so I haven’t been inundated with the “must have” lists that I’m sure must drive many parents to distraction.
I feel privileged to be taking over as superintendent of the Anoka-Hennepin School District. As a student who attended school here from elementary through high school graduation, as a parent of three children attending schools in the district, and as a resident and taxpayer, I am committed to and invested in our students, schools and community.