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Four Minnesota schools honored as family-friendly

Four Minnesota schools have been named “Family-Friendly Schools” by the Minnesota Parent Center.

The schools had been nominated by parents who believed their school officials have created a family-school partnership.

The four winning schools are:

  • Woodland Elementary School, Brooklyn Park;
  • Highland Park Elementary, St. Paul;
  • Zachary Lane Elementary, Plymouth;
  • Cologne Academy, Cologne.

“We were looking for schools that communicate with parents regularly and in many ways; schools that involve parents in the learning process, not just schools with a strong booster club; and schools that have parent involvement in decision-making at the school,” said Heather Kilgore, program coordinator of the Minnesota Parent Center.

This is the first year for the awards, which came with a plaque.

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