On Oct. 11, 1918, Minneapolis schools, along with other public gathering places, were closed. They reopened on Nov. 18, but were forced to close again after a spike in student flu cases two weeks later.
An international team of researchers analyzed 58 studies involving more than 480,000 children and teens aged 4 to 18.
MinnPost is marking its 10th anniversary with a series called 10 at 10, a look back at the stories that have stuck with us.
In the study, the average weight of students in the schools with water jets fell by a bit less than 1% in boys and by slightly more than 0.5% in girls. That translated into a 4- to 5-pound weight loss.
School closings always give superintendents pause: What will be the impact on students who are homeless and lacking basic needs?
Conservative politicians in Australia have ordered a review of a new national curriculum they say imposes political correctness on shared historical events, such as the battle for Gallipoli.