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Divisive issues spark tension

Divisive issues spark tension

Ethan Brown and Sam Orloff
December 9, 2016
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In an announcement made during advisory Dec. 2, Principal Scott Meyers stated that in light of recent events at Park, he was moved to action. In his announcement, Meyers said activism on behalf of students and teachers drove him to action. “I have received feedback from parents and staff that hav...

Altercation allegedly occurs in Learning Lab

Altercation allegedly occurs in Learning Lab

Raphy Gendler
December 9, 2016
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Echo’s Malaika Bigirindavyi and Mimi Fhima contributed to this report. Updated 2 p.m. Dec. 12: Principal Scott Meyers said investigation, involving police liaison Max Peltola, into the incident is ongoing. He also said the incident is an "altercation," not a fight. Echo will update its coverage as inf...

Families, administration resolve bus boycott

Families, administration resolve bus boycott

Elise Riley
December 1, 2016
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Echo's Mimi Fhima, Raphy Gendler and Sam Orloff contributed to this report.  Rachel Rickert, the mother of two Park students, said she is ending a school bus boycott after having a discussion with Principal Scott Meyers. After hearing about an incident occurring on bus 212 Nov. 16, she offered rides...

Organization sees hijab incident as religious violence

Organization sees hijab incident as religious violence

Ethan Brown and Sam Orloff
November 30, 2016
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Echo investigations into recent events at Park and the handling of such events by the administration are ongoing, Raphy Gendler contributed to this article along with reporters Ethan Brown and Sam Orloff. According to Anti-Defamation League Regional Director for Missouri and Southern Illinois Karen...

Administration may have violated policy

Administration may have violated policy

Raphy Gendler and Sam Orloff
November 22, 2016
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Echo’s Maggie Bahnson, Sophie Yarosh, Hannah Leff, Sumaya Mohamed, Devin Raynor, D’aviyan Robinson, Mimi Fhima and Annabella Strathman contributed to this report along with reporters Raphy Gendler and Sam Orloff. A change was made in the article in reference to Section/File 413, "Harassment and Violence...

Rising tensions lead to insecurity

Rising tensions lead to insecurity

Mimi Fhima, Sumaya Mohamed, and Sophie Yarosh
November 17, 2016
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Echo is continuing to investigate the recent incidents at Park, both alleged and confirmed, and will continue to follow events as more information becomes available. Echo’s Maggie Bahnson, Raphy Gendler, Hannah Leff, Sam Orloff, Devin Raynor, D’aviyan Robinson and Annabella Strathman contributed t...

Learning Design Team Update

Learning Design Team Update

Yonah Davis
November 17, 2016
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When junior Kate Brinkman walked into Mike Nordean's remodeled classroom, she was intrigued by the room. She also felt excited by the seating options, interesting layout and comfortable atmosphere. According to the St. Louis Park school district superintendent Robert Metz, the Learning Design Team (L...

Divisive events strain community

Divisive events strain community

Raphy Gendler and Sam Orloff
November 16, 2016
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Echo is continuing to investigate the recent incidents at Park, both alleged and confirmed, and will continue to follow events as more information becomes available. Echo’s Maggie Bahnson, Mimi Fhima, Hannah Leff, Sumaya Mohamed, Devin Raynor, D’ayvian Robinson, Annabella Strathman and Sophie Yar...

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