“What do you hear in the word elephant, a short e or a long e?” a University of Minnesota graduate student teacher asks a Creek Valley Elementary kindergartener to reemphasize something they just read.
Each day, more than 88,000 Minnesotans age 65 and older live with Alzheimer’s disease or some form of dementia, collectively relying on an additional 250,000 Minnesotans to care for and assist them. Although there is no current cure for the disease, treatment and support is available, whether through the national Alzheimer’s Association, Minnesota’s ACT on Alzheimer’s collaborative, or (coming soon) resources right here in Edina.
According to The Washington Post, Edina High School (EHS) continues to be among the top performing high schools in the nation. The Washington Post’s 2014 list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools ranked EHS fourth in Minnesota. Nationally, EHS ranked 318th out of 1,900 high schools across the U.S.