First Day of School for MPS Students and New Superintendent

August 29, 2016 05:44 PM

Monday was the first day back to school for thousands of Minneapolis Public Schools students.

It was also the first day of school for the district's new superintendent, Ed Graff.

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Graff visited nine different schools on Monday, meeting teachers, students and staff and talking about his "social-emotional" approach to learning.

"Our schools are a reflection of our community," Graff said. "It's important we equip kids with the skills to navigate all of that, from managing their own emotions to managing the social activity that goes with that."

Graff said he believes in going beyond traditional course work.

"If we are doing things right, we are developing the whole child," he said.

Graff previously served as superintendent of the Anchorage Public Schools.


Ellen Galles

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