This week marks the kickoff of the holiday season. From Thanksgiving until the New Year, this season marks a joyous time. A time when families get together, share stories of the past year, and reconnect with one another. It is a time when we should reflect on how fortunate we are, how blessed we are.
How do Minnetonka students stack up against kids from other industrialized nations around the world? I’m happy to report that in reading, math and science, a representative sample of Minnetonka High School students scored better than high-achieving nations such as Singapore, Korea, Japan and Finland. Only Shanghai edged out our students in those subjects, and Singapore got the same math score as our kids.