The bar has been raised on no-school announcements thanks to a principal in Kentucky.
At Union Pointe Academy, in Florence, Ky., Principal Chad Caddell announced the school closing on Monday by sending students a video, using his inner Mariah Carey.
“I want to create a contagious culture for our students, faculty and parents,” Caddell told the Lexington Herald-Leader. “A surprise and delight kind of culture where kids and faculty can’t wait to get to school. School is known for being boring and predictable; it’s a sin to bore kids. Fun doesn’t mean shallow.”
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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