How to turn schools around The 30 schools that were identified earlier this year as the state's worst performers have kicked off the school year. What will be different for those schools this year, and what ramifications do those turnaround efforts have elsewhere in the state?9:06 a.m.
Pat King: Director of Office of Turnaround Schools.
Keith Lester: Brooklyn Center superintendent of schools.
Joann Knuth: Executive director of the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals.
The Alligator Man Louis Guillette's research on endocrine disruptors and their impact on alligators has raised new awareness of environmental pollutants in our water. He argues that the impact of his work, and the research being done by scientists in Minnesota, goes beyond the animal world.10:06 a.m.
Louis Guillette: Professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Deborah Swackhamer: Professor of environmental chemistry and co-director of the Water Resources Center at the University of Minnesota.