Erin Hinrichs Situated along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis’ Longfellow neighborhood, the Dowling Urban Environmental Elementary School offers its students some unique opportunities to engage in learning outdoors.There’s an outdoor classroom, equipped with electrical outlets. And students get to participate in things like birdwatching to learn about balance and motion in science class and planting seeds in the school’s greenhouse to learn about the local ecosystem.They also get to burn up energy on a fortress-like concrete playground structure built up around mature trees. It’s an impressive feature — not just because of its size, but because it’s handicap-accessible, replete with ramps, railings and adaptive play...
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A small but significant contributor to funding inequities in Minneapolis Public Schools: donations