Tackling stereotypes is Blake speech topic

Dr. Claude Steele, dean of Stanford University's Graduate School of Education and author of "Whistling Vivaldi: "How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do," will speak at the Blake School at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Upper School, 511 Kenwood Pkwy.

Steele has developed a theory about individuals experiencing threats from stereotypes that has been used to understand group differences in performance ranging from the intellectual to the athletic.

For more information, contact Scott Flemming, director of Blake's Office of Equity and Community Engagement, at sflemming@blakeschool.org, or visit www.blakeschool.org.


Polling place info being corrected

Wayzata Public Schools has mailed out new postcards to correct information about polling places for the Nov. 5 school board election.

Three of the district's seven school board seats are up for election, with nine candidates in the running.

"We are aware that there were polling place errors in a recent required mailing sent to all district voters," the district said in a news release. "We sincerely apologize for the errors. New postcards with accurate information, printed on bright yellow paper, were sent Oct. 18, 2013. Please disregard the original white postcard sent on Oct. 11, 2013."

Voter polling places can also be confirmed on the secretary of state's website at http://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us. More information about the candidates can be found at www.wayzata.k12.mn.us/Page/11132.