A Picture-Perfect Endeavor

Glenn Stubbe, A Picture-Perfect Endeavor, StarTribune, Nov. 13, 2009, available at http://www.startribune.com/business/69625107.html?page=1&c=y.

The entrepreneurial spirit is expanding in the art department at Minneapolis Edison High School.

Some bright students and their art and graphic-arts teacher Mark Rizzardi have expanded Edison’s homemade-yearbook business to include a student-run photo lab that provides a yearbook photo for only $10 at the northeast Minneapolis school.

The school is disproportionately populated by low-income immigrant kids and others who hail from working-poor families. Last year, only half of 200-plus Edison seniors sat for professionally taken yearbook pictures. The rest just used their student-identification photo.

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