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Last-day jitters at Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy in Inver Grove Heights, Blaine
by Mila Koumpilova
As they hugged goodbye for the summer Wednesday, some of Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy's 500 students wondered if they would all reunite come fall.
In recent months the embattled charter school has been pummeled with setbacks. And so, an often-jubilant end-of-year gathering in the Inver Grove Heights school's gym was tinged with anxiety.
"I sat there wondering if I should tell my kids there's a possibility they might not see their friends again," said Krista Saddiqui, a Burnsville mother of three TiZA students.
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