Education

St. Michael-Albertville seniors outperformed the Minnesota and nationwide class of 2014 on the ACT. STMA seniors posted an average score of 24.1 compared to the Minnesota average of 22.9 and nationwide average of 21. The Class of 2014 not only exceeded the Minnesota average but STMA seniors outperformed state seniors by the largest margin since [...]

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The St. Michael-Albertville School Board authorized adding a budgeted new kindergarten teacher as that grade’s enrollment now exceeds 400 students. Approval adds a 20th position to the kindergarten ranks for principal Ann-Marie Foucault and staff at Albertville Primary School, which entirely houses kindergarten. “We wanted to maintain class sizes right around 20 (students per teacher),” [...]

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By Jim Boyle Elk River Star News   Dist. 728 high school activities directors recommended a litany of changes and improvements to their athletics and activities programs at a recent work session of the Elk River Area School Board. Their report was the culmination of a 2014 activities study. The list, spread out on a [...]

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Two incumbents not running, nine file BY Paul Groessel Sun POST Newspapers   There are nine candidates who have filed to run for three open Osseo Area School Board seats in this year’s general election. The school board is comprised of six board members. Jim Burgett, Tammie Epley and Teresa Lunt are up for re-election, [...]

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The Maple Grove Music Boosters has announced this year’s winner of their annual scholarship award. Stephen Strate is the recipient. The Music Boosters award a scholarship annually to a graduating senior of Maple Grove Senior High who is enrolled in the choir, orchestra or band programs. Students are chosen based on their commitment to the [...]

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Osseo, Maple Grove students spend a week preparing for life after high school An innovative business plan to develop a voice activated pillow that connects to people’s smart phone was praised by a panel of industry investors and was crafted in just one week by a group of high school students. Dozens of business plans [...]

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