Education

By Olivia Koester Staff Writer   Anoka-Hennepin has expelled fewer students in recent years. Seven years ago, the district hit a record high, expelling 133 students during the 2006-2007 school year. Two years ago, 100 students were expelled by the board, and now, that number has been nearly halved. Fifty-three students were expelled in 2013-2014. [...]

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By Olivia Koester Staff Writer   The Anoka-Hennepin School Board gave administrators the green light to pursue a districtwide grading policy at the body’s work session June 16. Currently, teachers each employ their own grading scales, which means that secondary students have several to keep track of. So, what does a particular letter grade indicate [...]

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By Olivia Koester Staff Writer   More than 600 students presented projects at the Anoka-Hennepin District 11 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fair at Champlin Park High School Feb. 8. Any student in the district, K-12, is eligible to showcase his or her work at the fair. Eighteen schools sent students this year. The STEM [...]

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by Olivia Koester Staff Writer     Six candidates vie for three Anoka-Hennepin District 11 School Board seats in the election Nov. 5. The seats are available in District 3, which includes Champlin, portions of Dayton and the northwest portion of Coon Rapids; District 4, which includes portions of Ham Lake, Nowthen and Oak Grove, [...]

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Olivia Koester Staff Writer Earlier this year, District 11 set its sights on becoming the first “Seizure Smart” school district in Minnesota. Last year, district health services staff responded to 514 seizures, according to Cynthia Hiltz, health services coordinator for the district. More than 300 students in District 11 have epilepsy, a condition marked by [...]

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Editors Note: This information was provided by the Anoka-Hennepin School District   “I can’t believe we’re going to eat Olive Garden-food in school,” was the reaction one student had to the new mini raviolis they were taste-testing. Wait—Olive Garden-style food in the schools? What’s that about? Back in April and May, dozens of Anoka-Hennepin students [...]

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by Sue austreng SUN PRESS Newspapers   For the first time in seven years, Anoka-Hennepin District 11 students scored above the state proficiency at every level and every subject in the recently-released Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) test results. Double-digit gains in science and math at the secondary level indicate an especially favorable achievement. “We are [...]

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