Education

By Jim Boyle Elk River Star News A citizen-led group aimed at getting a “yes, yes” vote on Nov. 4 for the Elk River Area School District bond and levy referendum has turned up its efforts. Community for Kids set up a phone bank this past week and volunteers will be at it again today. [...]

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Board asks that food going into garbage be monitored by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer Lunch may not count as a subject in school, but it has been a hot topic among students in District 728 this fall. The discussion reached the Elk River Area School Board at a recent work session. Students and staff last [...]

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Rogers students learn of college alternative at construction fair Want to earn six figures three years after high school graduation? Too good to be true, right? Actually it isn’t. Eric House of Local 34 Mechanic Insulators points out that a third-year apprentice makes almost $35 an hour which, coupled with benefits, amounts to six figures [...]

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District asking voters for approval of $104 million BY SUE WEBBER CONTRIBUTING WRITER All five of the schools in the southern part of the Elk River School District are over capacity, according to the superintendent, Dr. Mark Bezek. “When a building reaches 110 percent of its capacity, that triggers action to solve the issue short [...]

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by Jim Boyle Elk River Star News College scholarships will be some of the newest victims of the calorie-shaving, sodium-lowering Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010. Improving child nutrition is the focal point of the federal legislation that authorizes funding and sets policy for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s core child nutrition programs. It [...]

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by Bruce Strand Elk River Star News Theater and music departments at Zimmerman and Rogers are hoping for a Nov. 4 verdict that would give them auditoriums to perform in for the first time. “We appreciate what we have and what we’ve been able to do,” said Jon Palashewski, Zimmerman’s play director, “but I can [...]

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