Education

BY Paul Groessel Sun POST Newspapers On the first day of school at Garden City Elementary in Brooklyn Center, Gov. Mark Dayton and Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius met with school staff and greeted students as they walked through the front doors for the first time this year. They arrived touting the benefits [...]

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During the first two days back to school, Osseo Senior High welcomed a group of Ukrainian visitors into the school. These students had the opportunity to tour the school, and learn what life is like at an American high school. Each Ukrainian student visitor was paired with an Osseo student and shadowed them through their [...]

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Students at Cedar Island Elementary in Maple Grove get off the bus on Sept. 2 on the first day of the 2014-15 school year.   Maple Grove Junior High School students enjoy lunch on their first day of school on Sept. 2.   Governor Mark Dayton high fives a kindergartener at Garden City Elementary in [...]

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BY Paul Groessel Sun POST Newspapers   Heading into the 2014-15 school year, Osseo Area Schools is preparing for its district-wide grade configuration change to a middle school model that will take affect next year. The biggest physical change will come with adding more space to the district’s three high schools, Maple Grove, Osseo and [...]

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BY Paul Groessel Sun POST Newspapers   The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment results show that math and reading proficiency among Osseo Area Schools students, overall, are trending near the state average. “Student proficiency in math, reading and science is holding steady overall,” according to a district statement. “Among nine categories with at least 100 students, the [...]

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August is a busy time of year for teachers as they prepare for the coming school year. Osseo School District’s Fair Oaks Elementary preschool teacher Etta Rassier thought she was attending the typical back-to-school staff meeting on Tuesday morning; what she wasn’t prepared for was the surprise of being named national Teacher of the Year [...]

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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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