Education

The Elk River Area Dist. 728 class of 2014 composite ACT score was 23.1, a .3 jump from 2013. That 23.1 figure far outpaced the nation average of 21.1 and also beat the state of Minnesota’s 22.9 composite score. Minnesota’s 22.9 composite score made it top in the nation for the ninth consecutive year. Interestingly, [...]

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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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Champlin Park among schools impacted by district’s decision By OLIVIA KOESTER ABC Newspapers Under Anoka-Hennepin’s middle school acceleration policy, revised in the fall of 2013, 35 requests for middle school students to play on high school teams were granted this past year. “I think we were a little shocked at first with what seemed to [...]

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by Olivia Koestner ABC Newspapers Under Anoka-Hennepin’s middle school acceleration policy, revised in the fall of 2013, 35 requests for middle school students to play on high school teams were granted this past year. “I think we were a little shocked at first with what seemed to be a large number,” School Board Chairperson Tom [...]

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Mobile Hope celebrates ground breaking Mobile Hope on Aug. 28 celebrated the start of construction of its dream project, Hope Center at Maple Hill Estates in Corcoran, with a ground breaking ceremony. Hope Center will add to the skyline next to the basketball court on the east end of the trailer park. Jill Dejewski, who [...]

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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 Doug Birk STMA School Board Chairperson   This election season the STMA School Board is asking for your help. We need you to ask anyone who is running for state office: Why does the state legislature year after year refuse to correct the state funding formula that creates vast differences in state school funding [...]

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