Education

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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by Bruce Strand Elk River Star News Theater and music departments at Rogers and Zimmerman 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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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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Media specialists, teachers collaborating to prepare new curriculum by Jim Boyle Elk River Star News   Elementary school students will have a new subject to learn this year. Technology and media literacy has been added across the board K-5, an addition made possible by shaving some time off specialist classes taught by gym, art and […]

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by Jim Boyle Elk River Star News   The Elk River Area School Board gave Superintendent Mark Bezek high marks during a recent performance review. He scored well on all nine factors he was evaluated on as part of the review and on all four of his stated goals that go beyond general duties and […]

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