Education

By Jim Boyle ECM-Sun Newspapers   The Elk River Area School Board approved Monday, Jan. 27, all of its delimiter proposals, including the controversial ones at the elementary and middle school level as proposed and the community education proposal with one significant change. The delimiters were voted on separately by category. When it came time [...]

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A soldier sitting on a land mine is the theme of Rogers High School’s entry in the one-act play competition. “Booby Trap,” directed by Gail Weber and Shane Noecker, debuted at the Mississippi 8 Conference festival at Chisago Lakes. Ryan Shaw has the lead of Pete, a soldier, who sits on a land mine, knowing [...]

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By Jim Boyle ECM-SUN NEWSPAPERS   Parents and teachers opposed to a broad range of proposals to infuse more technology and foreign languages into District 728 curriculum have decided to fight fire with fire. One parent set up a group on Facebook that, as of Wednesday, Jan. 15, had 3,044 members. Another started a petition [...]

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By Jim Boyle ECM-SUN NEWSPAPERS   Dist. 728 Supt. Mark Bezek walked through the Elk River Area School District’s mission and core values, the history of strategic planning on his eight-year watch, the much ballyhooed delimiter process and looming budget issues one more time before making his recommendation to the Elk River Area School Board [...]

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By Jim Boyle Elk River Star News   Jane Bunting has been re-elected chairwoman of the Elk River Area School Board. The Rogers woman was elected to the School Board in 2009 and became the chair in 2013. She got a unanimous nod from her fellow board members at the Jan. 6 organizational meeting at [...]

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Pace of change in quickening as plans develop related to the strategic plan by Jim Boyle Elk River Star News   Implementation of the Elk River Area School District’s Strategic Plan has moved into a higher gear, causing impacted teachers and even one or two School Board members to question the speed of proposed changes [...]

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by Jim Boyle Elk River Star News   Dist. 728 Supt. Mark Bezek said the Elk River Area School District is positioned perfectly to get the results the district is getting today. “And we’re doing well,” he told members of the Elk River Area School Board. “But what we have in place today is not [...]

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by Jim Boyle Elk River Star News There wasn’t an open forum to hear it, but resistance to a select few of the Elk River Area School District’s proposed changes for the school system could certainly be felt Dec. 30 in the board room of the Dist. 728 Offices. Teachers who could be affected by [...]

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