Education
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 dir...Read More
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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...Read More
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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 spe...Read More
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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 [.....Read More
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By Jim Boyle Elk River Star News   Dist. 728 high school activities directors recommended a litany of changes and improvements to their athletics and activities programs at a recent work session of the Elk River Area School Board. Their report was the culmination of a 2014 activities study. The...Read More
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by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer   As Elk River Area School District principals and officials are planning for school to resume in about five weeks, they are asking the School Board to consider amending the pay scale for substitute teachers. The district’s current pay scale for those worke...Read More
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