Education

Elk River Area School Board Member Jolene Jorgensen reported that a misconception is hampering the numbers of children completing a preschool screening. She said during a board member report that there’s a myth that some parents hold that preschool screening is a pass-fail test. She heard about it attending an advisory council meeting. “It’s not [...]

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by Jim Boyle Elk River Star News   Students in Ena Rasmussen’s seventh-grade life science class are studying skulls this week that are on loan from the Science Museum of Minnesota The junior paleontologists are using the inquiry method to make observations about these animal skulls. It’s one of many ways science teachers in the [...]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer   Elk River Area School Board members confirmed for administrators that the district should draft a bond referendum for general election ballots next Nov. 4. The district’s most critical needs may be in the southern third, where teachers and students at the Rogers secondary schools have met for some classes [...]

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by Jim Boyle Elk River Star News   The Elk River Area School Board has agreed with a committee it formed that the best way to deal with crowding in the school district is to bring forward a bond referendum. Lease levies could help, but with only $17.5 million available, they would not provide enough [...]

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Students in the Elk River Area School District will only make up two of the five emergency school closure days that have occurred thus far this year. The Elk River Area School approved at a special meeting to extend the 2013-2014 school calendar by two days by adding the previously designated emergency makeup days on [...]

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by Jim Boyle ECM-Sun Newspapers   Supt. Mark Bezek and other school officials won’t comment on the specifics of disciplinary actions taken against former Rogers High School student Reid Sagehorn, but Bezek has publicly stated his support for the administration’s handling of the incident. So what policies and procedures do district administrators follow when allegations [...]

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by Jim Boyle ECM-Sun Newspapers   The same day Reid Sagehorn started attending a new high school, supporters of the former Rogers Royal went to bat for him one more time. It was not a concerted show of support during the school day, which students had previously tried. It was not at the Rogers High [...]

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by Jim Boyle ECM-Sun Newspapers   The Elk River Area School District and at least a handful of area legislators are poised for action as the 2014 Minnesota legislative session gets underway this week. Legislative support for several measures was on display at a meeting hosted by the citizen-led Legislative Action Team that Feb. 18 [...]

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