Education

Last week, the entire Rockford Elementary School helped to raise awareness for the medical technology being developed by DesignWise Medical. DesignWise Medical is a non-profit organization founded by Rockford community member Brad Slaker. Board member of DesignWise Medical Mark Kraus writes that, “DesignWise Medical is a volunteer based, technology driven, child focused, non-profit organization committed […]

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At their November meeting, the Rockford Area School Board discussed the idea of crafting new guidelines for student access to the Rockford Community Center, and also heard updates concerning student achievement at the schools. COMMUNITY CENTER The school board discussed how the guidelines for the Rockford Community Center are not clear enough when it comes […]

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The attorney for former Rogers High School student Reid Sagehorn is reporting that Sagehorn’s lawsuits against the Elk River School District and Rogers Police Department have not been settled. Sagehorn filed the suits earlier this year in response to his school suspension following a social media controversy in which Sagehorn insinuated that he had kissed […]

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The St. Michael-Albertville School Board approved a legislative platform that calls on elected leaders to curb “a decade of inadequate and inequitable school funding.” The board also accepted board member Jeanne Holland’s resignation and took action on other issues. PLATFORM The approved legislative platform notes that this year’s legislative session made a significant investment in […]

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The St. Michael-Albertville School Board will be reviewing a policy change that allows students to attend an elementary or middle school outside the student’s school attendance area. The policy would permit parents/guardians to apply for a transfer under three circumstances: 1. Parent/guardian moves out of the attendance area and requests to have a child continue […]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing Writer The Elk River Area School Board, at an upcoming meeting, will consider adding two “floating” custodial positions for districtwide work and substituting. Staff in virtually all district departments accrue paid time off for illness or vacation, and custodians who work in the district’s nearly 20 schools and other buildings are […]

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Weaver Lake Elementary was awarded a grant for its Makerspace with Rigor and Rubrics program. Crayola and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) awarded Weaver Lake a Champion Creatively Alive Children Grant to support the makerspace program. Inspired by MIT’s Life Long Kindergarten approach to creative-analytical exploring, Weaver Lake has created a makerspace […]

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by Derek Bartos Sun sailor Newspapers During a time in which the entire nation was observing American Education Week, Minnesota’s education union chose to celebrate by honoring one of Intermediate District 287’s brightest educators. Education Minnesota recognized Cindy Brose as its 2014 Educational Support Professional of the Year. Brose is a paraprofessional who works in […]

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