Education

Students prepare for life after high school   An innovative business plan to develop a voice activated pillow that connects to the user’s smart phone was praised by a panel of industry investors and was crafted in just one week by a group of high school students. While these plans were imaginary, the ideas presented [...]

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Emily Bulger, Maddy Hudlow, Kiah Mathiason and Grace Rootness, all members of Rockford Cadette Girl Scout troop 11025, recently completed a community service project to fulfill the requirements of the Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award a Cadette can earn. The mission of the Silver Award project is to help girls learn about themselves and the world around them, gain [...]

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The St. Michael-Albertville School Board unanimously accepted staff’s recommendation to keep the “no activities” policy in place for Wednesday evenings. The board also approved new student referendum dollars, and heard an equity in education update.   POLICY A community group recently approached the board to request it reconsider the policy that prohibits student activities after [...]

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Osseo Schools, First Student deliver bus full of computers to students in Sasabe, Mexico   With the sun at their back and a tank full of gas, the promise of adventure awaits for the 83 percent of Americans who plan to hit the highway for a road trip this summer. Countless travelers set their GPS [...]

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Filing by candidates for the November General Election ended Tuesday, Aug. 12. The General Election will be Tuesday, Nov. 4. Residents will be able to vote for their city election, as well as other state and federal government elections between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. As of the Tuesday deadline time, the following candidates had [...]

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The Rockford Area School Board discussed a number of items at its July meeting, including an update of the summer construction at various area schools, the adoption of the health and safety policies for the upcoming academic year and a contract agreement with the University of St. Thomas regarding student teaching. CONSTRUCTION Construction, which has [...]

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