Education

Top 12.5% of Minnesota schools St. Michael-Albertville students rank in the top 12.5 percent of Minnesota schools in academic achievement according to 2014 MCA combined reading and math rankings. Math ranks in the top 10 percent and reading in the top 15 percent. Not included in the rankings, science scores ranked STMA students in the [...]

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The St. Michael-Albertville School Board in one swoop just saved its taxpayers more than $6 million by approving a competitive bid refinancing bond. Supt. Jim Behle said the school district received six “very competitive bids” for the school building refunding bond refinancing. Financial advisor Greg Crowe said that the refunding would reduce debt service payments [...]

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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 director, “but I can [...]

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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 year. Interestingly, [...]

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BY Paul Groessel Sun POST Newspapers On the first day of school at Garden City Elementary in Brooklyn Center, Gov. Mark Dayton and Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius met with school staff and greeted students as they walked through the front doors for the first time this year. They arrived touting the benefits [...]

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During the first two days back to school, Osseo Senior High welcomed a group of Ukrainian visitors into the school. These students had the opportunity to tour the school, and learn what life is like at an American high school. Each Ukrainian student visitor was paired with an Osseo student and shadowed them through their [...]

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Champlin Park among schools impacted by district’s decision By OLIVIA KOESTER ABC Newspapers Under Anoka-Hennepin’s middle school acceleration policy, revised in the fall of 2013, 35 requests for middle school students to play on high school teams were granted this past year. “I think we were a little shocked at first with what seemed to [...]

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by Olivia Koestner ABC Newspapers Under Anoka-Hennepin’s middle school acceleration policy, revised in the fall of 2013, 35 requests for middle school students to play on high school teams were granted this past year. “I think we were a little shocked at first with what seemed to be a large number,” School Board Chairperson Tom [...]

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