Education

Anoka-Hennepin School District will seek an independent investigation of an incident involving a teacher reacting to a student fight at Champlin Park High School. The incident, which is believed to have occurred May 3, reportedly involves industrial arts teacher Joe Hall, a 14-year-old Somali student identified as Camaar Abdul-Kadi and another unidentified student. According to [...]

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It has been part of Marilyn McKeehen’s lifetime of work to listen to others, especially children. So, when her own children suggested she consider retiring this year from her 30-year teaching and administrative career, she seriously considered it — and ultimately heeded their advice. She may not have realized it then, but when McKeehen — [...]

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Students at area elementary schools enjoyed a fun day of fresh air and physical activity during an annual track and field day. Dayton Elementary School held their activity day Friday, May 10. Oxbow Creek Elementary School held their track and field day Wednesday, May 15 and Champlin Brooklyn Park Academy held theirs Thursday, May 16. [...]

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  Anoka-Hennepin School District administrators informed staff last week that all 22 of the district’s student learning advocates (SLA) will be eliminated due to a cut in the state’s integration fund. Due to those cuts, Anoka-Hennepin expects to have $450,000 less in the integration fund this coming school year and $1.5 million less the next [...]

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Champlin Brooklyn Park Academy took the competition to heart to get the most walkers from their school signed up for the Bill Gallagher 5K fundraiser. To inspire students and their families to participate, Media Specialist Tim Carlson made a promise to the students that he would shave his head if the school met the goal. [...]

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Wednesdays at Crossroads High Schools are the day foam fingers, pom poms and megaphones come out. No, the students don’t have a pep fest for their school every week; they have a pep fest for their future. Crossroads, an alternative learning center (ALC), was selected for “Ramp-up to Readiness,” a program sponsored by the University [...]

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Residents are generally pleased with the education offered by Anoka-Hennepin School District 11, according to the results of a survey completed this summer. Decision Resources, Ltd completed the phone survey in June and July. It included 500 households and had an accuracy rate of plus/minus 4.5 percent. This was the 10th survey of District 11 [...]

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Changes are planned for Anoka-Hennepin School District 11 policies that relate to bullying and harassment. The school board unanimously gave approval to the first reading to the proposed policies last week. These policies include equal education opportunity; harassment, violence and discrimination; bullying prohibition; and cyberbulling. The changes, according to Paul Cady, the district’s general counsel, [...]

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