Education

Overcoming obstacles, abandoning destructive behaviors and dedicating themselves to learn and grow, some five dozen Crossroads Alternative High School seniors earned their graduation certificates. The graduates’ commencement ceremony took place at Anoka High School’s auditorium May 30. “Alternative education has been a life-saving, life-changing thing for us,” said graduating senior Amy Anderson, welcoming friends and [...]

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The air was tinged with energy and excitement at the Coon Rapids Family Center Mall on April 25 as approximately 120 students from Pathways, Transition Plus, Crossroads West and other district high schools participated in Pathways’ first-ever “Get Hired Expo” event. The event was a chance for students to meet with potential employers, practice their [...]

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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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