Education

Twenty-eight Minnesota students were recently recognized at a Minnesota Twins game for using their artistic talents to create great posters about the importance of school bus safety. The area winners in the 2014 Minnesota State Patrol School Bus Safety Contest include students from the Rockford Elementary Arts Magnet School: • First-graders Anna Feyen and Laura [...]

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Rockford High School welcomes new principal BY ALYSSA KREKELBERG SUN PRESS Newspapers On his third official day as the principal at Rockford High School, Dr. Matthew Scheidler admits that as he was growing up in Wisconsin, he did not know that education was going to be his final career destination. “I know a lot of [...]

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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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