Education

It was built in 1961, and now it’s gone. The Forest Lake Area Schools bus garage roof began to give way under heavy, wet snow in February, and the insurance settlement is finally complete. The building has not been used in the meantime. Buses were parked outdoors or moved off-site. Photo submitted.

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The 2014-2015 budget approved at the Thursday, June 26 board meeting will result in a general fund draw-down of almost $2 million in Forest Lake School District 831 over the course of the 2014-2015 school year. “The budget draw-down is driven by staffing costs,” Superintendent Linda Madsen said in an interview. “Teachers, administrators, custodians, food [...]

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“Breaking Bad” TV show actor Steven Quezada had several strong messages for about 4,000 educators recently gathered to discuss charter public schools. At a conference sponsored by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, (http://www.publiccharters.org) Quezada began, “Thank you, thank you, thank you for recognizing that children learn in different ways.” Then he talked about [...]

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Information needed to draft next bond proposal After the $176 million facilities bond proposal failed to get voter approval on May 20, the Forest Lake Area School Board and administration took a break from the topic for a month. Now they must decide what to do next. At the June 26 meeting, the board authorized [...]

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Incident in Rogers has lingering implications Former Rogers High School student Reid Sagehorn’s hasty two-word tweet online in January and its consequences have drawn national and even international attention from major news media. In response to a question about making out with a Rogers High School physical education teacher, Sagehorn responded, “actually yes.” A parent [...]

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LILA Director Cam Hedlund (center) visited China this spring to recruit teachers. To have native speakers on staff for its Spanish and Chinese immersion programs, staff at Lakes International Language Academy in Forest Lake travel the world, recruiting, establishing partnerships and sharing recruiting tips with other schools. “Native speakers provide our students with the most [...]

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