Education
Minnesota’s politicians are embroiled in debate – what should we do with an extra billion dollars or two? Granted, the problem of too much money is always better than the problem of not enough. Still, it’s time to rein in our leaders and add some practical observations. First, the $1.9 billion...Read More
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Editor’s note: The Times is currently seeking more information on this story to clarify its effects and due to concerns that some of the information was misunderstood when it was originally presented. In the original version of this story, it was stated that 60 teachers’ contracts were b...Read More
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Submitted photo Scandia Elementary’s Destination Imagination Team placed first in the middle level regional competition held at Blaine High School on March 21. The team, consisting of fifth and sixth grade students at Scandia, now advances to the state competition on April 11 held at Champlain Hig...Read More
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For five hours on Saturday, March 14, I was mesmerized. Students taught me about a range of history subjects as I helped judge websites they produced for Minnesota History Day. Both research and experience show that what some people call “project-based learning” is a winning approach. Minnesota ...Read More
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Swedish classes will be held at the Gammelgården Museum in Scandia for six weeks beginning April 13 and running through May 18. The classes will be taught by native Swedish speaker Signe Fluegel. Classes will have strong focus on grammar and reading comprehension, conversation skills, and will also...Read More
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At a recent Forest Lake Early Childhood Family Education Cooking with Kids program held March 20, families cooked up some fun making playdough, glurch, and more as they learned how to measure, count, and work together....Read More
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The Minnesota House of Representatives has passed a bill, authored by Rep. Jenifer Loon, R-Eden Prairie, calling for a major change in the way teacher layoffs are conducted when finances, enrollments or instructional program changes call for reduction of teaching positions. A companion bill authored...Read More
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