STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! 2013 NIE Daily Activities for December
Check out these daily lesson plans using the newspaper for the month of December. This calendar provides a subject specific focus for each day of the week with activities for every school day of the m... Posted on 12/2/13 at 1:57 PM
PARENT INFORMATION CENTER How Parents Can Control Their Anger
As children grow up they want to be just like their parent/guardian, acting and talking just like their "hero's". They remember these repeated actions through and conversations and even though a child... Posted on 11/5/13 at 2:45 AM
MUSIC MOVES The Nanny McPhee Effect
"There is something you should understand about the way I work. When you need me but do not want me, then I must stay. When you want me but no longer need me, then I have to go. It's rather sad, reall... Posted on 10/8/13 at 10:14 AM
4 MY FUTURE: CAREER AND CHARACTER EDUCATION Junior Achievement Program Awarded Grant...
Grand Forks Consortium Schools is proud to announce that they have received a $3,000 grant from Xcel Energy to assist in funding the local Junior Achievement program.
Junior Achievement is an internat... Posted on 10/2/13 at 1:26 PM
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA NEWS Distance students go the extra mile from the comfort of home
Teachers Raelee Bishop and Sarah Sorenson laude online classes from UNDs School Counseling program
By Kate Menzies, University & Public Affairs student writer
Raelee Bishop isn't your typical... Posted on 8/12/13 at 12:45 PM
Something good is happening in Massachusetts’ schools. And America’s other 49 states should be lining up to learn about it. Herald editorials have made this point before. But it’s worth repeating today because of Tuesday’s headlines out of the Bay State: “Massachusetts students excel on global examinations,” the Boston Globe reported.
I have often said that when it comes to education, there are no silver bullets. If we truly want to increase student achievement, it must begin in the schools: observing and sharing successful practices, engaging with educators and investing in efforts that are proven to be effective.
North Dakota’s students did reasonably well on “the Nation’s’ Report Card,” as the National Assessment of Educational Progress is known. But the students trailed their counterparts in Minnesota on a few key indicators, notably the ones that measure reading performance.
More than a decade ago, many North Dakota schools -- especially those in rural areas -- were facing declining enrollments. Since the oil boom hit at the end of the last decade, that trend has reversed, and not just in the Oil Patch but throughout North Dakota.
For several years now, students at Midway (N.D.) Public School have been learning about science through a variety of experiments that keeps them guessing and engaged, said third-grade teacher Jen Thompson.
Jyoti Rai sat slightly hunched over a table Wednesday at Red River High School, fingers clutching a small stylus as she rapidly nicked a piece of paper clasped between two plastic slates. After a few moments, the ninth-grader removed the paper and flipped it over, running her fingers over the top to check her work. Rai, who was born in a Nepalese refugee camp, is blind and has been using the Braille slate for the past eight years.
Years ago, the North Dakota Legislature spent its sessions figuring out what to cut rather than what to add. Then austerity hit Minnesota as well, and lawmakers there wrestled with cuts through several sessions. Now, it’s the Grand Forks School District’s turn.
Unease over voting procedures, miscommunication and impassioned arguments from supporters of a student art program led the Grand Forks School Board to withhold approval of a $1.03 million cut that would reduce its deficit for the year.
Grand Forks Public Schools officials have identified $1.03 million in cuts that will allow the school district to avoid deficit spending this school year, none of which affect teaching staff or student programs, the district’s finance committee said Thursday.
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