STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! Helping Kids Understand Pearl Harbor Day
December 7 is Pearl Harbor Day. Here is a great resource guide I found on the http://www.nps.govwebsite. Itwas especially designed to help younger kids learn about Pearl Harbor and was published by t... Posted on 12/6/13 at 3:46 PM
THE MINNESOTA BASHAW BLOG I Must Apologize
Recently I posted my views on the School Levy and shared my desire that both pass to improve the quality of the schools and this city. It was my feeling there was no need to vote on these issues and t... Posted on 11/28/13 at 1:00 AM
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA NEWS The Princeton Review names UND College of Business among the best
Featured in publications 2014 edition of Best 295 Business Schools
The University of North Dakota College of Business and Public Administration (CoBPA) has once again been named an outstanding busine... Posted on 11/1/13 at 10:50 AM
STAFF BLOG CITY STREET BEAT Property tax decreases predicted in Grand Forks
Preliminary calculations from the Grand Forks County auditors office are forecasting a decrease in property taxes this year for Grand Forks city residents.
If a propertys value stays the same, its ow... Posted on 10/28/13 at 8:34 PM
THE PERIPHERY Education Is Bigger Than Schools
Enjoy this piece on educational philosophy by guest contributor, Joseph Preesh.
Growing up and going to school is such a ubiquitous part of Americana that we hardly even think about the subjects learn... Posted on 10/28/13 at 7:34 AM
Four schools in North Dakota were not approved for operation this year by the state Department of Public Instruction, including two in Grafton and Fordville, according to Matt Strinden, state director of teacher and school effectiveness.
Monday was a good day for even the best students at Lewis and Clark Elementary School to seriously consider getting sent to the principal’s office. That is the only spot in the Grand Forks school that is air-conditioned.
Call up the “Directory of Foreign Language Immersion Programs,” click on Minnesota, and you’ll find a state that’s trying to make strides. But call up the directory and click on North Dakota, and you’ll find ... A state with seemingly no interest at all. “No records to display,” the directory reports.
As the school year drew to a close, Minnesota parents received a warning that their children may receive lower scores on standardized tests than last year, now that the state has adopted new national benchmarks known as the Common Core standards.
After a tornado unleashed its power on Wadena (Minn.) High School on June 17, 2010, the school was so heavily damaged it had to be torn down and rebuilt. When the new $40 million school reopened in Wadena last fall, it included a tornado-proof gymnasium big enough to shelter 1,200 people. It has walls made of concrete one foot thick.
Schools across the nation should train selected staff members to carry weapons and should each have at least one armed security officer to make students safer and allow a quicker response to an attack, the director of a National Rifle Association-sponsored study said Tuesday.
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