PARENT INFORMATION CENTER A Special Day for Moms
Happy Mother's Day to all you PIC MOMS out there.. new moms, stay-at-home-moms, working moms, single moms, expecting moms and more.
Mother's not only give us life. Motherhoodrequires 24 hours of pa... Posted on 5/12/13 at 11:18 PM
THE NEW FORTY Validation.
Validation presents itself in many ways. Today it arrived via a graduating student's visit. In the short hour that we visited I was delighted to learn that he realized that so many of the things we ha... Posted on 5/8/13 at 11:31 PM
IN THE BLACK Learning to Cook
One way to save a lot of money is to cook at home instead of getting takeout or dining out. Some people may choose not to cook at home because they dont think they know how to or it is too much work.... Posted on 4/14/13 at 6:51 AM
NEW PLATEAUS Adventures in Subbing: The Achievement Gap
I sat on a tiny chair while the 22 KindergartenersI was assisting this day sat cross-legged on the large, plush map-of-the-world rug in the corner of their room. Their teacher sat before them in her r... Posted on 2/1/13 at 8:57 AM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Tai Chi: What Goes Around Comes Around
It had only been two days on this mountain in Hubei province.
But in a whole new environment----one that encouraged the focus of every moment, no less---this meant a concentrated, super-saturated 48 ... Posted on 9/8/12 at 8:20 AM
I am not a recreational shopper. When I go to a store I have a list of items I need, and my goal is to buy them and then get out as quickly as possible.
My 9-year-old daughter, Ellen, however, has an entirely different view of shopping.
Sporting a key ring the size of a janitor’s, attached to a belt loop in her blue jeans, Ashley Johnson leaned back in her chair and said: “I’m kind of an odd duck.” She was not referring to the rarity of being a female shop teacher. She was referring to the rarity of being a shop teacher who came from a metropolitan area and was without tool training at home.
Several North Dakota small farmers will teach their trade to those without a farm of their own. An education-focused agricultural nonprofit organization called Foundation for Agricultural and Rural Resource Management is taking applications for its new farm internship program.
This is an exciting time for education in North Dakota. We’re entering a new era with new opportunities to take our public schools from good to great.
The funding provided by Succeed 2020 will help bring North Dakota’s public education system to an entirely new level.
University experiments with initiative to engage freshman students in their education
“The Call of Duty: Experiencing the Past, Shaping the Future” represents a new twist in efforts to help first-year UND students fully engage in university life and achieve their goals.
Local teachers union president Julie Blaha says 75 percent of the teachers who voted this week needed to support the Q Comp program to send it to the Anoka-Hennepin School Board for final approval. Only 59 percent of the 2,034 teachers who voted supported the plan.
The teachers in the state's largest school district will start voting Tuesday on a merit pay and enhanced evaluation program that could bring in about $10 million a year to the Anoka-Hennepin public schools.
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