Jennifer Johnson is the K-12 education reporter for The Grand Forks Herald. Contact her if you have any story ideas or tips and visit www.grandforksherald.com.
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School board members in Fargo are likely the highest-paid in North Dakota, but one member said that should be different. Jim Johnson, a member of three committees and an education...
Grand Forks children gleefully swung each other in circles Wednesday as they learned a Russian folk dance. "Sasha, Sasha, ras, dva, tri!" they squealed, mumbling the numbers. For these first- and second-grade students, the summer has held an exotic flair. From playing African board games to drawing Indian peacocks, they have traveled around the world from their classroom at Century Elementary School. During the month-long class, students learned about 16 countries.
Four high school students thrust their heads into the ceiling of Red River High School. Standing on ladders, shoulders hidden from view, they routed several feet of cable to each...
Eric Useldinger is the newest member of the East Grand Forks School Board, according to the district.
Superintendent Steve Holen isn't surprised by the teacher shortage anymore. For the past four years, his district has struggled to hire about 20 new teachers a year. He's grown used to it, he said. "It's been a challenge," he said. "The applicant base is getting smaller. You try to get creative and expand where you advertise, because what you used to do doesn't work anymore." He would know. His once-small district of 535 students in Watford City, N.D., has more than doubled in recent years, mostly from the population growth with the oil boom.
Opponents of Common Core state standards filed a lawsuit Thursday against some of North Dakota's highest state officials over "unconstitutional" implementation of the standards. Gov. Jack Dalrymple, state Superintendent Kirsten...
Nancy Thompson, 32, teared up instantly at the memory. The first responder knew a train had collided with a school bus in Larimore, N.D. She knew there might be injuries. She and her husband—also a first responder and a firefighter—were among the first emergency personnel at the scene. The train conductor, engineer and a few homeowners who lived near the crash site were the only others present. It was one of her worst nightmares come true, she said. "It was chaos," she said. But despite her initial shock, she had a job to do, she said.
The Grand Forks School Board on Monday voted 6-3 in favor of bumping up the superintendent's salary to $225,000 and extending his contract for three years. Nybladh, who also oversees the Grand Forks Air Force Base school district, is currently paid $217,413. Several board members commended Nybladh's work over the past year and listed his accomplishments, including being honored as 2014 Superintendent of the Year. Board President Doug Carpenter, who is also a member of the superintendent evaluation committee, said he thinks the 3.49 percent raise is appropriate.
The Grand Forks School Board ended a longtime debate Monday over downtown parking — at least for now. Board members voted 8-1 in favor of the proposal, which halts district development of a new parking lot and has the city renting out parking ramp spots next to the school.
The Grand Forks School Board on Monday appointed Leslie Wiegandt as the new principal of Wilder Elementary School. Wiegandt, currently principal at Larimore Elementary School in Larimore, N.D., will start her job this fall. She was chosen out of 20 total applicants.