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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Warren Lanphier said he watches people break the law every time he drives a school bus. "(Drivers are) blatant," he said. "They're not even looking, just completely unaware." As a...
Red River High School coach Brandon Sloan is moving on after the Grand Forks School District didn't renew his contract for next year. With strong student support, the popular strength and agility coach said he wants to launch a personal training business and continue doing what he loves. "Since I lost a lot of equipment, I still plan on doing personal training and training athletes," he said. According to his GoFundMe site, Sloan hopes to raise $2,000 for his business. By 5:30 p.m.
Grand Forks teacher Kirby Krefting was recently named Red River High School's interim boys basketball coach for the 2015-2016 season, according to the district. He was appointed to the position...
For one Grand Forks teen, Saturday's prom represents more than a dance. Hannah Twedt, a Red River High School junior with a rare craniofacial syndrome, is attending prom with a...
Members of the Grand Forks teachers union met Thursday with School Board's teacher collaborative bargaining committee to iron out guidelines for future meetings. The two groups discussed meeting details, what happens if they don't agree on a contract, whether to have a chief negotiator and other items ahead of setting the 2016-2018 contact. The Grand Forks Education Association meets with the board every two years to negotiate a contract. Bargaining positions by the School District and the union will be addressed in later meetings. The next bargaining session will be at 5 p.m.
A potential location for a new Grand Forks library creates a parking conflict downtown, according to a School District facilities committee meeting Wednesday.
A popular Grand Forks Red River High School coach said Wednesday he's going to do whatever he can to keep his job after many students spoke up against his departure. "I'm going to take it as far as I can take it to keep my job and deliver my promise to my athletes," Brandon Sloan said. A strength and agility coach, Sloan said he was "shocked" after being told Friday he wouldn't be employed next year with a School District athletic strength training program.
The Grand Forks School Board approved hiring three new principals at Tuesday’s board meeting. Kelli Tannahill, the building resource coordinator at J. Nelson Kelly Elementary School, will be the new...
Some Red River High School students say a popular coach who goes above and beyond for them is being let go too soon. Strength and agility coach Brandon Sloan told...
Crookston High School recently was recognized by The Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance project for fostering respect and understanding, according to a news release. The school and 103 others nationwide were named Mix It Up Model Schools for holding events that encourage crossing social boundaries and being more understanding, such as sitting with someone new in the cafeteria one day. The designation means the school is committed to the goals of Teaching Tolerance — such as reducing prejudice and improving intergroup relations — and other schools can borrow event id