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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
Standardized testing in North Dakota hit another snag Monday but resumed by early afternoon, according to the state assessment website. Students resumed the state English language arts and math test after a 20-minute delay, the most recent glitch among several the state has experienced with the new online test. North Dakota is among a number of states that have reported troubles this year executing the Common Core-aligned test. Grand Forks Public Schools had paused testing a few weeks ago after a similar delay.
Food and dance from various countries will highlight Grand Forks Public Schools’ fifth annual Celebrating Our Cultures event today at Red River High School. The event is free and open...
Food and dance from various countries will highlight Grand Forks Public Schools' fifth annual Celebrating Our Cultures event today at Red River High School. The event is free and open to the public. Free food sampling will take place from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. in the school's commons area, according to a school district news release. Students will perform multicultural songs and dances from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.
Rebecca Engelman says the need for arts programming in North Dakota schools is more relevant than ever. At a time when funding for art education declines nationwide, and school districts are pushed to expose more students toward math and science careers, some want to make sure the arts are still recognized. Engelman, a director for the North Dakota Council on the Arts, and others are pushing for a different interpretation of STEM education.
North Dakota’s Superintendent of Public Instruction announced Thursday alternative ways schools can complete state testing after a glitch delayed the process again.
One Catholic school in Grand Forks reported about seven cases of head lice this year, but one health expert says that's not alarming. Between five and seven cases of lice have been reported at St. Michael's Catholic School, which requires the affected children to get treated and checked by the public health department, Associate Principal Sara Dudley said Wednesday. During an average year, the number of reports vary at local schools.
One Central High School student's legacy continues through a new award. Central seniors are now eligible for the McCain Endres Memorial Award in honor of the teen who died in a motorcycle crash in 2013. Unlike most school awards, this one is based on character.