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Grand Forks Red River High School students recently raised $2,724 for the Larimore Strong Foundation. Students collected funds from events during the district's annual Snow Week such as the Rider Idol talent competition, according to the district. The foundation benefits families affected by the Jan.
Red River High School is going green next year. More than 100 recycling bins are going to adorn the school's classrooms in early March as part of a civics project.
A new mobile app at Grafton (N.D.) Public Schools is linking the community closer to the school. Earlier this month, the district unveiled an app intended to be a one-stop information spot for staff, students and parents, but also the broader community, said Jeff Rerick, the district's technology coordinator. Grafton is among a growing number of state districts -- including Jamestown and Minot -- that have developed apps to enhance websites or make school outreach easier.
CROOKSTON -- Sister Pat Murphy of Crookston said she didn't want to argue about capital punishment. Yet her inquiries into the status of Alfonso Rodriguez, who was convicted of killing UND student Dru Sjodin and now sits on death row, have inadvertently placed her at the center of the age-old debate. Rodriguez's appeal, pending in U.S. District Court, argues he was insane at the time of Sjodin's murder and he is not eligible for the death penalty. Murphy is among more than 800 sisters in the Catholic Congregation of St.
THOMPSON, N.D. — Some students who watched Kat Perkins perform Tuesday in Thompson, N.D., couldn’t help but gush. “It was just really inspiring,” said seventh-grader Liam Schull. The Minneapolis-based Perkins,...
East Grand Forks Senior High and other regional schools in Minnesota reported higher four-year graduation rates in 2014 than the statewide average of 81 percent, according to data from the state Department of Education Tuesday. But five counties in the region -- Kittson, Roseau, Marshall, Pennington, Polk and Red Lake -- reported totals that bested the state rate by at least 7 percent. Polk County reported an overall 88 percent rate while Red Lake County reported 95 percent. The increasing rates reflect a statewide trend.
Next year, Grand Forks Public Schools classes will start after Labor Day after a School Board vote Monday. Four of six members present at the meeting voted in favor of...
The superintendent of Grand Forks Public Schools received an overall positive job review, but could still use improvement in some areas, according to evaluation forms. Larry Nybladh has shown "exemplary" leadership in the district but could be more approachable as a leader and better align his goals with that of the community, School Board members wrote. The district superintendent evaluation committee met Thursday to discuss his performance. Six of 14 possible board members -- including ones from the Grand Forks Air Force Base -- filled out the evaluation.
Josh Brooks, a senior at Thompson Public School, is a finalist for the National Merit Scholarship, according to Superintendent John Maus. Maus said it's rare for the district to have National Merit finalists. High school students can take a qualifying test for the program that serves as an initial screening of about 1.5 million entrants each year.
North Dakota educators can improve students' advanced placement scores through training from the National Math and Science Initiative, according to the state Department of Public Instruction. Informational sessions on the programs -- College Readiness and Laying the Foundation -- will be offered to state educators and administrators in March in Bismarck and Fargo. The opportunity comes as school districts nationwide are encouraging students toward math and science careers.