Jennifer Johnson covers K-12 education for the Grand Forks Herald.
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As in many rural school districts, the costs of getting Manvel, N.D., students to and from school competes with the cost of educating them as a major piece of the district’s budget. The district spends $5.80 on instruction for each dollar it spends on transportation, or 35 percent less than the $8.89 average for rural North Dakota districts.
As part of the summer school offerings at Century Elementary School, students happily rotated groups and games. While it’s clearly a fun class, Century teacher Tim Rygh also hopes to challenge students’ critical thinking skills, creativity and their patience, he said.
After a three to one vote, the Grand Forks Air Force Base School Board chose to retain the name Nathan F. Twining Elementary and Middle School for the consolidated school, according to Superintendent Larry Nybladh.
A group pushing for North Dakota’s public schools to start after Labor Day has so far collected at least 6,000 signatures, less than half of what’s needed for statewide vote, according to a co-chair of the group.
Menuka Koirala, 41, a refugee from Nepal, swerved the car Wednesday as she slowly maneuvered down the street, inching closer and closer to the curb. Dan Carlson, her driving instructor,...
Ben Franklin Elementary student Max Martens, who will enter the second grade this fall, helped his school raise $5,023 for Jump Rope for Heart, an annual fundraiser held through his gym classes. The fundraiser benefits research, community programs and education related to heart health.
Starting next fall, eighth-grade Grand Forks students who struggle with reading will be required to take an additional reading course. Students who score below their grade level on two tests and earn a D or F in their English class will be required to enroll, according to a letter sent to parents. The new policy was approved by the School Board at its last meeting.
For one month during the summer, children at Phoenix Elementary School stay busy. In groups large and small, they play educational games on mini iPads, learn the alphabet and how to follow directions, all to get a jump on kindergarten.
Grand Forks Public School District did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress this year, as did all but 13 of 175 districts statewide, according to the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction on Thursday.
Voters wanted a change on the Grand Forks School Board and that choice was reflected at the polls Tuesday, said elected members.