Jennifer Johnson covers K-12 education for the Grand Forks Herald.
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With its current emergency shelter “bursting at the seams,” the Community Violence Intervention Center is raising funds for a new one to serve twice as many women and children, according to Kristi Hall-Jiran, executive director.
Images from Nepal and other countries inspired a set of colorful posters on display at the Grand Forks Empire Arts Center.
Average student debt in North Dakota may not soar above the national average, but it’s still a very real challenge for graduates. Lawmakers and student debt officials said a student loan report released last week by the Brookings Institute reinforced some of their own observations, such as the growing number of student borrowers, but with more acquiring loans and higher interest and tuition rates, students still struggle.
Nearly $2.5 million in federal funds will now support Head Start programs in Grand Forks, according to U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., on Monday.
The need for charity care for poor and underinsured patients here is the same as before, despite new health care coverage offerings through the federal Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, said hospital officials. Charity care is funded by Altru and covers all medically necessary procedures for patients who have no other options.
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,...