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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Area students watched with delight Wednesday as mini aircraft hovered before their eyes at the Grand Forks Air Force Base. About two dozen girls experimented with the mini remotely piloted aircraft for the base's first female-only STEM event.
A test gauging North Dakota students' knowledge on new educational standards was delayed a second time Wednesday after a problem with the testing vendor, according to one school district. Grand Forks and Bismarck students were supposed to be among the first in the state to take the new Smarter Balanced Assessment, which aligns with Common Core standards for math and English and was fully introduced in classrooms last year.
A leader of a Grand Forks Somali organization responded Tuesday to racist graffiti found on a commercial building recently. Faisal Abdi, in a message to the Herald, said the graffiti was a "desperate attempt to spread hatred, suspicion and division among the peacefully coexisting communities in the Greater Grand Forks (area)." Abdi is a member of the Somali Community of Grand Forks, a nonprofit organization established in January, according to its Facebook page.
Grand Forks Red River and Central high school DECA teams were successful at a recent state conference in Bismarck, according to advisers. The Red River DECA Chapter placed first at...
THIEF RIVER FALLS -- High school senior Julia Jones spent part of her class time last week getting paid to work at electronic components distributor Digi-Key. Not too bad for...
Grand Forks residents said they were shocked and disgusted Monday over racist graffiti that prompted a police investigation and calls for more discussion of race relations. The words Somalia and...
Fewer North Dakota students classified as economically disadvantaged graduated high school in 2012-2013, an ongoing trend the state Department of Public Instruction cannot explain. Demographic data released last week from the U.S. Department of Education states 72 percent of such students graduated that year. Graduates were from a class that entered as freshmen four years prior. This finding aligns with data from the North Dakota's DPI, which also shows the percentage of these graduates declined from 78 percent in 2009-2010.
Some East Grand Forks Sacred Heart students recently finished job-shadowing police officers as part of a career exploration program. Students in grades seven through 12 spent one week at various community organizations and businesses to see what the jobs are like, according to Jen MacLeod, development and marketing assistant at Sacred Heart, in a release. Some seniors spent their mornings at the East Grand Forks Police Department, where they observed officers in the field and at the station.
The Engelstad Family Foundation recently gave $500,000 to Sacred Heart School in East Grand Forks toward its programs and yearly scholarship opportunities, according to the school on Thursday. Monsignor Micheal Foltz is dedicated to offering a Catholic education to those who desire it, and this gift will offer more than 15 partial scholarship each year, said Michelle Kraft, development director. The historic gift has helped the school reach a total $5.1 million in pledges and gifts for its "A New Day" Capital Campaign, which only began in December 2013, she said. Various organizations, fami
Four-year-old Brynlie Boespflug's eyes grew large as her volcano erupted. Standing next to her mother, Tiffany, the two watched as a thick foam rose to the top of the tiny paper bag.