Education

• Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act will impede Homecoming fund drive for high school scholarships by Jim Boyle Editor College scholarships will be some of the newest victims of the calorie-shaving, sodium-lowering Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010. Improving child nutrition is the focal point of the federal legislation that authorizes funding and sets policy for [...]

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Jordan Haack, a student at Elk River High School, has been named one of approximately 16,000 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. Haack and these other  academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring. To be [...]

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• New class at middle schools to help prepare next generation of computer programmers by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Area School District will begin preparing the next generation of computer programmers when school begins next week. Sixth-grade students across the district will take computer coding instead of the 21st century skills class this school year, [...]

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