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by Jim Boyle Editor While lacrosse players kicked, nudged, batted and threw hard rubber balls into nets over the summer on local fields, District 728 high school activities directors were busy scoring a big point for the future of the sport. They brokered a partnership with local lacrosse boosters that will keep the fastest-growing sport [...]

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• Elk River Education Association vote slated on June 4; ratification by the School Board would come June 9   by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Area School District and the Elk River Education Association have reached a tentative contract agreement. Members of the teachers union will vote on the tentative pact on June [...]

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• EREA leaders, membership reach out the public to say they want a contract — and now   by Jim Boyle Editor Amid growing frustration over the lack of a contract, District 728 teachers took their disappointment public Monday outside District 728 offices. As rain fell and the Elk River Area School Board met in closed [...]

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• Committees from five schools to take their work to the community next by Jim Boyle Editor Committees of parents at five of the Elk River Area School District’s most crowded schools have met individually and as group to prepare a list of short-term and long-term solutions. The group, 42 members in all, presented its [...]

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We were shocked to hear that the District 728 administration is recommending reducing the Elk River High School band director to a part-time position. Music and the arts are inherent to and are unquestionably fundamental to our district’s ability to successfully carry out its mission: to educate, inspire and empower all of our learners. A [...]

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The Minnesota Reading Corps (MRC) has openings for 11 literacy tutors and another eight openings for Minnesota Math Corps tutor positions. The MRC tutors work in District 728 elementary schools and in early childhood programs. The MRC is a statewide initiative to help every Minnesota child become a successful reader by the end of third [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Troy Anderson spent six years as an elementary school teacher before shifting his focus as an educator to technology. It was the third- and fourth-grade students who inspired him to make the transition. When he got his start in education, the World Wide Web was new on the educational scene. He [...]

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