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Erin Sindelir, a sixth-grade science teacher at Salk Middle School in Elk River, has been selected as a FOX 9 Super Scientist award winner. Nine winners were chosen by an independent judges’ panel comprised of education experts from the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Educa...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor “Schools cannot do it alone.” That will be the message of Dr. Jamie Volmer, an internationally-recognized education expert and author, who will present to the general public at 8 p.m. Wednesday (Aug, 29) at Elk River High School’s Zabee Theater. The Elk River Area School Di...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor The good works of the National Junior Honor Society have a new ingredient to success. It’s a cookbook that’s aptly named “History in the Baking.” It’s the first Salk cookbook with recipes submitted by students as well as staff, and the first one published by a first-cla...Read More
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It’s hard to imagine that one out of every 10 Minnesotans is now living in poverty. For a family of four that’s an annual income of about $23,000, or $442 per week. In the last 10 years poverty rates grew by 3 percent in Minnesota. What’s most surprising is that it’s no longer confined to [....Read More
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Never has it been more important than now to support K–12 education. Those who fail to graduate, we’re told, will be lost in the new normal years ahead, where employers will be seeking high school graduates with at least one year of post-high school education. Experts are telling us that by the ...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor The school year is young, but testimonials have already started to flow at Becker Public Schools where an administrative decision was made to make the ratio of iPads to students  1 to 1. Susan Meyer, director of instructional technology in the Becker School District, says one ma...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor Enrollment in the Elk River Area School District has dropped for the first time in nearly 20 years or more. Superintendent Mark Bezek reported Monday night that opening week numbers show the district lagging behind last year’s numbers by about 80 to 100 students. What’s even ...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor The 2011–12 school year got off and running this week as more than 12,700 returned to 17 Elk River Area School District schools. One school has a new emphasis for its third-, fourth- and fifth-graders. Another school, the school district’s alternative school, has a new name. ...Read More
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