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The year 2013 brought good news for education. The Minnesota Legislature approved additional funds for early childhood education and for all-day kindergarten. Eighty-six percent of local school levies were approved. Money borrowed from school districts during poor economic times have been repaid. The ECM Editorial Board, in a series of editorials last year, advocated these [...]

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My purpose in writing is to express my concern regarding the recent news story on KSTP. As the current president of the Minnesota Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, as a professor who prepares teacher candidates in health and physical education, and as a concerned citizen, your proposed changes to the health and [...]

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As many of you may know, the school board and Superintendent Mark Bezek are currently proposing many changes to our district that, I feel, are not beneficial to our students. According to Bezek, “change may be an opportunity for growth.” However, for the first time in my 10 years of teaching in the Elk River [...]

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I had the pleasure of manning a booth in recent weeks at first-time college and career fairs at both Rogers High School and Elk River High School. Each fair was run a little different, but both appeared to be successful on several fronts. Rogers High School held its fair during the school day and had [...]

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his year has flown by. The season for shoveling again is quickly approaching us. It seems like yesterday we were storing the snow gear away for the season, thus the reason for composing this letter and plea for donating to a worthy cause. The holidays are an important time for celebrating with family and friends, [...]

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It’s hard not to be impressed by U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar. She’s smart. She’s subtle. She is a careful listener. And almost always, she seems to be right on the mark when it comes to doing what is best for Minnesotans. We heartily endorse the first-term Democrat in her race against Republican challenger Kurt Bills on [...]

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