Education

Rush City elementary students put their innovative talents on display during the annual Inventors Fair Friday morning, March 21. A trio of judges, from the Rush City community, awarded first place to Jacobson Elementary fourth-grader Ella Wood for her creation, “Ella’s Sneezing Slippers.” As the title indicates, the invention involves storing tissues inside the top [...]

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A group of Rush City teachers have created an evaluation plan that falls in line with a state mandate while supporting district staff in developing their skills as educators. The Rush City School Board on March 20 received a first-hand look at the Rush City Schools Teacher Evaluation Plan, which must be implemented by the [...]

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Six high school students spoke out last week, and legislators listened. As college costs rise, families are looking for ways to help youngsters be better prepared and earn college credits while still in high school. Richfield High School students Sam Petrov, Beisite Wang, Henry Hoang, Wendy Hughes, Michelle Nguyen and Cherish Kovach – most of [...]

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Viking Coca-Cola Bottling Company is directing a portion of its sales of the products Powerade and Powerade Zero back to participating area high schools under a program called “Powerade 4 Schools.” Money will be collected on all Powerade and Powerade Zero products sold throughout the Viking Coca-Cola Bottling Co. territory and then divided to high [...]

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The North Branch-Chisago Lakes FIRST Robotics Team will be competing in the 10,000 Lakes Regional at Williams Arena on the campus of the University of Minnesota Friday and Saturday March 28-29. Sixty-four robots will roll into action 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday. Teams will be competing in alliances of three [...]

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