Education

Spring break is upon us and with it comes the knowledge that the school year is starting to wind down. One sure sign of spring is the Sunrise River School carnival. This year’s carnival is 5-8:30 p.m. Friday, April 4. As in previous years, we will run shuttle service from both the high school and [...]

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By a unanimous decision at its March 13 regular meeting, the NBAPS School Board decided to go back to a five-day school week. The decision was just one of the many assumptions that were approved when the board finalized its 2014-2015 budget at the meeting. Prior to the regular meeting, the board held a meeting [...]

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To the editor Last Thursday, the NBAPS school board voted to approve the 2014-15 budget, which included a recommendation for a return to a five-day week. Many have asked why not stay with a four-day week since it is working so well and saved money. Four years ago, when the school district moved to a [...]

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North Branch Area Public Schools has been hosting reading events over the last couple of weeks. Our older students read to elementary students as part of “I Love to Read” and Education Minnesota President Denise Specht read to Sunrise students last Monday as part of “Read Across America.” We live in an era of great [...]

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Jacobson Elementary fifth and sixth graders enjoyed another successful Knowledge Bowl season. The students brought home the third place trophy at the Feb. 3 competition in Pine City. On Feb. 11, the team earned the first place trophy at the Mora competition. Congratulations to the team. Its hard work and persistence really paid off. Photos [...]

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I may have mentioned it before but it bears repeating: This year’s budget process is going to look significantly different than previous years. The primary reason for this is the school board’s decision to accept the full funding authority provided by the state in the recent omnibus bill. What do those funds mean for us? [...]

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