Education

Double testing of our high school students is costing Minnesotans millions of dollars. That’s money that could be better spent. What about spending some of those millions on, for example, high-quality early childhood programs? Or on extra-curricular programs? The ACT found many years ago that participation in debate, drama, speech, music and journalism programs was [...]

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Rush City has an immediate need for a math and a literacy tutor for the 2014-2015 school year, according to Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps officials. Rush City schools with open tutor positions are C.E. Jacobson Elementary and Rush City Early Childhood. Reading Corps and Math Corps Executive Director Sheila Piippo explained that [...]

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Students exceed state averages in latest test results Property owners in the Rush City school district may be seeing a 12.37 percent increase to the school portion of their property taxes next year. The Rush City School Board, on a 5-1 vote, approved the increase by passing the preliminary 2015 property tax levy at the [...]

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North Branch Area Public Schools Superintendent Deb Henton said at the Sept. 11 School Board meeting that the school year got off to a bit of a rocky beginning with delayed buses at the end of the first day of school, but since that time the district has had “an awesome start.” She then asked [...]

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The North Branch Area High School Homecoming Court for 2014 includes: Queen candidates Taylor Johnstone Stephanie Noyes Grace Olund Hanna Osland Gabrielle Schroeder King candidates Matthew Blomquist Michael Hensch Kyle Ketchmark Maxwell Southbloom Arik Steele The coronation ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 6. The Court members will visit Ecumen, early childhood, Sunrise [...]

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You have read about just a few of the great things happening at North Branch Area Public Schools this year. What you may not know is some of the lesser-known impact of our new funding — improved class size. I have seen numerous emails from teaching staff with messages like “It’s hard to put into [...]

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