Rotary Reading Challenge

Walker Hackensack Akeley Elementary School kicked off their Rotary Reading Challenge today in Walker. Students, from pre-school to 6th grade, must read 40,000 books between Christmas Break and Spring Break. If they accomplish their goal, Principal Jill McGowan will kiss an...

Golden Apple: Regional Robotics Competition

For this week’s Golden Apple:  Teams from Northern Minnesota competed in a regional robotics competition in Northome this past weekend. Beltrami County’s 4-H Team, the Robo Rangers, took home first place, with the Koochiching County’s 4-H Team, Think Tank,...

Madrigal Dinner 2014

“Hear ye! Hear ye!” That’s just one of the many phrases you’ll hear if you attend BSU’s Madrigal Dinner this weekend. That story, tomorrow, on Lakeland News at Ten. The performances will take place December 5th, 6th, 12th, and 13th at 7:00 pm and...

NTC Unveils Master Academic Plan

Enrollment rates have declined since 2010 and there’s an estimated one million dollar budget shortfall, but Northwest Technical College has a plan. NTC is calling it a master academic plan, and it’s part of the college reinvention process they started last year. The...

Bemidji High School Gets National Attention

At Bemidji High School, there are lots of awards for athletics, but now a new academic award is also on the shelf. The school is receiving national attention as part of Newsweek’s top schools in the country for low-income students. Out of thousands of schools, Bemidji High...

Golden Apple: High School Students Get New Perspective on Manufacturing

Four high school students are getting a firsthand look at today’s manufacturing world. A unique pilot program with Northwest Technical College is preparing students for life outside of the classroom and inside the real world. “It really gives students the opportunity,...

Students Join Discussion About Improving Graduation Rates

Graduation is a right of passage for most people, but 20% of students won’t receive their diploma this May. That’s why community leaders held a meeting of the minds in Bemidji today to talk about what’s going wrong before graduation. Educators, parents, and...

Governor Mark Dayton in Brainerd for Health Conference and School Visit

Governor Mark Dayton visited the Lakes Area for the Community Health Conference and to learn more about Brainerd schools. Dayton begins his Brainerd visit at the Community Health Conference. Dayton and Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger speak in front of more than...
Posted On 19 Sep 2014

Education Solutions Event

More than 500 teachers from Browerville, Brainerd, Little Falls, Wadena, Pine River, Menahga, Verndale, and Crosslake all gathered in one place to hear leading educational researcher, Dr. Robert Marzano. The presentation worked under the title “Teaching with Rigor.”...
Posted On 29 Aug 2014

Focus on School Testing Comes at a Cost

School districts across the state are welcoming thousands of students as they begin to fill their hallways and classrooms, but a new study says many of those students won’t have access to some important curriculums. Minnesota 2020 held a conference in Bemidji today to share...

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