Education

Controversial plan differs from the state The Farmington School District has a new teacher evaluation plan, but not everyone is singing its praises yet. The plan doesn’t include a provision that 35 percent of teacher evaluation will be based on student achievement, which caused some disagreement among board members. The measure passed 4-2 during Monday [...]

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Students from the Farmington Area Public Schools will be trick-or-treating for items to benefit the Farmington Food Shelf during Halloween as part of a “We Scare Hunger” campaign. In a partnership with 360 Communities, students will be treat-or-treating for non-perishable food items instead of candy and donated to Farmington’s food shelf. The goal is to [...]

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Special election eyed in February School District 191 officials formally unveiled Oct. 23 their plan to reconfigure grades, expand Burnsville High School and William Byrne Elementary and upgrade technology for students and staff. More than a year in the making, the plan dubbed “Vision One91” calls for a high school of grades nine through 12, [...]

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Auditor: Past issues have been remedied The Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District received a clean review of its fiscal controls during its annual audit this week. During her Oct. 27 presentation, auditor Jackie Huegel of Malloy, Montague, Karnowski, Radosevich and Co., noted the district has remedied previous compliance issues and commended the district for its sound [...]

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The Rosemount High School marching band earned second place in Class AAA and awards for Outstanding Visual Performance and Outstanding General Effect during the Bands of America competition last weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Mo. The top 14 bands were selected to perform in the finals competition on Saturday evening where [...]

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In the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District, seven candidates are vying for four four-year terms on the School Board. Incumbents Abigail Alt, Dan Luth, Jim Schmid and Robert VandenBoom are seeking re-election. Challengers are Harold S. Sandahl IV, Bradley Wolfe, and Dustin Cesarek. Abigail Alt, incumbent Age: 44 Address: 16 Marcin Hill, Burnsville Occupation: Market Research professional [...]

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