Education

Building, tech questions would be on the ballot School District 191 officials are setting the stage for a two-part referendum on Feb. 24, 2015. In one question, they plan to ask voters to finance $55 to $70 million in building projects, the largest being an expansion of Burnsville High School to accommodate ninth-graders. The other [...]

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School Board sets budget retreat for January When students step into the halls of one of Farmington’s middle schools next fall, their schedule might look different. Using information from a parent survey in 2013 and the district’s strategic plan, a middle school redesign committee consisting of 12 parents, 12 staff members and five administrators formed [...]

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Lynn Bauman won’t be back as head varsity coach Lynn Bauman made her case to the Farmington School Board on Monday that she would like her old job back, but the board stood by its initial decision. For the first time in eight years, someone new will be the head coach of the varsity gymnastics [...]

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Four vying for three spots The Farmington School Board candidates spoke of why they’re running for office during a forum on Oct. 8 at Farmington City Hall. The School Board race features three incumbents and one challenger vying for three four-year terms. Incumbents running for re-election include Chairwoman Tera Lee along Melissa Sauser and Brian [...]

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School Board recommends some changes Compelling first-hand accounts of situations Lakeville North and South High School principals encountered after student deaths changed School Board plans regarding the district’s new memorial policy. Lakeville Area School Board members were considering removing the policy approved in April after hearing from parents and others upset about its various restrictions. [...]

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Schools within the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District continue to make improvements on Minnesota’s accountability standards. More than half (18 of 31) schools in the district improved their overall scores over the past three years on the Multiple Measurement Rating assessment, according to data released by the Minnesota Department of Education. “The district has become renown [...]

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