Education

Post-tragedy hashtag becomes campaign of support for young people It started as a hashtag. Burnsville High School English teacher Jen Waller McDevitt first noticed  #Burnsvillestrong on tweets following the Kansas car crash that killed her former student and good friend, 19-year-old Taylor Ziebol, on July 10, 2013. #Burnsvillestrong continued to pervade social media after news [...]

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But district sees progress in test results School District 191 lagged the state in the percentage of students meeting proficiency on state tests in 2014. But district officials say a closer look at the data reveals encouraging news. In reading, 53.9 percent of Burnsville-Eagan-Savage students taking the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments in the spring met proficiency, [...]

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An active military veteran, parent and self-described advocate for students has joined the race for a seat on the Lakeville School Board. Lakeville VFW Post 210 Cmdr. Randy Pronschinske, 54, said he is seeking the office to help an already strong district do even better for students. Expressing support of the district’s efforts toward individualized [...]

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Students in the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District are increasingly becoming proficient in science but are still struggling in reading and math, according to the Minnesota Department of Education. The percentage of District 196 students who scored proficient on state science tests increased between 2013 and 2014 and has been on the rise for the past [...]

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The Rosemount High School marching band performed during the Minnesota State Fair daily parade on the opening day of the fair, Thursday, Aug. 21. The band previewed music from its new show, “The Queen.” The band is currently raising funds in an effort to replace its storage and travel trailer. The goal is to raise [...]

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Class size too high for concerned parents at North Trail Estimating attendance and keeping class size low is a consistently challenging puzzle school districts attempt to put together every year. Even after boundaries were redrawn in the Farmington Area School District, there were still a few class sizes that exceeded the district’s comfort level for [...]

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