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The middle of August means that school is just around the corner!  The next few weeks, this column will have information that readers may find of interest as we move ever closer to the day that parents fear will never come and students dread but secretly really enjoy;  the first day of school on...
There are three positions up for election this year on your local school board.  The filing period is July 31stto August 14thand affidavits of candidacy are available in the district office.  The following information is from Minnesota School Board Association’s website (www.mnmsba.org) and credit...
School is back in session for close to 200 students who have registered for summer school this year!  Summer school started on Monday, July 9thand runs for three weeks Monday through Friday.  This week’s column will review enrollment statistics. There are three separate programs: A new program this...
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School District will be holding an election on Tuesday, November 6th with the purpose being to fill three positions on the school board; this is the topic of this week’s column. Interested people must file an Affidavit of Candidacy, which is available at the district...
This week’s column will update readers as we have begun work on the projects for the Summer of 2018. Projects 1.  East wall/window renovation – This project will be delayed until next year. 2. Baseball Field Press box/Concessions – Construction plans have been submitted to the State of Minnesota...
There is a common misperception that all school employees have the summer off and I am frequently asked:  “aren’t you off for the summer?”  This week’s column will provide some information to readers about summer work at the school. The school has several classifications of employees based on their...
One of the age-old problems in education is the summer “brain drain” and how to slow it or prevent it.  “Brain drain” is simply the learning regression that occurs with students between the end of one school year and the beginning of the next. Research has shown that several weeks of review are...
One of my favorite events of the year is Graduation and this week’s column will reflect a few thoughts for the Class of 2018.  Graduation is the culmination of 13 years of school and all of this year’s graduates and their families should be proud of the accomplishment and should be congratulated by...
U.S. News has published their list of best High Schools in the State of Minnesota and states that the rankings are based on student achievement including graduation rates and scores on state proficiency tests. The magazine examined data for more than 22,000 high schools.  We are pleased to report...
Almost exactly one year ago, this column briefly discussed the Every Student Succeeds Act or ESSA; this week’s column will update readers as more specific information is now available. There are three critical points with ESSA: 1.  More schools will be identified for support  2.  Support and...

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