Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a journalism degree.
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It's called cluster grouping: six or seven high-achieving students are placed in classrooms with mixed-ability learners. Every student benefits because teachers are better trained to tailor curriculum to individual students rather than teach the whole class in the same way. The goal is that each student is challenged and no student becomes bored with the material.
Chances are your family has at least one: the uncle who keeps bobcats for pets. The grandma who knits you a potholder each year for Christmas. The mother who can't stop stealing restaurant silverware. They're the black sheep. And as quirky as they might be, they're still family. With Red Wing High School's winter play "You Can't Take it With You," Director Jillynne Raymond wants to showcase that "my family is crazy, but I love them" dynamic that's alive in every group of relatives. The play, written by classic playwrights Moss Hart and George S.
It's a ripple effect. This year, Red Wing High School started using a block scheduling system. With that came the opportunity for students to take more classes. And with that, the number of credits students need to graduate was raised from 22 to 28. Now, Tower View High School is feeling the waves. Because the high school and Tower View have always had the same credit requirements, Tower View had to raise its graduation credit requirements.
Five finalists for the Red Wing School District superintendent position were announced in a special meeting of the school board Thursday night. They are: Karsten Anderson, current superintendent of Watertown-Mayer School District. 13 years superintendent experience (10 at Watertown-Mayer, 3 at Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley) 1 year principal experience (St.
Five finalists for the Red Wing School District superintendent position were announced in a special meeting of the school board Thursday night. They are: Karsten Anderson, current superintendent of Watertown-Mayer School District. Catherine Bettino, current superintendent of Pine-River Backus School District. Virginia Dahlstrom, current superintendent of Wadena-Deer Creek School District. Robert Laney, current assistant superintendent of St.
Allison's Gunderson's eighth-graders have a lot of ways to describe her. She's a friend. She's like an aunt. She's a guide. Noticeably, none of Gunderson's students used the word that would traditionally describe her: teacher. As part of Red Wing High School's new block scheduling system implemented this school year, Gunderson leads an advisory period.
Red Wing School Board took the next steps in selecting a new superintendent Tuesday night. The full board met with search consultant Ken La Croix to determine which questions will be asked of candidates during the first round of interviews. Those interviews will take place Feb. 1, 2 and 3. The district received 34 applications for the position that will be vacated by Stan Slessor at the end of the school year. The application deadline was Jan. 14.
It usually shows no symptoms, isn't preventable and is the country's second leading cause of blindness. It's glaucoma, and, according to the Minnesota Optometric Association, the number of Americans diagnosed with the disease will increase by more than 1 million in the next 10 years.
Twin Bluff Middle School students were quizzed this week, but they weren't vying for an A in their teachers' grade books. This time, the goal is a chance to advance. The students were competing in the school's annual geography and spelling bees. A total of four students - three from the spelling bee and one from the geography bee - will advance to the next levels of the competitions. Geography Bee Seventh-grader Tony Poss took home first place at the school level of the National Geographic Bee, sponsored by National Geographic. He will now take a written test.
St. Joseph Elementary School will close its doors at the end of the 2010-2011 school year, the Church of St. Joseph announced Friday. The school, which currently has 43 students in grades kindergarten through fourth grade, had been facing "declining enrollment and significant financial challenges," the church said. "It's a sign of the times," said Joe Grosso, vice-chair of the Church of St. Joseph Parish Pastoral Council.