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Grand Forks schools refine goals

January 7, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

An update to the 2011 Grand Forks School District strategic plan is aimed at fine-tuning issues ranging from student enrollment to communication, said Superintendent Larry Nybladh on Monday.
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District offers advice for parents for children’s questions about shooting

December 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Although he hadn’t received a significant number of calls from parents, Grand Forks Public Schools Superintendent Larry Nybladh said there were some conversations about the Newtown, Conn., school shooting between parents and teachers that morning.
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Quality teachers for college-bound students

September 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Lake Region State College instructors have been teaching Grand Forks high school students for the past three years now, helping them prepare for the academic rigor of higher education. Continue Reading

Rerick named Grand Forks athletic director

May 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks Public Schools named Mark Rerick athletic director Monday. Rerick is a former Hillsboro (N.D.) High School football coach and current Dickinson (N.D.) High School athletic director. Continue Reading

2 downtown GF buildings to be razed

March 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks Public Schools has acquired the YWCA building at 121 N. Fifth St. and the building at 211 N. Fifth St. Demolition of the YWCA building could begin this week. Continue Reading

Michael Brown and Hal Gershman, Grand Forks, column: Support GF task force’s school recommendations

February 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

We support the School Board in taking the next step by adopting the recommendations. Continue Reading

Tim Lamb, Grand Forks, column: GF Schools task force did its job well

February 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

I applaud the efforts by everyone involved in this process. Indeed, it shows strong community support behind our outstanding public education system. Continue Reading

Kelly Hogness, Grand Forks, column: Ignore undercapacity, school ‘study’ concludes

February 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The waste of money isn’t going to be the building of a new school. The real waste has been the contracted studies performed to keep open a few under-capacity schools. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Task force proposals may be ‘a bridge too far’

January 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The GF school district should take care before embracing a plan to save all its old schools and build a new one. Continue Reading

Superintedent: ‘Disconnect’ over Century’s ELL program

November 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Some parents complain English learners add to overcrowdingAt a meeting with the Parent-Teacher Organization, school district officials agreed the school has grown “pretty significant” enrollment growth. They said the district is making changes to ease the overcrowding, possibly adding a second ELL magnet elementary school to the mix. Continue Reading