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GED grads take winding road to high school education

May 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

On her path to completing a high school education, Shenea Cordell has taken a different route than most. The 18-year-old Grand Forks native never finished ninth grade and, eight months ago, gave birth to her son Brantley.
On Thursday, Cordell was among 52 students who received their General Educational Diploma this academic year from the Grand Forks School District. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Seventy-six trombones

April 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

When band director Christie Aleshire of Central High School stepped up to direct more than 500 young musicians, what sound would come forth?
Would it be “Stars and Stripes Forever,” as listed on the program?
Or would it be just noise? Continue Reading

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Students Taking Part in “Spread The Word To End The Word” Campaign In Grand Forks

March 6, 2012 in WDAZ

Grand Forks students are doing their part to stop use of a word many find offensive.
As a part of the national campaign “Spread The Word to End The “R” Word” students and faculty in the Grand Forks school district hope to make a difference and stop the usage of the word retard.
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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

Reshaping Grand Forks schools

January 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The 400 or so parents who attended a Grand Forks School District public forum this past week listened intently to proposals that could change which school their children will attend, but they had plenty of ideas of their own.
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Hal Gershman, Grand Forks, column: Don’t hurt progress of GF’s North End

January 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Closing a school in the north end of Grand Forks would hurt property values and harm the wonderful work that has taken place and continues to take place today. Continue Reading

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GF School Board Hears Task Force Recommendations

January 9, 2012 in WDAZ

The Demographic Task Force’s recommendation to keep all the elementary schools in Grand Forks open seems to have taken conflict out of the school redistricting process. 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

OUR OPINION: GF schools should consider city’s goals

December 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Shouldn’t the Grand Forks School District declare that it shares with the city of Grand Forks the goal of avoiding and/or counteracting urban blight? Continue Reading

Emmanuel Adjei-Boateng, Grand Forks, column: Let’s help immigrant children learn English

December 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Educational researchers are introducing new strategies that teachers can use to help immigrant children’s literacy development and academic success. Continue Reading

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