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Our View: Dickinson residents should support school bond issue

October 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

Dickinson is growing and its schools are growing right along with it. Because of this, we believe residents should vote “Yes” Tuesday on the bond referendum to build a new middle school. The benefits of this $65 million bond issue far outweigh th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Our View: Dickinson residents should support school bond issue

October 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

Dickinson is growing and its schools are growing right along with it. Because of this, we believe residents should vote “Yes” Tuesday on the bond referendum to build a new middle school. The benefits of this $65 million bond issue far outweigh th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Kris Fehr: Dickinson Public Schools continue to grow

September 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Dickinson Public Schools Board of Education listened intently during the three public forums held last school year.
We reached out to you, we asked for participation and together we created a solution to address the critical enrollment and capac…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Kris Fehr: Dickinson Public Schools continue to grow

September 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Dickinson Public Schools Board of Education listened intently during the three public forums held last school year.
We reached out to you, we asked for participation and together we created a solution to address the critical enrollment and capac…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Proposed education changes too drastic for N.D., leaders say

August 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – State and local educational leaders oppose some changes in state funding proposed by a consulting firm, saying they could dismantle the broad-based middle- and high-school education model in North Dakota and force school districts to she…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

House kills K-12 funding, property tax relief bill on second try

May 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK — Reversing a vote from Thursday, House lawmakers today defeated Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s proposal to increase state aid to K-12 school districts while providing about $714 million in property tax relief. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Make sure teachers’ grades matter

December 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Congratulations to the Grand Forks School District for setting up a stronger evaluation system for teachers. Now, the challenge for the district will be to make sure the evaluations count. Continue Reading

Emerado students get surprise gift of winter clothing from secret donors

December 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A group of anonymous donors on Wednesday supplied new winter coats, gloves, snow pants and hats to each of the 100 children who attend Emerado (N.D.) Elementary School. Continue Reading

More in-depth evaluations for Grand Forks teachers

December 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The School District is making a big switch after 20 years, as part of the superintendent’s strategic plan. Continue Reading

N.D. files No Child Left Behind waiver tomorrow

December 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The state-defined accountability system will focus on college/career readiness, school improvement methods and overall teacher and principal evaluation. Under No Child Left Behind, schools must ensure 100 percent of students are proficient in reading and math, as defined by federal standards. Continue Reading