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ND House clears bill for more K-12 funding, property tax relief

May 2, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK House lawmakers Thursday narrowly passed Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s proposal to increase state funding toward K-12 education while creating $714 million in property tax relief. Continue Reading

ND House clears bill for more K-12 funding, property tax relief

May 2, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK House lawmakers Thursday narrowly passed Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s proposal to increase state funding toward K-12 education while creating $714 million in property tax relief. Continue Reading

Kindergarten events scheduled in Mitchell

February 18, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Families of next year’s students should attend.

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Kindergarten registration and roundup

April 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune

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Marriage, to the letter

April 5, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Bridegroom “U,” Andy Arthaud, and bride “Q,” Olivia Kessel exchange vows before the priest, Riley Wittenberg, during a mock wedding ceremony Thursday, presented by the Trinity Elementary West kindergarten class. The first-ever ceremony, directed by class teacher, Chelsey Scherr, was held before students and parents in the gymnasium. Classmates served as the attendants, while the fifth-graders were the ushers and served punch. The ceremony was to emphasize the alphabet rule of, “You find a letter you can’t live without.” Continue Reading

Programs for fall kindergarteners set at Mitchell schools

March 31, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Mitchell School District will hold Kindergarten Jump Start Nights on Tuesday April 24, and Thursday, April 26, at Longfellow Elementary, G.B. Rogers Elementary and L.B. Williams Elementary. Continue Reading

Kindergarten Round-Up is Friday

March 28, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Future kindergartners and their parents are invited to Century School’s Round-Up Day Friday, March 30. Continue Reading

Some parents say ‘redshirting’ kindergarten-age kids pays dividends

March 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

When most people think of “redshirting,” they think of first-year college athletes practicing with their teams, getting stronger and sitting out game day. But is a redshirt needed for learning letters, finger-painting and recess? It’s a choice more parents are demanding for their children as they look to give their kids an edge, according to a “60 Minutes” report last weekend. Continue Reading

As school district budgets shrink, many kids not going to preschool

January 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Kids from low-income families who start kindergarten without first attending a quality education program enter school an estimated 18 months behind their peers. Many never catch up, and research shows they are more likely to need special education services and to drop out. Kids in families with higher incomes also can benefit from early education, research shows. Continue Reading

Half of Minnesota’s kids aren’t ready for kindergarten; website helps gauge if yours is

December 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

It’s a startling statistic: Just a little more than half of Minnesota children who started kindergarten last year were ready for the experience, according to a state school readiness study. A group of business leaders developed an easy-to-use website to help parents gauge whether their children are on track for kindergarten. Continue Reading