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Curfews and summer safety
With the end of the school year fast approaching, it is not too early to start thinking about what our children will be doing with the freedom that comes with summer. While we all want to be able to t...
5/16/13 at 9:46 AM Spring Arts Fling coming to Bluestem 5/14/13 at 2:18 PM
Davies seniors named 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholars 5/13/13 at 3:00 PM
faith & family fridays: this is the church
The other day, I found the Church in my mail. Not email, but the snail-mail variety -- old school. The envelope was hidden among the pile of mostly junk, and since it bore the return label of our kid...
5/10/13 at 12:08 AM faith fridays: catholic schools week (one kindergartener coming right up!) 2/4/10 at 6:08 PM
Larimore, N.D. 6th Grade Students 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013, the 6th grade students from Larimore, N.D. visited the Grand Forks Herald downtown office. They are pictured here with teacher Brenda Beck (right) and paraJudith Quinn (left)...
4/29/13 at 8:55 AM What is Arbor Day? 4/26/13 at 9:19 AM
Fisher, MN High School Juniors 4/23/13 at 12:10 PM
Legislative notebook: House DFL wants $250 million in property tax relief
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey Almost 1 million Minnesotans would receive larger property tax refunds, or their first refunds, under a House Democratic proposal. Rep. Jim Davnie, DFL-Minneapolis...
4/3/13 at 10:03 AM 'We need to do better job of securing kids' 12/14/12 at 6:56 PM
Legislative notebook: House OKs tougher synthetic drugs penalties 3/28/12 at 10:58 PM
So You're Moving to BoomTown, USA... Now What?
You hear about oilfield boomtowns everywhere in the media, some outlets even going so far as to compare them to a modern-day Wild West. The thought of actually moving to one of these towns can be daun...
3/4/13 at 1:42 PM
Assistive Technology in the Schools: Can you take it home?
IPAT staff regularly field calls from parents of school-aged children who use assistive technology for educational purposes. One question that often arises, is whether or not school purchased assistiv...
1/28/13 at 3:38 PM
North Dakota Legislators - did you have sex before marriage?
I was unaware that North Dakota legislators put a law in place in 2011 (that became effective in July 2012) that requires K-12 schools in North Dakota to include in sexual health curriculum "instructi...
1/17/13 at 11:38 PM
Talking To Kids About School Violence
With the recent school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut both adults and children are aware and thinking about violence at schools. We have heard many parents say they dont want to send their child to ...
12/19/12 at 2:42 PM
I want my Christmas back
First off, I write about Christmas because I want to share my beliefs with readers plus it is a good way to remind myself of what is important about this Holiday. There is nothing that will reinforce ...
12/2/12 at 7:01 AM
Wallbangers wheelchair basketball practices return to Grand Forks
NDADs Wallbangers wheelchair basketball program practices have returned to Grand Forks after years of practices held in Crookston, Minn., nearly a half hours drive to the southeast. NDAD is now holdi...
10/18/12 at 8:59 AM
UND again named to ‘Military Friendly Schools’ list
UND has once again been listed by Victory Media to the Military Friendly Schools list. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools i...
10/16/12 at 10:10 AM UND again listed among greenest schools in USA 4/17/12 at 3:48 PM
UND one of top 12 nonprofit online schools in the nation 3/19/12 at 1:22 PM
Afterschool Theatre Program Comes Alive!
First published 10/4/2012 in the Fargo Public School's electronic newsletter, The Journey Written by Tim Morrissey Two groups of Kennedy Elementary students are getting ready to debut the latest perf...
10/4/12 at 12:26 PM Trollwood/Bluestem Vision articulated by TPAS Co-Founder 6/18/12 at 11:15 AM
Fargo Public Schools committed to Trollwood 5/8/12 at 4:12 PM
Opening day enrollment numbers increase for Moorhead Area Public Schools
Moorhead Area Public Schools had 5,664 students in grades K-12 report for school this morning. This is 301 more students than were enrolled last spring and 201 students more than last years opening en...
9/4/12 at 3:39 PM Moorhead elementary schools make dramatic gains in new state ratings 8/31/12 at 3:40 PM
District partners with educational entities to form ESTEEM Consortium 1/30/12 at 4:34 PM
Getting your school news published the easy way - Areavoices Digest #87
It's close to that time. Some kids are chomping at bit, others are looking longingly at the backyard pool wondering where their summer went. Either way, it's inevitable. Over the next couple of days (...
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Graduation: Online School Style
It is June in Minnesota. This means that weekends are filled predominately with fishing, graduations, and graduation parties. For the past nine years, I have worked at Minnesota high schools which me...
6/11/12 at 8:30 AM Charter Schools: Serving Those Left Behind 3/14/12 at 5:30 AM
Online Education: A Brief Thought 1/5/12 at 7:30 AM