Distance Learning

Fargo Public School Board approves “Smart Restart” draft plan

The school year will now begin September 2nd instead of August 27th

FARGO, N.D. — After hours of deliberation, the Fargo Public School Board approved a Smart Restart plan for the upcoming school year. It also approved moving the school year’s start date from August 27th to September 2nd. If there’s one certainty about the drafted plan, it’s that almost nothing about it is certain. “Everything in this document can change,” said…

Some MN businesses can reopen Monday, distance learning continues for rest of school year

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Tim Walz announces some businesses can reopen Monday and schools will continue distance learning for the rest of the school year. Industrial and manufacturing businesses like wholesale trade, warehouses can welcome back workers. Office-based businesses that aren’t customer-faced will also be open for business. This affects up to 100,000 workers and 20,000 businesses. In order…

NDSCS Continuing Distance Learning Through Summer, Adding Hands-on Course in Fall

Summer classes take place from June 2 through July 24.

WAHPETON, N.D.–Distance and online learning will continue through the summer for students and faculty members at the North Dakota State College of Science. Summer classes take place from June 2 through July 24. School officials say there will be a limited number of face-to-face classes from June 29 through July 24, but the school has created what is is calling…

West Fargo school resource officers continue providing support to students virtually

School resource officers, or SROs, provide support to students, parents and staff members

WEST FARGO, N.D. — On a typical week day, school resource officers would be walking the halls of their assigned school, interacting with students and staff members. “Their job is really to build relationships with students, with their admin teams, with their schools,” says West Fargo Police Sgt. Derek Cruff. “They really become a part of that team at every…

Distance learning in full swing for students across Fargo-Moorhead

Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead school officials discuss how teachers are utilizing technology to connect with their students

FARGO, N.D. — When Minnesota and North Dakota officials decided to close schools due to the Coronavirus, educators across the metro scrambled to put together a plan of how to move forward. “The last two weeks have not been easy, but they have been a very meaningful learning opportunity for all of our staff, and that’s teaching through our instructional…

LIVE: City of Fargo Hosts COVID-19 K-12 Education Roundtable

FARGO, N.D.–The City of Fargo is hosting a COVID-19 K-12 Education Roundtable feauring F-M K-12 administrators. The speakers will provide information about how their education systems are continuing to provide valuable instruction through distance learning. The speakers include: · Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney · Fargo Public Schools Superintendent Rupak Gandhi · West Fargo Public Schools Superintendent Beth Slette ·…

Social Distancing: Learning Lessons In The Dirt

Minnesota Parents Become Teachers With Distance Learning And Emily Welker's Little Girl Gets A Garden-Variety Lesson

  A lot of parents are in a brave new world this week. Distance learning started Monday for Moorhead Public Schools, Wednesday for Fargo. Local artist Su Legatt shared pics of her first day as a home school parent with her pre-k kiddo on Twitter. Pre-K parents have flexible learning plans for their kids, so Su used art on the…

Minnesota Lawmaker Calls for Refunds for College Student Housing Expenses

COVID-19 has forced most institutions to go to “distance learning.”

ST.PAUL, MINN, – State Representative Pat Garofalo of Farmington is introducing a bill that would require Minnesota colleges and universities to refund 90 percent of students’ unused room and board expenses. COVID-19 has forced most institutions to go to “distance learning.” Garofalo says some students are getting as little as half of what they paid, and it would be wrong…

Moorhead Public Schools Discusses Distance Learning Strategies

The online lessons will begin on Monday and go through March 30

MOORHEAD, Minn.- Students in Pre-K will have a weekly guide and the parents of the students will receive a flexible learning plan. The goal of the flexible plan is to make sure the kids are engaged and that they’re having fun with it. Students from Kindergarten to fourth grade will have a plan including flexible voice and choice, and video…