Education

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 ·…

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…

Fargo Bar Hosts Think And Drink Talk About Historical Monuments And Race

The Next Think And Drink Is On March 22nd That Will Cover How To Combat Fake News.

FARGO, N.D. — A cold drink and a thoughtful discussion about historical monuments and race. It’s all at the Think And Drink at the HoDo Bar in Downtown Fargo. People packed into the bar to talk about the historical context of the Confederate and Pioneer statues across the country. The presenters say it’s important for people to know why they…

Leaders Seek Amendment to Close Minnesota’s Education Gap

The state still has some of the worst educational disparities in the nation.

MINNEAPOLIS–Two prominent leaders have proposed an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution aimed at closing the state’s dismal academic achievement gap. The proposal comes from Alan Page, a former Minnesota Supreme Court justice, and Neel Kashkari, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. They said they want to change the state’s Constitution to guarantee all children the fundamental right to…

Harwood Elementary Earns Blue Ribbon Honor

The school was one of only two in North Dakota to receive the award this year.

HARWOOD, N.D.- This is the second time Harwood Elementary School has been named a Blue Ribbon school. The first was in 2006. “Humbling and validating for the hard work that we’ve been doing. I’ve been the principal here six years. Our staff here and our students here really work hard everyday to really do their best,” says Jerry Standifer, the…

Dr. Andrew Armacost To Lead University of North Dakota Into Bright New Future

The University of North Dakota has spent months searching for the right person to become its president

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — With over 20 years of experience at the Air Force Academy, and 10 years of active duty, the University of North Dakota’s new president, Dr. Andrew Armacost brings a wealth of knowledge to the students and community at the school. “The one lesson I learned in the Air Force is to take extraordinary care of your…

TJ and Alison Read to Kids as part of “Read for the Record”

The campaign is an effort to break a Guinness World Record.

FARGO, N.D.- Read for the Record is an international campaign that promotes literacy in communities. The goal is to read the same book to as many kids as possible around the world on the same day. The record was set in 2013 when the same book was read to more than 2.4 million kids. The local Read for the Record…

Moorhead High School Makes Its Case For Referendum

It would help rebuild the school from the ground up with projects like creating new classrooms and improve accessibility for disabled students.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The 110 million dollar referendum is up for a vote on November 5th. It would help rebuild the school from the ground up with projects like creating new classrooms and improve accessibility for disabled students. With the lack of space in classrooms like Social Study Teacher Tina Bentz’s are left in some murky conditions to teach. “I…

“It’s a Top Priority” Gov. Walz Discusses MN Education Budget

The new tax law makes sure farmers who pay property taxes on agricultural land won't be punished to pay for districts' budget

MINNESOTA – Gov. Tim Walz says parts of the education budget will make sure it’s equal for people living in cities and rural areas. The new tax law makes sure farmers who pay property taxes on agricultural land won’t be punished to pay for districts’ budgets. Walz says they used to pay 70% of tax dollars for districts, but only made…