Schools

Gov. Mark Dayton Proposes Safe and Secure School Act

it would provide more safety in schools and funding for more mental health programs

MINNESOTA — Governor Mark Dayton this week announced a $21 million proposal to make Minnesota schools safer. The funding would go towards security enhancements and more mental health services. Dayton’s Safe and Secure School Act even includes support for expelled students to ensure they’re doing well at their alternative schools. Some say Dayton’s plan would especially help schools in rural areas…

United Way Conducts Panel to Raise Awareness of Students’ Mental Health Issues

This was the first year the United Way conducted this panel discussion

FARGO, N.D. — The United Way of Cass–Clay hosted a panel presentation aimed at raising awareness over mental health issues faced by area students. The Student Mental Health Awareness Panel was held at NDSCS–Fargo and is a part of United Way’s Emerging Leaders program. The panel highlights common experiences that could lead to mental health issues. The United Way believes…

Grand Forks Public Schools Selects New Superintendent

Terry Brenner is currently the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment and Professional Development for the district

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Grand Forks School Board has selected a new superintendent for the district, and they didn’t have to go far. He is Terry Brenner. Brenner is the current Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Professional Development at Grand Forks Public Schools. He’ll now enter into contract negotiations for the superintendent position. Brenner will replace Larry Nybladh who…

Minnesota Seeing a Rise in Chickenpox Cases

One Hennepin County school is dealing with an outbreak of 15 cases and another school in Stearns County is dealing with six cases

  HENNEPIN COUNTY, Minn. — Cases of chickenpox are continuing to grow in Minnesota. The state department of health states nearly 400 cases have been reported, which is the highest number since 2013 when there were 480 cases reported in the year. One Hennepin County school is dealing with an outbreak of 15 cases and another school in Stearns County…

Four Local Classrooms Receive Grants to Fund STEM Projects

Doosan-Bobcat of Fargo presented a check for $500 to fund a miniature escape room project at Liberty Middle School

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Four schools in the metro are getting grants from Doosan-Bobcat to help promote STEM projects. A seventh grade math class at Liberty Middle School was one of the four area classrooms to receive a check for $500. The award will allow the class to fund a miniature escape room project. Teachers at Liberty say that the…

Fargo Public School District Gives Itself a Report Card

The "State of the Schools" address details how the district is performing and dealing with consistent growth

FARGO, ND — It’s that time of year again for the Fargo Public School District to give itself a report card. The State of the Schools addressed how they’re dealing with consistent growth while continuing to face social challenges. Since the district’s operations facility opened in July, superintendent Dr. Jeff Schatz said his schools are more efficient than ever. But…

Moorhead Public Schools Gives Themselves a Report Card

The "State of the District" shows how they're performing and sets goals for the future

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Leaders of the Moorhead Public School district are giving themselves a report card. Data shows the district has seen steady growth in student enrollment since 2008 with a projected average of two to three percent in growth every year. They are the largest employer in Moorhead with 997 employees with 500 of them being teachers. One of…

Minnesota Submits Bid to be Amazon’s Second HQ

The headquarters could carry a $5 billion investment and at least 50,000 jobs for any state

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — The state of Minnesota has submitted a bid to be the spot for Amazon’s second headquarters. While the details behind the bid haven’t been released, the economic development commissioner says they promoted Minnesota’s diverse workforce, strong schools and high quality of life. Gov. Dayton said the bid was modest and doesn’t carry incentives beyond a…

Task Members Appointed to ND Governor’s Education Board

Task force members come from all across the state and all walks of life

  BISMARCK, ND — A professor, a business owner and a superintendent are among the 15 people selected for Governor Doug Burgum’s Innovative Education Task Force. It’s charged with creating a system of identification and support for schools to implement innovative practices. Members will provide direction on how state government can empower districts to adopt student-centric learning practices impacted by…

Senator Hoeven Hosts Fargo Woman Being Honored as an “Angel in Adoption”

Marian is in Washington, D.C. this week to be honored at the national Angels in Adoption congressional breakfast and gala

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Hoeven played host to Marian Kadrie of Fargo whom he nominated to receive the Angel in Adoption award. Marian worked for 40 years in schools in Fargo and Moorhead and she has fostered more than 300 children during her over 30 years as a foster parent. She currently has two girls living with her. Marian…