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Fargo South Teacher Wins State’s Top Honor for Educators

Leah Juelke, an ESL Teacher, won the 2018 North Dakota Teacher of the Year Award

FARGO, ND — A Fargo South teacher has won the highest award for an educator in North Dakota. Her work gave a voice to New American students’ struggles in their native countries and their immigration to the U–S. Teaching can be a thankless profession at times; however, the Teacher of the Year Award is written into North Dakota law because…

Davies Students Get Up Close and Personal at Forest River Nature Park

Students recorded wildlife behavior and plant data which will be shared with Audubon Dakota

FARGO, ND — Environmental Science students are taking class outside to help our parks. More than 30 Davies students spent the morning restoring habitats at Forest River Nature Park in Fargo. They planted seeds, checked the river’s water quality and got a guided tour of the park’s birds. Students recorded wildlife behavior and plant data which will be shared with…

Sheyenne High School Teacher Resigned Over Allegations of Sex, Drugs and “Conduct Unbecoming”

The report stated Doster was drinking with her 18-year-old former students and was highly intoxicated and had trouble standing on her own. KVRR's Erin Wencl contributed to this report.

WEST FARGO, ND —  A West Fargo teacher resigned hours before the start of school on August 29 for an investigation involving alleged sexual conduct with a student/former student, providing alcohol to minors and having alcohol in her classroom. The school district’s personnel file on Elizabeth Doster reveals the investigation began August 9th after a student and parent informed a…

Teacher Assaulted at Carl Ben Eielson Middle School

A district spokeswoman says the teacher was treated for a concussion

FARGO, ND — The school year has just started and already a teacher has been assaulted. The Fargo School District says a teacher at Carl Ben Eielson Middle School was injured last Friday while working with a student. A district spokeswoman says the teacher was treated for a concussion. No other details including the names of the teacher or student…

Former Grand Forks Teacher Sentenced in Sex Case; Says He’s Sorry for What Happened

The former Grand Forks Central High School spoke before the court before he was sentenced

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The fate of the former Grand Forks Central High School teacher charged with having a sexual relationship with a student has been decided. James Whalen will be heading to prison. It’s former teacher James Whalen’s face you see in the headlines…but as the state’s attorney reads a statement, it’s his victim that feels front and center….

Details Released in Tennessee Teacher’s Alleged Kidnapping Plot of His 15-Year-Old Student

Authorities credit the caretaker of a remote northern California property for helping police find her Thursday and arrest her alleged abductor, fired teacher Tad Cummins

  NATIONAL — Court documents say a Tennessee teacher charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old student and driving her to California had planned to take the girl to Mexico. Authorities credit the caretaker of a remote northern California property for helping police find her Thursday and arrest her alleged abductor, fired teacher Tad Cummins. She has returned home. Federal court documents…

Bemidji Assistant Principal Accused of Sex Talk with Children Resigns

The school board accepted the resignation of Brandon Bjerknes last night, just hours after he pleaded not guilty to two felony charges

  BEMIDJI, Minn. — The assistant principal at Bemidji Middle School has resigned. The school board accepted the resignation of Brandon Bjerknes last night, just hours after he pleaded not guilty to two felony charges. Bjerknes is accused of posing as a 13-year-old boy online to have sexual conversations with children. The 34-year-old allegedly had email, Facebook and Snapchat accounts…

Suspended West Fargo Teacher at Center of Twitter Controversy Speaks Out

Tihista's posts online claim she called parents of her students "monsters"

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A West Fargo special education teacher says she made a mistake when she wrote offensive social media comments. Sheridan Tihista was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation. Tihista released the following statement to KVRR Local News: “I attended basketball games, bought my kids lunch when their accounts were negative, attended adoption…

Twin Cities High School Teacher Arrested for Sexual Communications with Student

The school district said they received a complaint about Akervik last Saturday and immediately began an investigation

BURNSVILLE, Minn. — A high school teacher in the Twin Cities has been arrested on suspicion of having explicit electronic communications with a student. Officers arrested Erik Akervik, a music teacher at Burnsville High School, at the school on Monday morning. The school district said they received a complaint about Akervik last Saturday and immediately began an investigation. Police were…

One Lucky Teacher and Student Were Awarded at Barnes And Noble

Gracie Erickstad and Suzanne Larson were awarded for the my favorite teacher contest

  There was a loud round of applause during the Barnes & Noble “My Favorite Teacher Contest” ceremony in Fargo. Middle and high school students were asked to write an essay, poem or thank you letter sharing how their favorite teacher has influenced their life and why they appreciate and admire them. Participating schools collected the essays and provided them…