Education

Akin Road Elementary Principal Lisa Reichelt spent Nov. 13 reading inside the Tiger Tank, a Plexiglas box designed to hold the school’s Tiger Star Awards as part of a challenge to encourage students to read. She read quietly to herself for part of the day. At scheduled times, teachers also brought classes to the Tiger […]

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Students share thoughts during board meeting School board meetings are often filled with adults talking about boring things like policies and budgets. On Nov. 11 for about a half hour, the Farmington School Board heard a report from four precocious elementary students on how their new school is working out for them. Gateway Academy is […]

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Rosemount teacher and graduate release second book in homage to their hometown One doesn’t have to look any further to see the story of education than Chuck Brooks and André Nelson’s new book – “The 12 Days BEFORE Christmas in Rosemount.” While the book is a humorous romp as the down-on-his-luck protagonist receives gifts from […]

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Currier rebukes board action The Burnsville-Eagan-Savage District 191 School Board has voted not to grant the city of Eagan extended tax revenues to help fund its Cedar Grove redevelopment. With little comment from the majority, board members voted 5-2 Nov. 13 to “postpone indefinitely” Eagan’s request for a three-year extension of the Cedar Grove tax-increment […]

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Enrollment in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 continued to drop this fall. The Oct. 1 enrollment count was 9,265 students, compared with 9,341 last Oct. 1. The October count has been as high as 11,467, in 1999-2000. District projections suggest there may be another drop next year, but enrollment should then stabilize and slowly climb  over […]

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Rosemount High School held an open house Sunday to commemorate 50 years since the opening of the main portion of the school building. Visitors were able to wander the halls, classrooms and other spaces at the school that has undergone significant addition since it was constructed in 1963 and 1964. Among those attending the event […]

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