Education

Three of Lakeville South High School’s five practice football fields sustained significant damage last weekend after vandals drove a vehicle or vehicles over the fields swerving and spinning donuts that created ruts in the groomed turf. The damage occurred sometime between when the last game concluded on one of the fields at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, [...]

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The Burnsville High School marching band performed during the Friday, Aug. 22, parade of the Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul. The band was one of three high school marching bands to perform in the 2 p.m. parade that went through the main streets of the fair. The next performance for the band will be [...]

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Apple Valley’s Paideia Academy marked its 10th anniversary earlier this month with a community celebration in the parking lot of the K-8 public charter school. “We have now graduated six eighth-grade classes, been authorized for a five-year charter — the longest allowed by Minnesota state law — and been designated a High Quality Charter School [...]

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Seven candidates have filed for four four-year terms on the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Board of Education. The filing period closed on Aug. 12. Incumbents Abigail Alt, Dan Luth, Jim Schmid and Robert VandenBoom are seeking re-election. The candidates are: Harold S. Sandahl IV, 14512 Kipling Ave. South, Savage; Schmid, 11107 Territorial Court., Burnsville; Bradley [...]

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Kathy Lewis brings 22 years of board experience A Lakeville nurse who held a seat on the Lakeville Area School Board for 22 years is stepping back into the race after a two-year absence. Kathy Lewis, 63, said she decided not to seek re-election in 2012 to care for her ailing mother, a commitment that [...]

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Gateway Academy set open in Farmington by Jennifer Chick Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune   Gateway Academy is excited to open its doors to 78 students in just a few weeks. As the newest school in Farmington, Gateway Academy has seen a flurry of activity this summer as Farmington Area Public Schools prepares to open [...]

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