Opinion
It is time to give you an update about the great work that a Task Force has been doing this year, since last fall.  Our District has been working our Strategic Plan, which we call the Collaborative Strategic Planning process.  This is what has happened so far. We started our work on October 20, 20...Read More
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Do you know what to do if you suspect someone has consumed excess medication or household chemicals, in other words, poison? Poisonings affect many Americans of all ages, from young children to elderly adults. Over 2 million cases of human exposures to poison are reported in the U.S. each year and 9...Read More
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Two St. Paul Harding Senior High School seniors recently did one of the hardest things in education: They retained the eager, rapt attention of more than 30 middle school students for 40 minutes. Ismael Kamara and Sheriden Groves, themselves Battle Creek Middle School alumni, spoke at Battle Creek...Read More
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Four state education and policy leaders I contacted recently had strong, somewhat different responses to Minnesota Department of Education’s Feb. 24 report about increases in Minnesota’s high school graduation rates. I partly agree with each of them. The news is neither entirely good nor entirel...Read More
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Did you vote in the last general election? If your answer is yes, congratulations. If it is no, your new Secretary of State Steve Simon has some ideas to make voting easier for you. It’s true that Minnesota usually is among the top voter-turnout states for the general elections, but the turnout fo...Read More
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As the debate in Congress over America’s ongoing military role in the Middle East intensifies, one thing remains clear. We must avoid repeating past mistakes and miscalculations that have cost our nation so much blood and treasure. Further inserting ourselves into a thousand-year-old sectarian con...Read More
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