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Disappointed with school financial problems I was extremely disappointed to learn that our school district had the financial problems that the public is now being told about. I was very surprised to learn that it is now apparently too late to voice an opinion as to how the deficit could be addressed...Read More
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The state of Minnesota has a $1.9 billion budget surplus, but the current education funding proposals at the Capitol fall short of what’s needed in the Princeton and other schools across Greater Minnesota. It is not too late for our local legislators to right the budget, and make the right decisio...Read More
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There were times back in the ’40s and ’50s when the noise from our seven-kid family as we drove down a narrow two-lane road was overwhelming. “Try to hold it down to a loud roar,” were the words of our father as he tried to concentrate on driving while we talked and sang and played [...Read More
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Violence is both insidious and deadly in our society. Some of us live with it, even daily. For others it glares though headlines. Or it blindsides us when we are least expecting. We think that violence – how it happens, how it affects us and how we can stop it – deserves a closer look. [...]...Read More
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We have known for a long time the parent engagement in schools is critical. Parents are key for academic success as well as success in life. Today I am writing about how important it is to expand that success further, into the community. How can we link schools and communities? Princeton Public Scho...Read More
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This year National Volunteer Week is April 12-18. The Points of Light Foundation, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, wrote that this week “is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. (The week) ...Read More
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The Sherburne County Attorney’s Office and Victim Services provides help to victims of crime. The folks that we work with are not defined by gender, color of their skin nor the amount of their pay check. You see, crime is indiscriminate. It can affect you and your family regardless of where you li...Read More
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Suburban and urban educators agreed at a Minnesota Senate hearing on April 7: A new, historic Minnesota bill offers greater respect for teachers and new opportunities for students and families. The bill offers “startup” grants to district teachers to create “teacher-led schools.” Officials a...Read More
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