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May 17, 2016 As I’ve been reading people’s responses to the reevaluation of the Common Core standards for the state of North Dakota, it has become abundantly clear to me that many people really don’t know what... more »»

Be an advocate, not a helicopter

March 9, 2016 In recent years, you may have heard the phrase “helicopter parent.” From preschool all the way up to college, helicopter parents are causing problems. more »»

Camp advisers can help parents find a good fit

February 16, 2016 With more than 7,000 overnight camps in the United States, parents can feel intimidated about choosing the one that's right for their child. more »»

Just as in sports, practice makes perfect grades

February 16, 2016 Traditionally, when a teacher hands out an assignment, a grade will be attached to i. more »»

Building homes, building skills

February 9, 2016 Toys and decorations in the yards at Aspen Circle tell visitors that this is a family neighborhood. more »»

The Learning Loft is living up to its name at MSU

February 9, 2016 Students who are part of the POWER Center at Minot State University are thrilled with a new study space on the third floor of the Student Center. more »»

Registration open for teacher education seminar

February 9, 2016 Registration is now open for the Lignite Energy Council’s 31st Annual Teacher Education Seminar: Energy, Economics and Environment, according to a press release from the Lignite Energy Council. more »»

Darwin Day returns to MSU

February 9, 2016 For its eighth year running, Darwin Day returns to Minot State University Feb. 11-12. Darwin Day is a global celebration of science and reason, focusing on how all living creatures evolve. more »»

Applications for Young Heroes prize due by April 15

February 9, 2016 The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America. Established in 2001 by author T.A. more »»

Job shadowing

February 2, 2016 Welding students from the Quentin Burdick Job Corps Center learned about the cutting edge technology used at Central Machining in Minot during a tour of the facility on Monday. more »»

Vengeance belongs to the teacher

February 2, 2016 The worst practice in all of education is vengeance grading. There is no excuse for it. Ever. Vengeance grading happens when a teacher docks a student’s grade for no reason other than punishment. more »»

Education Briefs

February 2, 2016 MHS?sophomore attends parade in London Sydney Smith, a sophomore at Minot High School ,was among more than 650 high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the country who represented Varsity... more »»

Delays continue for Nedrose school construction

January 12, 2016 Construction of a new school building in the Nedrose district keeps getting delayed, said Superintendent Charles Miller. “It’s not moving fast,” said Miller. more »»

Majettes present Dance Team Home Show on Saturday

January 12, 2016 The Minot High School Majettes will host their annual Dance Team Home Show on Saturday at Minot High School-Magic City Campus. the doors will open at 3 p.m. The seating area will open at 3:30 p.m. more »»

Carrington student wins video award

January 12, 2016 CARRINGTON – Cedar Anderson, Carrington, is the state winner of Bremer Bank’s Lights, Camera, Save! video contest. more »»

Mr. Jenkins and the quest for the holy grade

January 12, 2016 Most of us, myself included, are guilty of asking our children a variation on these questions: “What grade did you get?” or “How are your grades?” We ask these questions because we are trying to... more »»

First graders give the gift of love

December 22, 2015 Some first graders at Edison Elementary are giving their parents a unique Christmas present this year – the sound of their own voices telling their parents all the reasons why they love them. more »»

Professors and Adviser of the Year selected at MSU

December 22, 2015 The Minot State University Student Government Association selected Andy Bertsch, Dan Conn, Robert Crackel, Laurie Geller and Paul Markel as the 2014-15 Professors and Adviser of the Year, according... more »»

Sen. John Hoeven thanks young interns for their services this fall

December 22, 2015 Sen. John Hoeven thanked the young people who interned in his offices during the fall semester. more »»

Exploring the history of the Christmas celebration

December 22, 2015 As Christmas is nearing, I have been reflecting quite a bit upon the holiday. One of the great things about working in a school is that I am exposed to a wide variety of holiday traditions. more »»

Hoeven Elementary is ahead of schedule

December 15, 2015 Next summer, children in Minot will walk into the first new school built since the Nixon er. more »»



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Tonight's Game of Thrones episode is one to watch

June 19, 2016 How many of you have been watching Game of Thrones? The HBO show is a phenomenon, with people all over the world (and geeks here in Minot) debating about which characters will die in each... more »

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