Education

By Tom Nelson We live and work in one of the most picturesque places in all of Minnesota. The world of art surrounds us each and every day. It is a where we go for relaxation, enjoyment and stimulation. The arts refresh our spirits and give us inspiration as we attempt to put meaning into [...]

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Despite budget cutbacks, the Stillwater Area High School will have a full-time School Resource Officer (SRO) next year. Ryan Laager, executive director of secondary education and K12 curriculum, told the Oak Park Heights City Council on May 27 that the school district intended to decrease the SRO contract with Oak Park Heights Police from 40 [...]

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Are student loans holding our economy back? Certainly America has recovered from the last recession, but this is an interesting question nonetheless. In a November 2013 address before the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Assistant Director Rohit Chopra expressed that college loan debt “may prove to be one of the [...]

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The Stillwater School District is implementing new state standard in student achievement. In 2013 Minnesota state legislators developed new standards to measure student achievement, called World’s Best Workforce, and required school districts across the state to develop an implementation plan by Summer 2014. The plan outlined five goals each district needs to address in its [...]

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