Education

BY MACKENZIE BOTTOLFSON PONY EXPRESS   The Stillwater Area High School debate team placed fifth at the 2011-12 state tournament, third at the 2013-14 state tournament, and is currently working hard to prepare their arguments for the 2014-15 state tournament. The Stillwater Area High School debate team is overflowing with kids who have an immense […]

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Big changes may be coming to the buildings and facilities of Stillwater Area Public Schools with a possible price tag of nearly $100 million. The school board will receive the first report from the Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee Nov. 13. Composed of school and community members, the committee was tasked with developing a plan on […]

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“These teachers have dedicated their lives to serving students and been recognized for outstanding work. As we examine how to improve public policy, it’s important to hear from some of the best of the best. We need to learn from their success.” That’s how state Sen. Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, explained a recent hearing he convened […]

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Once the celebration of the election subsides, the newly-elected members of the Stillwater Area School Board said they are ready for the hard work in the future. Incumbents Tom Lehmann and George Hoeppner have been re-elected to their seats on the board, and are joined by newcomers Paula O’Loughlin and Shelley Pearson. According to unofficial […]

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BY ALICIA LEBENS THE GAZETTE When students at Stillwater Junior High School take AP Human Geography from teacher Sara Damon, they not only learn about culture and cartography — they learn they have the ability to make the world a better place. Damon’s class is currently reading the autobiography of Pakistani teenage blogger and Nobel […]

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