Education

by Alicia Lebens THE GAZETTE For more Stillwater Area High School students, top-level colleges are now in reach. Of the 539 students in the district who took the ACT, a national test that gauges how well-prepared students are for college, the average score was 24.5 — significantly higher than the state average of 22.9 and [...]

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Big changes are coming for Minnesota’s high school students, and meetings are scheduled throughout the state to discuss them. That’s good because the changes are controversial. Minnesota has passed some education reform laws, like Postsecondary Enrollment Options, that have worked out well. We’ve adopted others, like the Profile of Learning graduation requirements that were disappointing [...]

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Despite a slight decrease in overall achievement scores, Stillwater Area School District staff are pleased with the outcome of the 2014 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) tests. Stillwater students continue to score higher than the state average in the MCA, and for the first time Stillwater Area Schools have the top overall scores in the Suburban [...]

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There were more students in the halls of Stillwater Area Public Schools on the first day of school than previously projected. According to Malinda Lansfeldt, executive director of student learning and elementary education, there are 93 more students enrolled in the district than last year. “In fall 2013, there were 8,337 K-12 students at Stillwater [...]

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Mary Smith, the manager of the Stone House Museum located in Marine on the St. Croix, will be giving a detailed presentation on the importance of primary sources 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 at the Hay Lake School Museum in Scandia. The definition of a primary source is that of a document or artifact from [...]

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The following students made the dean’s list or an equivalent list at their college or university: St. Olaf College • Samantha Brown, Stillwater • Ellen Dybvig, Houlton • Dylan Kratzke, Stillwater • Annika Larson, Stillwater • Krista Swedenburg, Stillwater Michigan Technological University • Nicole Westphal, Afton • Taylor Sly, Lake Elmo • Kyle Yarusso, Lake [...]

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