Education

While Pavla Adarinkova has studied English at her school in Mariánské Lázne, Czech Republic for most of her life, the real test of her skills is to attend an American high school. Adarinkova is part of the AFS-USA Exchange program, and will be attending Stillwater High School this school year. “I want to speak English [...]

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Months of preparation, training and staff meetings have lead up to the main event, said new Stillwater Area High School Principal Rob Bach. Students are heading back to class. “As much fun as it has been getting to know all the staff and learning about the district, I’m really looking forward to the first day [...]

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The start of a new school year can mean a big bite out of the family budget. With tighter classroom budgets and a demand for high tech teaching, teachers are reaching out to parents to fill the gap in learning supplies. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), the average family with children in grades [...]

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Here are two pieces of encouraging news about Minnesota’s public schools. First, the state teachers union has agreed on the potential value of yearly teacher evaluations. Second, a just-released report, “Quality Compensation,” encourages Minnesotans to build on success from a formerly controversial reform called Q Comp, which provided extra funds to districts and charters that [...]

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To support students as they go back to school, Community Thread and United Way of Washington County-East are teaming up with the Stillwater Area School District to collect school supplies, sort supplies for hygiene kits and assemble healthy snack packs for students through the Stuff the Bus initiative on Tuesday, August 26. According to the [...]

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