Education

BY ALICIA LEBENS THE GAZETTE Faced with the achievement gaps experienced by many of Minnesota’s low-income students and youth of color, the Minnesota Alliance for Youth has partnered with the Stillwater Area Public School District to provide proactive help to students that are at risk of falling behind. AmeriCorps Promise Fellows are volunteers who serve [...]

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BY ALICIA LEBENS THE GAZETTE Stillwater educators have something to celebrate following the results of the state’s Multiple Measurement Rating (MMR) system. All four of the District 834 Title I elementary schools are eligible for “celebration school” status, and can apply to receive additional federal funds for Title 1 programs. A celebration-eligible school is in [...]

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Megan Schultz, a 2014 graduate of Stillwater Area High School, was recently named one of four national finalists for the Veterinary Science Proficiency Award by the National Future Farmers of America Organization. The four finalists will be interviewed by a panel of judges at the 87th National FFA Convention and Expo, Oct. 29 to Nov. [...]

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BY ALICIA LEBENS THE GAZETTE   New legislative education rules are giving more access to parents and the community about student achievement goals, plans and progress at Stillwater Area Public Schools. Since the new education standards implemented by the state’s World’s Best Workforce legislation in 2013, school districts around the state were required to develop [...]

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BY ALICIA LEBENS THE GAZETTE Residents in the Stillwater Area School District might see a shock when their tax notice comes in November — the school board approved a 7.1 percent increase to the preliminary proposed 2014 property tax levy payable in 2015. However, the consensus of the school board was that the levy must [...]

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Board discharges a tenured teacher The Stillwater Area School Board passed a unanimous resolution to discharge a tenured teacher during its Sept. 11 meeting. Due to data privacy laws, the name of the teacher was not released. The district cannot share specifics about the situation, said Carissa Keister, communications officer for the school district, “Generally, [...]

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