Education

Having children means learning new skills and finding ways to be the best parent you can, but for parents of children with special needs, the learning curve gets steeper. When Pat Haug received the news that her son had special education needs, she began to research the best ways she could advocate for her child. [...]

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BY ALICIA LEBENS THE GAZETTE   The Dewey Decimal system isn’t the only thing keeping the libraries at Stillwater Area Schools organized. Thanks to a grant from The Partnership Plan, District 834’s nonprofit educational fund, any book at any school library can be found electronically via the Destiny software system. “The school libraries are great [...]

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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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