Education

By Tina Snell Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com   Contract agreements were reached with Little Falls School District employees with little fanfare. The groups with new contracts include Minnesota State Education Association (MSEA) specialists, MSEA food service employees, MSEA secretaries and paraprofessionals, MSEA business office clerks and the superintendent. All agreed on a three-year contract which include [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer On Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 19-20, new teacher induction will be held in the Little Falls School District. It will be an acclimation period for teachers to learn the operations of the district. There will be sessions on technology, district policies and procedures and human resources information. New teachers will meet [...]

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By Tina Snell,  Staff Writer The Minneapolis Star and Tribune newspaper recently published its Top 100 workplaces in Minnesota. Work Place Dynamics surveyed many businesses across the state to come up with the top 100. In addition to the top 100 businesses, 55 more in Minnesota were touted for exceeding the national standards for top [...]

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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent The Royalton School Board met Monday, June 30, to discuss and approve their goals for the 2014-15 school year. The district has made some significant progress with many of its goals and the Board spent the meeting identifying achievements and ways to make the goals even better. For the Community Engagement goal, [...]

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The first week of June brought excitement to 67 students from Pierz, Little Falls, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, and Browerville schools as they ended their school year and loaded the bus to attend the 2014 Together We Lead Youth Leadership Retreat at St. John’s University. Following the theme, Together We Lead, students were exposed to different [...]

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The number of moms returning to college to complete their degrees is higher than ever. With flexible, high-caliber programs now available online, more moms are choosing to earn their degrees online in order to balance family time and work commitments with school. Arizona State University Online, one of the country’s leading online programs, offers the [...]

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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent The Swanville School Board approved the preliminary 2014-2015 budget in the amount of $3.043 million. The district is currently in Statutory Operating Debt (SOD) and the Board has been monitoring expenses carefully to ensure that it maintains the goal of keeping within its budget and to not increase spending. There was a [...]

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The Council for Economic Education announced the winners of the 14th annual National Economics ChallengeSM, a rigorous academic competition putting students’ economic skills and knowledge to the ultimate test. ​​Little Falls Community High School (LFCHS) took home second place in the David Ricardo Division (for students who have only taken a single-semester economics course) in [...]

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