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One of the age-old problems in education is the summer “brain drain” and how to slow it or prevent it.  “Brain drain” is simply the learning regression that occurs with students between the end of one school year and the beginning of the next. Research has shown that several weeks of review are...
One of my favorite events of the year is Graduation and this week’s column will reflect a few thoughts for the Class of 2019.  Graduation is the culmination of 13 years of school and all of this year’s graduates and their families should be proud of the accomplishment and should be congratulated by...
  This week’s column will be short and contains important information for anyone interested in the athletic program at LPGE Schools. The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School as a part of our strategic planning process, focuses on different strategic priorities throughout the year. We're currently...
The age-old question that parents’ dread is “what is there to do today?” this week’s column will highlight things to do this summer at the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School.   There are a wide variety of youth recreational activities including baseball, basketball, gymnastics, golf, hockey, soccer,...
  U.S. News has published their list of best High Schools in the State of Minnesota and states that the rankings are based on student achievement including graduation rates and scores on state proficiency tests. The magazine examined data for more than 22,000 high schools.  We are pleased to report...
  The Minnesota Department of Education has released graduation rates for the 2017-18 school year and this week’s column will highlight the results for your local school district and compare those results to the state. The goal of the school district is to have all students graduate; this is a goal...
Property tax statements came out recently and gave this writer the opportunity to have conversations with multiple members of our community and this week’s column will attempt to answer the most common questions. 1. Why the Increase? – 2019 school taxes increased $152,762.89 or  7.51%.   The...
The Minnesota State Legislature has been in session and this week’s column will report on legislative progress on a couple of issues important to your local school district. School Finance The Governor, the House and the Senate have all set their funding targets and we are encouraged by the...
This week’s column will update readers on a variety of unrelated topics. 1.Conference Affiliation – The Board has made the decision to remain in the Prairie Conference for several reasons including travel and rivalries. 2.Make-up Days – Assuming that we do not have any more storm days, your local...
  One topic of interest to many members in the communities we serve is the athletic program.  This week’s column will discuss our conference affiliation dilemma.  Your local school district is in the position of having to decide about athletic conference affiliation beginning with the 2020-21  We...

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