Kringen's Korner

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 2016. 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 vary from the usual topics revolving around education and your local school district and this writer asks for the indulgence of the reader as I digress. Memorial Day is on May 30th this year and will be just over a week away when this column goes to print.  I would like to...
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.  Please look for a complete list of programs, descriptions and the registration form in the May 2nd edition of the Leader B....
June is a little over a month away and Phase Two of the Deferred Maintenance and Safe Schools Project will kick back into high gear.  This week’s column will discuss what work will be done, when it will be done and what the impact may be on the communities we serve. Track Renovation – We have...
The April 18th meeting of the LPGE School had several decisions that may be of interest to readers. Kindergarten We will be adding a fourth (4th) section of Kindergarten for next year.  Parents who have been waiting for this decision to make enrollment decisions for next year should contact the...
In February, Kringen’s Korner outlined legislative priorities for your local school district; this week’s edition will update readers on progress on these priorities or the lack thereof.  School Finance – It does not appear that there will be any new general education funding for schools this...
This week’s edition of Kringen’s Korner will discuss the class size decision that your local school district has been deliberating and that will be on the agenda for the April 18, 2016 meeting of your local school board. This decision is a classic example of the Solomon-like decisions faced by...
The March 27, 2016 edition of the USA Today College had an interesting article entitled the “The 50 degrees that are most likely to land you a job in 2016” that I found not only interesting but also insightful as we consider elective offerings for the school district in the next few years.  The top...
This week’s column will update readers on the status of the Deferred Maintenance Project that will be entering “Phase II” of the project this summer; bids were opened earlier this month and the School Board acted on the bids at the March 21st meeting.  Bid Results and Action 1.  Gym Floor...

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