Education

By Daniel E. McGonigle General Manager The Caledonia Argus   More than $54 million in new education funding has been enacted by the state legislature and Governor Dayton for the 2014-2015 school year. “This new funding will benefit the state’s more than 840,000 students through increased student aid, early learning programs, nutritious breakfast and lunches [...]

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The Caledonia District #299 school board met on Monday, April 21. Personnel matters The board approved the termination of two probationary teachers, Jessie Emerson and Stacey Meyer. Superintendent Barton stressed that in doing so, the board is following past practice. As a matter of a process outlined with the teachers, if a full time teacher [...]

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By Emily Bialkowski Caledonia Argus The Caledonia School Board voted to make up two snow days on Monday, March 24 and Monday, April 21. This decision was unanimous among those present at the March 17 regular school board meeting (one absent) and will cut into the district’s spring break, which was originally set for Friday, [...]

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by Mike Hanks – Sun Newspapers Pledging federal support for early childhood education initiatives, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited a Bloomington summer school classroom and took part in an early learning forum July 16 as part of a Tuesday morning swing through Minnesota. Duncan, who has been U.S. education secretary since 2009, praised [...]

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