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Holiday music at Prairie in full swing
Chamber Singers to ring “The Bells of Christmas” at 2 p.m. Sunday
Wolter: Riding the insane NFL roller-coaster
Luverne hockey tops Orono, S-O wrestlers take Okoboji Invite
Boys hockey: LSHSPTCUC score one for each letter in win over Trojans
Minnesota West basketball: Men pick up first win, women keep rolling
WHS basketball: Girls, boys sweep Windom Area on road
Column: Stepping out in faith
Column: After a mere 25 years, the triumph of the West is over
Column: The election really was rigged
Column: The post-truth era of politics
Column: Enrichment opportunities abound in 2017
Geneva J. Strolz
Homemade granola easier, more affordable than you think
PieLogNog: A holiday mashup of chocolate, salted caramel, eggnog and pecan pie
Change maker: Kevin Donovan pushes Worthington, and himself, to succeed
Our region was major supplier of early engines for Humvees
Disheveled Thelogian: A feast, a robbery and a reason to give thanks
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March 30, 2016
Educators skeptical about ESSA
WORTHINGTON — Dozens of southwest Minnesota school administrators attended a meeting with two of United States Sen. Al Franken’s advisers Wednesday afternoon to discuss a new federal law and district issues in rural Minnesota. The meeting at the Biotechnology Advancement Center...
March 30, 2016 - 9:55pm
March 22, 2016
Statewide civics test? Local teachers talk civic education as state lawmakers considers mandatory citizenship test
WORTHINGTON — Worthington Middle School social studies teachers were not surprised when most of their students did not pass a short version of the U.S. citizenship test last year. “(Civics) is a huge part of their social development,” said Scott Barber, a seventh-grade teacher...
March 22, 2016 - 9:10pm
March 14, 2016
Report outlines ways to fight teacher shortage
ST. PAUL — Minnesota school administrators and teachers union leaders agreed Monday that a mix of financial incentives and support for new educators is the best way to address the state’s growing shortage of teachers in key specialties. The strategy was outlined in a policy report...
March 14, 2016 - 9:31pm
January 10, 2016
New state teacher licensing rules delayed: Overhaul of rules for licensing out-of-state educators not likely to be finished before spring
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Board of Teaching is moving ahead with an overhaul of the state’s system for licensing educators from out of state in the wake of a missed legislative deadline and a bruising court ruling. Board of Teaching members met Friday to review a draft of licensing...
January 10, 2016 - 7:43pm
October 14, 2015
Run. Hide. Fight.
WORTHINGTON — Teachers at Prairie Elementary were the ones receiving an education Wednesday afternoon. Worthington Police Sgt. Brett Wiltrout...
October 14, 2015 - 9:15pm
September 3, 2015
Labor Corner: A false narrative about teachers
WORTHINGTON — Communities do not operate in isolation. Quite the opposite is true. We rely upon one another, celebrate the talents we all bring to our community and appreciate the professions which nurture the next generation. So why has it become political sport to malign the...
September 3, 2015 - 5:18pm
August 24, 2015
Musical chairs: Principal staff in District 518 looks familiar but different
WORTHINGTON — The new school year has brought on many changes in District 518’s faculty. A total of 34 new teachers were hired, but even...
August 24, 2015 - 2:27pm
August 18, 2015
Busting at the seams: School board talks enrollment numbers, hiring minority teachers
WORTHINGTON — The first day of school is fast approaching, and many students have already enrolled in District 518. During Tuesday’s school board meeting, Superintendent John Landgaard told the school board that student enrollment is higher than projected. As of Tuesday, the...
August 18, 2015 - 9:24pm
Roll call: New district teachers attend orientation
WORTHINGTON — While the summer is almost over for students across District 518, orientation for the district’s 34 new teachers began Aug. 10. Tessa Dierks, the peer coach for District 518’s teachers, said it’s her job to welcome and train the new hires. She does this by...
August 18, 2015 - 11:15am
July 8, 2015
Test scores tossed over cheating: Dozens of tests affected as St. Paul teacher suspended, Cannon Falls teacher resigns
ST. PAUL — Schools in St. Paul and Cannon Falls threw out dozens of Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments results this spring because of cheating by teachers assigned to monitor the standardized tests, according to state Department of Education reports. At St. Paul’s Linwood...
July 8, 2015 - 9:03pm
May 19, 2015
Teacher contracts approved
WORTHINGTON — An action was called to approve teacher contracts at Tuesday’s District 518 school board meeting. The board worked with the Education Minnesota Worthington union and was recommended to approve a salary and benefit increase of 4.14 percent for the 2015-16 year...
May 19, 2015 - 9:20pm
April 15, 2015
Now its your turn: Local educators practice safely biking and walking to school in order to show students
WORTHINGTON — Physical education teachers from southwest Minnesota received training Wednesday on teaching students safe walking and biking...
April 15, 2015 - 10:00pm
April 8, 2015
Students learn in labs at pre-Bio Conference event
WORTHINGTON — Katie Rogers and Josh Majerus worked together to solve a “Problem in the Pond” Wednesday morning and learned a little about...
April 8, 2015 - 8:34pm
March 17, 2015
Superintendent contract renewed
WORTHINGTON — The District 518 school board Tuesday evening discussed staffing matters and learning devices for students while also approving a new three-year contract for Superintendent John Landgaard. The board discussed the purchase of iPads for students in kindergarten through...
March 17, 2015 - 9:50pm
February 3, 2015
Pre-Labor Day school start praised, criticized
ST. PAUL — Proposals to allow schools to start classes before Labor Day, a frequent legislative debate topic, would hurt the state’s economy, a Brainerd-area resort owner testified Tuesday. At the same time, Tom Kavanaugh of Kavanaugh’s Sylvan Lake Resort said: “There is...
February 3, 2015 - 7:53pm