North Dakota Students Remain at Risk for Health-Related Behaviors

North Dakota Students Remain at Risk for Health-Related Behaviors  State Youth Risk Survey Results Released BISMARCK, N.D., Dec. 5, 2017 — State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said Tuesday that a newly published survey of North Dakota high school student health behavior revealed positive trends in several areas. “The results clearly show we are moving in the right…

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Superintendent’s Student Advisory Committee 2017-2018

Dr. Steven L. Johnson is pleased to announce the selection of his new Student Advisory Committee. Students were selected based on their proven leadership skills by their student leadership advisors and principals. The purpose of the committee is for the superintendent to listen to our 7-12 students on learning, our school culture and our community support for…

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Why Early Childhood Education is so Important

Article from the Great Falls Tribune, published on October 28, 2017 You may be wondering what all the fuss is about child care, preschool and early childhood education. After all, education doesn’t really start until children enter kindergarten, right? Actually children start learning even before birth and can recognize their mother’s voice. A child’s brain…

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University of Nebraska Study: Strong Parent-Teacher Ties Drive Positive Outcomes for Rural Children

Full article posted on University of Nebraska Center For Research on Children, Youth, Families & Schools When parents and teachers work together, student behavior improves, along with their academic and social skills, according to a recent CYFS study. Using the research-based program known as Teachers and Parents as Partners, the study examined how emphasis on…

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How youth sports have changed, the negative impact, and the prediction for the future of sports

Youth sports are an estimated $15 billion industry, and the increasing specialization of these budding athletes is irrevocably changing Minnesota’s high school landscape in softball, baseball, soccer, hockey, basketball, volleyball and lacrosse-basically, every team sport except football.”  Read how youth sports have changed, the negative impact, and the prediction for the future of youth sports….

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