November 16, 2004 – Legislative Tours of Our Schools

November 16, 2004 – Legislative Tours of Our Schools The election is over.  Thank you for making our public schools an issue throughout the election cycle. Now we need to turn our attention to the legislative session. Please take a moment to write a congratulatory note to the winner of your district election.  If public […]

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September 10, 2004 – Fall update from Parents United Network

September 10, 2004 – Fall update from Parents United Network As the new school year begins, look around—larger class sizes, fewer adults in the classroom, increased fees and a greater reliance on your abilities to fundraise for your children’s school, yet again. How many more years is this trend to disinvest in our public schools […]

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Cracks begin to form in Minnesota’s miracle

Guest Editorial:  LeRoy Stumpf, Grand Forks Herald, July 04, 2004 – THIEF RIVER FALLS – Personal income earned by Minnesotans outpaced the nation from the 1960s to the late 1990s. As state economist Tom Stinson put it recently, our rise in prosperity over the past 40 years “is an amazing success story.” Minnesota ranked around […]

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July 2, 2004 – Update for participants of Parent Leadership Summit

July 2, 2004 – Update for participants of Parent Leadership Summit Fall is quickly approaching and one wonders about the ups and downs of this summer!  The election season is around the corner and we may already be tired of political ads.  As much as I would like to fall into a beach chair and […]

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June 8 2004 – Update to Parent Leadership Summit Participants

June 8 2004 – Update to Parent Leadership Summit Participants Update to Parent Leadership Summit Participants The school year is over for most of us and the legislative session may be finished for the year. For education, it was an intense year.  We have new social studies and science standards to implement and are awaiting the […]

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