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Articles from 09/2020

Institutes of higher education may apply for connectivity grants

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Applications are now available to higher education institutions that are seeking to tap into a portion of the $6.9 million Governors Emergency Education fund to improve connectivity for students and professional development for faculty online instruction. The competitive grants are categorized into three components:…

Student gives her thoughts about what makes a great teacher

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Editor’s note: As staff at Clarion-Goldfield-Dows prepared to come back to school, Superintendent Joseph Nelson asked a student, Paige German, to give her thoughts to the faculty about what makes a good teacher. As her former fifth grade teacher Tanja Jensen said, “She blew us away!” We concur. Here is Paige’s …

Leading and learning amid uncertainty

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
As we embark on the new school year and the challenges ahead, I am reminded of a quote from John F. Kennedy. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” Navigating the new school year, we have no choice but to rethink assumptions, navigate rapidly changing circumstances and learn from each deci…


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