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Interview: Six AMSD Districts on the Ballot for Referendums on Nov. 6

AMSD Executive Director Scott Croonquist was a guest on WCCO Radio with Dave Lee on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, for the segment “Big School District questions coming on November 6th.” Croonquist discussed the six AMSD districts with ballot referendums, and why referendums are important.   Link: Read more about the six AMSD districts with 2018

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Member Spotlight: Students Are the Focus as the Stillwater Area Public School District Redesigns How it Does School

Member Spotlight is a monthly feature in the AMSD Connections member newsletter. Principals rode school buses, slid down playground slides and solved math equations with students. District-level directors ate lunch amidst the masses in noisy cafeterias. Even the superintendent of schools sat with kindergarteners, singing and signing songs in Spanish. It was just one part of

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Two AMSD Districts Receive National Acclaim for ‘Blue Ribbon Schools’

Two AMSD schools — School of Engineering and Arts (Robbinsdale Area Schools) and Wayzata Central Middle School — have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018 by the U.S. Department of Education. The schools were chosen for their overall academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps among student groups. Schools are honored in one

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AMSD Members Announce National Merit Semifinalists

News too good not to share: A sizable number of Minnesota National Merit semifinalists — almost 300, with a sizable number of AMSD districts represented — were announced Sept. 11 by the National Merit Scholarship Program. Link: Read the Star Tribune article Several AMSD districts featured posts or articles about the student achievements, including: Anoka-Hennepin

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Member Spotlight: In Orono, Preparation and Communication Was Key to School Safety and Security Test

Member Spotlight is a monthly feature in the AMSD Connections member newsletter. On February 20-21, 2018, when back-to-back threats rocked Orono Schools, the district was well-situated to address the one threat determined to be credible. That threat, exactly one week after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, required that the