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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

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Six AMSD Districts on the 2018 Ballot with Referendums

Five districts are going to local voters for operating referendums this November, two are asking for additional technology levies, and one is asking voters to support three specific school improvements.  Six AMSD school districts are going to voters with referendum requests this fall, asking their residents to provide additional – and essential – funding

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Special Education Enrollment, Costs Continue to Rise—and Shift

Senate on E-12 Policy Committee held hearing July 24 on special education enrollment and spending trends Special education enrollment has steadily increased across Minnesota since 2003 — from nearly 116,000 students to more than 142,000 in FY2018 — and now accounts for more than 16 percent of the state’s student population. In that same timeframe,