Thursday, February 7, 2013
Stan Mraz teaches science at North Park in District 13 (Columbia Heights). John Keran teaches fourth grade at Adams in District 11 (Anoka-Hennepin).
Two Fridley-area elementary school teachers are candidates for 2013 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, the teachers union Education Minnesota announced Thursday: Education Minnesota nominated 135 teachers from across the state for 2013 Teacher of the year, the organization said in a press release. A 25-member panel of community leaders will name semifinalists and finalists in coming weeks, with the Teacher of the Year announced at a ceremony May 5 in Brooklyn Park.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
WCCO-TV's Jason DeRusha had the answer for Tim Simonson's 5th graders, many of whom live in Fridley.
Kids at Adams Elementary School in Coon Rapids, just north of Fridley, emailed a "Good Question" to WCCO-TV reporter Jason DeRusha, who has a regular segment by that name: "How do ducks survive swimming in near freezing water?" Do you know the answer? See the WCCO-TV Good Question video clip here. Thanks to teacher Tim Simonson for posting the WCCO-TV segment at the Fridley Patch Facebook page. "About 1/3 of these students live in Fridley," Simonson said.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
State Rep. Carolyn Laine, who represents Fridley's west side, took part in a roundtable on education finance in Anoka Thursday.
Staff and parents from the giant school district that includes Fridley's northwestern corner gathered in Anoka Thursday to air complaints about the state of financing of public education in Minnesota. Among the legislators listening and occasionally commenting was Rep. Carolyn Laine (DFL-50A), whose district takes in the western half of Fridley. (Laine told the 30 or so in attendance that some of her constituents send children to Adams Elementary School in Coon Rapids.) The roundtable event was advertised by the DFL House Caucus and featured Laine and four other DFL representatives, including Mindy Greiling, the party's lead legislator on the House Education Finance Committee. They heard from parents worried about declining school …