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Administrator’s corner: Community Ed adapting in pandemic

Community Education provides lifelong learning experiences for all 23,431 residents of District 241 and beyond. While this past year has challenged traditional methods of Community ... Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Stultz.

Hawthorne Star Class

The Success Room is new to Hawthorne Elementary this year, and administrators said Tiffany Buchanan and her staff have done an amazing job of supporting ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

Area schools close because of weather

All area schools are closed today for in-person learning because of weather. Cancellations include Albert Lea Area Schools, Alden-Conger, Glenville-Emmons, NRHEG, Northwood-Kensett, Lake Mills and ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Lake Mills dismissing early Thursday

Lake Mills schools will be dismissing at 2 p.m. Thursday due to impending inclement weather. The wrestling meet scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday has been ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

Mayo Clinic Health System scholarships offered to high school seniors

Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea announced this week it will award 10 $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors in its service area ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

Fundraiser returns to St. Theodore School

The Catholic Schools Raffle returns this winter to St. Theodore Catholic School in Albert Lea, giving people the opportunity to turn $5 into a brand ... Read more

4 days ago by Submitted.

Standardized tests during COVID become flashpoint for Minnesota students learning English

Advocates for English-language learners in Minnesota’s K-12 schools had been pleading with state education officials to postpone mandatory testing this month, saying it was one ... Read more

6 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Southwest Middle Standout Student

Name: Olivia Youlden Age: 11 Parents: Eric and Erika Youlden From: Albert Lea Elementary school: Sibley Favorite teacher: Mrs. Robin Hundley because I want to ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Prinicipal’s Corner: People have risen around students in the last year

Principal’s Corner by Nicky Severtson  Happy New Year! One year ago, who would have thought we would be navigating through a global pandemic and making ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Scholarship awarded

Holly Stene has been awarded the Hartland Lutheran Church Scholarship for 2020-21, based on her academic achievement and involvement in various activities at school, church ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Free Albert Lea student meals resume next week

Albert Lea Area Schools will resume serving breakfast and lunch on Monday to all children at no cost under the Food Service Program through an ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

3 new Albert Lea school board members sworn in

The Albert Lea school board swore in three members at its first meeting of the new year Monday night.  The new members included Angie Hoffman ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Tyler Julson.

Minnesota looking to make K-12 social studies more inclusive

ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s K-12 social studies standards are undergoing extensive revisions in search of a more inclusive approach that teaches about people previously left ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Associated Press.

Albert Lea school board unanimously votes to not pay extra MSHSL fees

At a meeting held Monday night, the Albert Lea school board voted unanimously to forgo paying the additional fees imposed by the Minnesota State High ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Tyler Julson.

School board approves 2021-22 calendar, sets date for return of in-person learning in January

The Albert Lea Area school board on Monday voted to approve the 2021-22 school year calendar, as well as set a new date for schools ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Tyler Julson.

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