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Education briefs for Aug. 25

August 25, 2010
Marshall Independent

Bremer Bank sponsors

local student

Mai Chery Vue, a Marshall High School student, recently received scholarship support from Bremer Bank to attend BestPrep's Minnesota Business Venture, a summer education program focused on career planning and financial literacy.

More than 140 sponsors donated funds to support students' attendance.

The program, which was in partnership with the G.R. Herberger College of Business at St. Cloud State University and the Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship at St. John's University, included 397 Minnesota high school students from 124 schools.

The program focused on business components-starting a business, financial literacy, teamwork and collaboration.

Marshall primary level validated as 2010-2011 Minnesota School of Excellence

Marshall Primary Level (Park Side and West Side Elementary Schools), Independent School District 413 (Marshall Public Schools), is validated as a 2010-2011 Minnesota School of Excellence.

The Minnesota School of Excellence Program promotes excellence through a rigorous evaluation process that showcases dynamic schools of the 21st century. Established by the Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Association (MESPA), the program is recognized by the Minnesota Department of Education, as well as the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

MESPA endorses schools whose principal, staff, students, and community - working as a team - demonstrate the desire to strengthen education by successfully undertaking this research-based school improvement process. Aligned with six national standards (Learning Centered, Diverse Communities, 21st Century Learners, Quality Instruction, Knowledge and Data, Community Engagement), the Minnesota School of Excellence Program includes a systematic self-study, development of a school improvement plan, and implementation of the plan. Heidi Critchley is the principal of Marshall Primary Level which consists of two schools: Park Side Elementary, with 487 students K-2 students; and West Side Elementary Schools with 301 in grades three and four.



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