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Robert Gerhart - Osseo Area School Board Director
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Trespassing at Zanewood Elementary 7:30pm last night. If you recognize this individual, please contact the Brooklyn Park police department. http://ow.ly/i/nlxs5
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Reposting because the link somehow vanished from the original post.
This mirrors my ongoing concern about D279's (and other districts') use of standards-based grading. If the goal is merely to meet the standard, then there is little incentive to do more until the artificial "standard" is advanced. This "standard" is based on little more than what is arbitrarily chosen to be an acceptable average level of achievement for students of a certain age. Is it time for us to finally stop segregating students based on nothing more than age and let them reach their own potential rather than merely some average?
http://ow.ly/XFg8304lVkX
Education News - Is it time we stopped holding the smart kids back?
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Get 20% off your order, and help our local schools at the same time! Just use the promo code DISTRICT279 when you order from Papa John's any time during the 2016-2017 school year.

Thank you for being a great neighbor, Papa John's!
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Hanging out on the sidelines with Osseo football.  Go Orioles!
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"Thank you" to Adult Basic Education for letting me sit in on your volunteer training. 153,062 contact hours - wow! http://ow.ly/i/mPEQc http://ow.ly/i/mPEQu
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Strong school boards are your first line of defense, and weak or complicit school board members are the gateways to the invasion. This election season, pick candidates from the top of the ticket to the bottom who will fight to make sure that the education of your children is directed from within our own communities, and not by a bunch of rich, crony bureaucrats in Washington D.C. or St. Paul.
"AFFH has been revealed as a play to nullify the boundaries of suburban school districts. If President Obama and his allies have their way, the locally controlled suburban school will soon be a thing of the past."
Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/440168/obama-gates-work-dissolve-suburban-school-districts-affh
It’s become increasingly clear that AFFH is about a great deal more than housing.
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Soucheray's criticism of St. Paul's schools has a nugget of insight that every district can learn from. We frequently talk about the importance of having parents who are "engaged" in their students' education, but that engagement means we need to work even harder to keep the students who have the highest chances of success: "Precisely because they are engaged and paying attention, they no longer are willing to place their kids at risk for either a disrupted learning environment or physical harm." Amen to that, Joe.
http://www.twincities.com/2016/09/21/joe-soucheray-you-know-st-paul-school-board-you-know-what-the-problem-is/
Because I do not understand public accounting, I am at a loss to understand why the St. Paul public schools want yet another levy to bolster their till while at the same time admitting that they ar…
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This mirrors my ongoing concern about D279's (and other districts') use of standards-based grading. If the goal is merely to meet the standard, then there is little incentive to do more until the artificial "standard" is advanced. This "standard" is based on little more than what is arbitrarily chosen to be an acceptable average level of achievement for students of a certain age. Is it time for us to finally stop segregating students based on nothing more than age and let them reach their own potential rather than merely some average?
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Back to School Savings!
Save $5 on Afterschool Enrichment Classes
Hurry! Offer expires 9/16/16. Click for details.
http://ow.ly/W2pH303QHrT
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"Separate from the federal efforts, Minnesota last year and South Dakota this year passed bills that increased funding for some schools with large Native American populations. The extra money will allow schools to update their curriculum with more references to indigenous culture and history."

http://www.educationviews.org/school-starts-states-focus-native-american-students/
Education News - Since storytelling is a Native tradition, a language arts teacher could have one student tell a story
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"There is actually very little research addressing the many news ways that EdTech is being used in our schools — our children are truly being used as guinea pigs."

http://ow.ly/B99I303XMEo
Members of Parents Across America (PAA) have spent extensive time looking into quantities of writing and research that raise red flags about the impact of the EdTech explosion on our children. This…
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Vice Chairman of the Osseo, MN Area (Independent School District 279) school board. This district includes Osseo, Maple Grove, as well as portions of Brooklyn Park, Plymouth, and Dayton, Minnesota.


My goals are to bring greater
  • Student Achievement
  • Transparency
  • Classroom Innovation
  • Fiscal Responsibility 
Please visit my campaign website to learn more about my goals for the school district, and follow my profile to receive updates.