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Josh (4th Grade) and Abigail (6th grade) getting ready for a day of school online. (Photo: Lilly Rios)
Josh (4th Grade) and Abigail (6th grade) getting ready for a day of school online. (Photo: Lilly Rios)
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Online Public School a Growing Choice in St. Cloud

Attending online public school is a growing trend for students and families in St. Cloud. Around 100 students in the St. Cloud area are now enrolled in MTS Minnesota Connections Academy, an online school based in St. Paul. Students attend classes and interact with their classmates online. Work is done with teachers via email, live online lessons, text-based curriculum, webcasts and telephone conversations.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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Teaching at Tech for 45 Years: Robert Boatz Has Many Memories [VIDEO]

After teaching at St. Cloud Tech High School for the past 45 years, Robert Boatz says he gets mail almost every day from former students. Some of them in college may even reach out to him for help on a math problem. Boatz has taught nearly every math class at Tech High School and has taught calculus classes since the mid-90's.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON News
Dan DeBaun, WJON News
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Area College Students Set to Graduate this Weekend

The College of Saint Benedict, St. Cloud State University and Saint John's University are all hosting spring commencement ceremonies this weekend. More than 1,180 St. Cloud State students expected to participate in commencement ceremonies at 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. The 100th annual commencement ceremony at the College of Saint Benedict is at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday in the Clemens Field House.

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District 742
District 742
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St. Cloud Area School District Discusses Possibly Buying St. Augusta Property

The St. Cloud Area School District discussed the possibility of buying 185 acres of property in St. Augusta. The land is about one mile south of Interstate 94 and would cost $750,000 ($4,054 per acre). The property was originally considered as a possible location for a new Tech High School.

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Getty Images
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St. Cloud Area School District Discusses 2016 Strategic Spending

Hiring a bullying prevention specialist, reducing class sizes and more staffing are included in just over $1.6 million of proposed District 742 strategic plan spending for next year. The funds would represent a small portion of the projected $124.6 million budget for the district in the 2016 fiscal year. The bullying prevention specialist would focus on North and South Junior High Schools. The district says their highest levels of bullying happen at the middle schools.

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Colts Academy building in St. Joseph. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Colts Academy building in St. Joseph. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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St. Cloud District Approves Sale of Colts Academy Building to St. Joseph

The St. Cloud Area School District has approved the sale of the Colts Academy building to St. Joseph for $2.3 million. The building used to be the Kennedy Community School and is at 124 1st Avenue Southeast. St. Joseph wants the building for a possible community center.

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Paul Neubauer (Submitted Photo: Foley Public Schools)
Paul Neubauer (Submitted Photo: Foley Public Schools)
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New Superintendent Coming to Foley Public Schools

Foley Public Schools will have a new superintendent leading the way next school year. Paul Neubauer will be taking Darrin Strosahl's place as superintendent. Strosahl has served six years in the position and will be going to the St. Cloud Technical and Community College as a Dean of Students.

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Childhood Reading Program Expanded to Give Kids Books in the Summer

The District 742 Local Education and Activities Foundation (LEAF) is partnering with the St. Cloud Rotary Club to expand a childhood reading program. A $15,000 gift from the St. Cloud Rotary Club and an additional $10,000 grant from LEAF will expand the Parents and Kids Reading Aloud Together program.

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Justin Ostendorf and Nico Marasco working at the Collegeville Community Credit Union branch. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Justin Ostendorf and Nico Marasco working at the Collegeville Community Credit Union branch. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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SJU Student Run Credit Union Branch Provides Hands On Experience [VIDEO]

In school and education-it’s tough to beat a hands on learning experience. The Collegeville Community Credit Union is a perfect example by having the first student run branch on a university campus in Minnesota. The branch location is small (Only 120 square feet) but President Mark Douvier says it provides a convenient location for students.

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Sartell-St. Stephen
Sartell-St. Stephen
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Sartell-St. Stephen District Looking For Feedback on Community Survey

The Sartell-St. Stephen School District is starting its annual community survey on Wednesday. The survey will collect feedback from district families and community members about the performance of the school district.

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