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Updated Apr 28, 2016 at 3:04 PM

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees this past weekend presented the Awards for Excellence, honors conferred to recognize professional achievement and excellence. Dr. Shannon Fiene, Minnesota West Community & Technical College Mathematics instructor was the recipient of the 2016 Board of Trustee Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Updated Apr 22, 2016 at 1:16 PM

That is the title of a flyer recently sent home with Bert Raney Elementary students. The idea is to provide information to parents of young children regarding the benefits of the Granite Falls Area Community Foundation. The GFACF is currently...

Updated Apr 15, 2016 at 2:58 PM

With more emphasis on early childhood education, the YME school board approved a school readiness proposal last Monday that would lay the foundation for all day preschool programming at YME.

Updated Apr 15, 2016 at 10:38 AM

The Center for Digital Education (CDE) announced the winners of its 2015-16 Digital Community Colleges Survey. Now in its eleventh year, the Digital Community Colleges Survey analyzes how community colleges use a range of technologies to improve...

Updated Apr 7, 2016 at 3:12 PM

Over at Yellow Medicine East, the gears have been turning in the minds of one of the school’s clubs. The YME Robotics Club, also known as the ‘Stingbots’ have been hard at work this year growing their math and science skills as...

Updated Apr 7, 2016 at 3:04 PM

During the March school board meeting, the YME board gave the green light for the district to move ahead with utilizing a large grant for the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculum.

Updated Mar 24, 2016 at 1:47 PM

This year, the YME Music Department has a major reason for celebration. On Monday, March 14, the Concert Choir and Band received both the highest rank at that MSHSL Section Contest at KMS.

Updated Mar 18, 2016 at 12:48 PM

Since the beginning of 2016, the YME school board has been contemplating whether or not to become a member of the Granite Falls Chamber of Commerce.

Updated Mar 18, 2016 at 12:13 PM

It has been some time since my last writing, which allows for quite an inventory of activities to report on. Several of the activities are “student project based” and a couple of reports will follow.

Updated Mar 11, 2016 at 12:42 PM

Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today named Minnesota West Community & Technical College as one of the nation’s top 150...

Updated Mar 11, 2016 at 10:42 AM

IPEDS is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the U.S. Department's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The system of survey components collects data from about 7,500...

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