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Educator David Marshak on why kids benefit from having the same teacher for two or more years

Educator David Marshak visited with Bob Aug. 31 and made many compelling arguments for keeping kids with the same teacher longer than one year. Learn more about his ideas and his book, "Kids need the same teacher for more than one year," here.


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CCHS Band Students talk about Spring Trip

The Cook County High School Band recently returned from a special trip to Memphis, Tennessee and Orlando, Florida.


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The Ojibwe People's Dictionary: a new searchable, talking Ojibwe-English dictionary from the U of MN

Bob spoke Feb. 10 with Prof. Brenda Child, chair of the department of American Indian Studies at the U of MN, about the new online Ojibwe People's Dictionary. Click here to browse the dictionary, hear pronounciations from native speakers, and see visual links to related collections of the MN Historical Society.


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U of MN Solar Vehicle Project wins solar car race at Indy Speedway

Buck spoke May 13 with Jonathan Nutzmann, student leader of the U of MN Solar Vehicle Project, about designing and building a car that runs on the sun.


Dr. Bob Pratt

Dr. Bob Pratt shares study tips in "The Academic Warrior"

Do you know how to study properly? Cook County Higher Education will kick off their first Guest Lecture Series with Dr. Bob Pratt on Tuesday, May 10 at 7 PM.


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Early childhood education, economic development and the school referendum

Cook County Schools ISD 166 is going to voters for approval of a property tax increase to help support and sustain the district’s operations. A small part of what the levy would preserve is money designated for early childhood education: education for kids before kindergarten and support for their families.


Superintendent Beth Schwarz

Budget and the 4-day school week among decisions pending at ISD166

Cook County Schools ISD166 is facing several big decisions as summer approaches. There’s the four-day week, breaks in the school calendar and the whole issue of the budget.

Sen. Al Franken

Sen. Franken talks jobs, health care and Indian education on WTIP

During Wednesday morning’s “Daybreak” program Minnesota’s US Senator Al Franken weighed in on the extension of unemployment benefits and health care reform legislation, both to


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Cook County Schools ISD 166 on First Thursday

WTIP’s First Thursday Community Conversations program took a close look at the financial situation and future of the Cook County Independent School District 166.


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Broadband application passed over

Cook County’s first round fiber optic stimulus grant application has not been selected for funding. The Broadband Initiative group received notice about a week ago.