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EDUCATION

In 1950, Red Lake’s Peter Graves, who was Secretary of the Tribal Council said, "Education, we believe, is the only salvation for Indian people."
The Bemidji Area Schools Board of Education will have their first meeting of the new year at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 24, in the district office board room.
As you may know, Bemidji Area Schools had to cancel four days of school this past week. The decision to do so was not because of the community spread of COVID in our schools. On the contrary, our schools are still safe and healthy thanks to the many strategies we have had in place since the beginning of the pandemic.
Howling January winds and an abundance of snow presented the perfect opportunity for Bemidji State students to fully embrace winter on Friday.

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The week of Jan. 13 Beltrami county recorded 558 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 14 days, but Megan Heuer, the county’s Public Health director, says the number of cases in the community is likely even higher.
The Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation recently awarded Northwest Technical College $50,000 to launch a Delta Dental Equity and Education Scholarship Program.
The Minnesota Prairie Chicken Society is offering a $1,000 scholarship available to college students who have completed at least three semesters in natural resources areas.
Students in the news
After seeing negative impacts on learning and student mental health during sustained periods of distance learning over the pandemic, going back online is a move school leaders are still reluctant to take.
The National School Boards Association asked the FBI to address harassment and threats at school board meetings across the country as parents packed meetings to oppose COVID-19 precautions and the way districts handled topics like race and gender.

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To address a critical shortage of mathematics teachers in northern Minnesota, Bemidji State University will be offering two-year tuition scholarships to more than a dozen math education majors for fall 2022.
Bemidji State and Northwest Technical College's Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will host a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on Monday, Jan. 17, in BSU's Beaux Arts Ballroom and over Zoom.
Bemidji Middle School recently announced Adam Baumann, Ava Nelson, Noah Fisher and Zoey Kinsman as fine arts students of the month.

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