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Adapting to students’ needs.

Adapting to students’ needs. Metro North Adult Basic Education (ABE) was fully online during the pandemic offering all classes virtually. When in-person classes started again, teachers found that many students were requesting to stay online for various reasons including transportation and child care issues. Supervisors put their heads together and utilized technology that would allow […]

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Jump starting childrens’ educational journey.

Jump starting children’s educational journey. For many children, preschool is the first time they have a chance to interact with other adults and children outside of their families. Anoka-Hennepin Schools provides preschool programming at Riverview Early Childhood Center in Brooklyn Park, whose mission is to build a foundation for success and provide the students with

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Opening up new horizons.

Opening up new horizons. Similar to other 4-year-olds during the pandemic, Kirra had very little experience in group settings. Last summer, her grandparents signed her up for the Community Education “Little Tennis” program. The anticipation of trying something new made her nervous, but after her first day, Kirra made new friends and couldn’t wait to

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Community education provides life changing opportunities for all.

Community education provides life changing opportunities for all. One of our community members with mild disabilities wanted to join an exercise class and socialize with other adults. Even though her disabilities are mild, she didn’t feel comfortable in the adults with disabilities program. Her personal care assistant encouraged her to join an adult education class

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Tuning into student voices.

Tuning into student voices. Students from Anoka-Hennepin’s six middle schools are serving on a newly-formed Middle School Advisory Council. The students are helping Community Education staff to better understand how youth and families engage with middle school programs and brainstorm possible new after-school activities focused on their interests. After students shared ideas about what they

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