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The Superintendent’s Blog

Read #nfldlead for information from the Northfield Public Schools District leader and Superintendent Matt Hillmann.

KYMN | Board Meeting Review | 04.23.2018

I have a standing appointment with KYMN (“The One” at 1080 AM & 95.1 FM) radio on the second and fourth Tuesdays each month following school board meetings. Please listen to today's interview.

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KYMN | Board Meeting Review | 04.09.2018

I have a standing appointment with KYMN (“The One” at 1080 AM & 95.1 FM) radio on the second and fourth Tuesdays each month following school board meetings. Please listen to today's interview.

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KYMN | Board Meeting Review | 03.13.2018

I have a standing appointment with KYMN (“The One” at 1080 AM & 95.1 FM) radio on the second and fourth Tuesdays each month following school board meetings. Please listen to today's interview.

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Authentic Learning: YIG Model Assembly

I was invited to tour the Minnesota YMCA's "Youth in Government" Model Assembly program this past weekend. The Model Assembly welcomed approximately 1,500 students from across Minnesota to engage in a real-world simulation of governing based our democratic principles. Thanks to the Northfield YMCA, 15 Northfield High School students participated this year. This is a fantastic example of the kinds of authentic learning that is so meaningful to our students.

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Referendum 2017: Educational Impact of Bond Proposals

When discussing the bond projects on the November 7th ballot, we often get caught up in the specifics of financial and construction components. As a result, we don't talk enough about the educational impacts the bond projects can have on student learning. When we do discuss it, we highlight the need for "21st-century learning environments" or "flexible and collaborative spaces."  These terms can be challenging outside of education to understand.

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