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Continued: Burnsville to consider school boundary changes

  • Article by: HER, AMP;#XF3;N M and AMP;#XE1;RQUEZ ESTRADA , Star Tribune
  • Last update: March 2, 2013 - 6:21 PM

Sweep and others said it is obvious that changes need to be made at Sky Oaks and throughout the district to make resources and educational programs more evenly available.

“Doing something to even out the district would help,” Berge said. “Among teachers and community members, there are desires to make changes districtwide.”

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  • Fifth-grader Jeremiah Jones raises his hand to answer a question during math class. Sky Oaks is made up of 73 percent minority students.

  • Sky Oaks fifth-grade math teacher and math interventionist Paul Berge worked with a group of students in his class Thursday. Berge is among a group working on recommendations for addressing Sky Oaks’ racial makeup. “I think teachers and parents want to see something big done,” he said.

  • Sky Oaks fifth-graders Hibaaq Mahamed, right, and Krystell Serrano, middle, follow math teacher Paul Berge into a classrooom. The district is looking at boundaries, a merger, enrichment programs, after-school ideas and extended days to achieve a better racial balance.

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