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Swanson will assume his new duties on July 1.

MINNETONKA

District’s music program is honored

The Minnetonka School District is among three Minnesota educational entities honored by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation.

Minnetonka Public Schools and the Anoka-Hennepin Independent School District received the Best Communities for Music Education designation for 2014.

Columbia Academy in Columbia Heights received the Support Music Merit Award, which recognizes extraordinary music education programs in individual school buildings.

PLYMOUTH

Online school plans information session

Minnesota Connections Academy, a tuition-free K-12 virtual public school, will host a free information session for families interested in learning about its online program and individualized approach to education from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 3131 Campus Drive, Plymouth.

Families will meet with Connections Academy faculty, explore the school’s curriculum, and learn about the enrollment process.

Other topics will include: how teachers interact with students in the virtual environment; personalized learning opportunities, including options for accelerated learning and gifted programs; college preparation; socialization and parents’ roles.

To RSVP and for a complete schedule, visit Minneapolis West, 3131 Campus Dr. MTS Minnesota Connections Academy, a tuition-free, K-12 virtual public school, is hosting a free information session for families interested in learning about its online program and individualized approach to education. Families will meet with Connections Academy faculty, explore the school’s program and curriculum, and learn about the enrollment process. Other covered topics include: How teachers interact with students in the virtual environment; personalized learning opportunities, including options for accelerated learning and gifted programs; college preparation; socialization; the role of the parent or other Learning Coach; and the use of technology. Connections Academy meets the needs of students and families looking for an alternative to a traditional school setting—those who need a flexible schedule, learn at a different pace from their peers, need more individualized attention or seek a learning environment outside of a traditional classroom. Families unable to attend are encouraged to sign up for a real-time, virtual information session. To RSVP and for a complete event schedule, visit http://www.connectionsacademy.com/minnesota-online-school/events.aspx. ">www.connectionsacademy.com/minnesota-online-school/events.aspx.

KIM McGUIRE

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