Latest Anna Kurth Stories

2008-08-05 21:00:19

By Anna Kurth, The Daily Telegram, Superior, Wis. Aug. 5--Five Superior classrooms are turning high-tech this fall when teachers will roll out new interactive white boards in place of their blackboards. The boards are a combination computer and projector that allow a teacher to develop lessons and show them on the screen. The computer contains software that allows a teacher to create a lesson combining documents, video, Internet links and regular blackboard uses of the board, said Sam...

2008-08-04 21:00:14

By Anna Kurth, The Daily Telegram, Superior, Wis. Aug. 4--The St. Louis River Citizens Action Committee hosts a series of four public meetings this August to inform residents about plans to delist the river as an area of concern. The St. Louis River was identified as one of 43 areas of concern on the Great Lakes in the mid-1980s because pollution impaired the waters. The St. Louis River has nine listed impairments including degradations to fish, wildlife and lake dwelling macro...

2008-07-30 21:00:25

By Anna Kurth, The Daily Telegram, Superior, Wis. Jul. 30--The Douglas County Board's executive committee is recommending the board allocate additional funds to purchase property to make way for a new Government Center parking lot. The committee decided Tuesday to recommend spending $125,000 for acquisition of homes on Hammond Avenue. Both the county board and Superior City Council previously approved $100,000 apiece for purchasing homes for the project. The city council also...

2008-07-04 21:00:18

By Anna Kurth, The Daily Telegram, Superior, Wis. Jul. 4--Just one year after being expelled from school for attacking another student, 17-year-old Genevieve Gurnoe has graduated high school. Gurnoe was expelled last spring. In April 2007 as a 15-year-old sophomore, she attacked another girl from behind at Superior High School. Gurnoe had exchanged threats with the girl the day before and was warned by the police liaison officer not to carry out her threat. The afternoon of the...

2008-07-01 21:00:16

By Anna Kurth, The Daily Telegram, Superior, Wis. Jul. 1--Superior school district administrators and curriculum committee members are ready to support a group of parents interested in pursuing an immersion school in the district. Now they just need those parents. Ten people met with the school board's curriculum committee Monday to share their thoughts on what went wrong and right during the district's winter investigation into starting a language immersion school. They cited...

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