Post Bulletin Reporter Jordan Shearer

Jordan Shearer

Education Reporter

Jordan Shearer covers K-12 education for the Rochester Post Bulletin. A Rochester native, he graduated from Bemidji State University in 2013 before heading out to write for a small newsroom in the boonies of western Nebraska. He returned to northern Minnesota a few years later to write for The Bemidji Pioneer. Bringing things full circle, he returned to Rochester in 2020 just shy of a decade after leaving.

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"We pull in, and we're the small-town library. So, we know what's happening in the community. They value us," said Rochester Bookmobile librarian Margie Brumm.
"That’s why you have to deal with things correctly," said Aurora Ogbonna, an 11-year-old 4-H student. "Everything has such a bigger impact on the environment than people realize.”
Even if the students don’t go on to careers in technology, the Technovation experience is still one that’s preparing them for their futures.
“There’s nothing that you can’t make. It’s all about being creative,” the chef Youness Bojji said.
"The people of Minnesota will get a say in what happens going forward, and that's the right way for this to be positioned," said State Sen. Steve Drazkowski.
Board member Karen MacLaughlin said one of the changes to the document is the "decriminalization of normal student behavior."
“People are really passionately committed to addressing these issues,” Superintendent Kent Pekel said. "Every student feeling safe, and that they belong in our schools, is a foundation to learning.”
Follow along with education reporter Jordan Shearer at the Rochester School Board meeting.
Overall, the state dedicated $8 million to the Solar for Schools program.
One of the first assignments given to Superintendent Kent Pekel by the School Board, the completion of the strategic plan is a milestone for the district leader.