Bertha-Hewitt School wins Innovation Award for NextGen Bears
by Trinity Gruenberg
The Bertha-Hewitt School won an Innovation Award at the Minnesota Rural Education Association (MREA) conference on November 14.
MREA Executive Director Bob Indihar explained they ask their MREA districts to nominate programs based on four criteria: innovation, what makes the program unique; benefit to the students; collaboration, who worked on developing the program; and fourth is the ease of adaptability, how can other districts replicate this program.
The MREA board of directors had the difficult decision of evaluating these programs and choosing the recipients.
“I can tell you personally from traveling the state and visiting many districts that the education in Minnesota is strong. And each school I visited has innovative programs that make them unique,” said Indiahr during his speech. . .