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Schools Continue To Deal With Affects Of Pandemic

By Gordon HopkinsShortly before the Thanksgiving holiday, the Nebraska Department of Education released the data from a statewide assessment completed during the spring of the 2021-2022 school year.The overall rating for all of Fairbury Public Schools was ‘good.’ FPS Superintendent Stephen Grizzle noted this did not meet the schools’ objectives but also pointed out this was only one ‘data point’ and, while important, should not be taken as the final word on how students are performing.

In an email, Grizzle said, “We are acutely aware of the struggles and challenges we have faced the last couple of years (e.g., COVID, increased absenteeism...

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