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Students at First Immanuel Lutheran School in Cedarburg, Wis., walk back to their classroom after activities on the school’s playground one day last fall. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

Task force to explore ‘creative solutions’ for Lutheran education

The Synod’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Lutheran Schools is looking for “creative solutions” to meet the challenges schools and workers are facing.

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Members of the National Lutheran School Accreditation team — led by Director of LCMS School Ministry Terry Schmidt (background, at right, with hand raised) — work at River Roads Lutheran School in St. Louis last fall. Schmidt shared recent Lutheran-school statistics at the Feb. 6-7 LCMS Board for National Mission meeting. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

National mission board begins refining policies

The board also hears updates on the work taking place in the LCMS Office of National Mission.

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School Ministry offers free ‘Schools Week’ resources

The free materials for the Jan. 22-28 celebration include a resource manual, a new hymn, a bulletin insert and posters.

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Two LCMS schools in spotlight for ‘Blue Ribbon’ honor

Immanuel Lutheran School, St. Charles, Mo., and St. Paul Lutheran School, Mount Prospect, Ill., are among those named “National Blue Ribbon Schools” for 2016.

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Almost 3,000 attend convocation launching LEA’s 75th anniversary

Lutheran Education Association’s 2016 convocation in Grand Rapids, Mich., draws Lutheran educators and education students from 37 states and 14 countries.

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Jud honored with first ‘School Shepherd’ award

The first National Lutheran School Accreditation “Lutheran School Shepherd” award goes to the Rev. Kevin Jud, senior pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hamilton, Ohio.

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