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Sunset Elementary School fifth-graders take part in Misty Jones’ ice cream store project in May. On Thursday, Jones was informed by Microsoft that her project earned her a spot at the 2011 U.S. Innovative Education Forum, scheduled for July 28 in Redmond, Wash. Laura Voorhees, a Craig resident and Hayden Valley Elementary School teacher, was also invited Thursday. The announcements bring the local number of Redmond-bound teachers to five.

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Two more area teachers picked for Microsoft’s U.S. Innovative Education Forum

Two area teachers received welcome news Thursday morning from Microsoft. “I was surprised because there were a lot of teachers who applied,” said Laura Voorhees, a Craig resident and kindergarten teacher at Hayden Valley Elementary School. “I thought it was kind of a long shot.”


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