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Community invited to educational film screening

Community members are invited to a free screening of the film "Most Likely to Succeed," which addresses the need for creativity and innovation in the world of education.

The 89-minute film will be shown from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, in the Performing Arts Center at the Alexandria Area High School.

"The film is connected to how we think differently about how schools function as kids move to the future," said Rick Sansted, assistant superintendent of teaching and learning for the district. "For them, the job market will look different than it did 15 years ago."

After the film, from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m., there will be an interactive discussion period with coffee, water and muffins.

"The viewing will be a good common experience, but the discussion and dialogue after will also be valuable," Stansted said. "We would love to continue that with as many people as we can."

Stansted says business leaders, employers, parents, grandparents and students are all invited to attend.

Alexandria School District members will see the film at a different time.

"It definitely challenged some of my thinking, so if you enjoy being challenged in your thinking and would like to be part of the conversation for the future of education, we'd love to have you," he said.

This event is free. To RSVP, which is requested, visit For more information about the film, visit

Beth Leipholtz

Beth is a reporter at the Echo Press. She graduated from the College of Saint Benedict in May 2015 with a degree in Communication and Hispanic Studies. Journalism has always been her passion, but she also enjoys blogging and graphic design. In her spare time, she's most likely at Crossfit or at home with her boyfriend and three dogs.

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