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The three diverse candidates would bring different skills to the job. A finalist will be chosen Dec. 7.
The school board cut its list of finalists in half Wednesday. A final selection is expected by Dec. 7.
Closing the achievement gap is a common theme from Mpls. superintendent candidates
Six people, including an administrator from Houston, an associate superintendent in Anoka and a regional superintendent Milwaukee, were named semifinalists.
Bemidji charter school helps Indian students soar past peers.
Attorneys are asking for a metro-wide integration plan, including new school district boundaries.
Elementary students in Minneapolis and St. Paul attend schools that are more racially segregated than they have been in a generation.
The district canceled the pact after months of strife.
Minneapolis School District announces anti-violence campaign after the discovery at Henry High.
Heritage Academy loses contract following conflict between parents, board.
Test results also show the achievement gap persists. Still the state continues to outperform others across the country.
Theater shows, art exhibits and musical performances are all part of Roosevelt High School's strategy to engage students in school and ultimately boost achievement.
Problem is one of several that group seeks to tackle in Minneapolis and St. Paul schools.
Washington-based education group's study had errors, gave Minneapolis low marks.
E-mails obtained by the Star Tribune show that district officials have gone out of their way to ensure that informational sessions do not trigger the state's open meeting laws.
Mill City High School, a downtown Minneapolis charter school, is shutting down only two weeks after opening. John Miller, a school director, said Mill City…
Community activist's bail is set at $25,000, and he must notify court if he leaves state.
New policy means high school teachers in program need a master's-level credential.
A federal grand jury Thursday indicted the former director of the Community Action of Minneapolis and his son, a Minneapolis police officer, on charges of alleged theft and fraud for misusing $250,000 in taxpayer money.
City seeks to resurrect the agency with new leadership.
Board members seek a refund and public apology.
The report says the exams do not accurately reflect how well a student is learning, and contends that when states test mainly for reading and math skills, other areas of learning get ignored.
Many critics of the process say it lacks clear guidelines and feedback and moves too slowly.
Nearly two-thirds make progress, but big cities lag behind, and some opt out.
Minneapolis Public Schools officials said they failed to vet literacy training materials that some teachers complained showed racially and culturally insensitive stereotypes. Earlier this…
Class of '15 earned highest marks, but with a deep divide between white and minority students.
The students in Minnesota's third-largest district started the year a couple of weeks before most of their peers.
Students are being asked to bring in everything from 75 pencils, $50 checks to flash drives on first day of school.
Most students in the Minneapolis School District will start class Monday. With that will come confusion over the bus a child needs to get on…
Robert Doty is leaving to oversee the finances and operations of the Harvest Network of Schools, a group of highly-rated charter schools in the city.
Pearson will give a $1 million credit after students faced numerous issues during exams.
Districts say buyouts are cheapest way to deal with troublesome employees.
New statewide standardized test results show no overall improvement in math, reading or science this year, as well as little progress in closing the state's persistent achievement gap.
Former board chairman Richard Mammen was paid $10K to negotiate.
St. Paul's Dragon Festival unites different Asian cultures.
Minnesota state education officials are considering significant changes to a program intended to end racial segregation in schools and for the first time insisting that charter schools do more to diversify their classrooms.
Two top executives at Minneapolis Public Schools are semifinalists to lead the Robbinsdale School District.Michael Thomas, the district's chief of schools, and Cecilia Saddler, associate…
Mitchell Trockman has been a teacher, a principal and an interim superintendent three times with the Minneapolis School District. After 53 years and a…
Driven by a need to close the achievement gap, district officials say they want more individualized learning for each student.
Results could be used by colleges to help shape future instruction.
The school board fears it hasn't made its intentions clear: The job isn't Michael Goar's to lose.
Minneapolis interim Superintendent Michael Goar is plowing ahead with significant changes to the school district like no other temporary chief in recent history. In just…
The district has a multimillion- dollar deficit, but wants better pool access and lessons for kids.
Minneapolis district officials say the program will no longer accept students classified as Level 1 or 2 autistic because they can be served in their community schools, rather than in specialized programs.
Angel Onofre didn't see much use for high school and was ready to drop out. An administrator at El Colegio charter school wouldn't let him.
Shuttering comes after billings are questioned.
Officials want to build a multipurpose athletics facility and create a foundation to raise money for the district's sports.
After months of steady progress in keeping students in schools, the number of suspensions for bad behavior has nearly doubled this semester.
Racial inequity is a "defining feature" of most school systems in the Midwest, report finds.
The actor sponsors the Minneapolis school's participation in a program that encourages artistic expression.
The new model has some worried they'll lose funding.
Michael Goar surprised board members recently when he expressed reservations about the cash-strapped district spending so much on a single sport.
Eight students wowed parents and food professionals with their cooking skills and healthy food choices.
Historic numbers of top students are exercising a little-known right.
When their dad walked into their classrooms Monday afternoon, Jaden, a second-grader, and the twins, kindergartens, had nearly identical reactions: stunned silence.
The legislative auditor will look into alleged double-billing for education programs.
Incoming CEO says the league remains committed to working with the Mpls. School District.
Top state officials and Minneapolis school leaders are investigating whether the Urban League is getting paid twice for similar work. "It's alarming," said Michael Goar, Mpls. interim schools chief, above.
Receiver for Community Action of Minneapolis also is questioning some debts.
Minneapolis struggles to stem the outflow to suburbs, charters or private schools.
A Star Tribune analysis found more than 17,000 students live in Minneapolis but currently attend schools in other districts. The map below shows how many…
The former head of Community Action of Minneapolis was to provide papers, interview.
Court-appointed receiver is looking into Community Action of Minneapolis finances.
Documents allege more misspending by Community Action, including by senior management for medical bills and for personal expenses of their friends. .
Proposal would break up state's third-largest district into six smaller ones to foster reform.
District has strict accounting for credit card use, but questionable spending still gets missed.
Interim superintendent Michael Goar is favored by the president of the teachers union and some principals.
Patrick Henry sophomore Noah Branch will bring a new voice, one from students.
Nonprofit group scolds Mpls. schools for spending practices.
Mpls. Interim Superintendent Michael Goar says he will set up a clear improvement plan and immediately implement major district changes.
Accounts differ on how a sizable no-bid contract was awarded to a Memphis-based company.
They embody the battle that has gripped Minneapolis schools for decades as leaders grapple with one of the worst achievement gaps in the country.
Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson, above, and other Minneapolis officials say they're taking action to balance needs with abilities.
Southwest High School will resume classes Thursday after it was shut down Wednesday because of a credible threat.
Parents were notified Monday that Lorraine Cruz would no longer be returning.
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