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Minnesota Comeback made $2.7 million in donations to schools in an effort to help Minneapolis combat some of the largest achievement gaps in the country between white and low-income and minority students.
Brenda Cassellius has served as commissioner for five years.
California plaintiffs lose appeal in anti-tenure battle similar to one in Minnesota.
The lawsuit is the third of its kind in the nation and will likely bring a fierce debate.
Minneapolis board members Reimnitz and Asberry lost second attempt at DFL endorsement.
Only 48 students South High took the math exam in 11th grade — out of 405 students. Statewide, less than 2 percent of all students opted out of that test.
New group of foundations funds Minneapolis teacher program, charter school expansion.
The board selected six community members, including a student and principal.
Joan Munzner loved her students, fencing, hedgehogs and all things French.The longtime teacher died last month at age 81 after a long battle with Parkinson's.Munzner,…
More than half of all teachers in St. Paul earn more than $75,000 a year, wages not seen by most teachers across the state.
Selection committee will see trimmed list of applicants, with final choice due in June.
The deal will cost about $7 million. The district also hired a new search firm for the superintendent post.
While overall metro school enrollment grew by only 3 percent in the past five years, some districts are scrambling to adjust to dramatic changes. Minnetonka's up, Burnsville's down and others are seeing populations shift.
More students of color are getting diplomas, rates are up since 2010.
Minneapolis, St. Paul and metro schools among hundreds falling short of new state law.
District looking at ways to better distribute money.
Daylong event gives parents a chance to compare public, charter options in the Minneapolis district.
In board meetings, Facebook forums and e-mails to the board, some community members are saying they hope Michael Thomas applies.
The district will ditch its search firm and expects to have a new superintendent by July.
Michael Goar, interim superintendent of the Minneapolis School District, said Saturday that he has become a distraction in the contentious process.
Minneapolis school board members say they want to do less micromanaging.
After dropping Sergio Paez, it considers its next steps in filling the superintendent job.
The Minneapolis school board dumped Sergio Paez as its choice to lead the district, and a move to offer the job to interim superintendent Michael Goar was put on hold after protesters interrupted the meeting.
School board members say interim superintendent's Massachusetts connection should have been disclosed.
Six sources close to the debate said Sergio Paez appears to be lacking majority support going into a school board vote on Tuesday.
Sergio Paez was praised for programs and focus on students in Holyoke, Mass., but struggled to navigate the city's politics, according to the Minneapolis school board's site visit report.
One involved the principal suffering injuries at a North Side alternative high school.
Charter school supporters fight plan that would force them to integrate like other public schools.
Picked to head Minneapolis schools, Sergio Paez awaits a final decision after allegations about his former job.
Sergio Paez is in Minneapolis for talks about abuse allegations in previous district, other issues.
In its second year, Minneapolis' Winter Break Academy draws 800 high school students.
Almost all of the schools are elementary schools. No schools in the Minneapolis or St. Paul districts were recognized.
The superintendent finalist has supporters in his old district of Holyoke, Mass., but allegations have raised questions.
Marcella Walsh read “Jane, Stewardess of the Air Lines” when she was 9 years old and decided she, too, wanted to be a stewardess. The…
District suspends contract negotiations but did not rescind its offer to Paez for the superintendent job.
A receiver overseeing the organization's finances claimed the couple received $3,500 in trips, spa treatments and other perks from the defunct nonprofit.
The report comes just 48 hours after Sergio Paez was named Minneapolis superintendent.
Sergio Paez, the newly named superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools, may take over the school district sooner rather than later. In a split vote Monday,…
The Colombia native most recently ran schools in Holyoke, Mass. The board voted for two board members to visit Holyoke before settling on a contract.
Sisi Mitchell pores over tables of data showing the number of homicides, assaults, arrests and community engagements with police in Minneapolis. Her task is to…
Community is divided over role of Minneapolis schools chief as interviews wind down and preferred candidate is picked Monday.
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.
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