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Action taken by state will shine light on schools' corrective strategies
In a surprise announcement, the 10th-graders collect $7,500 grand prize for website honoring "unsung hero."
District requesting $475 per student; voters will have the final say in November.
This year's field show, "Dystopia," initially featured 10-foot-high boards spelling out the word, "RESIST," but critics cried foul.
Spruced-up school buildings and a visit from Gov. Mark Dayton among opening day highlights.
More than 100 kids recruited during St. Paul Public Schools canvassing effort.
But the superintendent's first public review didn't increase his $232,000 salary.
Push is on to hire women- and minority-owned firms; businesses owned by white men now get bulk of jobs.
The U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled a district judge was correct in concluding that John Ekblad had failed to prove his case merited consideration beyond the remedies of workers' compensation system.
Declining enrollment, financial pressures cited in recent fundraising effort
The public-comment period at St. Paul school board meetings runs about a half-hour, and with the list of speakers often stacked, many have just a…
Tax hike would cost average homeowner $136 more.
The national movement to erase the names of historic figures from buildings and places for sins related to race has reached St. Paul — this time with a U.S. president at the center of the debate.
A conference of the nation's educators winds down in Minneapolis on Thursday with few more ready to take on an anti-union tide than a battle-hardened group from Wisconsin.
Thousands of educators will meet in Minneapolis over the coming days after an impressive springtime showing of grass-roots power by teachers — and then a…
Racial gaps remain, but access to dual credit courses is on the rise.
A push for more funding is expected after recent cuts.
Polled voters signal support for additional funding.
Michael Thomas was interim superintendent, says he is hopeful about where Mpls. schools are headed.
All but one high school will start hour later in 2019-20, according to schedule.
Concerns raised about a teacher who texted "highly personal" photo and who remains in school district.
Farmington school administrator, Barbara Duffrin, will begin July 1.
Mohammed Dukuly no longer needed life support and sat up in his hospital bed and smiling two days after the attack at the Minneapolis school where he works.
In her late 50s, she graduated from the University of Minnesota despite never having attended high school.
Three years into the effort, "Govie leader" program has paid off.
Board also considers scrapping district policy against holiday parties.
A project seeking to identify students who are at risk of turning to crime, and offering them help to steer clear of it, took a big step in Ramsey County last week.
Districts say state, federal aid falling short, so voters will be asked to come through with more money.
District is one of several letting students make anonymous reports.
St. Paul charter students collect on a promise for meeting reading goals.
While interest in the east metro district is high, there are limits to how much it can grow.
Plans are taking shape for April 20 school walkouts tied to the anniversary of the Columbine High shootings, along with a rally that afternoon at the State Capitol.
Officials said contract wouldn't worsen city's projected budget deficit.
The House threatened to disband Perpich last year.
The 80-year-old's legacy as a teacher lives on in a college scholarship in her name.
Schools chief says he'll focus on instruction, not infrastructure, to boost student achievement.
Deal was reached Feb. 12 after strike threats and preparation.
"Bargaining for the common good" catches on with other teacher unions.
Florida school shooting is prompting action, including a walkout and march in Minneapolis on Wednesday.
The two sides averted a strike with a day to spare this week, but until Thursday kept much of the details under wraps.
Budget to be balanced in coming months.
Plans for a strike set for Tuesday have been put on hold, but the tentative agreement still has to be ratified by the teachers union rank and file and the school board.
After marathon weekend meetings, union says deal still isn't close; district prepares plan in case of strike.
St. Paul district, teachers maintaining "unusually big" gap in proposals.
Both the district and teachers union are making preparations to care for kids if walkout happens.
St. Paul teachers will strike on Tuesday if a new contract is not settled in the coming days, the union announced Wednesday night.
Plans are still being made, however, for a possible walkout within days.
One day of mediation now could be weeklong affair in effort to prevent strike.
By an overwhelming majority, St. Paul teachers and staff members have voted to authorize a strike and could walk off the job as early as Feb. 13.
St. Paul Public Schools, the state’s second-largest district with nearly 38,400 students and about 3,100 teachers, is in the sixth month of negotiations with the…
Stalled talks over new contract prompt decision on authorizing walkout.
In response, school district activated its "strike action" team; mediation continues.
Mayor and schools superintendent 'regret' errors that stranded students, panicked parents.
Minnetonka school officials criticized on two fronts: Race and numbers.
Joe Gothard describes himself as a “hero of hope.” The new superintendent of St. Paul Public Schools has visited 55 district schools and shared photos…
The St. Paul brewer laid off about a dozen people just after Christmas, or about 10 percent of its staff.
Small bump may yield new revenue, but trend is still pointed downward.
Double-digit percentage hikes that had drawn complaints in St. Paul are popping up in the suburbs, too.
Charlie Burbach didn’t care much for school when he was young, but he went on to be an accomplished educator, ultimately hosting a U.S. president…
Students want "adornments" celebrating their ethnicity.
The St. Paul Public Schools and the union representing its teachers have agreed to seek a state mediator’s help in forging a deal on a…
Rep. Sarah Anderson, R-Plymouth, weighing ways to force school districts to back off hardball tactics.
Districts want to go on building spree to meet growing enrollment and replace outdated facilities.
Budget strife is sure to complicate teacher contract talks in Minneapolis and St. Paul, where teachers are pushing for pay increases and district officials are stressing how tight their finances are.
The delay is to allow more time to explore ways to ease parental concerns.
'Working within our budget' is one aim, but no specific dollar figure given.
Online tool allows a before-and-after look at property tax changes.
Ousted superintendent to train school leaders during 2017-18 school year.
Ten new teachers hired after difficult 2016-17 school year.
In Minneapolis and St. Paul, a third of the students are now leaving for other districts. The student flight is magnifying budget pressures and transforming the racial diversity of metro-area schools.
Sweeping moves would take effect in 2019-20, if approved.
Initial lawsuit said system protected bad teachers.
Tuesday's 5-1 vote marks the second consecutive year that the state's second-largest district has made substantive changes to its SRO program.
The vote culminated a summer of heated discussions about tensions in schools between students and officers, one echoed in St. Paul.
"It's frustrating to see test scores slowly increasing over time, but there's more to providing a student with a well-rounded education than can be seen in a test," Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius said in a statement.
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