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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.
The removal of a soldier kneeling by a cross from a Belle Plaine park's war memorial is the latest — and perhaps final — chapter of an emotional battle over religious symbolism in public spaces.
Suit seeks to halt "mainstreaming" of students without adequate classroom support.
Former teacher Aaron Benner has alleged retaliation by district.
Superintendent aims to listen and make change.
District boosts embattled English learner program after state, city criticism.
Proposal would keep arts and science school open for at least another year.
McMahon, who went on to become the first vice chancellor for finance of what is now Minnesota State, died May 10 after a brief illness. He was 87.
Students use their own mistakes to learn and help younger girls avoid trouble.
President Eric Kaler says the increase is needed after money from Legislature falls short.
Ray and Associates consultant failed to inform St. Paul school board.
Local chapter 'very concerned' about alleged retaliation against black teacher.
Federal judge rules Central High teacher's injuries covered by workers' comp.
New policy for St. Paul schools says rules can be in place, but no one gender can be targeted.
The probe seeks to discover who leaked Handel e-mail.
Aaron Benner alleges district retaliated against him after he accused it of lax discipline practices.
More than half of districts in Twin Cities and suburbs are facing deficits, and those numbers could swell.
'I'm a mess,' said John Ekblad. Federal judge to decide whether lawsuit qualifies for court review.
District will knock $5,000 off bill after late surprise.
Class sizes and dropping enrollment loom as sticking points between school board and teachers union.
He blames St. Paul schools for lax discipline, but district says courts aren't right venue.
Joe Gothard was picked in a 5-to-2 vote.
Likely tense negotiations set to begin soon at the State Capitol.
A day after community meetings, the two finalists faced St. Paul school board members.
Community meetings and interviews proceed after one candidate drops out.
Orlando Ramos had not told St. Paul board, which will continue with two remaining finalists.
Final choice expected in April after community meetings, site visits.
Theft was reported at service station linked to St. Paul's Central High.
There are 629 Hispanic teachers across the state, making up just 1 percent of a total teaching workforce of 60,090.
Group convened by County Attorney John Choi issued recommendations Thursday.
Minneapolis schools also face gap of $28 million.
One might think it difficult to master the roles of both bawdy saloon singer and circus clown, but Celeste “Sally” Gagliardi had the chops and…
Minnesota principals and teachers say they need help putting data from the tests to work.
A troublesome teacher shortage has Minnesota public schools fighting for hires and scrambling to hold on to newcomers.
Republicans revive proposals for private, parochial school tax credits
A posting by the search firm Ray and Associates, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, emphasizes a need to "narrow the achievement gap" and advertises a starting salary of about $238,000 — subject to negotiations.
Three Minnesota State system finalists all have a history with schools here or in Wisconsin.
Visitors can tell by the plaques on the wall that Melissa Gallagher is proud of her kids. One award, given to son Tyrese, was signed…
Report points to plunging enrollment, faltering morale and leadership problems.
Local chapter of the Awesome Foundation helps turn whimsy into reality
Scope of renovation plans at Linwood Monroe Arts Plus Lower Campus divides the Summit Hill neighborhood and the City Council might have to step in.
Donors give more than $150,000 to settle up accounts.
Sue Mackert, 66, has led agency since 2010; center has drawn scrutiny of late.
Eyeing a vast expanse of empty tables and chairs, St. Paul school board Chairman Jon Schumacher figured it might have been the “cold, cold weather”…
In split vote, board orders school district to plan for changes in 2018-19.
Board may phase in later start time for teens, earlier for elementary students.
The notices were printed before schools levy vote and do not include that calculation.
Ousted St. Paul schools superintendent knows what works for students, interim successor says.
Math instructor is second Como Park High teacher to be investigated for remarks this year.
Critics call it as an unwelcome intrusion in the schools and a thinly veiled military recruiting device.
The district provided updates on the eight projects approved by a five-year, $484 million plan this year.
Once the battler, Turner now is out to build partnerships in a quest to ensure Minneapolis is rich with what he says are "high-quality schools doing great work with kids."
Robert J. “Bob” Fenlon was a St. Paul guy, born and raised on the West Side, and when he settled in for a legal career,…
Action is expected in November on a proposal to be crafted in the coming weeks.
After getting a preview of overall bill, City Council to take up the proposals.
Report on summer task force study raises new questions, expectations.
A vote to oust a schools superintendent, and to do so with a nearly $800,000 contract buyout, might lead some to believe there would be…
Proposal for up to 5 percent hike follows earlier presentations by city and Ramsey County.
Center funded by 1943 grad Hugh Schilling will be "signature piece" of St. Paul school's renovation.
Pierce McNally cites personal, professional reasons, report states.
Most of state's schoolkids returned to class on Tuesday and were greeted by rain, renovations, and celebrations.
Injury reports point to tough work ahead.
Michelle Walker, second-in-command of St. Paul Public Schools, succeeds R.T. Rybak as head of education coalition.
Theo Olson, who was suspended for two weeks without pay this spring after a district investigation, reached agreement with the district to step down on Aug. 18.
Yet Minnesota still tops the list of states where nearly all grads took test.
New measures seek to ensure a more positive presence in schools.
Jeannie Foster would serve the final 13 months of a vacant seat if elected Nov. 8.
Superintendent joins board in discussing goals — and how to get there amid changing times.
A southern Minnesota school board was wrong to expel a high school student who accidentally brought a pocket knife to school and left it in…
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