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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…
Roseville superintendent left retirement to help his neighboring district heal.
Newspaper seeks information on suspensions, spending and teacher contentment.
A few months after graduating from St. Paul’s Central High School, where he excelled in the classroom and rarely got in trouble, Philando Castile landed…
To the J.J. Hill community, Castile was a "kind, gentle soul," parent Sally Rafowicz said, "kind of like Mr. Rogers with dreadlocks."
Six schools face significant challenges in seeking to turn around problem behavior.
Group to review causes of violence in the schools and recommend solutions.
First, there was her résumé, highlighting work as a teacher and a principal, a groundbreaking stint as a leader of vocational-technical education in Minnesota and…
No date is set to resume bargaining, now that the seven-day walkout has come to a civil conclusion.
Some defend, others question $787,500 deal to part ways with superintendent.
Roseville's John Thein will be interim superintendent. Board Member Jean O'Connell announced she was resigning, effective June 30.
Officials consider "transition options" amid growing criticism of her leadership.
Hundreds of people came together in Loring Park in Minneapolis on Sunday night to stand in solidarity with victims of the early-morning attack at a…
If there is agreement, it's this: A resource officer should be more mentor, less enforcer, in dealings with students.
The C3 (Choice-Chance-Change) program is an example of the "restorative practices" that will expand to six St. Paul schools this fall thanks to a new teachers' contract.
Also an attorney, he had battled an aggressive form of cancer.
Art, music and other electives endangered by budget-balancing proposal.
Friends, celebrities honor Prince's spiritual side at private memorial.
As waiting lists at popular schools grow, district is working to retain kids closer to their homes.
Despite door-to-door recruiting of families, low enrollment threatens school's closure.
Police said it was a "chaotic scene" Sunday night with as many as 300 people on hand at the park and possibly multiple shooters.
The proposal includes a new building, renovations and a property tax increase of about $30 per year for owner of typical St. Paul home.
Bill heard Tuesday would ensure teachers are notified about kids who've assaulted school employees.
The St. Paul-based Center for School Change reported last summer that nine of 10 school districts and charter schools failed to provide current information about Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO), available to students. But a report to be released Thursday shows the stats have improved.
Protesters interrupt school board meeting before vote on pact with safety provisions.
Obituary: G. William "Bill" Carlson, 72, was Bethel University icon and St. Paul school board member
G. William “Bill” Carlson retired as a Bethel University history and political science professor in 2012, and to convey the impact of his life on…
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