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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.
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.
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