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Florida school shooting is prompting action, including a walkout and march in Minneapolis on Wednesday.
"Bargaining for the common good" catches on with other teacher unions.
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.
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…
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