Steve Brandt

Reporter | Minneapolis schools
Phone: 612-673-4438
Steve Brandt covers Minneapolis schools and city issues.

Recent content from Steve Brandt

Minneapolis gets high marks in biker and walker safety

The latest statistical almanac for biking and walking, released Wednesday, puts Minneapolis ahead of most of the nation’s largest cities in almost every major safety category.

Updated: April 17, 2014, - 05:30 AM

Minneapolis school board OKs 2 contracts

Changes allow superintendent to go ahead with plan that offers schools autonomy for accountability.

Updated: April 08, 2014, - 09:18 PM

Bold effort promises a reversal of fortune for troubled families

Five-year-old Ahzaneia Cook doesn’t know it, but she’s part of the most ambitious effort yet to improve the academic achievement and economic fortunes of African American children and their families in Minneapolis.

Updated: April 07, 2014, - 12:15 PM

Spring break for Minneapolis kids? No, back to school to work on skills

Teacher Benjamin Kimmel and student Luis Lopez could have slept in this week instead of showing up at Andersen United...

Updated: April 04, 2014, - 08:54 PM

Proposal puts Urban League Academy on short notice to prove itself

Urban League alternative school for struggling students may have staved off closure by Minneapolis school board.

Updated: March 25, 2014, - 07:46 PM

Poorest Mpls. schools still have greenest teachers

Seniority's role eased, but least-experienced teachers are still concentrated in the highest-poverty Minneapolis schools.

Updated: March 24, 2014, - 10:39 AM

Voting begins today on Minneapolis teachers contract

If it passes, it will significantly change how schools are run.

Updated: March 17, 2014, - 05:29 AM

Minneapolis teacher pact details emerge

The proposed contract would allow the district superintendent to pursue her plan to create more flexible schools, including some relief...

Updated: March 12, 2014, - 05:24 AM

Minneapolis parents of gifted feel driven to Bloomington

It’s been a word-of-mouth movement, especially fueled by southwest Minneapolis parents who say advanced needs are not being met in the district.

Updated: March 10, 2014, - 12:34 PM

New pact would give Minneapolis teachers 2 percent raise

Minneapolis teachers would earn at least 2 percent increases for this year and next under a proposed labor deal that...

Updated: March 04, 2014, - 10:10 PM

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