Steve Brandt

Reporter | Minneapolis
Phone: 612-673-4438
Steve Brandt covers anything in Minneapolis that interests him.

Recent content from Steve Brandt

Minneapolis, St. Paul students contrast on graduation success

Students in the two districts have comparable test scores, but they graduate at very different rates.

Updated: December 01, 2013, - 06:33 AM

What will it take to fix Mpls. schools?

Superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools Bernadeia Johnson on the difficulties of closing the achievement gap.

Updated: November 30, 2013, - 10:08 PM

Minnesota's teacher pay option has only minor impact on test scores

A study says Minnesota’s $450 million teacher compensation option has had little measurable impact on student achievement.

Updated: November 18, 2013, - 09:44 AM

At the Minneapolis school board meeting

Some partisans favoring Ubah Jama for the latest vacancy, most notably activist Al Flowers Jr., weren't happy, leading to a...

Updated: November 15, 2013, - 08:50 PM

Charter school holed up at Fort Snelling has history front, center

Temporary classrooms at Historic Fort Snelling offered Upper Mississippi Academy students rifle fire, voyageurs and laptops.

Updated: November 14, 2013, - 09:44 PM

Mpls. school superintendent's bonus marked down to $7,452

The decision came after a tough review of Bernadeia Johnson by the Minneapolis school board, which wants better academic results.

Updated: November 13, 2013, - 06:31 AM

Mohamud Noor wins Minneapolis school board position

The board’s appointment makes Noor only the second Somali-born Minnesotan to hold public office. He’ll be seated on Dec. 10.

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 09:35 PM

Minneapolis schools to double down on grade gap

Failure to meet most targets means district is likely to put two teachers in early-grade classrooms at schools that are...

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 06:15 AM

Minneapolis revamps plan for handling school enrollment bulge

After feedback, Minneapolis plan has been revised to avoid moving two programs, add a gifted school and defer an arts high school idea.

Updated: November 08, 2013, - 11:17 PM

Long day of counting keeps 4 Minneapolis races on hold

Vote counters slogged away until almost midnight Wednesday with no final results for the Minneapolis mayoral or City Council races in sight.

Updated: November 07, 2013, - 06:57 AM

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