Steve Brandt

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

Recent content from Steve Brandt

Principal hired at Minneapolis Washburn fudged on résumé

Patrick Exner, ousted over allegations of changing test answers, inflated his role at Hopkins charter, prompting hiring practices review.

Updated: August 13, 2013, - 08:07 PM

Washburn High's principal search was flawed from the start

Some parents argued that their school deserved a more ambitious search.

Updated: August 13, 2013, - 04:55 PM

Aug. 9: Mpls. lays out plans for new Washburn principal

Minneapolis schools will search nationally to find Patrick Exner’s replacement as principal. Exact timing and use of a firm are...

Updated: August 09, 2013, - 09:25 PM

Aug. 9: Mpls. schools remove new Washburn principal

Washburn parents got a voice mail saying that Patrick Exner would not return to the school after being put on leave earlier in the week pending an investigation of allegations raised in an e-mail to district leaders.

Updated: August 09, 2013, - 11:58 AM

Aug. 7: Exner on leave after test-tampering allegations

An anonymous e-mail to state and Minneapolis school district officials alleged that he tampered with state tests at his previous school, Ubah Medical Academy in Hopkins.

Updated: August 07, 2013, - 10:44 PM

Exner named principal at Washburn

Patrick Exner will be making the jump this month from leader of a small suburban charter school to principal of...

Updated: August 07, 2013, - 02:45 PM

Minn. Board of Teaching approves teacher variances, with warning

State board approved licensing exemptions, but gave a warning.

Updated: August 03, 2013, - 07:14 PM

Judge rules Cityview building goes to Minneapolis school district

A judge rejects the Minnesota School of Science’s argument that the state’s refusal to pay lease aid reduced the rent...

Updated: July 31, 2013, - 08:53 PM

New U bikeway fills an important metro link

After 20 years of effort and thanks to a U easement, a link under the neighborhood connects far-flung off-road biking...

Updated: July 20, 2013, - 07:03 PM

Hennepin County weighs ‘cycle tracks’ in Minneapolis

Cycle tracks give bikers a physical barrier between the bike lane and general traffic, often a curb or a raised surface, but sometimes also parked cars or a boulevard. First protected bike lanes are more likely on Washington Avenue than on Minnehaha Avenue.

Updated: July 18, 2013, - 10:12 PM

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