Steve Brandt

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

Recent content from Steve Brandt

At Elizabeth Hall school in Mpls., veteran teachers make a difference

Veteran teachers opting to stay in tough schools despite having the seniority to transfer out.

Updated: May 06, 2014, - 06:00 AM

'Columbine effect': Alarm is rising over copycats

Waseca student’s planned rampage fits a chilling pattern

Updated: May 03, 2014, - 10:21 PM

Standardized tests? South High leads way for opting out

Encouraged by teachers and with parent approval, more than 100 of 140 students in South High’s ninth-grade open program skipped last fall’s MAP test.

Updated: April 25, 2014, - 09:37 PM

Minneapolis finds magnet schools don't work to desegregate

Minneapolis finds uneven academic performance and little effect on racial minorities’ isolation.

Updated: April 19, 2014, - 07:04 AM

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

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

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