Steve Brandt

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

Recent content from Steve Brandt

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

Minneapolis considers bridging Lake Calhoun, Lake of the Isles

The concept is to depress Lake Street slightly, then bridge it with a grassy crossing for bikers and pedestrians that would tie together adjacent Isles and Calhoun parkland, while relieving pinch points for recreational congestion at Calhoun’s northern corners.

Updated: July 17, 2013, - 09:08 AM

When the (wood) chips are down, Mpls. Park Board comes through

One way to rile a Minneapolis resident is to mess with his or her supply of free wood chips from...

Updated: July 15, 2013, - 09:42 PM

Cityview pact could set precedent for Minneapolis' partnership schools

Union agreement extends workweek while adding prep time and pay for teachers. The Minneapolis superintendent would like to see more...

Updated: July 13, 2013, - 07:19 PM

Board splits on granting TFA teacher variances

State Board of Teaching rejects three TFA applicants interested in elementary ed, arguing there are plenty of more licensed applicants.

Updated: July 12, 2013, - 07:55 PM

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