Steve Brandt

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

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Ubah charter school considered reprimand over compromised testing

The board of a Hopkins charter school discussed reprimanding a staff member after its state test results were compromised.The minutes...

Updated: August 21, 2013, - 07:21 PM

Ousted Washburn principal denies changing test answers at Ubah

Patrick Exner’s denial is his first comment on what happened at a charter school. But a witness reported seeing him alter state tests.

Updated: August 15, 2013, - 10:24 PM

Mpls. neighbors vent concerns about Washburn field use

Revised plans for a new scoreboard meet with less resistance, but frustration over other issues continues.

Updated: August 14, 2013, - 08:34 PM

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

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