Steve Brandt

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

Recent content from Steve Brandt

West Metro School District reinstates superintendent after probe

But West Metro parents complain that they were left in dark about the reason for the investigation and its $90,000...

Updated: June 13, 2013, - 08:39 PM

West metro integration school district superintendent reinstated

The West Metro Education Program board voted just before midnight and without explanation to reinstate Daniel Jett after meeting in a closed session.

Updated: June 13, 2013, - 05:37 AM

Teacher contract talks begin this week in Minneapolis

Self-styled reformers, teachers’ union may be in for some clashes.

Updated: June 09, 2013, - 07:29 PM

May 31: Family of man killed in struggle with Mpls. police seeks answers

Attorney says Terrence Franklin wouldn’t have grabbed at cop’s gun.

Updated: June 07, 2013, - 05:25 PM

July 24, 1998: A path to renewal?

Being built in an old railroad trench, Minneapolis' long-awaited Midtown Greenway aims to provide more than just recreational opportunities.

Updated: June 06, 2013, - 01:58 PM

Minneapolis streets to receive some overdue love

Mayor R.T Rybak tapped the Minneapolis budget for funds to upgrade nearly 55 miles of roadway.

Updated: May 29, 2013, - 11:23 PM

Minneapolis picks developer for school headquarters

District will negotiate sale agreement with Hillcrest Development for commercial space in old building.

Updated: May 28, 2013, - 08:26 PM

Debate about how to improve Minneapolis schools heats up

Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson says that union rules need to change if the district is going to bridge the achievement...

Updated: May 28, 2013, - 10:43 AM

May 22: Minneapolis school engages parents to boost reading success

A bottom-up effort by sixth-grade teachers raised scores at the heavily Latino Andersen School in Minneapolis. Now supporters are seeking the money to expand from a homegrown effort dependent on extra commitment by teachers to a district-supported pilot for Andersen’s grades five through eight.

Updated: May 27, 2013, - 07:58 PM

Twin Cities road crews’ refrain: plow, patch, repeat -- and repeat again

Pothole fighters in the Twin Cities say they’ve been busy plowing instead of patching.

Updated: April 24, 2013, - 09:26 AM

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