Steve Brandt

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

Recent content from Steve Brandt

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

Minneapolis Washburn students use Facebook for change

Social media-savvy students sought to protect an athletic director but wound up ushering out principal.

Updated: April 20, 2013, - 07:38 AM

High school at Mall of America getting squeezed out

The megamall wants the location for a new tenant.

Updated: April 18, 2013, - 08:19 AM

Minneapolis expands its menu for school lunch

The Minneapolis district now will study whether it’s cost-effective to expand tastier, healthier high school menus to cafeterias serving younger...

Updated: April 15, 2013, - 10:34 PM

Minneapolis Washburn High principal ousted after turmoil

Removal by superintendent followed three days of protests.

Updated: April 11, 2013, - 10:53 PM

Minneapolis South's Abby Harrison reaches for stars, Mars

The South High sophomore has already built an impressive resume toward a career as an astronaut, and is on her way to a Soyuz launch.

Updated: April 09, 2013, - 11:44 PM

Washburn students walk out to support AD

Kids rally for embattled AD after Washburn scoreboard flap.

Updated: April 09, 2013, - 05:53 AM

Minneapolis restores $2 million in school budget cuts

The additional money will particularly help schools in the city’s southwestern corner.

Updated: April 07, 2013, - 09:22 PM

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