Steve Brandt

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

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Debate over AC in schools heats up

The hellishly hot conditions in some Minneapolis classrooms last week represent the district’s push to boost achievement by opening school...

Updated: September 03, 2013, - 03:01 PM

Heat wins: Minneapolis cancels schools without air conditioning

The decision came after three days of record or near-record heat and plenty of complaints from parents and kids.

Updated: August 29, 2013, - 07:25 AM

Heat wave bakes Minnesota; State Fair attendance way down

State Fair attendance is way down from last year; students are already weary of trying to study in stifling classrooms.

Updated: August 28, 2013, - 09:54 AM

Kids sweat out first day of school in record 97-degree heat

A second straight record high for the Twin Cities made for a sweltering first day of school in Minneapolis, idled food trucks popular with downtown workers, and may be taking a toll on attendance at the Minnesota State Fair.

Updated: August 27, 2013, - 02:12 PM

Minneapolis schools open with reform debate raging

Achievement gap in Minnesota classrooms provides a target for education reform efforts.

Updated: August 25, 2013, - 11:31 PM

Minneapolis school board asks public to engage on taxing issues

The school board is billing an interactive discussion on the 2014 levy.

Updated: August 23, 2013, - 09:55 PM

Minnesota School of Science charter school closes

The North Side school’s lease dispute leaves about 300 students – about of third of them from nearby suburbs –...

Updated: August 22, 2013, - 08:02 PM

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

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