Steve Brandt

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

Recent content from Steve Brandt

Minneapolis school board adds Somali-American

Mohamud Noor balances three jobs and fatherhood as he’s about to add Minneapolis school board responsibilities.

Updated: December 07, 2013, - 07:04 PM

Dec. 4, 2013: St. Paul, Mpls. rated low on closing gap

Research by a free-market group compared 15 districts that have moved toward school-based budgeting.

Updated: December 04, 2013, - 09:11 PM

Co-ops boosting retail on Central Avenue in northeast Minneapolis

The hipster trifecta of bikes, artisanal bread and beer is headed for Central Avenue in northeast Minneapolis, all thanks to a long-nurtured co-op movement that’s gaining momentum.

Updated: December 03, 2013, - 09:50 PM

Minneapolis, St. Paul students contrast on graduation success

Students in the two districts have comparable test scores, but they graduate at very different rates.

Updated: December 01, 2013, - 06:33 AM

Minnesota's teacher pay option has only minor impact on test scores

A study says Minnesota’s $450 million teacher compensation option has had little measurable impact on student achievement.

Updated: November 18, 2013, - 09:44 AM

At the Minneapolis school board meeting

Some partisans favoring Ubah Jama for the latest vacancy, most notably activist Al Flowers Jr., weren't happy, leading to a...

Updated: November 15, 2013, - 08:50 PM

Charter school holed up at Fort Snelling has history front, center

Temporary classrooms at Historic Fort Snelling offered Upper Mississippi Academy students rifle fire, voyageurs and laptops.

Updated: November 14, 2013, - 09:44 PM

Mpls. school superintendent's bonus marked down to $7,452

The decision came after a tough review of Bernadeia Johnson by the Minneapolis school board, which wants better academic results.

Updated: November 13, 2013, - 06:31 AM

Mohamud Noor wins Minneapolis school board position

The board’s appointment makes Noor only the second Somali-born Minnesotan to hold public office. He’ll be seated on Dec. 10.

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 09:35 PM

Minneapolis schools to double down on grade gap

Failure to meet most targets means district is likely to put two teachers in early-grade classrooms at schools that are...

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 06:15 AM

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