Steve Brandt

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

Recent content from Steve Brandt

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak won't run again for his 'dream job'

R.T. Rybak, 57, who's served three terms as mayor, pledged a vigorous final year in office and said he isn't sure what his next job will be.

Updated: March 21, 2013, - 01:51 PM

Minneapolis students pin down physics

Testing displacement allows South students to marry theory and fun in a day of bowling.

Updated: March 19, 2013, - 10:00 PM

Minneapolis schools set bar higher with ACT tests for all juniors

It’s an effort to convince more students that they’re college material.

Updated: March 16, 2013, - 09:58 PM

Budget cut proposal hits Minneapolis schools

More than half of Minneapolis public schools will get less money than last year, according to preliminary budgets.

Updated: March 15, 2013, - 09:33 PM

Turmoil at the top of West Metro Education Program

The district with schools in downtown Minneapolis and Crystal is investigating the superintendent and suspended the principal for two days.

Updated: March 13, 2013, - 07:17 PM

Charter school wins Northrop building, Minneapolis school board decides

The Minneapolis school board vote helps charter school but leaves supporters of senior housing disappointed.

Updated: March 12, 2013, - 09:37 PM

Minneapolis school board's Samatar fighting leukemia

The groundbreaking Somali-born official needs a bone-marrow transplant, so he will put aside plans to run for Minneapolis mayor.

Updated: March 06, 2013, - 09:25 PM

Improvements bring out more Twin Cities bikers, walkers

After boom in bike lanes and other incentives to get out of cars, bike use is up by 50 percent.

Updated: March 01, 2013, - 10:03 PM

Minneapolis short $385,000 for 2013 elections

A new ranked-voting method used by Minneapolis costs five times more per voter than traditional voting. The city is $385,000...

Updated: February 28, 2013, - 02:17 PM

Minneapolis school board urged to split Northrop site

Staff backed a popular charter school over millions in new tax base, but developer and neighbors urged senior housing be...

Updated: February 26, 2013, - 09:36 PM

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