Steve Brandt

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

Recent content from Steve Brandt

Sanford Middle School turns itself around

Sanford was once slated to close, but the staff and parents rallied behind it.

Updated: February 19, 2013, - 09:54 AM

South High regroups after brawl

One day after ethnic tensions helped fuel a melee at the Minneapolis school, Somali and black activists met with staff and students amid a partial lockdown.

Updated: February 16, 2013, - 07:18 AM

Do bus passes aid attendance in Minneapolis?

Numbers from October find a mixed pattern for Minneapolis high schools, with attendance down at three schools and up at two.

Updated: February 08, 2013, - 10:14 PM

Integration school district acts on personnel issues

District to investigate complaint against superintendent.

Updated: January 30, 2013, - 09:26 PM

Obituary: Neighbors loved Muriel Simmons, dealers didn't

Bob Miller recalls sitting one evening on the wide veranda that encircled the spacious Victorian house that Muriel Simmons owned on Portland Avenue when the homeowner spotted a gaggle of young drug dealers nearby.

Updated: January 24, 2013, - 11:05 PM

Downtown water main break cost Mpls. at least $325,000

Figuring out who pays now goes to the insurers and lawyers.

Updated: January 24, 2013, - 09:41 PM

Washburn doll-hanging ignites public discussion, education

The district's superintendent said she will review the social studies curriculum to make sure that all students learn why incidents like the Jan. 11 hanging of a dark-skinned doll are unacceptable.

Updated: January 24, 2013, - 08:44 AM

Activists want disclosure in Mpls. Washburn High doll incident

A group of black community activists and several Washburn High School parents and alumni Tuesday criticized how the district handled an incident in which a dark-skinned doll was hung by a string, saying they want more information about how it unfolded.

Updated: January 22, 2013, - 09:04 PM

Study: Open enrollment hurts balance in Twin Cities

Co-author says the program has "white flight effect" on city schools.

Updated: January 19, 2013, - 07:36 AM

Minneapolis Washburn High curtails activities after racial incident

A dark-skinned doll dangled by a string in a stairwell last week spawned anger and calls for dialogue.

Updated: January 17, 2013, - 10:57 PM

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