Steve Brandt

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

Recent content from Steve Brandt

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

Study: Cyclists, drivers equally to blame for crashes in Minneapolis

Failure to yield, other lapses by both drivers and bikers lead to motor vehicle-bicycle collisions, a 10-year analysis of Minneapolis crash reports found.

Updated: January 15, 2013, - 09:35 PM

Minn. teacher certification lags

Minnetonka bucks the trend by providing support for teachers seeking to meet national standards for their profession.

Updated: January 10, 2013, - 10:42 PM

As repairs progress, Mpls. residents newly appreciate their water

Work is "coming down the home stretch" on water main that broke last Thursday, leading to a 14-million-gallon spill.

Updated: January 08, 2013, - 10:47 AM

A new day dawns for Minneapolis school board

In Minneapolis, the end of domination by at-large members means parents have someone nearby to call. But some worry about parochialism.

Updated: January 06, 2013, - 11:29 PM

A deluge from below: Burst water main floods downtown Mpls.

A major water main break in downtown Minneapolis flooded streets and cut off water to a substantial swath of the city just before rush hour Thursday afternoon, forcing workers in businesses left without plumbing to head home early, snarling traffic and disrupting nightlife.

Updated: January 04, 2013, - 08:36 PM

Next Minneapolis mayor will inherit challenges

Minneapolis' budget remains under pressure, while development and other needs will claim cash.

Updated: December 29, 2012, - 10:47 PM

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