Steve Brandt

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

Recent content from Steve Brandt

Minneapolis plants fresh vegetables symbolizing school lunch makeover

Seedlings at the Culinary Center represent a new approach for more nutritious, local meal options

Updated: May 30, 2014, - 11:47 PM

Minneapolis trims use of much-debated Teach for America

Minneapolis, the only district in the state employing teachers from the controversial program, has cut back sharply this school year.

Updated: May 29, 2014, - 11:19 PM

1st transit village near LRT gets jump-start

Minneapolis schools ready to sell Hiawatha-Lake site to Hennepin County for long-awaited development.

Updated: May 28, 2014, - 09:48 PM

Bike traffic will soon change Chester’s West Bank hideaway

A new bike trail that’s expected to draw hundreds of riders daily is being built just feet from this urban squatter’s domain. A city rehab is scheduled for the bridge overhead that keeps the rain and prying eyes from his shed, his abandoned vehicles and the folk art that decorates his compound.

Updated: May 27, 2014, - 08:57 AM

Minneapolis building $3 million bike-walk trail, most expensive yet

Supporters say the $3 million trail and tunnel being built beneath two major bridges is a crucial connection between the University of Minnesota and downtown.

Updated: May 16, 2014, - 05:21 AM

U’s Teach for America training plan gets OK

State Board of Teaching granted variance for alternative licensing program to begin this summer.

Updated: May 09, 2014, - 08:33 PM

Teen expelled over pocketknife used for chores; school pressed to reconsider

Alyssa Drescher's expulsion from United South Central High School in Faribault County has prompted criticism of the punishment and zero-tolerance policy.

Updated: May 08, 2014, - 10:14 AM

At Elizabeth Hall school in Mpls., veteran teachers make a difference

Veteran teachers opting to stay in tough schools despite having the seniority to transfer out.

Updated: May 06, 2014, - 06:00 AM

'Columbine effect': Alarm is rising over copycats

Waseca student’s planned rampage fits a chilling pattern

Updated: May 03, 2014, - 10:21 PM

Standardized tests? South High leads way for opting out

Encouraged by teachers and with parent approval, more than 100 of 140 students in South High’s ninth-grade open program skipped last fall’s MAP test.

Updated: April 25, 2014, - 09:37 PM

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