Steve Brandt

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

Recent content from Steve Brandt

Minneapolis doubles associate superintendent posts

The Minneapolis School District has boosted its associate superintendent ranks from four to seven people and created an eighth position...

Updated: June 03, 2014, - 04:25 PM

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

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