Steve Brandt

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

Recent content from Steve Brandt

Minneapolis school's gains prompt tweaks in district strategies

Team-focused teaching that’s speeding student progress at the Pillsbury Community School, where more than half the kids are still learning English, is attracting the attention of district officials.

Updated: December 30, 2013, - 09:28 AM

Minneapolis seeks halt to apartment discharge into lagoon

Minneapolis sues owner of upscale apartments, saying groundwater is being pumped illegally into a nearby lagoon, making its ice unsafe.

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 11:50 PM

Minneapolis school board maverick takes stand reluctantly

Carla Bates pushes Minneapolis school board to think in fresh ways, but her candor can draw flak.

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 05:50 AM

Minnesota's first self-governed school may close

Minneapolis French school struggles to attract teachers, students.

Updated: December 20, 2013, - 11:54 PM

Minneapolis' union-led charter school effort hasn't opened a school

Pioneering effort led by Minneapolis’ teachers union missed a wave of charter school authorizer switches.

Updated: December 13, 2013, - 05:39 AM

Minneapolis school board keeps Southwest addition alive

Busy school board allows plan to add to Southwest High School’s capacity and tries to improve discipline while limiting suspensions.

Updated: December 11, 2013, - 05:36 AM

Minneapolis enrollment plan readied for Tuesday vote

Changes proposed at Wilder set the stage for the biggest enrollment shift in Minneapolis schools since 2009.

Updated: December 10, 2013, - 05:16 AM

Minneapolis schools look at new ways to discipline students

Racial trends in suspensions prompt a review of policies.

Updated: December 09, 2013, - 05:32 AM

Minneapolis school board adds Somali-American

Mohamud Noor balances three jobs and fatherhood as he’s about to add Minneapolis school board responsibilities.

Updated: December 07, 2013, - 07:04 PM

Dec. 4, 2013: St. Paul, Mpls. rated low on closing gap

Research by a free-market group compared 15 districts that have moved toward school-based budgeting.

Updated: December 04, 2013, - 09:11 PM

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