Steve Brandt

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

Recent content from Steve Brandt

Black students in Minneapolis face long odds on path to graduation

At close to 13,000 kids, black students form the largest student bloc in Minneapolis schools, where almost four out of five American-born black students are not proficient in reading and only one in three graduates on time.

Updated: February 19, 2014, - 11:13 AM

Mpls. schools chief gives $17,000 in bonuses to 2 officials

Superintendent used authority to grant $17,000 to CEO, lobbyist.

Updated: February 19, 2014, - 05:28 AM

Mpls. schools may make up snow days on Saturdays, spring break

Voluntary Saturday and spring-break classes are designed to compensate for bad-weather cancellations.

Updated: February 12, 2014, - 10:13 AM

Former Somali prime minister dies in Minneapolis

Abdirizak Haji Hussein, 89, lived in Minneapolis after leading his nation through its turbulent early days.

Updated: February 01, 2014, - 07:03 PM

Minneapolis school tries new path to accelerate immigrant learning

The “newcomer classrooms” are a concentrated effort to jump-start the adjustment of Somali students in American schools. The program is aimed at Somalis, but the concept could be adapted to any immigrant group.

Updated: January 25, 2014, - 06:41 AM

Rybak blogs about his heart attack

The ex-Minneapolis mayor said he’d suffered no permanent heart damage and was feeling better than he had in years, and in fact may have suffered more heart damage at his junior prom.

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 05:37 AM

St. Paul charter school votes to unionize

Backing of 25 teachers makes the German immersion school the state’s only unionized charter.

Updated: January 15, 2014, - 11:38 PM

Minneapolis man behind Vikings stadium suit is longtime activist

If Doug Mann’s name is familiar, it’s likely because he was one of 35 candidates in Minneapolis’ mayoral race last year.

Updated: January 14, 2014, - 02:11 AM

St. Paul says its schools are ahead of the nation on discipline

Over the past two years, suspensions have declined in the state’s second-largest school district precisely because of the sorts of actions now suggested by the federal government.

Updated: January 12, 2014, - 09:12 PM

Pipe to divert water to save Lake Calhoun-Isles lagoon ice

A diversion pipe is being installed this week to route water being pumped into the Lake Calhoun-Isles lagoon, marking the...

Updated: January 08, 2014, - 10:18 PM

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