Steve Brandt

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

Recent content from Steve Brandt

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

Co-ops boosting retail on Central Avenue in northeast Minneapolis

The hipster trifecta of bikes, artisanal bread and beer is headed for Central Avenue in northeast Minneapolis, all thanks to a long-nurtured co-op movement that’s gaining momentum.

Updated: December 03, 2013, - 09:50 PM

Minneapolis, St. Paul students contrast on graduation success

Students in the two districts have comparable test scores, but they graduate at very different rates.

Updated: December 01, 2013, - 06:33 AM

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