Steve Brandt

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

Recent content from Steve Brandt

Mohamud Noor to challenge veteran Phyllis Kahn for House seat

The newly appointed Minneapolis school board member says the community wants new legislative leadership; Kahn cites experience.

Updated: December 30, 2013, - 09:38 PM

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

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