Steve Brandt

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

Recent content from Steve Brandt

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

What will it take to fix Mpls. schools?

Superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools Bernadeia Johnson on the difficulties of closing the achievement gap.

Updated: November 30, 2013, - 10:08 PM

Minnesota's teacher pay option has only minor impact on test scores

A study says Minnesota’s $450 million teacher compensation option has had little measurable impact on student achievement.

Updated: November 18, 2013, - 09:44 AM

At the Minneapolis school board meeting

Some partisans favoring Ubah Jama for the latest vacancy, most notably activist Al Flowers Jr., weren't happy, leading to a...

Updated: November 15, 2013, - 08:50 PM

Charter school holed up at Fort Snelling has history front, center

Temporary classrooms at Historic Fort Snelling offered Upper Mississippi Academy students rifle fire, voyageurs and laptops.

Updated: November 14, 2013, - 09:44 PM

Mpls. school superintendent's bonus marked down to $7,452

The decision came after a tough review of Bernadeia Johnson by the Minneapolis school board, which wants better academic results.

Updated: November 13, 2013, - 06:31 AM

Mohamud Noor wins Minneapolis school board position

The board’s appointment makes Noor only the second Somali-born Minnesotan to hold public office. He’ll be seated on Dec. 10.

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 09:35 PM

Minneapolis schools to double down on grade gap

Failure to meet most targets means district is likely to put two teachers in early-grade classrooms at schools that are...

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 06:15 AM

Minneapolis revamps plan for handling school enrollment bulge

After feedback, Minneapolis plan has been revised to avoid moving two programs, add a gifted school and defer an arts high school idea.

Updated: November 08, 2013, - 11:17 PM

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