Kim McGuire

Reporter | West metro education
Phone: 612-673-4469
Kim McGuire covers education in the west metro for the Star Tribune.

Recent content from Kim McGuire

Minnesota severs its ties with school testing administrators

After months of contention, American Institutes for Research says it will not try to renew its $61 million contract with...

Updated: October 31, 2013, - 10:58 AM

English learners face uphill battle but getting help

Concerned about a drop in scores, Minnesota schools are trying innovative ways to help students struggling with the language.

Updated: October 26, 2013, - 09:38 PM

Shutdown alters D.C. itinerary for Twin Cities students

Students will go to other sites in Washington, D.C., that aren’t closed.

Updated: October 16, 2013, - 01:32 PM

Minnesota's loose special ed rules drive up costs, boost enrollment

Loose Minnesota rules enable students who wouldn't qualify in other states to get services, straining budgets. All voices in the fight are certain they are acting in the best interests of schools and their students.

Updated: October 13, 2013, - 06:50 AM

Study: ‘White flight’ gets a nudge from Minnesota charter schools

Findings show charter schools with mostly white student bodies are opening in diverse neighborhoods.

Updated: October 08, 2013, - 08:16 PM

New digs give Breck students more room to learn in

The new 40,000-square-foot building is built in the same footprint of the old one but adds two new stories of space.

Updated: October 08, 2013, - 02:17 PM

Oct. 1, 2013: 27 Minn. schools shed low-performance labels

Twenty-seven schools are no longer failing in the second year of the new school ranking system in the state.

Updated: October 01, 2013, - 11:25 PM

Special education caseloads get a state task force's attention

More students need services, but a shortage of teachers persists.

Updated: September 24, 2013, - 09:38 PM

U training adds to the Teach for America debate

First alternative program under 2011 law needs state approval.

Updated: September 18, 2013, - 10:56 PM

Florida police hunting for two missing girls, their dad warn Minnesota authorities

Police in Florida are searching for two missing girls who may be headed to northern Minnesota with their father.The two...

Updated: September 14, 2013, - 10:44 PM

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