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

Citing an oversight need, schools push Dayton to name school trust lands director

Schools say they were promised governor would name director for their 2.5 million-acre land trust.

Updated: December 31, 2014, - 03:48 PM

School foundations give Minnesota kids a leg up

Most conversations about school funding in Minnesota revolve around federal and state dollars or the lack thereof. Local investments in...

Updated: December 26, 2014, - 06:17 PM

New school bathrooms seek to ensure that all genders feel safe and welcome

Walking to the bathroom can be a 20-minute odyssey for Blake School’s Schmitty Smith.Smith must traverse four flights of stairs...

Updated: December 25, 2014, - 10:40 PM

Minnesota recognizes 22 high-performing schools

The “Celebration School” honor goes to improved schools that get federal poverty aid.

Updated: December 17, 2014, - 07:23 PM

Osseo students get chance to hone interest in engineering

Recognizing the value in science, technology, engineering and math skills, Osseo High School is making a major investment in Project Lead the Way.

Updated: December 16, 2014, - 03:11 PM

WMEP considers giving up school ownership

Plans include the program’s FAIR schools being managed or owned by local school districts.

Updated: December 15, 2014, - 10:09 PM

Advocates want more state money to expand early education opportunities in Minnesota

Advocates say Gov. Mark Dayton’s pledge of programs for every 3- and 4-year-old in the state has inspired them.

Updated: November 28, 2014, - 10:54 PM

University of Minnesota study bolsters case for all-day preschool

Research found the preschoolers, particularly poor, minority kids, scored better on readiness tests.

Updated: November 25, 2014, - 08:49 PM

Bloomington Public Schools set to open College and Career Academy next fall

Career and College Academy will open next fall, and offer classes in four fields that don’t require college.

Updated: November 25, 2014, - 10:43 AM

Three Minnesota students play vital role in antibullying law

They are student representatives on the state council overseeing the implementation of the law, which gives schools across the state new tools to combat student harassment.

Updated: November 22, 2014, - 06:33 AM

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