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 preps for some of coldest temperatures in 20 years

Gov. Dayton took the rare step of canceling classes on Monday due to subzero temps. Several other organizations followed suit. Wind chills could drop as low as -60 early Monday morning.

Updated: January 04, 2014, - 05:44 PM

Bundle up and batten down: 2014 will get a frigid welcome in Minn.

Extreme cold and road-slickening snowfall will dominate through New Year’s Eve and late into the week.

Updated: December 30, 2013, - 08:51 PM

Bloomington elementary teacher guilty of kicking, slapping students

Woman, 60, slapped, grabbed and kicked elementary students.

Updated: December 23, 2013, - 08:29 PM

Chanhassen students conduct experiment on turning off cellphones

When Chanhassen student researchers asked diners to forgo cellphone use during their evening out, interesting things happened.

Updated: December 17, 2013, - 02:59 PM

Study finds more Minnesota kids better prepared for kindergarten

State officials believe early learning investments are paying off big for schools, families.

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 08:45 PM

All-day kindergarten grows in Twin Cities west metro area

West-metro schools are eagerly devoting resources to free all-day kindergarten.

Updated: December 10, 2013, - 03:06 PM

West metro school briefs: Information session on gifted program set

Parents of children in the Minnetonka School District can learn more about a program for gifted students at an information...

Updated: December 10, 2013, - 03:00 PM

Backers push anti-bullying bill in 2014 Minn. legislative session

Efforts to strengthen and expand on the state’s 37-word law gained momentum as a legislative showdown begins to take shape...

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

Crop of Minnesota ag teachers dwindles while need grows

A key barrier to producing more agriculture teachers is the fact that the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus is the only school in the state offering an agriculture education degree.

Updated: December 01, 2013, - 09:54 PM

Crop of ag teachers dwindles as need rises

Teachers like Natasha Mortenson are hard to come by in Minnesota, where over the past five years, there’s been a...

Updated: December 01, 2013, - 09:32 PM

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