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 teacher-prep schools see mixed grades

A new report said most schools need to “raise the bar” for grads, but some got favorable marks.

Updated: June 17, 2014, - 09:59 PM

California teacher tenure ruling is likely to be felt in Minnesota

California says seniority systems hurt kids; some in Minnesota agree.

Updated: June 12, 2014, - 09:49 PM

Edina third-grader saves choking friend with Heimlich maneuver

The 9-year-old had just learned the lifesaving move from dad.

Updated: June 03, 2014, - 09:25 PM

For Minnesota's littlest learners, a new push to close achievement gap

Pre-K programs intended to level the playing field for minority students are gaining traction

Updated: May 31, 2014, - 10:01 PM

Robbinsdale voters to consider technology levy for schools in November

$3.5M would be provided each year to increase tech access for Robbinsdale students, staff.

Updated: May 27, 2014, - 02:24 PM

2 indicted in 15-year-old shooting death in Minneapolis

New evidence leads to two men in connection with a 1999 shooting over a drug deal gone bad.

Updated: May 16, 2014, - 08:43 PM

In Cincinnati, they're closing the achievement gap

The Ohio school district is closing the achievement gap, boosting the performance and graduation rates of black students.

Updated: May 10, 2014, - 10:37 PM

Family files lawsuit in boy's drowning at St. Louis Park school

Abdullahi Charif’s family claims the St. Louis Park School District and teacher failed to prevent his death.

Updated: May 10, 2014, - 02:39 PM

Metro school districts try 'grow their own' approach to hiring special education teachers

A first-of-its-kind University of Minnesota master’s degree program promises to groom education assistants into special education teachers by training them on the job in the classrooms where they already work.

Updated: May 05, 2014, - 02:48 PM

Minnesota changes the way it helps struggling schools

Instead of imposing top-down rules, teams of specialists work to help schools find their own solutions.

Updated: April 21, 2014, - 11:00 AM

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