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

Writing Center pairs freshmen 'coaches' with middle-school students

The South View Writing Center helps demystify the writing process and boosts collaboration between students.

Updated: October 14, 2014, - 03:00 PM

State steps up efforts to roll out the new bullying law

Last week, the issue of bullying was thrust back in the spotlight as the Minnesota State High School League considered a policy that would allow transgender athletes to play on a team of their chosen gender identity. Several transgender people testified about harassment they endured in school.

Updated: October 06, 2014, - 05:26 AM

State identifies 155 high-poverty schools that are struggling

The high-poverty schools aren’t doing enough to close the achievement gap between white and minority students or have overall academic performance problems.

Updated: October 02, 2014, - 01:13 PM

Eight Minnesota schools get Blue Ribbon status

Every elementary school in Brainerd School District got Blue Ribbon designation as top school.

Updated: October 01, 2014, - 10:34 AM

Aug.: State test scores show achievement gap persists

Minnesota students showed little overall improvement in reading, math or science, according to the latest batch of results from statewide, standardized tests taken by nearly 500,000 elementary and high school students this spring.

Updated: October 01, 2014, - 10:32 AM

Karner Blue designed with special needs in mind

Named after a locally endangered butterfly, the school came out of long-term planning to deal with an increasing number of students with special needs.

Updated: September 26, 2014, - 05:09 PM

Valley View Elementary students beat the odds

Though the Columbia Heights school has high levels of poverty, its MCA scores are consistently among the highest in the state.

Updated: September 20, 2014, - 10:11 PM

Mobile pantry's end leaves needy uncertain

Target blames low participation. pulls funding for program at 11 Twin Cities schools.

Updated: September 05, 2014, - 09:40 PM

Free all-day kindergarten for first time rolls out across Minnesota

This year, for the first time, the state of Minnesota is picking up the $134 million tab for full-day kindergarten, a move educators hope will provide an academic jump-start for the state’s youngest learners.

Updated: September 02, 2014, - 12:26 PM

English learners steady on tests

Minnesota students who are learning to speak English held steady on both the math and reading portions of the Minnesota...

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 12:17 AM

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