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 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

Charges won't be filed in St. Louis Park school pool death

Family still wants to know how the boy drowned at a St. Louis Park school during swimming class.

Updated: April 12, 2014, - 06:50 AM

Dayton signs anti-bullying bill

The law requires school districts to track and investigate cases of bullying and to better train staffers and teachers on how to prevent it.

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 05:42 AM

Basic-skills exam for teachers remains despite efforts to scrap it

Opponents say exam isn’t a good gauge of skills, but backers say state must keep high bar.

Updated: March 23, 2014, - 09:20 PM

Osseo schools weigh plan to realign grades for more classroom space

Proposal calls for expanding all three high schools to answer a need for more classroom space.

Updated: March 12, 2014, - 03:47 PM

Amended anti-bullying bill appeases key Minn. school groups

Revised definition is favored by many school groups but not panel’s GOP members.

Updated: March 12, 2014, - 10:07 AM

March 4: Family seeks answers in boy's drowning

Abdullahi Charif, 12, was found floating in the deep end of a swimming pool at St. Louis Park middle school on Thursday. He died Saturday.

Updated: March 05, 2014, - 10:31 AM

Schools review pool policies after St. Louis Park boy's drowning

Rules vary from district to district, but most require a lifeguard or certified water safety instructor to be present.

Updated: March 05, 2014, - 10:24 AM

Richfield chooses Steven Unowsky as new superintendent

St. Paul official inherits a diverse district that has recently shown dramatic improvement in efforts to narrow the achievement gap.

Updated: February 27, 2014, - 07:59 PM

Wayzata voters OK $109 million in school improvements

A high school addition and new elementary school should be open to students in the fall of 2016.

Updated: February 26, 2014, - 07:52 PM

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