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

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

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

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