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

Princeton teacher wins Milken Award, considered the "Oscars” of education

With the national education award comes a $25,000 cash prize and acknowledgment that Angela Harvala is one of the best U.S. teachers.

Updated: October 30, 2014, - 11:21 PM

New Anoka-Hennepin schools leader returns to his roots

David Law returns to district of his youth on a mission to enhance its reputation.

Updated: October 29, 2014, - 09:23 PM

West, north metro schools seek taxpayer help Nov. 4

Robbinsdale district is one of several in the west and north metro seeking levy dollars.

Updated: October 21, 2014, - 02:51 PM

Minnesota schools scramble to catch up on computer coding

An increasing number of Minnesota students are forming software coding clubs, attending coding camps, and participating in organized coding events known as CoderDojos, which are popping up across the state.

Updated: October 20, 2014, - 02:21 PM

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

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