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

StudentsFirst pulls up stakes in Minnesota

The controversial group fought for basic-skills exams, teacher evaluations.

Updated: July 11, 2014, - 12:31 PM

SEIU, Minnesota home health care workers file for union election

The drive may be an uphill battle in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling focused on an Illinois case.

Updated: July 08, 2014, - 11:12 PM

At Freedom School, young scholars find inspiration and improved literacy skills

Osseo Area Schools offers the six-week Freedom School program to help kids learn to love reading.

Updated: July 08, 2014, - 01:52 PM

Minneapolis plans party for elf answering letters for almost 20 years

A devoted letter-writer builds community around Lake Harriet for two decades

Updated: June 28, 2014, - 06:59 PM

Zebra mussels trouble the waters of Detroit Lakes

Zebra mussels have been discovered in Lake Melissa near Detroit Lakes, the first confirmed sighting of the invasive species in Becker County, near one of Minnesota’s most popular summertime destinations for boaters and anglers.

Updated: June 28, 2014, - 01:49 AM

West school briefs: Eden Prairie district hires Mutzenberger

Eden PrairieMutzenberger named director of business servicesJason Mutzenberger has been hired as Eden Prairie public schools’ executive director of business...

Updated: June 18, 2014, - 01:16 AM

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

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