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

Crop of Minnesota ag teachers dwindles while need grows

A key barrier to producing more agriculture teachers is the fact that the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus is the only school in the state offering an agriculture education degree.

Updated: December 01, 2013, - 09:54 PM

Crop of ag teachers dwindles as need rises

Teachers like Natasha Mortenson are hard to come by in Minnesota, where over the past five years, there’s been a...

Updated: December 01, 2013, - 09:32 PM

Free tickets for Vikings stadium groundbreaking available Tuesday

They will be available from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday on a first-come, first-served basis. Gov. Dayton, owners Wilfs among...

Updated: November 29, 2013, - 06:27 AM

Minnesota schools seek space to accommodate all-day kindergarten

With 10 months to prepare, districts look to build, add on or shuffle space to accommodate all-day classes in every...

Updated: November 16, 2013, - 01:00 PM

All the school board incumbent lost in Bloomington and Richfield

All the school board incumbents — including one who had served 32 years — were turned out in Bloomington and Richfield as voters opted for change.

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 04:51 PM

Minnesota 4th-graders best in the country in math tests

Scores of Minnesota 8th-graders on the NAEP are fifth-highest in U.S.

Updated: November 07, 2013, - 10:02 PM

Minnesota voters sign off on school levies at record rate

Nearly 90 percent of the Minnesota school districts that held referendums on Tuesday got a thumbs-up.

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 10:04 PM

Edina-Hopkins school district-line feud becomes election issue

Some parents worry that three Hopkins school board candidates are supporters of Unite Edina 273.

Updated: November 01, 2013, - 09:00 AM

Minnesota severs its ties with school testing administrators

After months of contention, American Institutes for Research says it will not try to renew its $61 million contract with...

Updated: October 31, 2013, - 10:58 AM

English learners face uphill battle but getting help

Concerned about a drop in scores, Minnesota schools are trying innovative ways to help students struggling with the language.

Updated: October 26, 2013, - 09:38 PM

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