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

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

Minnesota graduation rate rose in 2013

Minority students improved notably, but still lagged behind white peers.

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 05:26 AM

Wayzata asks voters for $109 million to ease school overcrowding

The district will hold a referendum Feb. 25, asking for $109 million in funding to expand its high school as...

Updated: February 18, 2014, - 05:39 AM

Feb. 11: Minnesota learning gap is still too large

Most Minnesota schools still have a lot of work to do to cut the disparity between white and minority students’ proficiency in reading and math in half by 2017, according to new data released by the state Department of Education.

Updated: February 11, 2014, - 10:07 PM

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