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

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

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

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