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

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

Bloomington honors longtime school board member Arlene Bush

Bloomington leaders and citizens are letting longtime school board member Arlene Bush, 82, know how much they appreciate her as she leaves elected office behind.

Updated: February 11, 2014, - 02:12 PM

2015 Minn. Comprehensive Assessment exams will be given online only

The move is part of a $33 million contract with Pearson, a test scorer that the state has used before.

Updated: January 28, 2014, - 09:31 PM

School in Twin Cities? No. Classes? Yes, online.

While January’s unusual string of cancellations worries some administrators, a few schools are going online to stay on track.

Updated: January 27, 2014, - 11:38 PM

January school closings may lead to makeup days in June

Cold-related school closings have districts checking their calendars to make sure they’ll meet the state-required 170-day minimum.

Updated: January 24, 2014, - 08:49 AM

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