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

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

Shutdown alters D.C. itinerary for Twin Cities students

Students will go to other sites in Washington, D.C., that aren’t closed.

Updated: October 16, 2013, - 01:32 PM

Minnesota's loose special ed rules drive up costs, boost enrollment

Loose Minnesota rules enable students who wouldn't qualify in other states to get services, straining budgets. All voices in the fight are certain they are acting in the best interests of schools and their students.

Updated: October 13, 2013, - 06:50 AM

Study: ‘White flight’ gets a nudge from Minnesota charter schools

Findings show charter schools with mostly white student bodies are opening in diverse neighborhoods.

Updated: October 08, 2013, - 08:16 PM

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