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Gerhard Weiss had a knack for telling stories. Not just any stories, but those from his experience as a Holocaust survivor and growing up…
Somali-Minnesotans, GOP hear different messages in Trump's speech.
Trump's visit to Minneapolis for a campaign rally spurred anxiety and fear for many.
District leaders say union's demands would add $35M over two years to budget.
They met with the district superintendent and demanded climate-change instruction in every grade.
School board members are expected to take the final action on the tax levy in December.
Festival in Minneapolis was about unity, healing, and ending gun violence.
Several thousand young people emptied local classrooms on Friday as part of a coordinated global movement seeking greater government action on climate change.
Nothing suspicious was found, but the investigation continues.
Former teacher had filed a whistleblower lawsuit.
Superintendent Ed Graff shifts priorities while also seeking to delay the board's final vote on the plan from December to April.
The district denies responsibility for the student's injuries.
The emphasis was on the new: New shoes. New start times. New principals. New clothes — even uniforms pulled together at the last minute.
Ahmed Ali has given interviews to media outlets across the world and has spoken at several back-to-school kickoff events, where he urged teachers to learn from students with disabilities.
Nearly 1,500, mostly students of color, left the district last year.
Two years after deadly blast, Minnehaha Academy celebrates its new upper campus.
The program will teach STEM education, environmental action and global issues.
Jeffery McMillan briefly relished the life of a local celebrity, whether it was modeling for Target or making shots on a school’s basketball court. Standing…
All metro children are urged to get measles shot before classes resume.
Mauri Melander Friestleben will start her new role on Aug. 5.
Program seeks housing for district children, teens.
District officials plan to announce the next principal before the new school year begins.
Student performance on standardized test scores has heightened the need for literacy and math help in schools across the state.
They're pushing to improve the quality of education their kids receive at Cedar Riverside Community School in Minneapolis.
The Minneapolis school district has launched a new program to combat an acute bus-driver shortage, offering paid training, mentorship and career opportunities to entice job…
Schoolchildren and their supporters say stricter gun laws will keep people safe.
Best Buy brings top electronics with free access to five locations in the Twin Cities.
Valerie Littles-Butler will take the helm on July 1.
Brett Stringer, 41, plans to start July 1 at South High.
Classroom aides, other employees negotiating a new district contract.
District leaders said the per-pupil funding will be used for new math curriculum.
Minneapolis residents will get more time to weigh in on proposal, officials say.
Legislation added less than bipartisan backers sought to increase ranks of color.
Ray Aponte has been a principal in the Minneapolis Public Schools for 25 years.
His love for food led him to start a fast-casual eatery with his mother.
New Stable Homes, Stable Schools pilot program needs more rental units.
Parents and staff say redrawing attendance areas will lead to segregation.
District has scheduled public meetings before final vote in late August.
Michael Favor has accepted a job as an assistant superintendent for Roseville Area Schools.
Many say the murder trial of the former Minneapolis police officer has widened the gulf with law enforcement.
CFO erased a $33M deficit; latest plan is for balanced budget and no job cuts.
Cassellius said she wants to be in a place where there's an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of diverse populations and poor kids.
Herandez Cortez Evans, who will go before the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board on Friday, allegedly struck, squeezed students.
"Love Them First: Lessons from Lucy Laney Elementary School," will be shown as part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival.
American Indian students kicked off maple syruping season with pride, passing on cultural teaching.
Minneapolis is launching its most aggressive effort yet to help homeless students succeed in school at a time when homelessness in Minnesota is at a record high.
Ed Graff's deal received unanimous approval from the school board.
Jolene Christina McGregor, a St. Paul native who championed education and advocated for orphaned children, died unexpectedly during surgery in a New York hospital on…
Parent, school and community leaders rally around North High students affected by gun violence
Discrimination alleged at Coon Rapids High School.
About 10 left classrooms and headed to a flagpole on Victory Memorial Parkway.
Mpls. board is expected to vote on superintendent's 3-year contract in March.
The head-on crash involved a pickup and a semitrailer truck, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Most of the big public school districts around the metro area are expected to reopen Friday. Gov. Tim Walz promises no penalties over any lost days.
NASA-inspired after-school program helps kids boost their attention spans.
Minneapolis principals say officers' presence in schools can be positive, but concerns over the role persist.
Kimberly Caprini and Josh Pauly were sworn in, offering a fresh start for the state's third-largest school system and a chance to set priorities.
Declining enrollment and low reserves counter positive news on raising revenue, paring deficit.
John Theodore Schevenius put others' needs before his and cherished his time with his family.As a longtime missionary and tireless humanitarian, Schevenius lived to serve…
A recent workshop shared concerns about safety and their knowledge of constitutional rights.
Leaders of Period.MN hope to launch a pilot program for students in need.
Minnesota's student body is rapidly becoming more diverse, while the teaching force remains mostly white.
Page celebrates Presidential Medal of Freedom by naming Page Scholars at namesake school.
The school board approved the change, which starts next fall, after hearing from parents.
A gas leak delayed afternoon transportation for more than 1,000 Minneapolis students.
Minneapolis school board candidates discuss ways to attract students.
Levies in Mpls., St. Paul and suburbs would boost taxes, steady district finances.
Baldwin died Sept. 19 at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville a month after his cancer was diagnosed.
Ed Graff was lauded at school board meeting by his bosses for meeting expectations in each of his top five priority areas.
Programs in districts all over the state are being hit.
It was the first of two forums scheduled before Election Day.
Board proposed new goal to be included in superintendent's review.
At Wednesday's committee meeting, his school board bosses will discuss how to create a process for evaluating him.
Supply and demand for specialized teachers and assistants don't match up in a strong labor market.
Spruced-up school buildings and a visit from Gov. Mark Dayton among opening day highlights.