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Governor says he's "slowly turning the dial" to allow mix of distance education and in-school classes.
The action involved awarding a series of contracts — 23 altogether — reflecting closer board scrutiny of a districtwide facilities improvement plan.
A Star Tribune survey of parents shows that the more frequent the live video sessions between staff and students, the greater their satisfaction with their children's learning.
As devoted fans on opposite sides of the Vikings-Packers rivalry, Scott Melter and Ken Larson gave each other plenty of ribbing over the years.…
Superintendent says deal will require personnel moves.
Nordwall, who died March 4 at age 98, was a caddie at Keller Golf Course in Maplewood when tapped in 1939 to carry the bag for Gene Sarazen at the St. Paul Open.
The district is aiming to make limited new investments.
Ten finalists have been named to be the 2020 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.But the annual banquet announcing this year's honoree — initially scheduled for…
The need to get the shift right for students became more apparent as the week progressed: Gov. Tim Walz said chances are "relatively slim" that students will be returning to classrooms this school year.
Deal includes $4.7 million to hire additional mental health support staff.
Staffers reported at 1 p.m., and students are scheduled to return Monday.
Mediator brought the two sides together, union says.
A spokesman said the district is preparing a new offer to present early Thursday
It's not yet known when talks will resume. The district's preparing seven sites for use by elementary students from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. beginning Thursday, according to Superintendent Joe Gothard.
St. Paul Public Schools classes are canceled today because of a teachers strike, the school district said early Tuesday morning.
The district notified parents via Twitter at 3:30 a.m. The St. Paul Federation of Educators said in its own tweet that it would begin picketing at 7 a.m.
As strike date nears, teachers push for support teams and the district cites the $30 million cost.
The teachers union shared the plan with members before informational picketing Wednesday; superintendent "extremely disappointed" by union's latest move.
Board heeds community wishes instead of new construction.
The vote followed a mediation session during which the union reported "no significant movement" on priorities that have included the establishment of mental health teams in every building and increased supports for multilingual families.
The two sides remain in mediation, but the union has been frustrated with the pace of talks. It has cited as its top priority the establishment of mental health teams in every building.
Latrice Maggitt settled into a second-row seat as students at Galtier Community School in St. Paul prepared on Monday to re-enact a protest that proved…
Minnetonka students were being held back — by their parents' choice.
Suzanne Rivera will be Macalester's first female and Latino leader.
St. Paul district says contract proposals are too expensive as written.
Kelly Holstine said given the platform, it had to be done.
Business, community leaders agree to 'disruptive conversation' on state's achievement gap
Emotions high as many school boundary changes could relocate students.
School district will hire civilian workers trained to de-escalate conflicts among kids.
As St. Paul’s first black City Council member, Bill Wilson lived and preached the message of racial equality, and for years he was a fixture…
Decisions soon on American Indian Magnet, other work in the district
The districts consider strategies to stem enrollment decline.
Enrollment woes continue for the St. Paul Public Schools, with a 948-student drop in the all-important category of those who generate state revenue.Figures presented to…
Board takes up contract as it looks at broader duties for resource officers.
Home values are going up, and levies are taking effect, but some municipalities have tried to minimize the increases for 2020.
Union leads push for another round of private negotiations.
With falling enrollment, board to scrutinize list of renovations.
State action comes after receiving evidence showing the district accepts nonresident students on a first-come, first-served basis, and without conducting lotteries.
The vote puts him at the helm of the state's second-largest district for another three years — and with an $8,000 pay raise in the first year.
The lunches were tossed because the students owed $15 or more, but the action was quickly halted when administrators became aware of the situation.
District board chairwoman signs onto the campaign seeking moratorium.
The 11-candidate race focused on open enrollment was in contrast to 2015, when voters backed new funding for schools and four seats drew only four hopefuls.
A crowded field for the first time includes challengers determined to rein in the district's aggressive use of open enrollment to attract students.
Two front-runners confront challenges as Election Day approaches.
It suggests few updates were provided as projects grew in scope, such as with Humboldt High work.
First wave of building renovations came in millions of dollars more than projected.
Class work that was set to begin next Monday now will launch on Oct. 21.
A video helped their science-focused middle school land a new $100K fitness center. On Monday they celebrated.
St. Paul Public Schools officials acknowledge the move should have been better publicized.
District had been awaiting state's number-crunching.
Aaron Benner said district retaliated against him for criticizing its discipline practices.
The district and union also are in early talks on a new two-year contract.
The emphasis was on the new: New shoes. New start times. New principals. New clothes — even uniforms pulled together at the last minute.
Work continues at Humboldt, Como Park as district awaits external report on facilities plan.
Twenty-one elementary schools with nearly 10,000 students will start school an hour earlier to let the big kids occupy their old 8:30 a.m. start-time slot.
He's suing St. Paul district, alleging retaliation for criticizing discipline plan.
School district has threatened to sue union.
The board announced it plans to begin negotiating renewal of the three-year contract that Joe Gothard signed in 2017.
The unions representing teachers, teaching assistants voted to leave HealthPartners mid-contract, which would trigger $4 million penalty.
Deal aimed at avoiding $4 million penalty for the school district.
Another 10 filed for the four seats on the school board on the ballot in November.
Judge rejects district's attempt to dismiss suit filed by transgender student.
Ian "Fergie" Ferguson was a guitar-tech legend who had the ears and trust of heavy metal heroes from Ritchie Blackmore to Yngwie Malmsteen to Kirk…
Union vote puts district at risk of $4 million penalty from HealthPartners.
Investments include a new school in Woodbury.
A free after-school program for students in grades 1 through 5 is being expanded.
Superintendent Carlton Jenkins had hoped he and his critics could "move on."
Linwood Monroe Arts Plus to drop name of President James Monroe.
St. Paul arts school plans to drop name of slave-owning president.
Teams representing the nurses and the hospitals met for 21 hours and agreed to address issues that included raises and the cost of health insurance.
Rising costs led to outside review, too.
Two searches to replace Mary Mackbee have failed to produce the "right candidate," the superintendent wrote in a message to families.
An 8-year-old girl at John A. Johnson Achievement Plus Elementary found the gun when she looked into her backpack, police said.
Bruce Olson, 64 and nearing retirement, suffered a spinal cord injury, family says.
He cut many deals, and yet his business partner, Jerry Peterson, could not recall anyone not liking him.
With costs blowing past the district's early estimates, many residents elsewhere now must wait longer for improvements to buildings near them.