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A stripped-down proposal to raise the pay of St. Paul school district leaders won the unanimous approval of school board members Tuesday night.The board…
The settlement includes a financial award and policy changes, according to district, student's attorneys.
Students will be expected to fire up iPads at home.
Most who graduated after getting funding became teachers, however.
One of the efforts underway focuses on hiring more Black men as elementary teachers.
Member Steve Marchese steps down to take job in Seattle.
Vinyl has long been the chosen medium for music lovers drawn to its warm sound, and throughout its rise and fall and rise again, they…
End of cold stretch nears but not until final frigid kick.
His visit to a school testing clinic coincided with release of a federal school-reopening strategy.
The St. Paul school board on Monday endorsed plans for a new online school to begin operating in the fall.Members voted unanimously to give district…
High schoolers could begin their virtual studies this fall.
The proposal covers 25 nonunion members of the superintendent's team.
Many elementary schools around the state brought the youngest elementary students back Tuesday, with more to follow in the coming weeks.
Union leaders are calling for additional COVID safety precautions.
The superintendent proposes bringing them back to classrooms beginning in February.
PSEO saves taxpayers money, needs more promotion, they assert.
Hennepin and Ramsey counties keeping rates flat due to pandemic; a third of metro cities see decrease.
Nearly half of secondary students failed a class while in distance learning.
His expertise put him in high demand as a speaker, and he often flew across the country to present an insider's view of Washington.
There's a waiting list now for the state's largest online charter school.
The move follows similar calls in Minneapolis, Anoka-Hennepin districts.
The district aims to boost support with weekend in -person tutoring.
Citing a significant rise in COVID-19 cases across the city, Minneapolis Public Schools has decided to suspend after-school tutoring and other in-person services now being…
New elementary will be second school named for retired justice.
They say taxpayer money is used for political work.
They're working on plan for next stage of reopening on Jan. 19, at the earliest.
Teachers across Minnesota are frazzled trying to navigate pandemic-related combinations of in-person and online instruction — so much so that nearly one-third responding to a recent statewide survey said they were thinking of quitting.
Teachers walked picket lines before the pandemic.
A pandemic and the racial reckoning stemming from the death of George Floyd are fueling apprehension and concern among Twin Cities area teachers of color.…
Final action on levy plans will come later this year.
Anoka-Hennepin School District had kept him from using boys' locker room.
Superintendent received raise in his new contract.
For decades, he was an official who talked about and practiced the principles of racial equity.
District leaders develop criteria to meet before a return to partial in-person instruction.
The superintendent has promised families an improved "Distance Learning 2.0" with more live instruction than they'd seen in the spring.
Action will come when contract expires Dec. 31.
School board will vote Tuesday on cutting cops.
Actions put focus on safety risks in hybrid plans
Candidates aim to fill final year of late chairwoman's term.
Most urban districts going virtual this school year.
Superintendent wants to move to hybrid instruction, but district isn't ready this fall.
A full return has the backing of just one in five educators, according to Education Minnesota, the state's teachers union. Gov. Tim Walz is expected to weigh in with state guidance next Thursday.
Arrests down in system that serves high-needs kids.
Goal is to keep kids sharp during the summer.
Election to be held Nov. 3, preceded by appointment.
Spending plan will remain fluid due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Action followed a similar move in Minneapolis.
After the Minneapolis Public Schools ended its contract with the city's police department, districts from St. Paul to Duluth are hearing calls to take similar steps.
State auditor probed 17 areas at the request of citizens and found no evidence of wrongdoing.
Districts are working on three scenarios amid fluid nature of the pandemic.
State concerned about online charter schools' math scores.
School board member takes police to task in proposal.
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.