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COVID-19 has hit elders in Minnesota's Somali community especially hard — and racial inequities have led to mistreatment and inadequate care, a local group says.
Punctual and stoic, she was a devout Muslim and a humanitarian, those who knew her said.
Research shows students of color and students with special needs are suspended more often than others.
Minneapolis has released five proposals to shift schools and students around the district.
Mpls. parents get first look at plans to eliminate racial disparities in district.
Minneapolis schools look at five options, some sweeping, in latest push to close nagging achievement gap.
Over the years, Hopewell Music has developed the talents of thousands of students.
Of the 95 state school districts studied by the Center for School Change, 97% failed to provide current information about the Postsecondary Enrollment Options program.
Though the strategic plan was not on the agenda, parents and others concerned about the proposed changes spoke out passionately during the public comment portion of the meeting.
Over the years, Lesley Earles has worked to pull in community support while tapping into students' interests.
District officials point to declining enrollment and revenue that hasn't kept up with inflation and rising costs.
School shootings elsewhere prompt parental concerns about emergency plans.
The five people who perished in the Nov. 27 blaze at Cedar High Apartments will forever be linked by the tragedy. Yet their lives, as well as their deaths, share a common thread.
Religious and community organizations raised $94,000 in the week since the blaze. But organizers say more is needed to help fire victims.
Initially pronounced dead, Salad Samatar is making a slow recovery.
For many in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, Wednesday's fire echoes an earlier tragedy that killed three.
Residents of the Cedar-Riverside community attempted to process their shock and grief Wednesday, just hours after an early morning fire killed five and injured four.
The deadly blaze in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood broke out around 4 a.m. in a 25-story building. The fire was out within 30 minutes, the Minneapolis Fire Department said. Early signs are it was accidental.
The federal officials want the NHTSA to step up efforts.
The group says the report is missing key data, but the licensing board says report is just an administrative overview.
About 40% of the achievement gap is seen before students enter kindergarten in the district. By third grade, the gap rises to 60%.
Ed Graff was rated as "developing" in all categories except for equity, in which he received the top mark of "meeting expectations."
Nearly 1 in 8 school buses operated by First Student flunked the state's safety test, reporting brake problems, flat tires, steering issues and other problems. A company spokesman said its large fleet size has led to more inspections than other carriers.
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.