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The school board interviewed Stewart on Monday night.
The public will have a chance to meet the two finalists — Sonia Stewart and Lisa Sayles-Adams — and watch their interviews next week.
The Close the Gap club at East Ridge High School draws up to 40 students each Tuesday after school.
Minnesota schools' handling of background and reference checks are at the center of two high-profile lawsuits. A separate case before the state Supreme Court could determine whether if schools are liable when someone with a problematic past is hired and goes on to abuse students.
About 14% of high school juniors and 6% of eighth-graders reported using e-cigarettes, according to the 2022 Minnesota Student Survey.
Both districts hope for signs of stabilizing enrollment in the coming years.
The district added music therapy lessons, long a tool in special education, for all students at some schools.
Sandburg Regional High School relocated from a leased space in Coon Rapids to the site of the former Sandburg Middle School, which closed in 2010.
The number of students missing too much class has risen since the pandemic because of many factors, including increasing mental health challenges.
The district added hundreds of other new positions this year and now faces an almost 15% vacancy rate.
Applications are now open for the permanent superintendent position, with hopes of picking someone by the end of the year.
More than 800,000 kids are back in the classroom as free meals and new school safety initiatives kick in.
The Legacy of Dr. Josie R. Johnson Montessori School has moved to Family Baptist Church. The school's old landlord, Our Lady of Victory Church, has "ceased operations."
Public school enrollment in the state has stalled in recent years as more families opt for private schools or homeschooling.
The cyberattack paralyzed computer systems across the district in February; a ransomware group claimed responsibility in March.
The carnival game dated back to the 1930s and was a staple at the Penny Arcade.
St. Louis, Cook County officials said Saturday the pilot, who went missing Friday, had not yet been found.
He started his career at NASA before trading the lab for a classroom.
Board Member Lori Norvell moved to send the policy back to the policy committee and seek more input from teachers, students and parents. That passed unanimously.
The proposed revision to district policy allows teachers to set classroom rules with the input of students.
The College App opened the application season Tuesday, the first one since the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June striking down affirmative action.
The Legacy of Dr. Josie R. Johnson Montessori School must move out of Our Lady of Victory church by mid-August.
The Stable Homes Stable Schools programs are expanding this fall.
South Washington County schools recently launched a pilot program to train teens to repair district Chromebooks.
Dave Stead, the longest-serving executive director of the Minnesota State High School League, was also inducted at a ceremony this month.
The flexibility in a proposed revision to Minneapolis schools' student device policy is similar to other districts'.
Minnesota colleges had been bracing for the ruling on affirmative action and emphasizing their commitment to diversity on campus.
The Minnesota Department of Human Rights found that school staff violated Minnesota's civil rights law by failing to prevent and address sexual harassment and assault.
The proposed revision to district policy says they could use their phones "as established by classroom norms set forth by the students and the teacher."
Administrators warned that some of that money won't be available in future years.
The agency said 24 files that included student information were accessed.
The district is planning to balance its budget with pandemic relief funds, which sunset in 2024, and withdrawals from the rainy day fund.
Districts have emphasized those individual supports amid recovery from the pandemic.
The filmmakers — ages 3 to 6 — began their project when one student brought in a photo of the ship for show and tell.
Retiring teacher Andy Weaver has long incorporated ducks — and many other animals — in hands-on biology projects for students.
Before the addition of the new box in 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau had a history of altering data reported by same-sex married couples.
Barthold Farms in St. Francis picks up food scraps from several area schools in the Food to Hog program.
Bucking the state and national trend of cutting librarian positions amid budget crunches, MPS' proposed budget includes a part-time librarian position for each school.
She quietly led efforts toward inclusion and women's rights inside and outside the church.
Lockers, once a rite of passage and a meetup space, are nearly obsolete among today's teens.
Miller became school's second female president in 2015. Last days will be in summer of 2024.
School board Chair Sharon El-Amin says the "time is now" to start the conversation that could include closing or consolidating schools.
Abdihafid Mohamed, a junior at Edison High School, and Halimah Abdullah, a sophomore at Southwest High School, took on the roles in February.
School districts' cyber liability insurance premiums have skyrocketed in recent years.
The district has not specified exactly what information was accessed, but there are steps people can take to protect their information.
The agreement includes a clause to end the contract early if the board finds a permanent superintendent.
The group has posted some of the data it accessed online, and the district said it is working to have it removed.
Student-led efforts to help their communities and the environment include everything from thrift stores to bicycle repair.
The district's network was infected with an encryption virus and a "threat actor" may have had access to data, the district said.
The district hasn't given any more explanation for the "encryption event," but one expert notes school districts nationwide have been targets of cyberattacks.
The problems were related to an "encryption event," the district told families Friday.
Charter schools and private schools saw more modest gains in enrollment after a brief pandemic surge.
The district has updated passwords, is working with a specialist to monitor the network and has employed a kind of "virus alert system" to allow MPS students and staff to keep using district devices securely, an update said.
The efforts include a yearlong program to teach employees about how systemic racism can affect health care and health disparities.
Flu hospitalizations are also still down after spiking late last fall.
Sadie, a Brittany spaniel, had her leg amputated several years ago after she was hit by a car.
Interim Superintendent Rochelle Cox has said she is willing to serve a longer term as district leader.
The school board's superintendent search committee voted Tuesday to delay the search for a new district leader until the fall of 2023, saying the added time allows for more community input.
As the number of homeless kids and costs to transport them rise, Minneapolis Public Schools is working to meet the growing need.
The family's attorney accuses Principal Mauri Friestleben of negligence and creating unreasonable risk.
15-year-old Deshaun Hill Jr. was shot while walking home from North Community High School the same day as a protest.
Hill was fatally shot in February while walking home from school.
Many school districts called for second day of learning from home on Thursday.
One of the board's big tasks this year is picking a new superintendent.
Isabelle Alice Koopman was born as the old year ended and the new year began.
The goal is to make information easier for families to access and understand, officials say.
The program slated to start next fall aims to help fill a "critical need" for more public health workers.
The U.S. Census Bureau released the new estimates Thursday.
The tradition that links Roosevelt students and neighbors is now in its 52nd year. This year, students and alumni packed and delivered 300 boxes of food.
The final meeting of the current board focused on the district's finances.
The district's projections suggest the city's schools will run out of money by 2025 without major cuts in expenses or increases in revenue.
The district's enrollment continues to drop and the pandemic relief money it used to balance its budget will sunset in 2024.
Rachel Wannarka said the district retaliated against her after she spoke to a reporter.
The program is set to expand next semester to include a course aimed at preparing students to join the industry.
The district is also considering budget adjustments, including raising its debt service limit.