MSBA eClippings Archive

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February 2018

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: MSBA 2018 Legislative Session Preview

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: At least keep these two books as part of your personal curriculum

Funding: Minnesota group hopes to give kids access to microscopes

Safety: Calls for national school walkout resonate in Bemidji

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Negotiations: Is St. Paul doomed to repeat the drama of recent teacher contract talks?

MPR

Safety: What would representatives do to stop school shootings?

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Alexandria: Student seeking national office for DECA

Hancock: High school teacher earns recognition for agriculture instruction and FFA work

Houston: School board wants public’s opinion about 2019-2020 school calendar

Kingsland: School board ponders long 2019 summer break

Pine Island: Seventh-grader’s painting advances to national competition

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation: Foundation awards $124,338 in early childhood grants

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Sports: Pequot Lakes adds target shooting to sanctioned sports

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Editorial: Sadly, schools must spend more on safety

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Youth: Student learns leadership by staging murders

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Safety: Ten years after Lakeview bus crash, memories still fresh for some

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Youth: Student wins MLK contest

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Safety: Sartell-St. Stephen promotes agency, awareness in active shooter training

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: Winona Area looks to minimize pain of proposed school closures



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: MSBA 2018 Legislative Session Preview

NSBA Federal Update: Budget update

Proclamation: Gov. Dayton orders flags at half-staff in honor of Florida attack victims

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: Volkswagen settlement will give $2.35 million for 182 cleaner-fuel school buses

Editorial: Budget woes continue after St. Paul teachers avert strike

Health: Minnesota reports three new child deaths as flu season worsens

Health: Teen vaping fuels rise in youth tobacco use

Safety: Police say Minnesota incident shouldn’t have been defined as a school shooting

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Negotiations: Teachers giving up some of pay increase to fund new positions

Safety: What Minnesota schools are telling parents after Florida shooting

MPR

Negotiations: St. Paul teachers deal leaves much of union’s wish list unfulfilled

THE HILL

Politics: U.S. education secretary says Congress needs to hold hearings on school shootings

POLITICO

Politics: U.S. education secretary calls for congressional hearings on school shootings

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: School district looking at solar energy

Benson: School board pleased with citizen input on buildings

Detroit Lakes: School board discusses middle school project and high school updates

Glencoe-Silver Lake: School board votes to hire social worker

Hutchinson: Teachers explore new technology at high school

Hutchinson: High school students find challenge in college-level classes

Tri-City United: School board accepts grant, learns about adult education program

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Safety: School safety is an ongoing process

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Discipline: Crosslake School administrator under fire for student fight re-enactment

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Safety: Police up presence at schools

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Administration: Superintendent misses out on Kansas City job, remains committed to Rochester schools

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Referendum: MACCRAY to put three-campus plan to a vote

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Survey: Look for district survey to reach mailboxes next week



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: MSBA 2018 Legislative Session Preview

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Election: Don Samuels won’t seek re-election to Minneapolis School Board

Board: Longtime Shakopee School Board member resigns

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Integration: Task force recommends steps to integrate St. Paul schools

MPR

Data: Who's missing from America's colleges? Rural high school graduates

THE MIAMI HERALD

Shooting: Expelled student kills 17 in shooting in south Florida

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Honors: Brainerd High School students honor school officer for care and compassion

CROOKSTON TIMES

Advocacy: Crookston School Board calls on state and federal government to fully fund special education

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Safety: Milroy school placed on brief lockdown

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Community: Students deliver love to Austin senior living center

WAHPETON-BRECKENRIDGE DAILY NEWS

Testing: Breckenridge School Board approves paying for ACT tests



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Budget: St. Paul School District facing $17 million shortfall for 2018-2019

Negotiations: Minneapolis School District teachers and supporters rally over expired contract

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Budget: St. Paul School District faces $17 million deficit

MPR

Budget: St. Paul School District sees $17 million budget shortfall

THE HILL

Analysis: United States not producing enough workers to fill coming jobs

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Facilities: Austin School board OKs roof bids

Safety: Austin middle school hires school resource officer

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Transportation: Bemidji Area School District needs more bus drivers

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Advocacy: Brainerd School Board supports special education funding increase

CROOKSTON TIMES

Administration: Crookston School Board looks to seal deal with new superintendent on February 26

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Food service: Firm updates Fairmont Area School Board

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Referendum: Tri-City United voters pass both building funding requests

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Program: Lakeview schools program highlights the importance of books

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Referendum: MACCRAY School District to put three-campus plan to vote

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Budget: Winona Area budget committee considers cuts for school district

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Referendum: Worthington voters reject school district’s bond proposal



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

NSBA Federal Update: U.S. Congress agrees on spending deal

Proclamation: Gov. Dayton orders flags at half-staff on February 14 for Col. Thorsness

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Sports: Brainerd responds after coach quits because of parent pressure

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Negotiations: St. Paul teachers contract won’t bust the budget, says superintendent

MPR

Policy: U.S. Education Department says it won’t act on transgender student bathroom access

MINNPOST

Teaching: State board overseeing teacher licensure reopens its executive director search

CHALKBEAT

Politics: President Trump’s proposed education budget calls for more school choice, less teacher training

THE JOURNAL

Technology: Web-based, interactive learning helps middle school students excel in science

POLITICO

Politics: Budget day spotlights President Trump’s education priorities

THE WASHINGTON POST

Politics: President Trump’s budget would reduce U.S. Education Department’s budget, spend more on school choice plans

Politics: U.S. Education Department no longer investigating transgender bathroom complaints

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Policy: South Washington County School Board discusses allowing service animals for disabled students

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Big Lake: School board approves pool upgrades

Big Lake: Board ponders new courses, staffing

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Initiative: Brainerd School District pushes for better American Indian education

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Policy: Blue Earth Area School Board hires an investigator

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: Sauk Rapids-Rice School Board names five superintendent finalists

Referendum: Sauk Rapids-Rice School Board to ask voters for $93 million in upgrades

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Budget: Winona Area budget committee gets to work



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Commentary: How the University of Minnesota can help the state reach its ambitious early education goal

Curriculum: Minneapolis School District working to close early reading gap

Negotiations: Strike called off as St. Paul School District, teachers reach tentative agreement

Politics: Florida Legislature considering bill that would let bullied students go to private school

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Negotiations: St. Paul teachers call off strike after contract agreement reached overnight

Transportation: St. Paul School District looks into GPS for late-bus warnings

MPR

Negotiations: Strike averted as St. Paul School District, teachers reach tentative agreement

Technology: Wireless internet to the rescue? New technology could help close the connectivity gap

MINNPOST

Report: Minnesota is less likely to offer gifted programming than other states

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Jackson County Central: Future of middle school building up for discussion

Lake Superior: High school robotics program powers up for sixth year

Perham-Dent: STEM program at elementary school preps students for future

Wadena-Deer Creek: Students raise nearly $1,000 for March of Dimes research

Zumbrota-Mazeppa: School board approves Spanish class field trip to Arizona

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Program: Austin School Board to hear about English Language Learner programming

CROOKSTON TIMES

Administration: Crookston School Board agrees on contract terms with superintendent finalist

Technology: Technology tools engage students, fuel new types of learning

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Project: Marshall Middle School and Rotary Club partner to package meals for kids

WAHPETON-BRECKENRIDGE DAILY NEWS

STEM: Breckenridge Elementary School fifth-graders build Rube Goldberg machines

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Facilities: Winona Area School District finds, fixes radon

Reconfiguration: Winona Area to weigh pros, cons of reshuffling students



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Negotiations: St. Paul superintendent optimistic that strike can be averted

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Negotiations: Where do students go if St. Paul teachers strike?

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

All-State School Board: They trust Sue

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Speech is more than just speaking

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Administration: Bemidji superintendent one of three finalists for Grand Forks job

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Calendar: Rochester to start before Labor Day

Buildings: Austin to address space issues

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Community: Groups focus on fighting child poverty

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Salaries: Newspaper prints salaries of area superintendents, board members



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Crime: Lakeville principal arrested on suspicion of stalking, harassment

Curriculum: Minnesota schools revamping math instruction

Negotiations: St. Paul union firms up Tuesday strike date

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Buildings: Fight brewing over sale of Marine on St. Croix school

MPR

Safety: Sauk Centre school bus driver drove drunk with kids, charges say

POLITICO

Politics: How U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos softened her message on school choice

THE 74

Program: Advocates for equal access to gifted education warn of political pitfalls to legislation

THE WASHINGTON POST

Politics: U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos reflects on first year

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Glencoe-Silver Lake: Makerspace adds a little extra to STEM program

Murray County Central: First-grade classes integrate STEM into curriculum

Pipestone Area: Legal concerns clutter proposed Veterans Memorial

Pipestone Area: School district seeking community feedback on elementary schools

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Health: Austin schools holding their own on flu

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Policy: Anti-censorship group urges reversal of Duluth School District’s decision on "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Huckleberry Finn"

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Referendum: Tri-City United asking for building improvements

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Administration: Rochester superintendent receives new three-year contract

Buildings: Austin to address space issues

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Health: Walk to school promotes healthy habits



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Negotiations: Talks to avert St. Paul teachers strike show progress

Super Bowl: Minnesota students’ Super Bowl performance was top secret

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Curriculum: Duluth School District drops two novels from reading list, citing use of racial slur

Program: St. Paul School District halts pursuit of Q Comp

MINNPOST

Negotiations: Unpacking the pending St. Paul teachers strike

FEDERAL COMPUTER WEEK

Security: Federal government warning discusses ransomware threat to schools

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Fundraising: Hastings elementary school students raise $600 for nonprofit

Grants: Hastings Public Schools Foundation awards more than $67,000 in grants

Health: Farmington Area third-graders learn reading, writing and yoga

Testing: South Washington County elementary school seeing improvement in math, reading scores

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: School board to add student representatives

Tri-City United: Referendum vote set for February 13

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Duluth School District removes “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Huckleberry Finn” from curriculum

Referendum: Duluth School District plans meetings on referendum

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Donation: Jack Link’s donates $15,000 to Mankato Area schools

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Teaching: Longtime Marshall educator dies

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Boundaries: Are Rochester school boundaries due for a shift?

Facilities: Southland School District researches future of elementary school

Program: Rochester schools respond to demand for technical education



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: Keep negotiating to avoid St. Paul teachers strike

Health: Minneapolis school turns to yoga to help students manage emotions

Politics: U.S. Education Department seeks delay of special education disparity rule

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Personnel: St. Paul School District set to move 80 staff to Woodbury campus

Safety: No one injured after third-grader pulls trigger on police officer’s gun

EDSOURCE

Teaching: Teachers take math outside the classroom

THE 74

Study: Traditional public schools in New York City see higher test scores when a charter school opens nearby

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Big Lake: High school group digitizes photos of previous graduating classes

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Referendum: Albert Lea Area School Board postpones vote on special election

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Project: Austin High School students prepare teacher’s car for demolition derby

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Administration: Bemidji Area teachers, parents discuss superintendent search

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Teaching: Longtime Marshall Middle School teacher dies

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Referendum: Groups release campaign financial reports



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Data: Deadline is February 28 for reporting E-rate data

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Event: All-female cybersecurity competition to be held in February

History: St. Paul teachers strike in 1946 got everyone’s attention

Negotiations: St. Paul teacher contract talks to ramp up over multiple days

Super Bowl: Minnesota high school dancers perform with Justin Timberlake

MPR

Report: Why schools fail to teach slavery’s “hard history”

Study: More teens identify as transgender

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Politics: Florida Legislature considering giving vouchers to bullying victims

THE WASHINGTON POST

Report: Students lack knowledge of American slavery history

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Ely: School board weighs cost and scope of facilities project

Morris Area: School board approves project heating, cooling system

Morris Area: Sewer troubles for facilities project

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Administration: Austin kindergarten center principal is driving force of positivity in education

CROOKSTON TIMES

Technology: Restaurant gets a special delivery from Crookston High School Industrial Tech students

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Program: Fairmont High School students team up with Mayo Clinic Health System

Program: Martin County West Elementary School reading program empowers kids



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Donation: Minneapolis middle school gets $220,000 from Super Bowl Legacy Fund for new athletic field

Negotiations: St. Paul School District teacher contract differences

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Investigation: Investigating complaint against Stillwater Area School Board members cost $16,130

Negotiations: St. Paul teachers strike looming

MPR

Parenting: How to be the best parent to your student

THE JOURNAL

Study: Most education websites fail to protect users

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: School board member elected to MSBA Board of Directors

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Board approves new contract with teachers union

Moose Lake: Facilities committee discusses athletic complex

Mora: School board determines 2018 levy, approves sale of elementary school site

Perham-Dent: High school robotics teams get ready to rumble

Wadena-Deer Creek: Students have lunch with law enforcement

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Athletics: Albert Lea High School adopts new initiative, mindset for sports

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Advocacy: Legislators hear concerns from Austin School District officials

CROOKSTON TIMES

Administration: Crookston School Board poised to officially offer superintendent job to finalist

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Personnel: Connecting Kids program in need of new coordinator

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Budget: Winona Area releases options for budget cuts



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Diversity: Anoka-Hennepin schools see an increase in languages spoken at home

Negotiations: St. Paul School District teachers and staff authorize strike

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Negotiations: St. Paul teachers union starts 10-day countdown to possible strike

Weather: Who wears shorts when it’s 13 degrees? Some White Bear Lake students explain

MPR

Negotiations: St. Paul teachers authorize strike

MINNPOST

Administration: Reforms underway at Perpich Center

THE JOURNAL

Report: Charter school proliferation harms public school funding

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Arts: White Bear Lake Area High School Drumline kicks off Super Bowl Live event

Board: Retiring White Bear Lake Area School Board members reflect on years of service

Honors: Student manufacturing program awarded by state organization

Schedule: Farmington Area sets Flexible Learning Day for February 16

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Benson: School district needs input on building priorities

Hill City: Students reduce waste, address hunger

Spring Grove: New year begins for school board, interest shows for vacancy

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Facilities: Austin task force begins space study

CROOKSTON TIMES

Administration: Crookston School Board zeroes in on new superintendent

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Technology: Scanner moving lunch line along at Fairmont Elementary School

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Facilities: Austin High School annex building to receive $11 million addition for music programs

WAHPETON-BRECKENRIDGE DAILY NEWS

Facilities: Breckenridge School Board considers moving junior high to high school

Politics: Minnesota tackles trafficking with education

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Group pitches plan to save Winona Area schools

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Athletics: Fulda and Heron Lake-Okabena to combine several sports teams

January 2018

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Negotiations: St. Paul teachers to cast strike authorization votes today

Safety: Maryland measure would arm “select” public school employees

Transaction: Shutterfly to buy Eden Prairie-based Lifetouch in $825 million deal

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Negotiations: St. Paul School Board makes final plea before teachers vote on strike

MPR

Program: Minneapolis school’s program aims to prevent relationship violence

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Detroit Lakes: Naytahwaush Charter School maintaining success after receiving School Improvement Grant in 2012

Minnewaska Area: Elementary school awarded grant from CHS Prairie Lakes

Windom Area: School board OKs purchase of used burner for school

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Event: Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig students to perform during Super Bowl week

CROOKSTON TIMES

Administration: Crookston School Board to make site visits for superintendent finalists

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Save Our Schools group proposes 10-year, $30 million referendum



TUESDAY, JANUARY 30

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Commentary: This St. Paul teacher opposes authorizing a strike

Politics: Hopkins High School student helps unveil bill that would provide anti-trafficking lessons to schools

THE HECHINGER REPORT

Column: New evidence indicates that paying teachers bonuses raises student performance by a small amount

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO

Teaching: Nearly 9,000 DACA teachers face an uncertain future

THE STATE (SOUTH CAROLINA)

Politics: South Carolina bill would hold parents of school bullies accountable

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Dassel-Cokota: School board removes part-time kindergarten option

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Investigation: Lake Park-Audubon girls basketball coach reinstated after investigation into player, parent complaints

Technology: Technology allows Bemidji High School siblings to better see the world

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Referendum: Brainerd School District officials outline referendum plans in public meetings

CROOKSTON TIMES

Administration: Crookston School District’s superintendent search is down to two finalists

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Program: South Central Service Cooperative project aims to improve high school students’ career paths

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Budget: Winona Area School Board tasked with cutting $1.7 million this spring

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Schedule: Year-round school option mostly unfavorable among Worthington parents



MONDAY, JANUARY 29

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Shakopee superintendent to return from medical leave

Column: Schools are improving, now let’s get our candidates aboard

Curriculum: Minnesota project gets kids interested in construction

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Graduation: If you’re borrowing for college, clean up your credit

MPR

Diversity: Charter school advocates push back on segregation claims

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Chatfield: Staff development day is a success

Cloquet: Board selects top superintendent candidate

Fillmore Central: Board appointments set for 2018

Lake Superior: Big donation puts auditorium over fundraising goal

Lanesboro: School board organizes for new calendar year

Litchfield: School board makes Beckie Simenson its permanent superintendent

Mabel-Canton: School board approves officers, pay structure change for 2018

Ogilvie, Braham Area and Mora: School budgets impacted for better or worse as students enroll in (or out) of their area school districts

Sartell-St. Stephen: New high school, fundraising and calendar occupy board’s attention

Sleepy Eye: Elementary school teachers plan to implement personalized learning

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Enrollment: District facing space issues

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Negotiation: Talks spark marked changes to district employment

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Curriculum: Schools seek revised rules

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Curriculum: Arts school builds art into academics



FRIDAY, JANUARY 26

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Safety: Sex offender wins reprieve from West St. Paul residency restriction that keeps offenders from living within 1,200 feet of schools

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Negotiations: District, teachers make some progress

Technology: Can group that provided schools technology survive without district ownership?

MPR

Curriculum: Teach students to use social media the right way

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Court: Judge rejects transgender student’s “full and equal access” argument in locker room case

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Eden Prairie staff, students get support after sudden death of principal

Administration: Beloved Eden Prairie principal "always put kids first"

Event: Prior Lake-Savage Area students place nationally in vocabulary competition

Facilities: Jordan High School renovations to begin this year

Negotiations: Hastings School District teachers reach more than 200 days without a contract

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: New Baxter Elementary coming into focus



THURSDAY, JANUARY 25

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Eden Prairie principal found dead in car outside school

Editorial: As snow fell, St. Paul failed the test

Open Meeting Law: Governing goes off the record in Minnesota

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Negotiations: St. Paul teachers set strike vote for January 31

MPR

Technology: TIES votes to dissolve

MINNPOST

Graduation: More students graduating, but how many are ready for jobs?

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: Filing period opens January 30 for school board special election

Delano: School district, sheriff’s office respond to Snapchat threat

Jordan: Belle Plaine native Bob Malz resigns from Jordan School Board

Kingsland: School board OKs request to move to nine-man football

Pipestone Area: Schools transition from No Child Left Behind to Every Student Succeeds Act

Rushford-Peterson: School district to auction old school items

Spring Grove: Students weigh in on future ideas for city

United South Central: School district OKs new strategic plan

Windom Area: School board reschedules work session

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Safety: United South Central coordinator helps keep students away from drugs

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Policy: Crookston revises yearbook policy on photos of students with guns

Curriculum: Female-only auto shop class draws 75 students

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Curriculum: Project builds interest in construction among students

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Buildings: A little more elbow room

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Editorial: Now’s the time to get behind school board referendum



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Data: Minnesota Department of Education holding Data Dashboard focus groups this week

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: A modest investment in the future of St. Paul kids

Extracurricular: Wayzata students win their way to National Science Bowl

Safety: Confusion, varying thresholds keep many state agencies from reporting hate crime data

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Weather: St. Paul superintendent says he wishes he’d closed schools Monday

MPR

Weather: St. Paul schools apologize for hundreds of stuck kids after snowstorm

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Analysis: School accountability systems yield better reporting on graduation rates

THE WASHINGTON POST

Shooting: Two students dead, 12 other people wounded in Kentucky high school shooting

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Buildings: Hammer Complex plans discussed at board meeting

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Funding: Board approves compensatory education funding changes

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Diversity: Red Lake youth to perform during Super Bowl week

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Editorial: School fitness program pays dividends

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Administration: BOLD to seek half-time, interim leader



TUESDAY, JANUARY 23

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: MSBA provides update on special education resolutions

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Budget: Osseo Area spends $70,000 to clean school after health complaints

Careers: Apple Valley High School, businesses team up to teach STEM skills

Editorial: A modest investment in the future of St. Paul kids

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Weather: St. Paul school buses delayed, stranding some students for hours

MINNPOST

Enrollment: Minneapolis and St. Paul’s school boundaries help to lessen racial segregation

MINNESOTA MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET

Politics: U.S. Congress reauthorizes Children’s Health Insurance Program funding that serves more than 125,000 Minnesota kids

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Board: Shawn Whiting appointed to Bemidji Area School Board

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Buildings: District works with city, county to sell vacant Central High School

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Buildings: Good Thunder City Councilman wants new school in his city

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Contest: New Ulm Middle School seeking votes for inventive K-12 program

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Curriculum: Local group partners with museum to advance children in science



FRIDAY, JANUARY 19

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Investigation: Police probe of husband-wife educators involves school-issued phone, iPad

MINNPOST

Community: From “Visiting Wizards” to STEM support, education involvement is nothing new for 3M

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Mahtomedi superintendent retiring at end of school year

Politics: Sen. Tina Smith hears from Forest Lake Area superintendent about vocational and technical learning

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Kasson-Mantorville: Teachers may take school district to arbitration

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Administration: Bemidji Area superintendent search to begin next week

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Honors: Hermantown music teacher reaches peak with state honor

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Program: Granada-Huntley-East Chain School District joining “innovation zone”

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Facilities: Marshall School Board OKs 20-to-1 student-teacher ratio for K-2

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Referendum: Worthington School Board members requests discussion to “buy down referendum”



THURSDAY, JANUARY 18

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Enrollment: Minneapolis enrollment director’s consulting business raises conflict-of-interest concerns

Feature: St. Louis Park students brewing plan for a coffee shop of their own

Schedule: Minneapolis proposes later start times to save $2 million

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Assault: Roseville associate principal injured while breaking up student fight

Courts: St. Paul must pay legal fees for parents whose son brought a knife to school

MPR

Enrollment: District says consulting biz not a conflict for school enrollment head

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Board: Farmington Area School Board split on vote for vice chair

Event: Students practice real-world skills at Model Assembly

Honors: Hastings School Board honors six employees

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: School board selects interim board member

Benson: Threats cause evacuation at high school during basketball game

Benson: School district could set levy referendum for May

Blue Earth Area: Students raise funds for ill Waterville-Elysian-Morristown girl

Blue Earth Area: Emotions runs high at school board meeting

Chatfield: Students learning benefits of new FlexStar learning program

Delano: School board gets organized for 2018

Kingsland: School board reviews issues in study session

Kingsland: Board considers administrative options

Kingsland: School board selects officers

McGregor: Improved safety is key for students

Pipestone Area: Board chair re-elected

Pipestone Area: Snow make-up days could become e-learning days in 2018-2019 school year

Rushford-Peterson: School board holds organizational meeting

Russell-Tyler-Ruthon: Superintendent search begins (MSBA mentioned)

Sibley East: School board elects officers at annual organizational meeting

Spring Grove: Students weigh in on future ideas for school district

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Safety: Staff trained for school shooter situations

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Buildings: Lyle classes to resume today

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Sports: Resigning coach points finger at problematic parents

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Budget: Duluth schools face nearly $4 million deficit

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Awards: Students earn Triple A honors

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Courts: Former United South Central teacher sentenced on porn charges

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Technology: Teachers say tech playing major role in classroom

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Administration: Mayo school’s international liaison officer dies

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Enrollment: Special education, EL strain district’s crowded quarters



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Broadband: Broadband Task Force recommends more funding for broadband grant program

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Accident: Runaway semi crashes through wall of Lyle Elementary School

Activity: Pair of fishing enthusiasts bait Minnesota State High School League for bass-fishing event

Budget: Minneapolis School District proposes later start times for 20 schools to save $2 million

Politics: Gov. Dayton wants $1.5 billion for infrastructure projects

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Incident: Roseville principal injured while breaking up student altercation

Safety: Hastings High School girls credited with saving man’s life

THE WASHINGTON POST

Politics: U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says Obama and Bush education reforms did not work

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Teaching: Mounds View teacher writes book for fellow educators as aid against student boredom

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Accident: Injuries reported after semi hits Lyle school

Safety: Albert Lea Area staff trained for school shooter situations

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Board: Eight candidates apply for vacant Brainerd Area School Board seat

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Coaching: Brainerd High School boys basketball coach to resign, citing problematic parents

CROOKSTON TIMES

Administration: Eleven candidates apply for Crookston superintendent position (MSBA mentioned)

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Facilities: Special education, English Learners strain Worthington School District’s crowded quarters



TUESDAY, JANUARY 16

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Board: Investigator finds no bullying by Stillwater Area School Board members

Editorial: On CHIP and DACA, Congress must protect children

Feature: St. Louis Park students brewing plan for a coffee shop of their own

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Budget: St. Paul eyes earlier budget timeline to help with hiring

Discipline: Lakeville middle school principal put on leave during investigation

Funding: Preschool grant to focus on early numeracy skills

MPR

Technology: A school’s way to fight phones in class: Lock ’em up

THE HECHINGER REPORT

Data: Roughly 75 percent of recession school cuts now restored

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Health: St. Peter school gets creative to get students moving more



MONDAY, JANUARY 15

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Shakopee’s Pearson Sixth Grade Center to close amid budget woes

Enrollment: Open enrollment keeps students, resources flowing to Minnetonka

Safety: Top Secret endeavor is latest by Anoka-Hennepin schools to take on addiction

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Board: St. Paul School Board names Zuki Ellis as new chairwoman

Diversity: Are segregated Twin Cities schools good enough? Minnesota Supreme Court prepares to answer

ESSA: State oversight plan approved by federal education officials

Homeless: No schools needed as other shelters will take in homeless displaced by Super Bowl

MPR

Board: Outcry after Louisiana teacher arrested during school board meeting

TIES: Blaine company makes bid for troubled school tech group

MINNPOST

Choice: A look at two leaders spearheading reforms in state’s largest charter-school network

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: Learning doesn’t stop for the weather anymore

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Board: Pequot Lakes conducts reorganizational meeting

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Administration: Finalists named for Cloquet superintendent position

Curriculum: Showing of Breakfast Club caused a stir, but served an educational purpose

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Curriculum: Popular classes paying off

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Weather: Northwest schools close amid no-travel advisories

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Calendar: RTR votes to end Flexible Learning Year

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Marketing: Good Knight, Kingsland logo

Safety: District faces crossing guard shortage

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Arts: Play draws connections for area students on discrimination

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Budget: Winona to form another budget reduction committee

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Referendum: District is tapped out on creative space solutions



TUESDAY, JANUARY 9

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Accident: Chaska Middle School East employee dies after fall from ladder

Project: Coon Rapids High School launches kindness campaign

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Every Student Succeeds Act: Feds asked state to clarify education oversight plans — here is how Minnesota responded

Preschool: Why St. Paul School District wants its preschoolers to stay all day

MPR

Politics: Congress changed 529 college savings plans — and now states are nervous

MINNPOST

Charter schools: A look at the two leaders spearheading reforms in Minnesota's largest charter-school network

Personnel: Does your school have a licensed school nurse? You may be surprised by the answer

THE WASHINGTON POST

Curriculum: Expansion of Advanced Placement computer science courses draws more girls and minorities

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Referendum: West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area sets bond referendum for May

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Politics: Legislators tour schools, meet with students

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Discipline: Punishments spark outcry at Blue Earth Area School Board meeting

Teaching: Fairmont Area looks to fill language gap

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Curriculum: New Ulm High School showcases vocation-focused curriculum

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Program: Program offers Austin students an introduction to robotics

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Curriculum: Winona Area School District to eliminate fifth-grade art

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Facilities: Windom Area School District consider new school, other building projects



MONDAY, JANUARY 8

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Winona Area superintendent inspired by father to pursue education career

Courts: School integration lawsuit heads to Minnesota Supreme Court

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Hiring: Social worker says school fired him over heart problem

Homeless: St. Paul school will house homeless when hotels fill with Super Bowl tourists

BOSTON HERALD

Court: Federal appeals court to hear family’s case to record disabled student’s school day

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Board: New Anoka-Hennepin School Board member to be sworn in today

Board: Two new Spring Lake Park School Board members will be sworn in January 9

Program: Rosemount High School computer science program invites alumni back for a day

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Alexandria: School board members opt for raise

Big Lake: School board elects new chairman

Dassel-Cokato: Businessman pleased to join school board

Grand Rapids: Whooping cough cases confirmed at Itasca County schools

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted: Board to approve school calendar

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Extracurricular: Problem-solving and teamwork

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Safety: Experts concerned over kids posting digital self-harm on social media

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Curriculum: Schools look to fill language gap

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Administration: Le Sueur-Henderson School Board to select interim leader

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Awards: Two New Ulm School Board members to receive MSBA award

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Column: If referendum doesn’t pass, year-round school is on the horizon



FRIDAY, JANUARY 5

MPR

Board: Insurgent St. Paul School Board finds governing is no easy A

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Commentary: Every Student Succeeds Act reviews should dig deeper, analyze process of creation

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cloquet: School resource officer says social media is a big issue

Jackson County Central: District’s World’s Best Workforce goals are a mixed bag

Lake Superior: Movie caused stir, but served educational purpose

Sartell-St. Stephen: Middle school students study “Hour of Code”

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Pre-K: Leaders affirm early childhood commitment

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Board: Angie Goetz is Austin School Board chair again

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Funding: Board reviews work of New Ulm boosters

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Testing: Student earns elusive perfect ACT score

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Survey: Board ponders community survey



THURSDAY, JANUARY 4

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Hiawatha Academies leader to step down in June

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Every Student Succeeds Act: Minnesota submits a revised version of its ESSA plan to the U.S. Department of Education

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Every Student Succeeds Act: Concerns growing about ESSA plans

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Advocacy: Hopkins School District’s Legislative Action Coalition 2018 platform focuses on reducing mandates, enhancing local control

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

McGregor: Improved safety is key for students

McGregor: Student exemplifies spirit of giving

Pipestone Area: School board approves levy reduction for 2018

Pipestone Area: School land wanted for new Veterans Memorial

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton: School district to drop participation in Flexible Learning Year

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Pre-K: New child care answers the call to fill a need

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: Winona Area ready to tackle facilities, budget



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: MSBA releases 2018 Legislative Agenda

THE 74

Study: Federally funded teacher bonuses led to improved student performance

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Farmington Area superintendent advocates for city to lead tiny home movement

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: School board approves tax levy

Chatfield: School board considers continued sponsorship of cable channel

Delano: Pipe bursts at elementary school

Fillmore Central: Board approves tax levy

Houston: School board hears good news from continuous math program

Kingsland: School board looks at brand, referendum options for changing district

Kingsland: Board certifies levy decrease

Lanesboro: School board hears audit report, passes levy

Lanesboro: Truth in Taxation meeting shows reductions in expenditures

Mabel-Canton: School district in good financial position

Morris Area: School board to consider rescinding superintendent’s resignation

Spring Grove: School board member announces resignation

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Referendum: Albert Lea looks at May bond referendum

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Board: Kirby remains chairman for Duluth School Board

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Arts: Music Man Meidl supplies instruments to area schools

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Teaching: Owatonna partners with MSU-Mankato for teachers

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Contracts: Rochester schools go with private trash collector



TUESDAY, JANUARY 2

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Full slate awaits optimistic St. Paul schools’ Hero of Hope

Funding: Tiny state pilot program offers income-share instead of student loans

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

ESSA: Federal officials ask Minnesota to clarify its new school oversight plan

THE CONVERSATION

Commentary: High school career readiness expectations are unrealistic

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: Looking to the new year

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Youth: Project encourages talking with your teens

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Planning: Owatonna concentrates on strategic plan

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Buildings: Lakeland Elementary opens today in Willmar

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Feature: Student stays positive after life-altering neck injury

December 2017

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29

MPR

Diversity: Why are all the black kids sitting together?

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Orono High School principal announces retirement

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Barnum: Principal placed on administrative leave

Carlton: School board votes to bond for $5.58 million

Detroit Lakes: Community group emerges to begin discussing potential school bond

Lake Superior: Students volunteer at food shelf

Moose Lake: State education commissioner tours school

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Learning: Reaching out with books

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: Athlos Academy executive director resigns



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Funding: Budget woes are pinching sports in Minneapolis schools

Buildings: South High fields a long list of facility needs

Choice: School choice hits home

Choice: Rising exodus of students puts more pressure on Minnesota schools

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Courts: Judge blocks Arizona from banning Mexican-American curriculum

MPR

Curriculum: Educator wants Legos to teach kids about watersheds

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Safety: Lighted stop signs ordered for school intersection

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Awards: Community education program receives statewide honor



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Funding: Schools in Perham give thanks for surprise $1 million Christmas gift

MINNPOST

Reform: Five key reforms and narrow escapes in 2017 education news

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Every Student Succeeds Act: Minnesota receives positive feedback from the U.S. Department of Education on ESSA plan

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Alexandria: Refinancing saves school district $6.9 million

Alexandria: Rep. Mary Franson changes her mind, meets with student Democrats

Alexandria: High school student organizes donations for Puerto Rico

Belle Plaine: School board approves 2018-2019 tax levy

Big Lake: High school students get a jump on their careers by signing apprenticeships contracts

Blue Earth Area: District’s bullying task force meets

Chatfield: Sen. Carla Nelson attends school board meeting

Delano: School board approves 2018 tax levy

Grand Rapids: School board looking to fill open seat

Houston: School board discusses superintendent evaluation

Kingsland: School board approves tax levy and bond

Lester Prairie: School board approves 2018 levy

Little Falls: School district joins other districts for special education funding campaign

Morris Area: Students learn about local jobs

Park Rapids Area: Police investigating threat at middle school

Pine Island: High school marketing team places second in national competition

Sleepy Eye: School board expels two students

Stewartville: Agriculture credits expected to reduce levy

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: After failed referendum, task force wants their plans reconsidered



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Teaching: Student tutors from the suburbs help close achievement gap in Minneapolis

MINNPOST

Curriculum: Anti-bias curriculum teaches empathy through play

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Funding: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage joins other districts join special education funding campaign

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Safety: Training kids at an early age to stand up to bullying

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Planning: Instructors looking at next school year

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Budget: Crosslake board revises budget

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Teaching: Students aiding educators

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Crime: Teen charged in assault at Madelia High School

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Administration: RTR Board continues the search for full-time superintendent



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Toy becomes a learning tool in Brooklyn Park school

Health: Officials expect Minnesota flu cases to rise

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Arts: Da Vinci Fest promotes art, science and droids

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Lake Park Audubon: High school sponsors three student teachers

North Branch Area: School board adopts 2018 levy

Pequot Lakes: School board approves final levy

Perham-Dent: Area schools receive generous gift

Pine River-Backus: Building trades event inspires students

Wadena-Deer Creek: Levy increase, referendum are highlights of finalized budget

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Budget: Russell-Tyler-Ruthton levy shows 22 percent decrease

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Budget: New Ulm School Board approves levy

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Buildings: Board looks to transfer Tech to city

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Buildings: Families invited to see new elementary

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Finances: Winona Area’s bond rating downgraded

Survey: Winona board poised to survey community about facilities



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Diversity: Woodbury High School confronts racist behavior by some students

MPR

Buildings: Minnehaha students keep moving ahead

MINNPOST

Youth: Easing the effects of homelessness on St. Paul students

EDUCATION WEEK

Politics: U.S. Education Department tells Minnesota, other states they have more work to do on Every Student Succeeds Act

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Budget: Jordan School Board sets 2018-2019 tax levy

Technology: Upcoming vote could alter how some school districts get technology services

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Benson: Threats cause evacuation during high school basketball game

Ellsworth: Student council sponsors food drive

New Prague Area: Mural shows history of high school

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Buildings: Board considers the future of Hammer Complex

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Youth: Homelessness in Duluth schools

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Board: Retiring school board member gently advocated for the whole child

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Editorial: Look for ways to prevent future bad behavior

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Budget: Byron schools plan to build up budget reserve



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Safety: Student brings gun to Brooklyn Center elementary school

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Buidings: St. Paul to buy Crosswinds school in Woodbury

Enrollment: St. Paul numbers down slightly this year

MPR

Cooperation: TIES proves costly for Twin Cities school districts

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Following FCC ruling, state lawmakers say they’ll fight to protect net neutrality

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Board: Bemidji Area accepting school board applications for truncated term

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Budget: Duluth School District avoids layoffs, but cuts still must be made

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Safety: Healing after bullying

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Budget: New Ulm School board to vote on levy for 2018

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Administration: BOLD School Board postpones superintendent decision

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Budget: Worthington School Board approves levy



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: U.S. House expected to vote on tax reform bill today

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Accident: Iron Range high school student dies in snowmobile crash

Administration: Hiawatha Academies executive director to step down in June

MINNPOST

Court: Why the conservative students suing Edina High School may have a decent shot of winning their case

U.S. HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE

Politics: U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to testify at hearing on Department of Education

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Referendum: West St. Paul-Mendota-Heights-Eagan Area School Board approves bond referendum for May

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Alexandria: Rep. Mary Franson declines to meet with high school students

Alexandria: School district approves levy increase

Brandon-Evansville: More than 50 community members volunteer for committees

Big Lake: School roofing bonds in at a good rate

Blue Earth Area: Bucs Bags program gets resurrected

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Facilities: Albert Lea Area School Board considers future of complex

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Finances: Bemidji Area School Board sets tax levies

Honors: Cass Lake teachers recognized for robotics tournament

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Facilities: Sprinkler system floods part of Chisholm High School

Finances: Charter school says it’s not to blame for Duluth School District’s financial situation

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Court: Blue Earth Area football player appears in court for alleged assault

HIBBING DAILY NEWS

Facilities: Sprinkler busts, causes damage at Chisholm High School

Graduation: Chisholm High School meets graduation goal for 2016-2017

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Board: Retiring Mankato Area School Board member advocated for “the whole child”

Finances: Mankato Area School District receives a clean audit

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Grant: Yellow Medicine East School District receives art grant for metal mobiles

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Group: Local advocates want to take Tobacco 21 fight to state

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Curriculum: Worthington School District collaborating with college to offer “hybrid” introduction to education course



MONDAY, DECEMBER 18

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: Metro school leaders craft a new plan to tackle learning disparities

Extracurricular: Wayzata student becomes one of nation’s few chess grandmasters

Safety: Benson High School evacuated after terroristic threats

Safety: Schools looking at ways to address bullying

THE 74

Technology: Net neutrality vote could hamper schools’ technology programs

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Alexandria: What’s the policy for overdue lunch accounts?

Kenyon-Wanamingo: School district presents World’s Best Workforce plan

Kingsland: New school board member eager to get to work

Morris Area: Superintendent plans to retire at end of the school year

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Safety: There’s been cyberbullying ever since social media started

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Buildings: Committee forming to conduct study of space at preschool, elementary schools

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Buildings: Carlton School Board to vote on $5.5 million in projects

Schedule: Duluth explores schedule options

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Column: Polling places not meant to manipulate results

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Teaching: Cadets get a taste of future career in Willmar schools



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Politics: Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act bill update

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Facilities: Minnehaha Academy staff looks at old digs before damaged buildings come down

Politics: Sen. Marco Rubio’s defection threatens Republicans’ slim majority on tax bill

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Higher education: University of Minnesota to raise nonresident tuition 15 percent next fall

Higher education: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, faculty union agree on new contract

MPR

Higher education: McNally Smith College of Music closing due to lack of funds

Politics: Republican tax bill drops controversial loan provisions

Safety: Schools disagree over how to prepare for active shooters

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: South Washington County School District superintendent gets three-year contract extension

Data: Mahtomedi Middle School student breaches school district data

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Hutchinson: What high school students will see when they return from holiday break

Lake Superior: Students present street intersection solutions

Lake Superior: School board approves deficit budget

Lake Superior: Parent voices concern about movie shown in class

Moose Lake: School district holds dedication ceremony

Mora: School board takes up repair plan

Paul Bunyan Education Cooperative: Disabled students learn life lessons with holiday craft sale

Pequot Lakes: Culinary arts comes to high school classroom

Sartell-St. Stephen: Student wishes bullies would stop, but they don’t

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Group: Albert Lea Area elementary school students are learning American Sign Language and Spanish

CROOKSTON TIMES

Crime: School bus arm violators get jail time in Norman County

Project: Crookston High School Construction Trades class with get some help on house

Safety: School resource officer will be on the job in January

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Data: Proctor School District hit by ransomware attack

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Finances: Granada-Huntley-East Chain School Board sets property tax levy

Safety: Fairmont Area School District puts focus on bullying

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Health: Yoga helps teach Rochester first-graders how to cope

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Administration: BOLD School Board to consider part-time superintendent (MSBA mentioned)

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Finances: Worthington School Board schedules meetings for truth-in-taxation, review and comment



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Sports: First team to take the field for Super Bowl will be Minneapolis North High Polars

MPR

Funding: St. Paul teachers want companies, nonprofits to pay more for schools

MINNPOST

Discipline: Human Rights Symposium speaker lays out reasons for suspension alternatives

POLITICO

Politics: U.S. House’s Higher Education Act rewrite passes committee

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Aitkin: Elementary school seeking additional AmeriCorps volunteers

Fillmore Central: School board hears positive audit report

Glencoe-Silver Lake: Students pitch ideas for creating “makerspace”

Spring Grove: Minnesota Association of Townships announces scholarship program for high school juniors

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Budget: Board approves and certifies levy

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Budget: Sleepy Eye approves 1.94 levy increase

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Teaching: Elias goes to all lengths to help students succeed



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: U.S. House Education Committee approves PROSPER Act for reforms to higher education

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Calendar: Shorter school year in Minneapolis divides parents

MINNPOST

Youth: Edina lawsuit highlights political club tensions

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: School board recommits to iPad lease plan

Minnewaska Area: Parents, community discuss future of school district at advisory meeting

Randolph: School board looking at space issues

Windom Area: Task force input weighs heavily in upcoming school survey

Windom Area: School district to offer incentives for early resignations

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Community: School food drive breaks a record

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Discipline: Barnum principal put on leave

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Budget: School levy to fall 0.7 percent

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Courts: United South Central former educator pleads guilty to child porn charges

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Health: A little yoga helps first-graders

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Administration: Sherri Broderius to serve as MACCRAY interim superintendent



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: U.S. House Education Committee to mark up PROSPER Act

Testing: State assessment working group releases recommendations

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: Companies need more workers with basic computer skills, not coders

Diversity: Minnesota anticipates major drop-off in refugee arrivals

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Honors: Hopkins High School teacher wins award for innovative conservation education

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Big Lake: High school revising early graduation policy

Northfield: Enrollment factors into district’s levy increase

St. Peter: District prepares to approve levy increase

Stewartville: Superintendent addresses food removal

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Budget: Brainerd Area approves 3 percent levy increase

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Budget: Unexpected Duluth school cuts loom

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Safety: School invests in security cameras

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Administration: Moorhead Area hires MSBA for superintendent search

HIBBING DAILY NEWS

Awards: Two Chisholm School Board members recognized by MSBA for service

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Negotiations: Sartell-St. Stephen School District cooks, bus drivers, custodians give OK to strike

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Program: New London-Spicer launches backpack food program

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Milestone: Members mark 20 years on Worthington School Board



MONDAY, DECEMBER 11

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: Legislature was wrong to weaken tenure

Safety: Assault charges for Blue Earth Area football players have fueled demands for crackdown on bullying

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Discipline: St. Paul assistant principal suspended for having middle schooler handcuffed

Funding: 3M flash-funds 160 St. Paul school projects on DonorsChoose.org

Testing: Reimagine classrooms aim to close achievement gap

USA TODAY

Politics: Tax bill expected to have significant impact on higher education

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Funding: State education finance systems take center stage

WCCO

Facilities: Minneota teacher finds “many benefits” from comfy classroom remodel

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Brandon-Evansville: School district eyes November referendum

Pine Island: High school hosts clothing drive for veterans

Zumbrota-Mazeppa: School board approves high school robotics program

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Safety: Breaking down bullying

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Awards: Proctor teacher awarded for special education work

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Health: Fairmont Area schools will not deny lunch

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Planning: Chisholm approves strategic plan

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Arts: Area band directors step up to help Hayfield

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Hiring: Still jobs to fill at Willmar school three months in



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: Five students, parents sue Edina on free speech grounds

Health: Exercise improves test scores, study finds

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Courts: Judge lets St. Paul teacher’s race discrimination lawsuit go forward

MPR

Discipline: Minnesotans urge federal officials to not scrap school discipline guidelines

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Death: Hayfield mourns loss of band director

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Discipline: Principal sees huge growth in mutual respect

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Survey: Winona Board plans to survey entire community on facilities



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Proclamation: Gov. Dayton orders flags at half-staff in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Fundraising: With a $900 equipment budget, this St. Paul gym teacher raised more than $15,000 online

MPR

Data: Census shows Minnesota increasingly multilingual

MINNPOST

Politics: Minnesota's projected budget deficit is already souring expectations for the 2018 legislative session

THE ATLANTIC

Report: Schools failing to address widespread and harmful teen dating violence

THE JOURNAL

Research: Early test scores don’t predict future academic growth

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cloquet: School district finances better than predicted

Esko: Teacher named “Health Teacher of the Year”

Jackson County Central: School board accepts nearly $45,000 in donations

Jackson County Central: Declining per-pupil payments may force spending cuts

Jackson County Central: Virtual school days a reality at district

Le Sueur-Henderson: School board approves tax levy

Le Sueur-Henderson: Superintendent to leave district, board starts search for replacement

Litchfield: School board considers investing in student IDs

Moose Lake: School receives “Seizure Smart” designation

Pipestone Area: School board approves new teacher contract

Pipestone Area: Real-world student program shaping up

Sibley East: Arlington school site is two months behind schedule

St. Peter: School board considers projects for leftover bond money

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Honors: Albert Lea High School robotics team recognized

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Administration: Bemidji Area School Board to pick consulting firm to help search for new superintendent (MSBA mentioned)

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Administration: Le Sueur-Henderson superintendent resigns

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Finances: Portion of Rochester School District taxes to decline

Referendum: What’s next for Grand Meadow School District after levy passage?



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Grants: 2017 Border-to-Border Grants awarded

Politics: U.S. Senate passes tax reform legislation paving way for conference committee

School Trust Lands: Minnesota Office of School Trust Lands announces new website

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Buildings: Clearing debris at Minnehaha Academy starts this week

Column: Bus crash survivor was broken, but never defeated

MPR

Diversity: Charter schools and the resegregation of public education

MINNPOST

Discipline: Minnesota educators weigh in on student discipline debate

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Politics: Republican tax plan extends 529 plans to cover private school, homeschooling

SESSION DAILY

Politics: November forecast projects red ink for state budget

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Testing: U.S. students lose ground on international literacy assessment

Testing: U.S. students comprehend information better online than on paper

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Negotiations: Albert Lea Area School Board approves salary increase for unions

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Health: Student-athletes need better education on energy drinks

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Safety: Parents seek change at Blue Earth Area

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Budget: No protests of school property tax hike

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Enrollment: Number of students rising at Marshall School District

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Finances: Medford School Board discusses audit, financials, proposed levy

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Group: Worthington teens take proactive approach to decision making through SADD



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Discipline: Blue Earth Area football banquet canceled following charges that four players beat teammate

Extracurricular: National Spelling Bee to expand

Politics: Minnesota facing $188 million deficit

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Safety: Stillwater Area schools in session after source of threatening message identified

THE WASHINGTON POST

Graduation: U.S. high school graduation rates rise to new high

THE 74

Politics: Three education issues that will have to be reconciled after Senate’s tax bill

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Honors: Eastern Carver County School District nutrition director honored by the University of Minnesota

Referendum: What’s next after Prior Lake-Savage Area’s referendum?

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Dassel-Cokato: School board ratifies 2017-2019 teacher contracts

Delano: School board addresses unpaid meal charges

Nevis: Audit indicates healthy fund balance

Park Rapids Area: Changes to label collection programs impacts PTA’s efforts

Stewartville: School board OKs revised school lunch policy

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Budget: Board increases levy 5 percent

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Negotiations: Bemidji Area, teachers agree on new contract

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Weather: A few school closings in the Northland

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Editorial: Shaming students at lunch unacceptable

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Budget: Board approves 1.94 percent levy increase

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Discipline: School discipline changes come with frustration

Discipline: Some teachers believe their authority is held back

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Buildings: Mayor, superintendent propose giving Tech High School to city

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Discipline: Board terminates employee



MONDAY, DECEMBER 4

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Negotiations: St. Paul School District, teachers union move to take talks into mediation

Report: U.S. charter schools put growing numbers in racial isolation

Safety: Threat from students puts Stillwater Area High School on edge

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Collaboration: As schools drop out, Minnesota technology collaborative faces uncertain future

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Testing: Twelve North Dakota school districts opt for ACT over state assessments

THE DENVER POST

Teaching: Colorado state legislative task force addresses teacher shortage

THE 74

Study: Government watchdog says Congress should require more information on special education rights in transition to private school

THE WASHINGTON POST

Politics: Here’s what the Senate tax bill means for schools, parents and students

Report: Government Accountability Office sounds alarm about vouchers and students with disabilities

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Safety: Bullying has potential to affect students in different ways

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Program: New police, school partnership helps Duluth kids deal with trauma

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Grading: Fairmont Area makes grading shift

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Planning: Hibbing School Board chat leads to outline of priorities

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Personnel: Worthington School Board terminates employee



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Talk to your U.S. senator about tax-reform legislation

Report: Minnesota Department of Education releases revenue disparity report

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Budget: Minneapolis trims spending, but still $7 million over budget

MINNPOST

Curriculum: Northfield’s TORCH program is raising the trajectory of Latino hopefuls

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Teaching: AmeriCorps to offer three-day tutor positions

NOVEMBER 2017

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: Keep pressing to ensure that teacher quality is the top priority

Health: Trump administration officials halt school lunch salt reduction

CENTER ON BUDGET AND POLICY PRIORITIES

Report: A punishing decade for school funding

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Boundaries: Farmington Area School District moves forward with boundary change study

Court: South Washington County School District settles claim

Graduation: Most survey respondents OK with Farmington Area’s graduation ceremony fee

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Adrian: Elementary school receives grant

Chatfield: Reports and presentations fill school board agenda

Kingsland: Board gets good audit report, new member

Lanesboro: Board looks at possible school improvements

Rushford-Peterson: School board examines building insurance, facilities use

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton: School board starts search for permanent superintendent

Spring Grove: School board member to run for state House of Representatives in 2018

Windom Area: School district schedules Truth in Taxation hearing

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Crime: Assault raises questions at Blue Earth Area

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Courts: Private school teacher pleads guilty to having sex with 17-year-old

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Extracurricular: Science fair has a future in Rochester

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Youth: Two middle schoolers create winning game-day snacks



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Budget: Shakopee facing some tough decisions

Policy: Stewartville votes for hot lunches for all students

Crime: Vandals trash small American Indian school in Minneapolis

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Grading: Wrong grades printed on hundreds of St. Paul report cards

Youth: Teen inventor earns a trip to hear from Nobel Prize winners

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Funding: Board denies compensatory education funding change

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Finances: Audit shows district is in good shape

Administration: Blue Earth Area superintendent offers State of the District

HIBBING

Collaboration: Virginia and Eveleth-Gilbert to share business office staff

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Graduation: Are Rochester graduates ready for the workforce?

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Administration: Petition asks BOLD to keep superintendent



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: Immigrant teacher’s quiet response to attack on U.S. Flag spoke volumes

Sports: Blue Earth football players accused of attacking teammate played in state playoff game

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Curriculum: Kindergarten is the new preschool

Curriculum: Yoga? Robotics? Students get their choice twice a week

MPR

Graduation: How far can grit get you?

MINNPOST

Funding: What does the future look like for districts that struck out on referenda?

THE 74

Politics: U.S. Senate to consider tax reform plan with K-12 ramifications

THE JOURNAL

Report: Motivation a major factor in U.S. student test performance

REUTERS

Report: Bullied teens twice as likely to bring weapons to school

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Big Lake: School board to bond for 2018 improvements

Blue Earth Area: Board hears residents’ bullying concerns

Blue Earth Area: Students facing felony charges in alleged assault

Chatfield: District implements new programs

Ely: Sixth-grader raising money to fight childhood cancer

Goodhue: Three candidates elected to school board

Houston: School board hears praise of new math intervention program

Kenyon-Wanamingo: Voters approve both ballot questions

Kingsland: School board fills vacancy

Lanesboro: Planning committee presents report to school board

Mabel-Canton: Superintendent lays groundwork for the future

Park Rapids Area: School concession stands facing greater scrutiny

Rushford-Peterson: Board approves e-learning guidelines with concerns

Zumbrota-Mazeppa: Voters OK referendum questions

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Extracurricular: Austin robotics teams advance to state

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Referendum: Brainerd officials crunch data to select polling places

Referendum: Board sets bond vote for April

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Crime: Former school cooks union treasurer convicted of theft

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Discipline: Red Wing teacher put on leave pending investigation

Policy: Stewartville overturns lunch policy



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: Minnesota Supreme Court case should inspire another look at teacher tenure law

Funding: Minnesota companies invest in high schools to boost vocational, engineering and other high-demand work

Youth: Network of caring adults can be key to stopping youth homelessness

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Courts: Judge rejects last of three lawsuits against Stillwater Area school closings

Curriculum: Scandia students practice persuasion on the guy at the top

MPR

Curriculum: Steger plans wilderness education center

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Politics: U.S. Education Department considers narrowing scope of civil rights investigations at schools

CHALKBEAT

Politics: Colorado education officials consider asking Colorado Legislature to pass minimum teacher pay law

POLITICO

Politics: U.S. Education Department acquiesces to “furious” senator on Every Student Succeeds Act

THE WASHINGTON POST

Study: Private school enrollment contributes to school segregation

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Northland teachers fill classrooms with alternative seating for better focus, behaviors

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: More funding approved for Hoover Elementary addition

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Extracurricular: Elementary students host First Lego League Jr. Expo



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Crime: Four Blue Earth teens charged with felonies for beating football teammate unconscious

Politics: Legislator says lunch shaming has to stop

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Curriculum: Zombie apocalypse writing assignment leads to controversy at Parkers Prairie

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Facilities: St. Paul’s Johnson High School renovations are wrapping up

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: School board discusses next move on iPad “refresh” plan

Belle Plaine: Three candidates elected to school board

Belle Plaine: Board member to resign to take job at district

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Administration: Ami Aalgaard to lead Gene Dillon Elementary

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Buildings: Duluth School Board approves changes to mulch replacement cost

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Health: Stewartville backtracks on alternative meals in schools

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Buildings: Move to Willmar’s Lakeland Elementary will begin next month



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: MSHSL approves Sauk Rapids-Rice principal as new leader

Diversity: Edina to host second meeting on race and equity

Health: Kimchi for kids? You bet

MPR

Curriculum: Tech center offers chance to build critical skills

THE 74

Discipline: U.S. Education Department poised to reverse Obama-era school discipline guidance

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Athletics: Centennial wrestling coach passes away

Program: Cultural liaisons build bridges between home and White Bear Lake Area School District

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Big Lake: School district in good financial condition

Big Lake: Students honor veterans

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Buildings: Survey shows desire for updates to Hammer Field complex

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Safety: Bullying, assault sparks outcry

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Finance: Marshall reports $300,000 general fund turnaround

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Teaching: Make no mistake, she’s in the classroom

WAHPETON-BRECKENRIDGE DAILY NEWS

Safety: Resources for parents on safe Internet use for children

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Discipline: Jackson County Central reinstates assistant football coach



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Budget: Minneapolis announces hiring freeze, travel reductions

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Extracurricular: Rosemount sends off marching band for Macy’s parade

Politics: Battered St. Paul teacher meets with Trump officials over school discipline

MPR

Discipline: St. Paul schools see hope in restorative discipline

Safety: How mass shootings are forcing schools to re-evaluate safety

MINNPOST

Elections: How a unique solidarity campaign got Hopkins a board that looks a lot more like the district it represents

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Safety: Schools adept at shoring up security at any hint of danger

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Ely: School district revamping website, adding online payment system

Houston: School board approves athletic co-op agreement

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted: School board member questions teaching, time pressure

Park Rapids Area: High school pilot program trains future first responders

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: Collaborating for school

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Curriculum: A bit of math might help you stay above the line over holidays

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Finances: Lots of talk, little movement at future of Carlton meeting

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Buildings: Clarkfield City Council debates fate of closed school buildings

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Extracurricular: Worthington High School marching band to perform at parade in Hollywood

Program: Worthington after-school program introduces engineering concepts



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Court: Minnesota Supreme Court upholds Gov. Dayton’s veto of Legislature’s budget

Referendums: Minnesotans say “yes” to schools at the ballot box, approving 82 percent of operating levies

MPR

Safety: How mass shootings are forcing schools to re-evaluate safety

SESSION DAILY

Court: Minnesota Supreme Court back Gov. Dayton’s veto of Legislature’s funding

THE 74

Early education: New report shows that reaching infants and toddlers reduces special education placement, leads to soaring graduation rates

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

Honors: Humphrey School recognizes 25 innovative and collaborative government projects

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Election: St. Anthony-New Brighton School Board unchanged after election

Honors: North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale elementary school honors veterans

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Detroit Lakes: School district receives a clean audit

Hutchinson: High school will personalize learning with varying classroom layouts

Sartell-St. Stephen: Students honor school resource police officer

Sartell-St. Stephens: Students participate in National STEM/STEAM Day

Wadena-Deer Creek: School program honors area veterans

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Honors: Pillager School District wins honor for innovation

CROOKSTON TIMES

Program: Crookston High School’s Construction Trades class takes on bigger challenge

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Finances: Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School District experiences increase in fund balances

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Finances: New Ulm School District receives clean audit



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Fundraising: Schools, nonprofits benefit from today’s Give to the Max Day

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Court: Wisconsin boy sues Minnesota State High School League over girls-only dance team policy

Higher education: With funding uncertain, Minnesota State sets out to build $150 million student records system

MPR

Court: Minnesota Supreme Court case could reshape teacher tenure

NBC NEWS

Report: Cyber criminals targeting schools “all across the nation"

THE 74

Research: Career and technical education done right should serve both college-bound and career-focused students

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Chatfield: Students, community support food shelf during holiday season

Fillmore Central: Elementary school students honor veterans

Glencoe-Silver Lake: School board reviews project list, looks at future improvements

Pipestone Area: Ninth-graders pledge to graduate

Pipestone Area: Students given second change to eat breakfast

CROOKSTON TIMES

Administration: Crookston School Board’s goal is to hire superintendent by end of February (MSBA mentioned)

Finances: Bond rating upgraded for Crookston School District

Maintenance: Crookston School Board OKs three-year maintenance agreement with Johnson Controls

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Safety: Fumes from roof project close Wrenshall school

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Referendum: Canvass confirms Mankato Area referendum passed by 29 votes

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Fianances: Rochester School District receives clean marks on annual audit

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Winona Area eyes November 2018 ballot for facilities



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Budget: Minneapolis weighing all options to counter $33 million deficit

Crime: Former Shakopee superintendent charged with theft, embezzlement

Crime: School bus driver accused of raping prostitute

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Court: Minnesota Supreme Court agrees to hear case challenging teachers union protections

MINNPOST

Board: Meet St. Paul’s newest board member, Marny Xiong

KTTC

Referendum: Six-year-old girl helps Triton Elementary School after operating levy fails

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Higher education: U.S. education secretary calls for “major shift” in higher education

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Diversity: As diversity in student body changes, challenges remain for Woodbury area schools

Testing: South Washington County high school student nails perfect ACT score

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cannon Falls Area: Enrollment close to last year

Minnewaska Area: Staff, students honor local veterans

Minnewaska Area and Sauk Centre: Students attend workshop on ethics

Randolph: Bigger preschool pushes enrollment higher

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Negotiations: Board OKs secretarial contract

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Buildings: Demolition of former middle school to begin

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Curriculum: Fairmont gets the spotlight for vocational learning

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Referendum: Community surveys could help school board better target future referendums

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Safety: Tweet prompts lockdown at Sleepy Eye school

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: Longfellow will become a neighborhood school

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Administration: BOLD School District investigating shared superintendency

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Award: Winona Education Association picks teacher of the year

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Buildings: Committees consider space, facility options



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Referendums: MSBA’s 2017 referenda analysis

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Policy: Veterans Day assembly protests roil Edina High School

MINNESOTA ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS

Administration: North Branch Area’s Deb Henton named 2018 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year

EDUCATION WEEK

Politics: School choice would get boost from proposed amendments to Senate tax bill

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Pipestone Area: Referendum recount likely

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Column: New teacher mentoring

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: Two sites chosen for proposed Baxter Elementary School

Buildings: Schools may see new Baxter elementary, but not Harrison

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Safety: Duluth’s mulch replacement costs less than expected

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Administration: Moorhead Area Superintendent Lynne Kovash, fighting pancreatic cancer, to retire earlier at end of November

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Accident: Woman arrested after crash with school bus

Graduation: What should a high school graduate know?

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: Sauk Rapids-Rice principal among three finalists for Minnesota State High School League post

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Finances: Willmar has positive audit report



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: Metro area voters demonstrated support of schools

MPR

Discipline: Two Champlin Park High School students punished for racial slur in video

Health: In the age of legalization, talking to kids about marijuana gets tougher

MINNPOST

Negotiations: Why the numbers in teacher pay negotiations can be misleading

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Safety: Schools respond to “alarming” rise in racial incidents

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Ely: Overdose at high school leads to drug bust

Fillmore Central: District makes accommodations for expanding choir

Menahga: After five attempts, school bond referendum finally passes

Morris Area: School board gives superintendent a positive evaluation

Morris Area: Students tour ethanol plant

Park Rapids Area: Auditors issue a clean audit report for school district

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Referendum: Red Wing schools regroup after failed levy



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Tell Congress to reject provisions of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that would harm public school districts

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Crime: Former Minneapolis principal pleads guilty to theft

Safety: Racist graffiti found in Champlin Park High School restroom

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Budget: St. Paul school taxes going up, but not as much as expected

Complaint: St. Paul schools to pay former equity director $5,000 in salary dispute

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

Readiness: Students in states with high expectations are better prepared for college

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cloquet: School district wants community members to fill out online survey

Dassel-Cokato: School district responds to message written on bathroom wall

Detroit Lakes: Minnesota Department of Transportation offers funding for safe routes to school

Eden Valley-Watkins: Two former teachers recognized

Hutchinson: Middle school students sock it to cold feet

Kenyon-Wanamingo: Both referendum questions pass

Le Sueur-Henderson: School board votes to develop special education program

Maple Lake: School district earns state honor for effort to save on energy

New Prague Area: Voters approve operating levy

Ogilvie: School bond referendum passes

Perham-Dent: What will happen to Perham High School once it’s no longer a school?

Sartell-St. Stephen: Students raise more than $18,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Staples-Motley, Wadena-Deer Creek and Verndale: An investment in the next generation

Tri-City United: AVID program helps students become better learners

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Referendum: Voters OK operating levies in Blooming Prairie and Grand Meadow

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Duluth boosts school garden efforts

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Referendum: Voters OK operating levies in Blooming Prairie and Grand Meadow

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Q Comp: Sleepy Eye looks at program

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Awards: Minnesota Teacher of the Year nominations open

Awards: Click here to nominate a teacher

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: La Crescent-Hokah, Caledonia Area voters approve new operating levies



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Funding: U.S. Bank spending $1 million on Places to Play program

Referendum: Metro area voters say yes to $1 billion in school funding

MPR

Referendum: Across Minnesota, school funding finds support at the polls

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Politics: U.S. education secretary assesses school recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

THE WASHINGTON POST

Politics: Education secretary seeks to reduce size of U.S. Education Department

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Referendums: Onamia referendum fails, but Menahga gets $14 million

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Referendum: Disappointed with failed referendum, Faribault School Board members look ahead

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Elections: Voter turnout in area around 15 percent

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Curriculum: ALC students find success

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: After failed referendum, Winona Area School Board seeks another solution



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Referendum: Anoka-Hennepin School District wins record $249 million for schools

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Election: Endorsed candidates win in St. Paul School Board race

Elections: Election results for east-metro school boards

Referendums: School districts score at the ballot box with money for school operations and improvements

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Election: Community selects next Anoka-Hennepin School Board members

Election: Candidate elected to Brooklyn Center School Board; both referendums pass

Election: Three candidates elected to Eden Prairie School Board

Election: Two incumbents voted out in Edina School Board election

Election: Hastings voters elect school board members

Election: Three elected to Hopkins School Board; three referendum questions pass

Election: Three candidates elected to Minnetonka School Board

Election: Richfield School District voters approve referendums; incumbents remain on school board

Election: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan voters elect newcomer, two incumbents to school board

Election: Three candidates elected to Rush City School Board

Election: Five candidates elected to South Washington County School Board

Election: Two new, two returning faces on Spring Lake Park School Board

Election: Three candidates win election to St. Louis Park School Board

Election: Wayzata School District voters re-elect school board members and approve funding requests

Election: White Bear Lake Area and Mounds View voters elect school board members, approve referendums

Referendum: Voters push Anoka-Hennepin referendum through

Referendum: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage voters approve levies

Referendum: Residents reject Columbia Heights referendum

Referendum: Edina School District referendum passes easily

Referendum: Forest Lake Area voters reject two levy questions

Referendum: Voters approve Hastings School District referendum

Referendum: Lakeville Area voters approve operating levy

Referendum: School levy vote passes in New Prague Area

Referendum: Prior Lake-Savage Area referendum passes

Referendum: Rush City School District referendum fails

Referendum: South Washington County School District voters approve three referendum questions

Referendum: Residents approve St. Francis referendum

Referendum: St. Louis Park School District referendum questions pass

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Benson: Voters approve operating levy

Braham Area: School board hears update on assessments

Caledonia Area: Voters approve operating referendum

Le Sueur-Henderson: Voters approve referendum

Menahga: Unofficial results indicate referendum passes

Monticello: Three candidates join Monticello School Board

Mora: School bond referendum passes

Morris Area: Voters approve referendum

Mountain Lake: Three candidates elected to school board

Northfield: School board referendum fails, levy increase passes

Pipestone Area: Voters OK levy renewal

Red Wing: District voters oppose two referendum questions

St. Peter: Three candidates elected to school board

Upsala Area: School district renews operating referendum

Wadena-Deer Creek: District voters pass both ballot questions

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Program: Austin High School partners on scholarship program

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Referendums: Pillager and Cass Lake-Bena referendums falter

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Election: Incumbent, three newcomers win seats on Duluth School Board

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Referendum: Truman School District voters OK levy renewal

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Referendum: Voters reject Faribault School District facilities referendum

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Elections: Incumbents re-elected to Mankato Area and St. Peter school boards

Referendum: Mankato Area School District levy referendum passes by 29 votes

Referendums: Voters reject referendum requests in Maple River and Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop; Le Sueur-Henderson voters approve operating levy

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Elections: Westbrook-Walnut Grove passes referendum; Russell-Tyler-Ruthton fills three school board seats

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Referendum: Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop voters turn down referendum

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Referendum: All three questions succeed in Blooming Prairie’s referendum

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Referendum: Holdingford residents oppose two school levies

Referendum: Rocori voters approve technology referendum

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Voters strike down Winona Area referendum

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Election: Resident joins Worthington School Board

Referendum: Luverne School District voters approve bond referendum



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Proclamation: Gov. Dayton orders flags at half-staff in honor of Texas attack victims

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Elections: Turmoil in D.C. animates voters in nonpartisan races

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Preschool: A typical day at preschool

MPR

Pre-K: Free books boost early literacy

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Safety: Student data increasingly at risk from cybercriminals

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Calendar: District will start before Labor Day again

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Finances: Marshall fund balance tops $5 million

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Buildings: Deal closes on middle school property

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Budget: Byron will look for $800,000 in cuts

Curriculum: Can your kids spot fake news?

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Pre-K: Benson schools takes on child care needs

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Voters to decide fate of school referendum



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: Taxpayers need to do their homework on school referendums

Teaching: Florida, New York, Texas expedite certification process for Puerto Rican teachers

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Preschool: We’re spending $125 million a year to teacher 4-year-olds — here’s why

MPR

Higher education: University of Minnesota deals with large freshman class

MINNPOST

Election: St. Paul School District is facing some tough decisions

CROOKSTON TIMES

Safety: Crookston School District waiting for word on grant for school resource officer

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Program: Duluth high school begins new work to improve student outcomes

Referendum: Cromwell-Wright School District residents to vote on building referendum

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Election: New building and Flexible Learning Year are top issues in Russell-Tyler-Ruthton race

Elections: Area school board elections set for Tuesday

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Testing: Experts say school tests limited in what they can measure



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Transforming an airport hangar into a classroom for aviation students

Health: Girls’ soccer concussions are No. 1 concern for some

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cloquet: School apartment plan gets funding

Lake Superior: Physics students take voyage on Lake Superior

Perham-Dent: School board talks changes in daily procedures

Sartell-St. Stephen: District appoints new activities director

St. Peter: Elementary school student organizes free cold weather clothes event

St. Peter: New high school class offers real-world culinary experience

Wadena-Deer Creek: School board approves audit, agreement with teachers

Wadena-Deer Creek: District has two questions on November 7 ballot

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Administration: Superintendent search underway

Choice: New charter school for Nary?

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Referendum: Residents inquire about next week’s vote

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Safety: Only half of students show up at Thief River Falls school after threat

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Election: Special election will fill Eveleth-Gilbert board seat

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Editorial: Invest in education for economy, community

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Funding: School board reviews grant proposals

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Accident: No one injured in SUV-bus crash

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Elections: Several school elections slated for Tuesday

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Board refutes misconceptions



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: Sex assault charges dismissed against former Champlin Park soccer coach

Crime: Police investigate Duluth candy tampering report

MINNPOST

Politics: A new way to organize the public school system

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Election: Four candidates running for Hastings School Board

Election: Roseville Area ballot includes building bond, three candidates for three school board seats

Election: West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area School Board candidates focus on facility needs and college readiness

Event: Prior Lake-Savage Area students and staff unite against bullying

Negotiations: Farmington Area School District, teachers reach contract deal

Program: Woodbury High School student completes prestigious leadership program

Referendum: Maintenance, upgrades highlight Hastings School District’s bond measure

Safety: What part of stopping for school buses do motorists not understand?

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Benson: School district putting operating levy before voters on November 7

Le Sueur-Henderson: School tax levy referendum vote set for November 7

Pipestone Area: District voters will answer two questions on November 7

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton: Election will fill three school board seats

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Health: Heart rate monitors impact student health

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Preschool: Greater Minnesota child care crisis not just words

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Referendum: Will voters pay more for schools?



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Retired Shakopee superintendent to lead district temporarily

Election: Early voting opens around the state

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Veterans: November is Veterans and Service Member Appreciation Month

CHALKBEAT

Teaching: Study finds pay incentives effective in reducing teacher attrition

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: Five candidates running for three open school board seats

Cannon Falls Area: Bond refinancing to save more than $600,000

Fillmore Central: District plans to update stage gym before December concert

Goodhue: Five candidates vying for three seats on school board

Greenway: School board pleased with superintendent’s performance

Houston: School board selects new member, talks sports cooperation with Caledonia Area

Kenyon-Wanamingo: Residents have three issues to consider on Election Day

Kingsland: School board meets, but child care proposal is “off the table”

Minnewaska Area: Student participation in falls sports increases

Rushford-Peterson: New school theater hosts first performance

Sibley East: School board discusses test scores

Sleepy Eye: Students interview for BizTown positions

Sleepy Eye: Kids learn about trash, recyclables and careers

Upsala Area: School district proposes to renew referendum

Windom Area: Four candidates running for three open school board seats

Zumbrota-Mazeppa: Former superintendent diagnosed with cancer

Zumbrota-Mazeppa: Residents will vote on two questions

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Referendum: Farmers receive referenda relief through Ag2School tax credit

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Buildings: County OKs $1,200 to turn on lights at Clarkfield gym

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Testing: Drop-off in test scores tells partial story

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Referendum: No shortage of school questions on the ballot

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Some residents seek alternatives to referendum

OCTOBER 2017

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Court: Minnesota Supreme Court to hear data practices case

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: Don’t underestimate the role of school resource officers

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Enrollment: Special education numbers decline for sixth straight year in St. Paul

MPR

Technology: Alexa, are you safe for my kids?

KSTP

Referendums: More than 70 school districts will go to voters on Election Day

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Accident: Two injured in Glenville-Emmons science room explosion

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Survey: Results encourage possible referendum

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Referendum: Truman levy vote set for next week

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Crime: School employee charged with assault after allegedly throwing a knife at student

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Referendum: Four area districts hold building or operating referendums

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Transportation: Students could get a little more sleep, thanks to bus sharing



MONDAY, OCTOBER 30

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: No more jail time for ex-Hopkins staffer who admitted sexually touching students

Discipline: Stillwater Area School Board votes to investigate two members

Referendum: Twin Cities school districts ask voters to fund millions in building projects

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Referendum: Is your district asking for more money? Here’s why

MPR

Safety: Learn how bullying happens in order to prevent it

USA TODAY

Survey: Teachers’ mental health declining amid job stress

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: What is Makerspace?

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Election: District 1 candidates differ on key issues

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Extracurricular: Medford’s visual arts program now an official MSHSL activity

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Safety: Waseca school locked down while police searched for teen

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Curriculum: Future of Rochester’s science fair in flux

Administration: Service co-op names new director

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Buildings: Another delay for New London-Spicer school theater

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Vote would ask to add secondary gyms, improve locker rooms



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Open Meeting Law: Absences, Skype fuel debate among Blaine city leaders

Opinion: Saving teachers of color and other complex challenges in Minneapolis

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Election: St. Paul School Board candidates air a few differences in last forum

MPR

Data: Learning how bullying happens in order to prevent it

MINNPOST

Program: St. Paul libraries look to expand in-demand Internet hotspot program

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Technology: Cass Lake-Bena’s 3-D computers aid science instruction

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Program: Parents, local organization considering adding Nordic immersion school to Duluth area

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Budget: Duluth School District nearly out of reserve money

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Program: Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School Board hears issues with Flexible Learning Year

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Negotiations: New Ulm School Board changes co-curricular pay rules

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Program: Future of Rochester’s science fair is in flux

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: St. Cloud Area School Board evaluates superintendent

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Budget: Winona Area braces for budget cuts

Event: Winona Area sixth-graders test their vocabulary skills

Referendum: Winona Area officials host informational meetings



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Choice: Hiawatha Academies celebrates spread to full charter high school campus

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Negotiations: St. Paul school nutrition workers would get $15 minimum by 2019 under tentative deal

MPR

Health: Teachers report stressed, anxious students in the Age of Trump

Technology: Best Buy expands after-school tech program

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Aitkin: Students learn a lot on annual trip

Glencoe-Silver Lake: School board accepts offer

Kingsland: School board members considering day care proposal again

Kingsland: Lions Club gives dictionaries to third-graders

Monticello: Three candidates vie for three school board spots

Mountain Lake: Big decisions ahead for school board

Pipestone Area: District to host community information meeting about levy request

Rushford-Peterson: School board discusses e-learning days

Spring Grove: School district receives $10,000 grant

Spring Grove: Student council leading school, communitywide food drive

St. Louis County: Superintendent to resign at end of December

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Safety: Recognizing Unity Day

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Accident: Driver of truck sent to hospital after hitting school bus

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Column: The hidden discrimination facing Hispanic students

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Safety: United against bullying

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Health: Marshall High students join the breakfast club

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Referendum: Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius seems to like single site idea for Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Arts: Music to their ears

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Community: School greeter programs seeking volunteers



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Shakopee superintendent takes leave after cancer diagnosis

Choice: Charter school opens in the woods

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Shakopee interim superintendent diagnosed with cancer

Court: Lawsuit claims former student bullied at Eden Prairie High School

Election: Betterment of district multicultural approach is focus at Hopkins School Board candidate forum

Finances: Prior Lake-Savage Area receives clean audit report

Fundraising: Prior Lake-Savage Area middle school students raise $40,000 for school programs

Honors: MSBA honors Rep. Jenifer Loon

Milestone: Book celebrates 100 years of Rosemount High School

Referendum: Hastings School District seeking voter support

Referendum: Wayzata’s referendum fueled by development surge in northern portion of school district

Safety: Sandy Hook parent shares story of loss at security symposium

Safety: Eastern Carver County School District continues to focus on security

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Kenyon-Wanamingo: Referendum vote approaches for school district

New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva: Elementary school now a healthier place for staff and students

Sibley East: School board discusses locker options at Arlington site

Windom Area: School board receives update on e-learning

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Safety: School briefly evacuated after reported gas leak

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Negotiations: Teacher contract OK’d

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Energy: Board approves LED light project

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Election: Board candidates support referendum

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Negotiations: Board to act on item related to teachers’ contract

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Budget: How to fix Winona Area schools’ financial ills?

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Planning: Worthington discusses strategic/master plan



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: Star Tribune endorses two incumbents and first-time candidate for St. Paul board

Sports: Crunch time never ends for coaches

USA TODAY

Politics: Melania Trump talking bullying in surprise visit to Michigan school

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Election: Five candidates vie for three seats on Anoka-Hennepin School Board

Election: Twelve candidates running for four seats on Edina School Board

Election: Edina School Board candidates address claims of liberal indoctrination

Election: Inver Grove Heights School Board candidates focus on budget and career readiness

Election: Mounds View School Board candidates say schools are overcapacity

Election: Spring Lake Park School Board candidates introduce themselves

Election: St. Anthony-New Brighton School Board candidates name achievement gap, hiring new superintendent as top challenges

Obituary: Former Spring Lake Park School Board member Stan Kowalski dies

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Blue Earth Area: Parent voices concerns about school policies

Chatfield: School district reduces achievement gap

Lanesboro: School library gets an overhaul

Little Falls: School board approves agreement for Mid-State Education District

Mabel-Canton: School board selects another new member

Zumbrota-Mazeppa and Kenyon-Wanamingo: Superintendents work on busing agreement

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Arts: Theatre Trust holds workshops at Bemidji High School

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Sports: Speaker tackles our fear

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Administration: Battling cancer, Moorhead Area superintendent to retire in June

Negotiations: Two-year contract approved for Moorhead Area teachers

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Negotiations: Contract talks moving closer

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Elections: Board, referendum elections coming November 7

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Health: NRHEG Elementary School now a healthier place

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Youth: Keeping the lights on after school

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: Sartell-St. Stephen hires new activities director

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Buildings: Board tours Willmar High School addition



MONDAY, OCTOBER 23

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: Sure, you can weed out bad schools, but it starts at home

Funding: In Minnesota lake country, cabin owners shoulder a big share of property tax burden

Negotiations: Tight budgets ramp up tension as teacher contract talks begin

Politics: Seventy-two federal education disabilities regulations erased

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Negotiations: St. Paul teachers, district at odds over tax increase, performance pay

Safety: Forest Lake students share dragon wings photos to inspire, not cut down others

MPR

Politics: GOP lawmakers ask feds to reject Minnesota school accountability plan

Youth: Switching to middle school can be hard on kids, but there are ways to make it better

MINNPOST

Discipline: Whatever happened to time outs?

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Curriculum: School libraries evolve to engage

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Curriculum: Students visit historic battle site

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Nordic immersion school being considered

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Extracurriculars: School’s debate team is on

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Referendum: Area school boards grapple with aging buildings, equipment

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Courts: Teen charged with threatening school shooting

MESABI DAILY NEWS

Administration: Nashwauk-Keewatin principal resigns

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Curriculum: Longfellow looks to become neighborhood school

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Policies: Breckenridge to review one-third of all policies each year



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19

THE HILL

Opinion: America’s schools are essential public infrastructure

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Boundaries: Farmington Area School District may redraw boundaries

Court: Mahtomedi School District asserts innocence in student expulsion case

Donation: Westonka School District receives $1.25 million for scholarships

Program: Mahtomedi School District rolls out staff innovation program

Program: White Bear Lake Area career pathways enrollment jumps

Referendum: Levy renewal on the ballot for White Bear Lake Area schools

Safety: Rash of fights at Mahtomedi High School stem from social media squabbles

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: School board discusses technology

Caledonia Area: School district officials hold referendum meeting

Cloquet: Discussion continues over “mature content” of fall musical

Glencose-Silver Lake: School board sets special meeting to discuss elementary school site

Hutchinson: Student pitch outdoor feature for high school

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: Board gives superintendent positive evaluation

Laporte: School board suspends all international travel

Le Sueur-Henderson: Even raises $4,200 for school activities

Moose Lake: New school athletic fields discussed

Mountain Lake: Candidate drops out of school board election

Perham-Dent: For the love of art

Pipestone Area: For levy vote, two questions equals four potential outcomes

St. Peter: School board candidates talk vision, issues during forum

Wadena-Deer Creek: School district recognizing National School Bus Safety Week

Walker-Hackensack-Akeley: Enrollment is up from last year

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Winona Area’s referendum would fund new gyms



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Proclamation: Gov. Dayton orders flags at half-staff for Marina DeSteno Challeen

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Awards: Hastings marching band wins state championship

Schedule: St. Paul votes to change school start times

MPR

Attendance: Educators employ strategies to help kids with anxiety return to school

Sports: High school sports goes digital

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Lawmakers worry student data vulnerable with state law behind the times

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Board: Austin picks new mission statement

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Enrollment: Eleven classes at Bemidji schools exceed recommended size

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Safety: Duluth playground material questioned

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Testing: Proficiency for district’s special education third-graders similar to state numbers

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Community: Excited about education

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Negotiations: Blooming Prairie approves master contract for teachers

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Board: Former board member to return as chairman

Finances: Byron audit prompts discretionary freeze

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Column: Enrollment growth prompts February bond vote



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: Legislative commission to discuss Student Data Privacy Act

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Accident: Medical condition was cause of death of Burnsville teen visiting NDSU

Column: The new gap in Minnesota is a formative thing

MPR

Travel: MEA travel rush nears

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Award: Nominations open for 2018 Minnesota Teacher of the Year

Curriculum: Richfield High School students set higher goals, access more advanced courses

Election: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Board candidate forum set for Wednesday

Election: St. Paul School Board candidates discuss school safety and enrollment

Event: Osseo Area invites families of future kindergartners to information fair

Extracurriculars: More than meets the eye with robotics

Facilities: St. Michael-Albertville celebrates high school additions

Honors: Elk River Area School District music programs rewarded for efforts

Investigation: Stillwater Area School Board votes to investigate two board members after allegations by employee

Planning: Watertown-Mayer faculty reviews two-year plan

Policy: Elk River Area policy review puts light on 87 policies

Program: Music group visits Central Elementary School students

Program: Title I programming in Robbinsdale Area will place more emphasis on “family engagement”

Referendum: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage makes case for levy renewal, new tax authority

Referendum: St. Francis School District lays out needs ahead of vote

Safety: Security cameras to be placed in Farmington Area school buildings

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Big Lake: School board meets with new executive director of Wright Technical Center

Dassel-Cokato: Sixth-grade teacher passes away

Evansville: Student’s blood drive efforts earn scholarship

Red Wing: Trades workers speak to high school students

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Testing: High school sees trend of opt-outs for state tests

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Safety: A bright light for student safety

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Technology: Don’t like kids tethered to screens at school? Ask questions

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Election: Two drop out of St. Peter school board race

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Buildings: Board continues facilities discussion

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Students have much to gain, lose as district tackles facilities



MONDAY, OCTOBER 16

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Election: Charge of political indoctrination heats up Edina School Board race

Editorial: Twin Cities GED campaign is worthy effort to address disparities

Graduation: Efforts to champion alternatives to four-year degrees slow to gain traction

Sports: Anthem protest sparks emotionally charged scene at Forest Lake volleyball game

THE SEATTLE TIMES

Politics: U.S. education secretary promotes school choice at event

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Teaching: Nebraska, Iowa legislators working to address substitute teacher shortage

Technology: South Carolina school district to replace SMART Boards with next-generation panel devices

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: South Washington County School Board, superintendent to negotiate renewing contract

Honors: South Washington County elementary school named National Blue Ribbon School

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Referendum: Carlton weighs options for facilities

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Crime: Bus driver charged with assault

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Curriculum: Construct Tomorrow offers hands-on experience

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Curriculum: Prairie students create rock garden



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Higher education: University of Minnesota looks at 15 percent tuition hike for out-of-state students

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Higher education: University of Minnesota regents unsure about 15 percent tuition hike for nonresidents

Investigation: Stillwater Area School Board member says complaint is an attempt to stifle dissent

MPR

Athletics: Mountain biking booms among Minnesota high school students

MINNPOST

Project: How one man is challenging the over-representation of black students in special education

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Politics: Betsy DeVos touts school choice, STEM for $4 billion in grants

THE WASHINGTON POST

Politics: Betsy DeVos releases her priorities for U.S. Education Department grants

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Detroit Lakes: School district works on interventions to improve kindergarten readiness

Fulda: School board hires junior high coaches

Lake Superior: School board declares seat vacant, appoints new member

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Funding: Mankato Area School District leaders say insufficient state funding necessitates local tax increase

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Advertising: New Ulm School Board discusses advertising on sports fields

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Teaching: Teaching is more than a science at Pine Island High School



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Report: Minnesota Department of Education releases report on special education costs

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Analysis: A decade of mayoral control over Washington, D.C., schools

Politics: U.S. education secretary outlines her vision for American education

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Budget: Brooklyn Center sets 2018 levy

Election: Edina School Board candidates address claims of liberal indoctrination

Election: Five candidates running for three St. Louis Park School Board seats

Election: Three incumbents running unopposed for three seats on Wayzata School Board

Election: Early voting opens for Wayzata School Board election and referendum questions

Grant: Bloomington School District receives preschool grant

Honors: Rockford Area, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose school district staff honored

Politics: Sen. Al Franken seeks U.S. Service Academy applicants

Program: Waconia students experience the outdoors

Referendum: Columbia Heights school forums continue

Referendum: St. Louis Park ballot includes two referendum questions

Safety: Central School Board discusses underpass

Scam: Waconia School District alerted to scam

Study: Students receiving Minnesota Math Corps tutoring significantly exceed expectations

Technology: Central High School rolls out Chromebook program

Testing: Forest Lake Area School District meets achievement gap goal

Testing: Hopkins School District shows improvements in both math and reading proficiency

Tour: Magnet Schools of America choose Richfield Dual Language School for tour

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Ellsworth: School bus rear-ended by semi

Glencoe-Silver Lake: School board splits on vote to sell property

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: Students learn fire safety from firefighters

Monticello: Tech specialists, high school students report favorably on Chromebook rollout

Mountain Lake: Program provides job shadowing for students

Red Wing: Operating levy referendum approaches

Red Wing: Roundabout bumps up bus route efficiency

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton: High school students tour ethanol plant

Thief River Falls: Minnesota education commissioner visits schools (video)

Tri-City United: School board votes to fund ACT test for juniors

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Personnel: Albert Lea Area staff member hopes to use technology to engage students

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Honors: Austin kindergarten center principal heads east to accept national award

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Transaction: Brainerd School Board approves property purchase

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Forum: Community tackles issues of race

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Honors: Retired Faribault educators honored by state association

Referendums: Faribault residents weigh in on school referendums

Program: STEM-based Lego class coming to Faribault Community Education

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Honors: Austin school sends off “distinguished principal”

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Facilities: Winona Area officials say they won’t use eminent domain to seize properties near school

Facilities: Winona Area taking wait-and-see approach with possible closure



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Commentary: It’s not “student flight” if you’re exercising choice

Safety: Video shows the danger when motorists don’t stop for school buses

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Editorial: North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale elementary school — and its students — win again

Higher education: University of Minnesota will consider 15 percent tuition hike for nonresident students

Negotiations: St. Paul school food-service workers threaten to strike

MINNPOST

Discipline: How some Minnesota schools are working to reduce discipline disparities

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Administration: Austin School Board praises superintendent

Program: Austin middle school students enjoy Nature Center

CROOKSTON TIMES

Facilities: Crookston School Board checks out renovated learning center

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Policy: Lawyers for Superior boy threaten legal action over girls-only dance competition policy

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Testing: Fairmont Area School Board gets update on test results

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Collaboration: Chisholm School Board members weigh in on joint meeting

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Safety: Owatonna School Board and superintendent hear various perspectives on nut products in schools

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Facilities: MACCRAY interim superintendent urges school board to resolve facilities issue

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Facilities: Winona Area School Board hires architect for facility plan

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Initiative: Worthington School Board recommends home initiative approval

Tour: Worthington Middle School students tour local farms



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Budget: Minneapolis schools forecast $33 million debt

Column: To this white male, there’s no culture of intimidation

Column: Why it’s crucial to unlearn racism

Diversity: Somali girls make history on St. Cloud swim team

MPR

Curriculum: Should agriculture be taught in schools?

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Budget: Stillwater Area approves preliminary levy

Election: Boundary plan divides South Washington County School Board candidates

Election: Resident announces candidacy for Spring Lake Park School Board

Facilities: New Prague Area holds open house for renovated buildings

Fundraising: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan elementary school principal fulfills promise to sleep on roof after students raise more than $25,000

Grant: Shakopee schools get grant for farm-to-school support

Planning: Richfield High School aims to increase diversity in advanced courses

Program: Farmington Area superintendent talks Innovation Zones

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Teaching: Engaging students through technology

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Enrollment: Student numbers on the rebound

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Crime: Music equipment stolen from East Grand Forks schools

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Safety: Evacuation was a precaution

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Enrollment: Willmar enrollment grows in first month



MONDAY, OCTOBER 9

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: What’s with the golden parachute for a school chief?

MPR

Politics: Betsy DeVos’ first semester — a status report

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Alexandria: With visit to high school, Minnesota Supreme Court hopes to show human side of justice system

Blue Earth Area: Elementary school students learn through cleanliness challenge

Fillmore Central: School board approves construction bids for high school, storage building

Nevis: School board sets preliminary levy

Osakis: Partnership nets cash for schools

Zumbrota-Mazeppa: District hosting two meetings on operating referendum renewal

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Graduation: Eighth-graders will need one more credit to graduate than students who go before them

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Teaching: New licensing system aims to reverse teacher shortage

Teaching: Mankato Area School Board member appointed to state licensing board

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Teaching: Jefferson Elementary teachers to take part in study

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Budget: Byron to tap local optional revenue



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6

MINNPOST

Curriculum: Amid push for ethnic studies classes in high school, St. Paul elementary school starts them in kindergarten

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Budget: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage sets preliminary levy, eyes November election

Budget: Spring Lake Park School Board sets preliminary levy

Budget: St. Francis School Board approves tax levy

Election: Spring Lake Park School Board candidate forum set for October 11

Program: Minnesota House of Representatives high school page program applications due by December 1

Program: Fridley School District celebrates National GEAR UP Week

Program: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan American Indian Education Program celebrates new school year

Project: Apple Valley Rotary, Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District partner to provide books and dictionaries for students

Referendum: Brooklyn Center hosting referendum meeting

Referendum: Forest Lake Area School Board discusses bond and levy spending details

Transportation: St. Michael-Albertville School Board hears of transportation successes, challenges

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Braham Area: School board hears concerns with sixth-grade class sizes

Cambridge-Isanti: School for All Seasons highlights flexible seating options

Cloquet: District grapples with traffic, testing and worries about musical rating

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: Janesville city officials seek community input over safe routes to school

Le Sueur-Henderson: Enrollment numbers show growth

Monticello: School board approves new position at elementary school

Monticello: Interim superintendent has passion for people

Perham-Dent and Frazee-Vergas: School districts to join forces on community education

Proctor: School district to break ground for hockey arena

Sartell-St. Stephen: Students help in new school design process

Sartell-St. Stephen: High school students excel on ACT tests

Wadena-Deer Creek: Elementary school project receives a boost

Wadena-Deer Creek, Staples-Motley and Verndale: With CEO program, students began the journey of a lifetime

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Referendum: Faribault voters see both sides of upcoming school referendum

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Collaboration: Chisholm, Hibbing school representatives gather for informal discussion

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Facilities: Medford technology room shifts focus to collaborative learning

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Testing: Byron students test above state average on ACT

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Facilities: Winona Area has no plans to use eminent domain to expand elementary school

Grant: Winona Area elementary school awarded $170,000 grant for kindergarten students



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Court: Charges allege St. Paul high school student attacked three staff members

Curriculum: Drone classes landing at Anoka-Hennepin schools

Editorial: Increased competition can lead to improved traditional public schools in Minnesota

Negotiations: St. Paul School District outlines bargaining strategy

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Court: Judge says Teacher’s lawsuit alleging retaliation by St. Paul School District can continue

Negotiations: St. Paul School District sets 1 percent target for employee raises

MPR

Projects: Want change in education? Look beyond the usual suspects

Safety: How teachers and schools can help when bad stuff happens

Segregation: The re-segregation of American schools

MINNPOST

Program: Texted tips help parents turn routine tasks into pre-K learning opportunities

CHARLESTON POST AND COURIER

Politics: President Trump nominates former South Carolina schools chief as deputy secretary of education

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Maple Lake: School support staff honored at ceremony

McGregor: School district awarded $622,000 grant

McGregor: District offering gifted and talented program

Murray County Central: Messages of encouragement greet students

Murray County Central: Football team raises more than $1,200

Murray County Central: Students learn about farm safety

Pipestone Area: Two student representatives will join school board

Pipestone Area: School district to host information meeting for operating levies

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Contest: Essay contest announced for elementary school students



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Investigation: Edina High School teacher accused of accessing child porn for years

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Negotiations: St. Paul School District proposes $15 minimum wage by 2020

Policy: St. Paul School Board poised to relax graduation dress policies

THE HILL

Commentary: Millennials more likely to embrace charters

THE 74

Politics: Senate committee holds hearing on Every Student Succeeds Act

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Osseo Area superintendent announces intent to retire

Administration: Principal ready for new challenges at Spring Lake Park High School

Boundaries: Hopkins School Board denies fourth detachment request since 2002

Budget: Osseo Area projects positive variance in general fund revenues, expenditures

Budget: Osseo Area School Board approves preliminary levy

Budget: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Board approves proposed tax levy

Collaboration: Central High School teacher looks to local businesses for partnership

Election: Resident announces candidacy for Fridley School Board

Election: Five candidates vying for three seats on Hopkins School Board

Election: Minnetonka School Board candidates participate in forum

Election: Voting is open for Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Board election

Fundraising: Golf event raises $40,000 to support grants in Wayzata School District

Program: Robbinsdale Area School Board discusses increase to alternative learning program funding

Program: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan high school students to receive fine-free county library cards

Referendum: Richfield City Council supports Richfield School District’s levy referendum

Referendum: Wayzata School District hosting informational session on funding requests

Testing: Minnetonka middle school students recognized for test scores

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: School board OKs preliminary levy

Mountain Lake: District sees enrollment increase

Walker-Hackensack-Akeley: School district is making good progress toward Level 1 High Reliability Schools certification

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Curriculum: Albert Lea Area middle school offering more course options

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Finances: Byron School District to tap local optional revenue

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Feature: St. Cloud Tech High School history will be in the spotlight Wednesday

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Program: Winona Area elementary school provides creative space for kids



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Proclamation: Flags ordered at half-staff in honor of Las Vegas victims

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Funding: Kansas Supreme Court rules state’s school funding increase wasn’t enough

MPR

Preschool: Getting the most out of pre-K

Program: Clueless consumers motivate agriculture educators to reach more students

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Analysis: Betsy DeVos no longer seeking federal school choice program

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Board: Rush City School Board welcomes new student members

Budget: North Branch Area approves preliminary levy

Curriculum: Anoka-Hennepin to offer drones course next year

Election: League of Women Voters to host Anoka-Hennepin School Board candidate forum

Feature: Forest Lake Area educator leaves legacy of caring

Finances: Elk River Area School District refinancing its debt

Personnel: Elk River Area decides to hire paraprofessionals

Planning: Rush City School District starts the year with positive points

Referendum: Anoka-Hennepin hosts referendum meetings as early voting begins

Referendum: Rush City School District asking for community to support referendum

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Caledonia Area: Students, parents, community lend voices in video supporting upcoming referendum

Chatfield: Administrators report positive start to school year

Dassel-Cokato: School board fills vacancy

Hancock: School district grows from within

Houston: School board talks enrollment, approves proposed levy

Kenyon-Wanamingo: School district educates residents on upcoming referendum

Kingsland: School board seeks busing bids

Lanesboro: School board agrees to sponsor dance activity

Lanesboro: School district looking for more bus drivers

Mabel-Canton: School board members interview candidates to join board

Mabel-Canton: Resident voices concerns

Monticello: School board gets positive enrollment update

Park Rapids Area: School board approves preliminary levy

Princeton and Milaca: School districts, teachers ratify contracts

Stewartville: Ag credits expected to reduce district levy hike

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Preschool: Bemidji Area’s new pre-K sections are filling up

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Policy: Family seeks clarification after teacher told Alexandria student to change clothes three days in a row

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Food service: Vendor gives update to Marshall School Board

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Budget: Winona Area’s deficit mystery unfolds



MONDAY, OCTOBER 2

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Former St. Paul superintendent takes job at New York academy

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Court: Minnesota Supreme Court demands answers in governor-Legislature budget clash

Funding: St. Paul teachers will push for more tax revenue for schools

MPR

Study: If your teacher looks like you, you may do better in school

MINNPOST

Election: What Minneapolis mayoral candidates plan to do about education — even though they can’t really do much

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Referendum: Cass Lake-Bena holds public meeting on school referendum

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Referendum: Pillager School District’s referendum asks voters to plan for the future

CROOKSTON TIMES

Budget: Crookston School Board approves preliminary budget and tax levy

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Wisconsin budget brings lifetime licenses for teachers

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Program: Martin County West partners with food plant

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Honors: Lake Park-Audubon student news story up for national award

MESABI DAILY NEWS

Athletics: School districts face off with declining sports

Tour: Virginia School Board visits forest land

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Facilities: Rochester elementary school’s space crunch indicative of trend

ST. CLOUD TIMES

STEM: St. Cloud Area school preparing students for the future by “STEMifying” the curriculum

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Winona Area School Board rejects referendum delay