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August 2018

MONDAY, AUGUST 20

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: Federal panel on school safety isn’t interested in gun violence

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Buildings: Harding High wants to name gym after retired athletics director

Funding: St. Paul considers sales tax to subsidize citywide preschool

Youth: Students chosen for St. Paul schools advisory board

MPR

Technology: Robotics teams encourage students to explore STEM fields

DISABILITY SCOOP

Funding: Disability advocates seek clarification on funding availability under IDEA

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Facilities: Missouri school district installing gender-neutral bathrooms

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Blue Earth Area: School board officially hires new high school principal

Blue Earth Area and United South Central: Candidates file for school board races

Douglas County: Area school board races to spice up ballots

Lester Prairie: School board hires new K-12 principal

Red Wing: Candidates file for area school board races

Swanville: School district redesigns sidewalk

Stewartville: District hires acting interim principal

St. Peter: Candidates file for nearby school board races

Tri-City United: School board accepts bid for projects

Tri-City United: New teachers tour communities, school district

Worthington: Lawsuit proceeding timeline is set

Worthington: Band students make most of summer

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Buildings: School installs new playground equipment

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Buildings: School construction complete

Safety: Schools and law enforcement prepare for violence

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Extracurricular: Teens form high school fishing team

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: New superintendent takes over at ROCORI

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Feature: An advocate for early childhood education



FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Teaching: State moves closer to finalizing new teacher licensing rules

ABC NEWS

Politics: Federal commission on school safety increases funding for student support

USA TODAY

Commentary: Don't divert taxpayer money to vouchers — it does much more good at public schools

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Athletics: Watertown-Mayer School Board backs co-op football plan

Cooperative: Three school districts to pay estimated $900,000 as cooperative is reorganized

Discipline: Osseo Area approves agreement to continue working to eliminate disparities in discipline

Election: Five candidates seek four seats on Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board

Election: Four candidates file for Lakeville Area School Board

Election: Ten candidates file for three Osseo Area School Board seats

Facilities: New Brighton City Council approves Mounds View School District’s education center addition

Negotiations: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage teacher talks end in contract

Referendum: Forest Lake Area sets dates set for community conversations

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Detroit Lakes: Board sets bond referendum vote for school additions and upgrades

Glencoe-Silver Lake: New principal excited for opening day

Hutchinson: AP scholars had 162 passing scores

Kingsland: School board eyes levy options

Kingsland: Former student returns as Project Lead the Way instructor

Litchfield: School resource officer starting this fall

Litchfield: School board assessing district needs before diving into pool partnership

Milaca: Election Day ballot likely to include school referendum

Milaca: School board appoints interim member

Pipestone Area: Seven candidates running for three school board seats

Russell-Tyler-Ruthon: Elementary school will add a STEM class for fourth- and fifth-graders

Sartell-St. Stephen: Five candidates file for three school board seats

Worthington: School district bumps substitute pay rate

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Buildings: Work wrapping up at schools

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Administration: Wilde to head Bemidji Area’s special education

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Elections: Two of seven area districts lack enough candidates

Safety: District approves pay raises for security officers

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Buildings: District upgrades school phones

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Elections: Candidates lining up for board seats

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Enrollment: Sauk Rapids-Rice School Board to vote on enrollment capacity

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: Closed schools back on the market

Negotiations: Winona Area teachers union asks for salary increase



THURSDAY, AUGUST 16

MPR

Safety: Bills and bulletproof backpacks

EDUCATION WEEK

Politics: Tuesday’s primary results make it clear K-12 funding will be a wedge issue this fall

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Buildings: Gene Dillon Elementary aims to ease transition to junior high

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Transportation: Planning school bus routes around constant construction

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Elections: Nine area districts have contested board races



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15

CHALKBEAT

Data: Chicago-area elementary school principal uses data to narrow achievement gaps among students

URBANA/CHAMPAIGN NEWS-GAZETTE

Teaching: Illinois districts cope with statewide substitute teacher shortage

USA TODAY

Study: School violence more than doubled last year

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Facilities: Forest Lake Area’s 2018 construction is hammering goals

Facilities: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan buys land for future elementary school

Feature: Orono fourth-graders use the power of words to effect change

Honors: More than 800 Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan students earned AP scholar honors

Program: “Bridging” summer learning at Albertville Primary School

Technology: Stillwater Area’s school lunch app gives users control

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Benson: School district building bond levy passes with strong support

Cambridge-Isanti: School district saves more than $5 million on energy costs in 13 years

Cleveland: Voters approve both questions of construction plan

Minnewaska Area: Two candidates file for school board

Mountain Lake: Voters approve school bond

Northfield: District commits to $41 million referendum for elementary school, early education project

Tri-City United: Construction project won’t interfere with learning at elementary school

Worthington: Voters deny school district’s bond proposals

Worthington: Two more candidates file for school board vacancies

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Elections: Three incumbents all running for re-election in Albert Lea

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Enrollment: Growing district prioritizes facilities, operations

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Elections: Eight candidates vie for three open seats

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Sports: Pine River-Backus cancels varsity football season

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Buildings: East Grand Forks football builds new locker room

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Referendum: Both Cleveland school ballot questions approved

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Negotiations: Lynd salary talks with teachers are moving forward

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Elections: Four file for three seats

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Elections: Filing period closes for area school boards

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Elections: Four advance in school board race

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Elections: Six advance in school board race

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Referendum: Benson voters approve $26 million bond

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Election: Primary winners move on in Winona board race



TUESDAY, AUGUST 14

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Safety: Police request funds for AR-15s in North Dakota city schools

MINNPOST

Election: Minneapolis School District, five other districts have school board candidates on the primary ballot

CHALKBEAT

Study: Pushing schools to raise test scores under NCLB had limited impact

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Court: California School Boards Association sues over state education funding provision

USA TODAY

Safety: Parents, schools increasingly buying bulletproof backpacks, other protections for school

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Le Sueur-Henderson: District preps for 2018-2019 school year with new administrative team

Red Wing: Several candidates for area school board races

Worthington: Second candidate files for school board slot

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Discipline: Moorhead Area School District addresses disparities in student discipline

Grant: Bemidji Area elementary school educator receives grant

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Election: Six candidates up for Brainerd School Board

Planning: Study addresses anticipated Brainerd school traffic congestion

CROOKSTON TIMES

Grant: Crookston School District will pursue state safety funds

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Referendum: Duluth School District to ask three questions on November ballot

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Election: Four candidates running for Fairmont Area School Board

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Program: New after-school program teaches kids bike education and safety

Programs: Faribault Education Center, Area Learning Center fill gaps with specialized programs

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Program: Willmar pre-K classes moving to elementary schools

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: More legal challenges for building sales

Facilities: New Winona Area school for hundreds this fall



MONDAY, AUGUST 13

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Diversity: Parents can vote on American Indian education

Election: Two seats up for grabs in Minneapolis School Board race

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Election: Resident announces candidacy for Lakeville Area School Board

Program: Fridley student selected for student leaders program

Referendum: Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose approves levy referendum for Election Day

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Blue Earth Area: District selects new high school principal

Ely: School board chair files for another term

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted: School board to approve co-op with Rockford Area for soccer

Waseca: Candidate filings for area school boards open through August 14

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Election: Four file for four seats

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Election: Changing voter-attire rules will challenge election judges

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Buildings: Focus centered on high school

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Safety: Pine Island enhances bus driver hiring procedures

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Film: Why parents need to see movie, Eighth Grade, with their kids

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Election: Voters to begin reshaping school board on Tuesday



FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Election: Candidates for governor divided by visions for education

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Enrollment: Teachers’ enrollment campaign nets 103 new students for St. Paul

CHALKBEAT

Study: Students’ math scores drop for years after using a private school voucher in country’s largest program

THE JOURNAL

Study: Combining data from multiple digital learning tools results in better predictions

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Study: Few states have adequate reading tests for elementary, special education teachers

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Advanced Placement: Columbia Heights students’ Advanced Placement participation higher than ever

Athletics: Watertown-Mayer School Board considers football co-op pitch

Election: Four candidates file for Robbinsdale Area School Board

Event: TED Talk in Edina announces roster of speakers

Event: Watertown-Mayer Elementary School rolls out new open house format

Facilities: Farmington High School’s innovative spaces nearing completion

Health: Minnetonka School District mothers seek awareness of adolescent mental health

Honors: Edina teacher selected for Fulbright Scholarship

Partnership: Osseo Area School District, local businesses to offer career-connected internships for youth

Personnel: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan hires former principal as safety coordinator

Policy: Richfield School Board considers gender inclusive policy

Program: KidPack volunteers look to another year of serving Robbinsdale Area schools

Project: Waconia High School students get hands-on with ticket booth project

Safety: Central School Board talks safety improvements

Survey: Wayzata School District staff members, parents complete school climate survey

Testing: Wayzata High School students score above average on AP tests

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: School district to ask voters for $15.5 million

Butterfield-Odin: School district upgrades security

Butterfield-Odin: Principal expected to resign

Cloquet: School board votes not to renew hockey coach’s contract

Hutchinson: New staff member will help students explore career paths, build connections with local businesses

Litchfield: School board and city council say recreation center must accommodate everyone

Moose Lake and Willow River: School boards hold liaison meeting

Princeton: New superintendent ready to embrace new challenges

Yellow Medicine East: New superintendent reflects on district’s future

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Granada-Huntley-East Chain approves change in bullying policy

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Election: Most school boards have seats up for election

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Election: Candidates in Seat 2 prepare for primary

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Election: More candidates file for school board



THURSDAY, AUGUST 9

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Higher education: University of Minnesota hires consulting firm to guide presidential search

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Court: Appeals court rules against St. Paul teacher injured in student attack

Program: Thousands of Minnesota kids to get school supplies, backpacks thanks to volunteers

MPR

Higher education: Students take the lead in campus mental health programs

Learning: How learning science is catching up to Mr. Rogers

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Benson: Four school board seats up for election in November

Cambridge-Isanti: Active shooter drill involves many first responders, government staff

Mountain Lake: School project builds on steady enrollment, space

Pipestone Area: District to survey residents about new building

Pipestone Area: Two candidates file for school board race

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton: District invites public to task force meeting

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Teaching: Teacher shortages not limited to full-time educators

CROOKSTON TIMES

Election: Crookston School Board incumbent files for another term

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Curriculum: Fairmont Area touts college class choices

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Program: Medford well-represented at national student convention

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: Winona group asks court, city to help preserve shuttered schools



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: What if most people are above average?

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Bidding: St. Paul wants to hire more businesses run by women, minorities

MPR

Courts: Professor sues over union representation

THE HILL

Politics: Ohio congressman says vocational training should be a priority

POLITICO

Safety: Rural states say few schools participate in arming teachers

USA TODAY

Safety: Group warns some back-to-school supplies contain dangerous chemicals

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Eastern Carver County School Board gives superintendent favorable evaluation

Administration: Eastern Carver County superintendent takes tandem skydiving jump

Administration: Orono High School has new principal

Election: MSBA Board Director Melissa Sauser files to remain on Farmington Area School Board

Facilities: New South Washington County middle school set to open in September

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cleveland: Voting for building referendum set for August 14

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: School resource officer to fulfill 183 duty days with district

Tri-City United: Upcoming construction means pre-Labor Day start for schools

Tri-City United: School district evaluates safety measures

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Health: Backpack programs to reach more schools

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Diversity: School is identified as racially isolated

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Elections: Sixth candidate files for election

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Health: Easing your child’s nerves about the new school year

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Elections: Third person files for board race



TUESDAY, AUGUST 7

MPR

Choice: Can Lebron James’ school fix what public schools didn’t?

MINNPOST

Referendum: Minneapolis will be asking voters to support a $30 million request

RAPID CITY JOURNAL

Funding: South Dakota schools increasingly rely on tax opt-outs

THE HILL

Court: Federal judge orders Indiana school district to let transgender student use men’s restrooms

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Big Lake: School staff getting ready

Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose: Referendum for more operating funds on November ballot

Ely: Three school board seats are up for grabs

Fillmore Central: Facilities projects are underway

Kingsland: New platform empowers students to stand up against bullying

Lanesboro: School board sets dates for second community meeting

Mabel-Canton: City council representatives meet with school board to discuss shared opportunities

Pierz: Construction project nearly ready for bidders

Rushford-Peterson: School board awards sidewalk contract, discusses upcoming referendum

St. Peter: School district’s hall of fame to induct four new members

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Buildings: School upgrades to be put out for bids

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Elections: Two file for school board

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Hiring: Cloquet School Board won’t renew hockey coach’s contract

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Elections: Incumbent files for re-election

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Safety: Front door security a common need for local schools

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Elections: Candidate files for Sartell-St. Stephen School Board

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Technology: Students spend two weeks of summer learning about robots



MONDAY, AUGUST 6

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Facilities: Minnesota charter schools are facing growing pains

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Safety: State has $25 million earmarked for security, but schools need much more

MPR

Discipline: Human Rights Department analyzes discipline disparities at Minnesota schools

MINNPOST

Program: Parents of American Indian students get a new tool to ensure their educational needs are met

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Program: Manufacturers increase efforts to woo workers to rural areas

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Election: Albert Lea Area vice chair files to run again for school board

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Technology: Growing need in cybersecurity prompts educators to expose students to career field

Transportation: Bus driver shortages impact school districts nationwide

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Facilties: Bemidji Area approves long-term maintenance plan

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Election: Four candidates up for Brainerd School Board

CROOKSTON TIMES

Election: Candidate files for Crookston School Board

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Partnership: Fairmont Area school, community groups partner for students

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Facilities: Lynd School District celebrates new playground

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Safety: Winona Area finds security fix



FRIDAY, AUGUST 3

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Discipline: Schools finalizing deals to reduce bias in discipline

Buildings: Minnehaha Academy officially beings rebuilding one year after explosion

MPR

Politics: DeVos seeks to rewrite the rules on higher education

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Discipline: Moorhead Area close to agreement with state on suspensions, expulsions

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Safety: Schools offering counseling after student dies

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Safety: Winona elementary schools to get a boost in security

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2

THE ADVOCATE

ESSA: Minnesota Department of Education provides an update on new ESSA accountability system

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Health: Police dog responds to mental health crises

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Preschool: North Branch expands school-age care

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Editorial: Above all, put our kids first

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Community: 4H teaches hard work, life skills

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Safety: Should parents be charged for failing to lock up guns used by their kids in school shootings?

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Engagement: Community offers feedback on schools

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Elections: Three file for school board seats

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Referendum: Committee plans to push Red Wing school referendum

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Buildings: German immersion school votes to raze old church for new addition

Column: Problem identified, but not the best solution

Editorial: School is complete but Bureau of Indian Education system is still crumbling

Politics: Erin Murphy says if elected governor, she will follow Gov. Dayton’s education approach

MPR

Politics: Erin Murphy, Tim Pawlenty offer differing early education plans

Safety: Muslim group welcomes probe of Chisago Lakes student’s suicide

CHALKBEAT

Teaching: School districts in Colorado, United States offering in-house child care to attract young teachers

THE 74

Teaching: Why is it so hard to find and keep great teachers in STEM?

THE JOURNAL

STEM: Finding funds for coding programs

THE WASHINGTON POST

Politics: President Trump signs bipartisan technical-education bill into law

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Open Meeting Law: State Department of Administration says Duluth school district shirked data requests

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Board: Whitney Winkels appointed to Medford board

July 2018

TUESDAY, JULY 31

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Buildings: Leech Lake students walk the halls of a school they’ve waited generations to see

Politics: Jeff Johnson says school choice will provide path out of poverty

THE HECHINGER REPORT

Program: North Dakota school district moves to abolish grade levels

THE JOURNAL

Report: Most teachers uncomfortable with technology-based teaching practices

THE WASHINGTON POST

Politics: U.S. Education Department’s approach to civil rights enforcement shifts

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Curriculum: Edina School Board approves revised 10th-grade English curriculum

Curriculum: Spring Lake Park moves forward with new elementary school math curriculum

Election: Seven candidates running in Columbia Heights School Board primary election

Election: Filing opens for Elk River Area School Board

Election: Osseo Area School Board member resigns

Election: Filing begins for Osseo Area School Board

Election: Filing opens for Robbinsdale Area School Board

Facilities: New Orono activities center will include amenities for athletes, community

Honors: Bloomington School Board member earns global learning fellowship

Honors: Burnsville elementary school custodian honored for extra effort

Personnel: Anoka-Hennepin goes ahead with administrative staffing model

Personnel: St. Michael-Albertville approves additional staffing positions

Planning: Mounds View superintendent describes operational plan

Program: Elk River Area School District, machine company sign youth skills training pact

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Braham Area: School district launches new website

Cambridge-Isanti: School board hears transportation update

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Elections: Filing period opens for school board elections

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Curriculum: Growing need in cybersecurity prompts educators to expose students to career field

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Buildings: Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig officially dedicates new high school

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Referendum: Cleveland voters to decide third funding request



MONDAY, JULY 30

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Safety: St. Louis Park City Council seeks to strengthen firearm regulations upon request from students

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Higher education: Minnesota State to spend $300,000 “reimagining higher education” with innovators from other fields

Editorial: Reimagining higher education, to what ends?

BRISTOL HERALD COURIER

Teaching: Many black male teachers leaving profession after short time

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Chatfield: Superintendent reports on construction progress

Dassel-Cokato: Dean of students accepts principal position at Glencoe-Silver Lake High School

Delano: School board considering activity fee increases

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: Filing period for four school board seats opens July 31

Kingsland: Board proceeds with auction of former school building

Lanesboro: School board updated on safety and security improvement costs, approves bond resolution

Little Falls: Educators initiate program for kids facing food insecurity

Mabel-Canton: School district continues search to fill staffing vacancies

Mabel-Canton: School board sets 10-year facility plan

Morris Area: Two school board members file for re-election

Morris Area: Member learns through school board role

Sleepy Eye: School board approves new track and field coop

Tri-City United: School district conducts first official safety self-assessment

Tri-City United: District plans for classes to continue even during snow days

United South Central: School board discusses options for referendum ballot language

Upsala Area: School district updating its security

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Program: Reading camp benefits students and teachers

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Branding: Owatonna School District introduces new logo



FRIDAY, JULY 27

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Summer Update: Special Education

MINNPOST

Courts: Why charter school advocates have mixed feelings about state Supreme Court’s integration decision

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Court: Federal judges side with transgender student in Philadelphia bathroom case

THE JOURNAL

Survey: Educators lack clarity on best sources for classroom technology information

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Detroit Lakes: School board expected to vote on proposed $49 million building bond referendum at August 13 meeting

Moose Lake: More fields needed to meet summer program needs

Perham-Dent: Construction work on new high school approaching completion

Red Wing: School district launches new voter-friendly website

Sartell-St. Stephen: Board OKs tax increase related to new high school

Tri-City United: School district works on plans for e-learning days

Waseca: School board OKs special education collaborative

Worthington: Principal prepares for new quadruple roles

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Referendum: Fate of school levy left in voters’ hands

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Board: District sets up for coming school year

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Enrollment: Sauk Rapids-Rice stops open enrollment for elementary

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: La Crescent-Hokah to survey residents on facilities

Transportation: Winona Area School Board rolls out bus policy



THURSDAY, JULY 26

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: Minneapolis boys sue High School League to join girls high school dance teams

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Graduation: Trump administration makes it harder for defrauded students to erase debt

MPR

Courts: Supreme Court gives OK to proceed on school segregation lawsuit

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Administration: Board gives Sesker a positive evaluation

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: Commission moves to protect former school buildings as historic sites



WEDNESDAY, JULY 25

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: Second Blue Earth Area football player pleads guilty in beating of teammate

EDUCATION WEEK

Safety: Trump’s School Safety Commission probes trauma-informed mental health supports in Wisconsin

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Diversity: Hastings council joins school district in Diversity, Inclusion and Equity initiative

Column: Why were Minnesota’s LGBTQ kids so miserable in the 2000s?

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Le Center: TCU works on plans for eLearning days

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Administration: New principal takes the helm at elementary school

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Curriculum: Reading camp benefits students and teachers

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Policy: Board reviews policy designed to reduce student behavior problems

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Awards: Drug-free coalition recognizes Medford teacher

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Administration: Two principals make move to district posts

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: ROCORI approves three-year contract for new superintendent



TUESDAY, JULY 24

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Politics: U.S. House to hold hearing on Workflex today

MINNPOST

Diversity: The number of majority-minority school districts has doubled in the last five years

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Anoka-Hennepin goes ahead with new staffing model

Curriculum: Spring Lake Park moves forward with new elementary math curriculum

Administration: Shakopee board to vote on new two-year contract for superintendent

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Red Wing: Schools see major summer repairs

USC: Board discusses ballot wording for fall referendum

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Feature: District investigating teacher by day, Nazi-themed wrestler at night

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Survey: RTR asks residents to fill out survey



MONDAY, JULY 23

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Funding: Applications for school safety grants open Aug. 29

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Health: Washington and Ramsey county schools to boost mental health help for preteens

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Board: Stillwater’s newest board member is a long-time former principal

Teaching: Target’s latest sale aimed at underpaid teachers

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Buildings: Moorhead will face its $100 million question

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Buildings: Reunion to celebrate soon-to-be restored pink schoolhouse

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: Schools could reopen as apartments



FRIDAY, JULY 20

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Funding: Applications for school safety grants open Aug. 29

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Funding: Timeline set for school safety grants

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Community: Retailer hands out more than 200 backpacks with school supplies

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Policy: Cell phones pose tricky question in Pine River-Backus student handbook

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Referendum: Survey shows support for school levy renewal, increase

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Discipline: Human Rights commissioner questions discipline strategy

WAHPETON-BRECKENRIDGE DAILY NEWS

Negotiations: Breckenridge approves contract with MSEA group

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Funding: Willmar Community Education and Recreation separation is official

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: Board agrees to sell schools



THURSDAY, JULY 19

EDUCATION WEEK

Politics: Career and Technical Education bill expected to clear Senate

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Technology: Blandin hosting free broadband webinar today

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Youth: Pediatricians promote reading for young patients and parents

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Crime: St. Paul janitor stalked 10-year-old student

MPR

Discipline: Human Rights Commissioner to address student discipline at Rochester schools

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Bloomington School Board member Korman named an NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow

Policy: St. Louis Park board focuses on discipline

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Buildings: Southland favors renovation over new construction

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Policy: GHEC approves activities handbook

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Crime: Assistant principal charged with theft

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Safety: Board turns down crossing guard bids

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: Royalton athletic director coming over from St. Cloud Tech

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Referendum: Willmar considers operating levy for November



WEDNESDAY, JULY 18

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Summer Edition: School Trust Lands Update

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Referendum: St. Paul referendum is set, but it carries some risk

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Referendum: The reasons for St. Paul’s levy referendum

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Administration: District fills two open positions

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Referendum: Duluth tables levy changes again

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Board: Ziemer appointed to Marshall School Board

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Hiring: Blooming Prairie in need of coaches

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Courts: Student found not guilty in Eden Valley-Watkins school threat

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Courts: Ruling says Winona can move ahead with selling schools



TUESDAY, JULY 17

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Summer Edition: School Trust Lands Update

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Arts: Schools partner with Walker for springboard to the arts

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Teaching: Pay increase approved for substitute teachers

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Administration: New superintendent takes over for Bemidji schools

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Buildings: Moorhead forms task force to determine fate of high school

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Science: Teacher joins experiment to prove the Earth is indeed round

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Board: Sleepy Eye holds retreat

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Transportation: School bus drivers becoming a rare commodity

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Election: School board candidates spar on discipline, budget

Administration: Berg to stay with Pine Island schools

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Referendum: Sartell-St. Stephen to ask for operating levy increase

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Discipline: Willmar agrees to greater scrutiny of discipline to address disparities



MONDAY, JULY 16

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Grant: Instructions coming soon for school safety grant opportunity

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Summer Edition: School Trust Lands Update

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: ROCORI picks Aitkin superintendent to lead district

Buildings: St. Paul enters debate about renaming schools

Column: After Janus, will we see the teachers union of tomorrow?

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Buildings: Do prevailing wages help or hurt public construction?

MPR

Curriculum: Scared of math? Here’s one way to fight the fear

SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE

Research: States and schools work to confront chronic absenteeism

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Budget: Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School Board approves budget, census

Budget: St. Louis Park School Board approves cuts

Election: Columbia Heights School Board candidates consider questions, stances on issues

Election: Robbinsdale Area to host school board candidate session

Facilities: Robbinsdale Area opens new enrollment center

Investigation: Minnetonka High School student dead after officer-involved shooting in Chanhassen

Referendum: Waconia School Board OKs levy for ballot

Safety: Anoka-Hennepin chemical health committee makes first report

Teaching: Forest Lake Area teacher always put in the time

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Elections: Informational session held for school board candidates

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: Crosslake board grapples with unexpected costs after building lease ends

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Discipline: Duluth district to work with Human Rights department

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Technology: Medford students achieve star status with science projects

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Winona board to vote on $10 million request Thursday



FRIDAY, JULY 13

MINNPOST

Courts: In wake of Supreme Court ruling on union fees, Minnesota teachers decide whether to opt out or go all in

CHALKBEAT

Readiness: Education reform movement shifting to career readiness

THE CONVERSATION

STEM: Here’s how to encourage more girls to pursue science and math careers

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Safety: Secret Service issues guide to help prevent school shootings

THE 74

Politics: U.S. House committee approves $71 billion education funding bill

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cloquet: Life is an open book for principal

Hutchinson: High school gets new principal

Mora: New lights installed at football field

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Technology: Duluth to phase out Smart Boards

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Administration: Fairmont Area hires community outreach coordinator

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Safety: Children learn safety lessons

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Testing: District discusses standards-based grading

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Accident: Fire damages classrooms at St. Cloud high school



THURSDAY, JULY 12

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Accident: Former Minneapolis high school teacher dies on canoe trip

Court: Fleeing driver in playground crash enters guilty plea

CNN MONEY

Programs: Companies partnering with schools to offer workforce training

EDUCATION WEEK

Politics: Education funding bill progresses in U.S. House after school safety money restored

THE HECHINGER REPORT

Curriculum: Standards seek to help elementary teachers teach science

Curriculum: Social studies getting reduced academic priority

TWIN CITIES BUSINESS

Survey: CNBC ranks Minnesota sixth on “Top States for Business” survey; state ranks fifth in education

WKBN

Testing: Access to eyeglasses making big impact on Youngstown students’ test scores

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Budget: St. Francis works to increase fund balance

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Glencoe-Silver Lake: School board reduces fifth-grade position, discusses operating levy

Northfield: District leaders wary of class sizes

Pipestone Area: School district will begin screening for dyslexia

Pipestone Area: School board approves transportation contract

St. Peter: Learning center classroom duo to retire

Tri-City United: School district considers partnering in solar garden options

Worthington: School district committees consider cooperative athletic agreements

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Project: Students showcase their summer of learning

CROOKSTON TIMES

Court: North Dakota teacher facing drug charges must surrender teaching license

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Testing: Major colleges drop essay test requirement

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Facilities: Owatonna community invited to apply for facilities task force

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Administration: Pine Island School Board develops plan to replace superintendent

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: ROCORI School Board names three finalists for superintendent



WEDNESDAY, JULY 11

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Budget: Minnesota state revenue above February forecast

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Personnel: Supporters say North High School athletic director was fired

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Editorial: Tuning the workforce band to what the market demands

DISABILITY SCOOP

Politics: U.S. Department of Education delays special education disproportionality rule

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Programs: Centennial School District proposes new home for four programs

Teaching: Former White Bear Lake teacher/coach leaves legacy on and off field

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Tri-City United: School district examines solar energy

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Budget: Austin School District lunch prices to increase, Truth in Taxation hearing scheduled

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Election: Second Fairmont Area School Board member won’t seek new term

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Crime: Teen sentenced for threatening Futures School

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: Six candidates named for ROCORI superintendent position



TUESDAY, JULY 10

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Court: Judge orders probe into student charged with brutally beating Minneapolis teaching aide

Food service: Food deliveries are remaking school lunch

Investigation: Man found dead in home was on Waconia High School football staff

Politics: Moody’s warns Minnesota's pension changes “far from a cure-all”

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Court: Student loses discrimination case against Hamline University

MPR

Books: New kids’ books put a human face on the refugee crisis

ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Teaching: Recruiting, improved conditions help Atlanta teacher retention

TODAY

Program: Many children in need not served by summer food programs

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

STEM: Study finds industry, education needed to bridge STEM skills gap

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Board: Stillwater Area School Board to fill member vacancy

Donation: Spring Lake Park foundation commits $600,000 to fine arts, stadium upgrades

Election: Columbia heights School Board offers candidate orientation

Facilities: Anoka-Hennepin School Board approves long-term facilities maintenance plan

Honors: Maple Grove High School students win national award

Partnership: Elk River Area School District, Alliance Machine ink youth skills training pact

Personnel: Anoka-Hennepin takes a hard look at staffing

Planning: Lakeville Area School Board seeks community input

Project: Orono student sets off to empower kids in Kenya

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Braham Area: Informational meetings to be held on operating levy

Stewartville: District’s enrollment is projected to increase

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Facilities: Cost to restore historic school grows

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Administration: Blue Earth Area high school principal resigns

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

STEAM: Faribault’s summer STEAM program offers middle school students more choices

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Program: Blooming Prairie Elementary School makerspace proves popular with students, school hopes to expand access in 2018-2019



MONDAY, JULY 9

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Minneapolis Washburn High School has a new principal

Court: Former Shakopee superintendent appears in court on new charges

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Technology: Minnesota school districts leaving technology collaborative

MPR

Health: St. Paul educator turns experience of depression into teaching moment

ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Data: More students choosing path to career over college

THE WASHINGTON POST

Demonstration: Students to march in 10 cities for gun rights

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Brandon-Evansville: Four firms vie for facilities work

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted: School board to discuss solar gardens

Mabel-Canton: Board approves school calendar

Pierz: Summer prep work is underway for school construction improvement project

Red Wing: School district hires 16 new teachers

Rushford-Peterson: School board selects new carrier for insurance

Spring Grove: School board approves HVAC work; construction projects start soon

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Program: Austin School District’s free summer lunch program enters 10th year of service

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Program: Clara City native is a male role model for preschoolers

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Program: Fairmont student earns rare opportunity with Mayo

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Discipline: With discipline issues on the rise, Faribault Middle School looks to high school’s example

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Administration: Pine Island superintendent to step down in mid-August



FRIDAY, JULY 6

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Project: Students raise weevils to fight invasive milfoil

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Accident: Twin Cities teacher killed by falling ice during Alaska hike

MPR

Feature: A student remembers her school’s “lunch man”

THE HILL

Commentary: Traditional education rankings falsely indicate wealthier states educate best

POLITICO

Politics: U.S. Education and Justice departments rescind Obama-era school diversity guidelines

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Curriculum: Edina School Board readies for vote on 10th-grade English curriculum

Grading: Spring Lake Park School District considers weighted grades

STEM: More than 220 students attend Robbinsdale Area’s STEM camp

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cloquet: School district enhances vocational offerings

Cloquet: Elementary school diverts five tons of food waste

Hutchinson: Reading program boosted with $6,000 grant

Litchfield: Elementary School principal set to retire

Moose Lake: Community garden proposed to school board

Mora: New lights installed at football field

Pine River-Backus: Students inspired in Washington, D.C.

Sartell-St. Stephen: Community satisfaction with education programs at a high level

CROOKSTON TIMES

Administration: Crookston’s new superintendent says his door will always be open

Safety: Crookston School District tests for lead in water

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Program: School supplies needed for backpack program

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: ROCORI School Board to interview superintendent candidates next week

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Health: Winona Area School District to host children’s dental clinics this summer

Program: Winona Area expands Spanish language program



THURSDAY, JULY 5

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Charter school: Learning for Leadership Charter School in Minneapolis to close

Court: After union setback, teachers regroup at NEA conference in Minneapolis

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Honors: Woodbury Middle School student wins honor in national science competition

MINNPOST

Program: Girl Scouts building tiny homes is a new approach to sparking interest in the construction trades

CHALKBEAT

Teaching: Denver pilot program aims to provide extra support for teachers’ first year in classroom

EDSOURCE

Testing: San Francisco school raises math scores by giving teachers targeted training

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Safety: Iowa schools increase security through technology, increased staffing

THE JOURNAL

Research: States’ accountability systems largely unchanged under Every Student Succeeds Act

USA TODAY

Politics: Senate majority leader says Congress can do little to stop school shootings

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Benson: More than 70 people attend meeting to hear about school building proposal

Caledonia Area: Candidate accepts offer to become next superintendent

Cannon Falls Area: High school teacher named Minnesota History Teacher of the Year

Pipestone Area: School board approve 2019 budget

Windom Area: Work begins on elementary school drop-off zone

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Politics: Trump administration revokes Obama-era guidance on race in admissions



TUESDAY, JULY 3

MPR

Politics: Senators urge U.S. education secretary to address problems with TEACH grant program

MINNPOST

Politics: How more migrant children separated from their parents at the border could end up in Minnesota

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board praises superintendent’s first year

Budget: Spring Lake Park School Board approves 2019 budget

Budget: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District cuts $4.4 million, 40 positions

Budget: Hopkins School District moves into 2018-2019 year with slightly unbalanced budget

Budget: St. Michael-Albertville’s proposed budget limits expenditure increases

Community: Elk River Area School District considering school survey

Crime: Former music teacher sentenced for criminal sexual conduct

Enrollment: Columbia Heights class sizes range from average to high

Enrollment: Mounds View School Board reviews enrollment, class size numbers

Facilities: Construction underway on Wayzata School District’s ninth elementary school

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Braham Area: School district to seek operating levy this November

Cambridge-Isanti: District withdraws from Rum River Special Education Cooperative

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Election: Four Austin School Board seats open

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Personnel: Duluth School Board OKs separation deal with chief financial officer



MONDAY, JULY 2

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Elections: Hennepin County toughens cybersecurity for coming election

Investigation: Charges say former lacrosse coach sent boy lewd photos

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Discipline: St. Paul School District to scrutinize student suspensions under human rights agreement

Donation: “Staff the bus” campaign collecting supplies for Stillwater Area students

MPR

Testing: More states opting to “robo-grade” student essays by computer

USA TODAY

Analysis: Growing number of college-bound high school students are enrolling in early college programs

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Chatfield: Board reviews budget plan

Delano: School board approves budget

Fillmore Central: Board approves playground upgrades

Lanesboro: District to add alternative learning center

Little Falls: School district exploring child care options for families

Rushford-Peterson: District to install video cameras in school buses

Upsala Area: School board passes new budget for fiscal year

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Honors: Bemidji High School principals awarded at MASSP conference

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Enrollment: Survey reveals Faribault parents’ reason for open enrolling students

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Election: Primaries set for two Rochester School Board seats

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Facilities: Winona Area addresses community concerns

June 2018

FRIDAY, JUNE 29

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Court: Charges dropped against man implicated in son's alleged school threat

Discipline: Multiple Minnesota school districts take steps to reduce discipline disparities

Editorial: Organized labor must reform after Supreme Court ruling

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Program: St. Paul Como Park Senior High offers new career opportunities for students

MINNPOST

Special education: Why some special education students in Minnesota opt to continue past their senior year of high school

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Court: Supreme Court ruling hits teachers unions, but how hard is unclear

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Carlton and Wrenshall: Districts may combine for cross country

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: Janesville City Council approves school officer

Lake Superior: High school auditorium renovation begins

Lake Superior: Students build accessible trail

St. Peter: School district rests rising budget on strong enrollments

Tri-City United: Board works on district’s new strategic plan

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Discipline: Bemidji Area formally agrees to work on discipline rates

CROOKSTON TIMES

Administration: New Crookston superintendent takes part in first school board meeting

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Budget: Duluth School Board approves budget

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Literacy: New Ulm School Board hears plan to foster readers



THURSDAY, JUNE 28

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Awards: Champlin Park High students win national recognition for community service

Demonstrations: Students to march in Minneapolis for the future of promise

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Court: Minnesota leaders praise and decry ruling on union fees

Court: Student suspended for groping several girls has legal claims rejected

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: New vice principal comes to Waconia from Glencoe-Silver Lake

Boundaries: Anoka-Hennepin hears more feedback on boundaries

Budget: Orono School Board approves revised, preliminary budgets

Budget: Osseo Area School Board approves 2019 budget

Budget: Budget cuts ahead for St. Louis Park School District

Election: Columbia Heights School Board candidate forum set for today

Facilities: Anoka-Hennepin School Board changes name, specialty status for elementary school

Facilities: New buildings, new opportunities at Mound Westonka High School

Grants: Bloomington School District receives literacy grants

Negotiations: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District, teachers reach tentative contract settlement

Program: Free lunch served throughout Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District

Technology: Lakeville Area School Board discusses future technology

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Aitkin: Program brings community into the classroom

Benson: District to host meeting about building bond levy

Kenyon-Wanamingo: School board approves 2019 budget

Pipestone Area: School district seeking money to improve school security

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton: School board to ask for public input

Swanville: District’s preliminary budget shows slight fund surpluses

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Funding: Officials moving forward on scholarship program

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Courts: Duluth labor pushes back on Janus ruling

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Teaching: Mankato teacher helps NOAA map the ocean

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Referendum: Superintendent says it’s time for Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School District to pull together

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Funding: New Ulm School Board to review school fees

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Technology: Blooming Prairie student creates app used in school’s Spanish classes

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Curriculum: Mayo Clinic career immersion returns



WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Court: U.S. Supreme Court deals big setback to labor unions

Court: Former teacher gets six months in jail for sexual contact with a student

MPR

Curriculum: Some St. Paul schools fail to meet state law on teaching the arts

CNBC

Court: Supreme Court rules non-union workers cannot be forced to pay fees to public sector unions

INSIDE HIGHER ED

Politics: U.S. Senate jump-starts process for new career and tech education law

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Budget: Mahtomedi School District budget getting back on track

Budget: Shakopee School Board approves budget, evaluates interim superintendent

Community: Shakopee Rotary Club awards nearly $30,000 in scholarships to local students

Facilities: New Osseo Area early childhood playground accessible to all students

Facilities: Prior Lake-Savage Area School District close to land sale agreement for new elementary school

Grant: White Bear Lake Area School District and senior care center receive skills training grant

Homeless students: Finding resources can be a challenge for homeless students

Personnel: Jordan School Board agrees to continue contract with Kelly Educational Staffing

Personnel: Shakopee School Board opts to not renew coaching contract

Project: Anti-bullying organization will attempt to break word record at Woodbury high school

Referendum: Forest Lake Area School Board outlines levy campaign priorities and consequences

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: School board approves budget, recognizes athletes

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Budget: Board reviews limited budget

Elections: Early voting starts Friday

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Discipline: District investigating complaint against assistant principal

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Planning: Owatonna approves new strategic plan

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: Sartell-St. Stephen hires new business manager

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Referendum: MACCRAY eyes $56 million in improvements



TUESDAY, JUNE 26

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: Former Shakopee superintendent faces more charges

MPR

Enrollment: Teachers, staff try to bring families back to St. Paul schools

SOURCEWELL

Program: Pillager School District program guides students to find their true career path (See Pages 4-9)

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Blue Earth Area: High school principal accepts superintendent position at Yellow Medicine East

Hancock: School board handles staffing

Kenyon-Wanamingo: Contractors move ahead on school construction projects

Northfield: Former teacher invents silent timer to help students focus

Park Rapids Area: School district sells house built by students

Pine Island: School district honors retiring staff

United South Central: School district talks operating referendum

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Safety: Parkland shooting survivors to stop in Moorhead

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Budget: Funding begins to reflect Willmar Community Education and Recreation breakup

Preschool: Early childhood initiative launches in area counties



MONDAY, JUNE 25

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Diversity: Schools aim to diversify advanced classes

Safety: Student gun control tour hits state

MINNPOST

Health: Summer meals are not a supply problem, but a distribution problem

EDUCATION WEEK

Politics: Senate bill to revamp career-tech education law gives states more power over goals

MARKETWATCH

Politics: Proposed Education, Labor Department merger aims to link education to work

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Budget: Duluth faces budget deadline

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Safety: School is ahead on lead testing

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Safety: Concussion discussion comes to Faribault

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Personnel: Marshall's business director is retiring after nearly 25 years with school district

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Funding: Byron awarded $25,000 grant

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Budget: Five new things St. Cloud will spend money on this year



FRIDAY, JUNE 22

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Enrollment: St. Paul educators going door-to-door to enroll more students

Diversity: Indian head removed in pieces from Cottage Grove high school

MPR

Safety: Harsh consequences or second chances?

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Learning center receives $5 million boost

Barnum: High school celebrates its graduates

Cloquet: Administrative shuffle continues

Milaca: Graduate donates weather station to school

Moose Lake: Safety audit of school proves to be positive

Pequot Lakes: Teachers learn diversity through SEED program

Pine River-Backus: School board approves preliminary budget

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Health: Small Bites program educates students on healthy eating

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Diversity: Camp helps American Indian teens celebrate heritage, prepare for college

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Report: The 25 states with the best public education

WAHPETON-BRECKENRIDGE DAILY NEWS

Budget: Breckenridge board approves budget

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Facilities: Bids are in for Winona Area schools for sale

Referendum: Winona Area School Board embraces $10 million referendum proposal



THURSDAY, JUNE 21

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Social media: NSBA hosting school safety and equity Twitter chat today

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: Overturning fair share union fees would restore balance

Safety: Gun control bus tour with Parkland students aims to register young voters

POLITICO

Politics: Trump administration to seek merger of U.S. Education and Labor departments

THE JOURNAL

Survey: Most teachers say lack of education technology funding stymies implementation efforts

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Rush City School District to hire new elementary school principal

Budget: Wayzata School Board approves 2018-2019 budget

Facilties: Tennis court project moving forward at Elk River Area

Honors: Bloomington student earns perfect score at national vocabulary competition

Honors: Elk River Area School Board accepts award for education equity efforts

Policy: St. Louis Park School Board adopts gender inclusion policy

Policy: St. Louis Park School District’s gender inclusion policy includes commitments, process for violations

Program: Power Ed program bringing energy savings to Elk River Area School District

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Aitkin: Career and technical education grants approved

Caledonia Area: Superintendent candidate withdraws from consideration

Glencoe-Silver Lake: High school principal departing after eight years

Mountain Lake: How much will school bond cost?

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Buildings: District earmarks funds for facilities projects

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Graduation: Hormel Foundation offers free tuition for seniors who attend Riverland College

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Nearly 1 in 5 teachers works a second job, report says

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Discipline: Rochester cases nearly quadruple



WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Social media: NSBA hosting school safety and equity Twitter chat on June 21

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Budget: More than 100 jobs cut from St. Paul budget

Planning: St. Paul board wants more from strategic plan

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cleveland: School board receives positive review from Minnesota Department of Education

Lake City: Teachers will assist in Tanzania

Le Sueur-Henderson: School board cleans up strategic plan (MSBA mentioned)

St. Peter: Two elementary school teachers retiring after long careers

St. Peter: High school graduate earns National Merit Scholarship

Walker-Hackensack-Akeley: School district takes first steps toward new special education facility

Worthington: School board halts naming decision of new building

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Courts: School bus driver fell asleep before crash, patrol says

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Discipline: Duluth schools CFO put on leave

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Courts: Charges against superintendent may be dismissed

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Budget: Medford approves preliminary budget

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Referendum: Red Wing approves dollar amounts for levy questions



TUESDAY, JUNE 19

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Every Student Succeeds Act: Minnesota Department of Education hosting ESSA update on July 11

Grants: Federal school safety grants are available

CHALKBEAT

Personnel: Colorado school district to pilot stipend program for hard-to-staff positions

THE HILL

Research: To address teacher shortages, states should streamline licensing

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Safety: Group to hold rally for arming teachers in Texas

NBC NEWS

Safety: Teachers, districts seek out firearms training amid school safety debate

THE WASHINGTON POST

Court: Maryland transgender student reaches settlement granting permanent access to boys locker room

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Cottage Grove welcomes new middle school principal

Enrollment: Five things to know about Eastern Carver County’s latest demographic study

Honors: Mounds View Science Olympiad team achieves national awards

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Buildings: Board approves bonds for athletic facilities project

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Funding: $2 million grant will help improve students’ reading, writing

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Funding: Referendum gives district a balanced budget

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Funding: Marshall approves budget

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Safety: Video prompts campaign to change Red Wing harassment policy

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Enrollment: Sauk Rapids-Rice closes three more grade levels for open enrollment

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: Potential buyers mum on plans for vacant Winona schools



MONDAY, JUNE 18

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Health: As need rises, Minnesota schools find new ways to get summer meals to kids

Publications: Family stung by omission of student who died by suicide from school yearbook

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Teaching: Minnesota’s looking for 1,700 good tutors

MINNPOST

Administration: Minneapolis superintendent is a teacher at heart

THE HECHINGER REPORT

Data: Many charters have sharply higher white populations than surrounding traditional schools

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: St. Francis Area to begin search for new superintendent

Board: Appointed Osseo Area School Board member takes oath

Budget: Anoka-Hennepin considers 2019 budget

Budget: Forest Lake Area School Board approves priorities, possible cuts after 2018 levy

Budget: Osseo Area’s 2019 budget comes into clearer focus

Community: Orono sixth-graders raise more than $2,000 for charity

Enrollment: Elk River Area’s expected enrollment increase pushes budget up

Graduation: Columbia Heights graduates, families treasure milestone

Graduation: Edina graduates reflect on years on service

Graduation: Minnetonka High School student is breaking down cultural barriers

Graduation: Spring Lake High School honors graduates

Honors: Elk River Area School Board accepts award for education equity efforts

Honors: St. Louis Park’s Safe Routes to School coordinator honored

Policy: St. Michael Michael-Albertville School Board updated regarding district advertising policy

Program: Elk River Area’s Career and Technical Education program develops partnerships

Project: Minnetonka High School graduate uses art for environmental education project at elementary school

Referendum: Waconia School District mulls operating levy

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Alexandria: Program focuses on equipping students with life skills

Caledonia Area: District enters negotiations with superintendent candidate

Cambridge-Isanti: Twin graduates reflect on education together

Ely: School district releases enrollment projections

Monticello: School district recognizes staff

Monticello: Paraprofessionals protest seniority policies

Stewartville: School board OKs new principals

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Buildings: Deal paying dividends for city, school

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Curriculum: NitroX camp offers youth exposure to technical career opportunities



FRIDAY, JUNE 15

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: Former Burnsville teacher given jail sentence for sex with student

Extracurricular: Stillwater junior wins top honors at U.S. science fair

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Administration: St. Paul names principal who was accused of misusing funds for former nonprofit

Extracurricular: East metro students take top honors at National History Day

MINNPOST

Teaching: Facing teacher shortage, districts get creative

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Testing: University of Chicago is latest school to stop requiring ACT and SAT scores for prospective undergraduates

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Mahtomedi superintendent retires after years of education innovation

Administration: Prior Lake-Savage Area superintendent gets glowing review from school board

Administration: New Prague High School principal named superintendent of Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop

Board: Shakopee School Board swears in new member

Budget: Jordan School District plans to underspend next year

Budget: Shakopee School District on track to have $1.5 million in savings next year

Community: Volunteers construct playground for South Washington County elementary school

Donation: Centennial Middle School students donate more than $5,000 to charity

Graduation: Farmington High School graduates crack jokes, receive diplomas

Graduation: Prior Lake High School honors Class of 2018

Grants: Bloomington School District receives early literacy grants

Health: South Washington County School District fights child hunger with summer programming

Personnel: Centennial eliminates middle school athletic director position

Program: STAAR program helps Hastings students with special needs hone life skills

Schedule: Block schedule in the works for Shakopee High School in 2019

Testing: Eden Prairie student gets perfect SAT score

Testing: Prior Lake High School junior earns perfect 36 on ACT

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Fulda: School board approves preliminary budgets

Hutchinson: District cuts nearly $500,000 from budget

Hutchinson: Grant pumps $95,000 into program

Lake Superior: School board finalizes cuts

Lake Superior: Size of six-grade class poses challenge

Lake Superior: William Kelley High School Class of 2018 looks back with laughter

Mora: Students explore garden science

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Buildings: Granada-Huntley-East Chain approves co-op move

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Planning: New Ulm develops three-year strategic plan

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Budget: No cuts to community education planned

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Facilities: Winona Area School District pushes ahead with building sale

Technology: Winona Area is two years into technology initiative



THURSDAY, JUNE 14

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Enrollment: Across rural America, schools closing for good

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Board: Stillwater Area seeks applicants for board vacancy

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: School board set to approve new budget

Caledonia Area: Asbestos removal to take place at elementary school building during July

Caledonia Area: Superintendent interviews to be held today

Glencoe-Silver Lake: Teacher back on school board agenda

Lake City: School construction starts

Red Wing: Students speak on possible advisory class cut

Worthington: Area learning center facility name proposal emerges

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Administration: Austin sees leadership changes

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Graduation: Bemidji Career Academies helping local workforce

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Buildings: Rat infestation closes Duluth elementary school

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Budget: Enrollment decrease affects Faribault budget

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Curriculum: New camp shows girls STEM career prospects

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Courts: Former St. Cloud administrator convicted of theft



WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Grants: School safety grant applications available in mid-July

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Referendum: Minneapolis board approves trimmed budget

Diversity: Edina to revise race report after concerns over anonymous comments

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Administration: Duffrin named new Mahtomedi superintendent

Survey: Strong support shown for St. Paul operating levy

MPR

Safety: Hands-on experience gives teachers leg up on bike safety

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Cooperation: Proctor partners with St. Luke’s for new hockey arena

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Buildings: Fairmont approves special education cooperative move

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Cooperation: Lynd pulls out of SouthWest Education Cooperative

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Planning: Owatonna board discusses new district mission statement

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Politics: Baker discusses legislative session with school board



TUESDAY, JUNE 12

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Grants: School safety grant applications available in mid-July

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Therapy dog helps Burnsville students master reading

MPR

Youth: Tackling teen pregnancy with a midwife at school

MINNPOST

Safety: Assault case reveals opposing narratives

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

Technology: Small, low-income school districts weighing options after net neutrality rollback

DETROIT FREE PRESS

Discipline: Detroit School District launching initiative to reduce student suspensions

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Anoka-Hennepin associate superintendent to retire after nearly 35-year education career

Graduation: Andover High School hosts commencement exercises

Graduation: Anoka High School honors 146th graduating class

Graduation: More than 600 students graduate from Blaine High School

Graduation: Brooklyn Center’s Class of 2018 heads into the world

Graduation: Coon Rapids High School graduates 450 students

Graduation: More than 500 seniors graduate from Hopkins High School

Honors: Bloomington high schools earn theater awards

Honors: Bloomington School District video earns state award

Honors: Osseo Area students win global Destination Imagination title

Honors: Osseo Area student artists take home state awards

Policy: Edina middle school students try the no-phone challenge

Schedule: Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose schools to stagger 2018-2019 start dates

Study: Bloomington School District study examines student-teacher interactions

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Monticello: More than 300 students graduate

Northfield: Students chronicle city’s controversies

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Buildings: Progress being made with $24 million Hayfield school project

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Administration: New Duluth position would focus on equity

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Survey: Community shares positive feedback of Faribault schools

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Safety: Man charged with DWI after leaving school concert with son

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: Winona stays the course on school closures

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Election: Candidate runs for St. Cloud school board

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Budget: Willmar revises budget and sees higher revenue



MONDAY, JUNE 11

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Personnel: Minneapolis School District official taking superintendent job in Colorado

Schedule: St. Paul School District moving ahead with later starts for older kids

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Editorial: As the school year concludes, cheers for good things

Graduation: High achievers and words that inspired them

Project: Stillwater Area 11th-grader designs prosthetic foot

MPR

Schedule: Future school start times give St. Paul families a wake-up call

MINNPOST

Opinion: “Target hardening” is not the solution to school safety

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Court: St. Louis Park School District, family argue over special education

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Alexandria: High school celebrates graduating class

Brandon-Evansville: School board to discuss facilities at workshops

Cleveland: School board holds informational meetings about upcoming referendum

Cleveland: Board discusses preschool fees, phones in the classroom

Ely: School building ideas discussed

Greenway: High school gives back to area veterans

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted: School board to approve 2018-2019 budget

Northfield: School district eyes elementary school project for November referendum

Park Rapids Area: Elementary School hits literacy jackpot

Spring Grove: Class of 2018 takes memories with them as they graduate

United South Central: School district is beefing up its security

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Graduation: Class of 2018 says farewell to Austin High School

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Election: Three seats up for Bemidji Area School Board in November

Funding: Long-awaited bonding funds come to Red Lake School District

Teaching: Two educators to retire from Blackduck School District

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Election: Two incumbents, five others file for four Faribault School Board seats

Graduation: Unique paths lead to common destination for 2018 Faribault High School graduates

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Administration: St. Peter School District names new administrators

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Photo gallery: Rochester Century High School graduation

Photo gallery: Rochester John Marshall High School graduation

Photo gallery: Rochester Mayo High School graduation

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Politics: Willmar School Board to hear legislative update



FRIDAY, JUNE 8

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Grants: School bus replacement grants available for districts

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Youth: Teen pregnancy declines, but partner violence up

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Discipline: District paid settlement for teacher’s harassment, but that teacher is still working

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Research: Summer slide impacts low-income students more, worsening achievement gap

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Column: Why Columbia Heights School District is asking voters to support a building bond referendum

Facilities: Group forms to save Richfield STEM school pool

Graduation: Large graduating class for Anoka-Hennepin regional, technical high schools

Graduation: Apple Valley High School, Eastview High School, School of Environmental Studies students earn diplomas

Graduation: Meet the 2018 Brooklyn Center High School graduates

Graduation: Eagan High School celebrates Class of 2018

Graduation: Hopkins seniors talk about future goals, past experiences

Graduation: Hopkins senior keeps positive attitude, stays focused on success

Graduation: Minnetonka High School graduates reflect, look ahead

Graduation: Mounds View High School seniors take the next step

Graduation: Robbinsdale Armstrong High School senior realizes dram of graduating, attending college

Graduation: Robbinsdale Armstrong High School Class of 2018 reflects on past, looks toward the future

Graduation: Robbinsdale Cooper High School seniors reflect on past, look to the future

Graduation: School of Environmental Studies students reflect on unique education

Graduation: St. Francis High School celebrates graduation

Graduation: Wayzata High School graduates celebrate at 2018 commencement

Grants: Foundation awards teacher innovation grants at Fridley High School

Honors: Osseo Area students receive multilingual achievement awards

Safety: School year brought tighter security in Edina

Testing: Anoka High School student earns perfect ACT score

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cloquet: School board praises outgoing superintendent

Barnum: High school graduates 52 students

Cloquet: School board approves academic eligibility policy changes

Cloquet: District must address discipline disparities

Lake Superior: Two Harbors High School graduates celebrate achievement

Litchfield: High school seniors celebrate graduation

Pine River-Backus: Graduating seniors receive letters from their younger selves

Princeton: Principal prepares for retirement

St. Peter: High school celebrates Class of 2018

Wadena-Deer Creek: School district, city sign contract to add school resource officer position

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Politics: Area legislators reflect on vetoes, successes

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Buildings: What’s next for Apollo school after offices move?

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: Board holds ground on school closures

Facilities: Winona Area’s $10 million plan avoids big elementary school repairs



THURSDAY, JUNE 7

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Schedule: New start times announced for St. Paul schools

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Aitkin and McGregor: Class of 2018 steps into the future

Glencoe-Silver Lake: Two longtime educators retire

Kingsland: Graduates say “hello world” as they leave high school

Pipestone Area: District treats staff to appreciation feast

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Negotiations: Pequot Lakes approves teacher contracts

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Choice: New charter school to open in Duluth

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Feature: Lancers camp is life-changing for young musicians

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Elections: ROCORI board member runs for House

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: Last day of school marks closure for two schools



WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: Pension bill was bright spot for Legislature

MPR

Graduation: State grad rate ranks 35th in nation

DISABILITY SCOOP

Report: Federal report finds special education enrollment is up in U.S. public schools

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cannon Falls: Senior breaks out of his shell

Ellsworth: Class of 2018 graduates

International Falls: Class of 2018 says “hello to the future”

Le Sueur-Henderson: District expects more expenses in 2018-2019 school year

Red Wing: More than 200 high school students graduate

Red Wing: School district considering seven referendum options

Red Wing: Graduate hopes to become an oncologist

Red Wing: Mother seeks apology for student hit by door

Worthington: Juvenile accused of stealing vehicle from high school parking lot

Zumbrota-Mazeppa: Senior excited for post-high school life

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Safety: Department of Education says Duluth kindergarten teacher left two students outside for 20 minutes in January

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Feature: School secretary surprised with special sendoff

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Health: Medford adds playground options, flips lunch and recess

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Election: Several running for open school board seats



TUESDAY, JUNE 5

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Graduation: Lewiston-Altura student receives high school diploma and two-year college degree

Safety: Parents of Blue Earth football beating victim describe toll on family

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Safety: Threat closes Washburn school

MPR

Courts: Family, school district tussle over girl’s need for special education services

Graduation: Jimmy Fallon tells Parkland grads that they chose hope over fear

THE HILL

Opinion: Education expert says education overhaul necessary to prepare students for the future

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Arts: Shakopee High School twins earn $100,000 music scholarships

Graduation: Hastings seniors prepare to speak at commencement

Graduation: Shakopee High School graduates 572 students

Graduation: Shakopee celebrates first graduating AVID class

Honors: Woodbury High School student earns Genes in Space spot

Policy: Jordan School District discusses adding gluten-free menu to wellness policy

Referendum: Jordan School Board considers referendum to increase school funds

Survey: Chaska student surveys his peers about school district

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Brandon-Evansville: Class of 2018 turns tassels

Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose: Sixth-graders and ninth-graders get their own first day to ease adjustment

Chatfield: Scholarships honor science teacher

Fillmore Central: School board visits possibility of e-learning days

Kingsland: Superintendent thanks donors and volunteers

Morris Area: Robotics team plans solar project

Nevis: School launches Lego team

Osakis: Class of 2018 receives diplomas

Pine Island: Connecting past and present with pen pal communications

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Teaching: Colleague coaching system will continue

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Courts: Sexual assault charges dropped against former East Grand Forks hockey coach

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Board: Marshall School Board member resigns

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Referendum: Red Wing narrows down operating levy options

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Graduation: Four grads sign letters of intent to become teachers



MONDAY, JUNE 4

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Facilities: Anoka-Hennepin School District begins work on its biggest construction project ever

Project: Shakopee engineering students construct life-changing products for disabled peers

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Facilities: Two TIES buildings up for sale along Snelling Avenue

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO

Curriculum: Schools’ drug prevention curriculum evolving in face of legalized marijuana

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Collaboration: Partnership brings bikes to Columbia Heights students

Graduation: Columbia Heights seniors looks back, look ahead

Graduation: Through adversity emerges success for Columbia Heights student

Graduation: Forest Lake Area High School sends off graduates

Graduation: Fridley seniors look back, move forward

Graduation: Mounds View senior has a bright future

Graduation: Mounds View High School seniors look back, look ahead

Graduation: Orono High School graduation slated for June 7

Graduation: Twin sisters graduating from Stillwater Area High School to study civil engineering

Graduation: Watertown-Mayer High School senior class off to face the world

Graduation: Westonka graduates say goodbye to high school

Honors: Edina students honored for technology work

Personnel: St. Michael-Albertville honors team of 2018 retirees

Testing: Forest Lake Area students score big on ACT exam

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Braham Area: School board discusses possible operating levy

Cleveland: High school graduates 37 students

Hutchinson: School board mulls over budget cuts

Litchfield: School district says goodbye to four faculty members

Monticello: District reverses decision to leave TIES

Ogilvie: Industrial technology students build tiny house

Pequot Lakes: Teachers approve contract agreement

Pequot Lakes: Students’ work lands in sculpture walk

Sartell-St. Stephen: Seniors celebrate graduation

St. Peter: High school English teacher to retire after nearly 30 years of service

Tri-City United: District names activities director

Tri-City United: School board OKs junior varsity soccer program for 2018-2019

Willow River: School board approves revised cooperative agreement

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Graduation: Graduating classes in Bemidji have come a long way

Graduation: Minnesota Supreme Court justice delivers address at Red Lake commencement ceremony

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Graduation: Brainerd High School Class of 2018 — Good times, hard lessons and a spirit of resilience

CROOKSTON TIMES

Honors: Crookston superintendent hosts final OSPYs awards

Project: High school PA system in disrepair

Safety: Crookston High School counselor says there are no simple bullying solutions

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Facilities: Duluth school building sale pending

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Graduation: Fairmont High School Class of 2018 graduates

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Program: Summer lunch program ensures no child goes hungry in Faribault

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Graduation: Marshall High School recognizes Class of 2018

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Teaching: Where are the teachers going?

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Graduation: Willmar High School students graduate

Graduation: Nearly 90 percent of Willmar High School graduates going on to postsecondary education

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Winona Area School Board is “optimistic” about referendum redo

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Project: Worthington Middle School students send message to community



FRIDAY, JUNE 1

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Safety: Minneapolis high school closed due to threat

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Pensions: Stability for 511,000 state workers

MPR

Event: Scripps Bee winner out-spells record 515 contestants

MINNPOST

Funding: Why school facility security money may do little to make students more secure

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Hastings Middle School announces new principal

Arts: Coon Rapids High School student will have art displayed in U.S. Capitol

Boundaries: Wayzata School Board approves attendance area changes

Budget: Columbia Heights School Board trims jobs and programs

Curriculum: Anoka-Hennepin funds math pilot, revisions

Facilities: Hastings School Board approves bond projects

Facilities: North Branch Area School Board contemplates addition at education center

Facilities: Stillwater Area elementary school’s new playground to be a place for all abilities and ages

Fundraising: Waconia Middle School raises more than $21,000 via Pennies for Patients

Graduation: St. Louis Park seniors contemplate their high school experiences before graduation

Graduation: St. Louis Park High School senior says he learned to never give up

Graduation: St. Michael-Albertville announces 2018 commencement ceremony

Graduation: Talking with Wayzata High School’s graduating class of 2018

Graduation: After facing adversity, Wayzata High School senior sets sights on future

Honors: Edina elementary school gets Energy Star certification

Negotiations: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board wants arbitration in teacher talks

Personnel: Burnsville High School special education assistant retiring after 33 years

Planning: Elk River Area School Board adopts five-year strategic plan

Planning: Mounds View defines its priority goals

Teaching: Edina School Board chair defends teachers, calls out threats

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: Class of 2018 graduates Saturday

Belle Plaine: District retirees looking forward to life after school

Blue Earth Area and United South Central: School districts receive funding from dissolved Faribault County Development Corporation

Caledonia Area: New natural playground plans presented to school board

Cambridge-Isanti: District increases school resource officer to full-time position

Chatfield: School board hears report of end-of-year student activities

Fillmore Central: Student has artwork selected for display in U.S. Capitol

Fulda: Elementary school teachers retiring

Little Falls: School district looks at three-year agreement for new iPads, laptops

Pipestone Area: Task force formed to consider future of elementary schools

Princeton: School is grooming next generation of gardeners

Sibley East: School board approves work agreements

Spring Grove: School board approves new K-1 class for 2018-2019, construction manager

Stewartville: High school will graduate 127 students

Thief River Falls: High school graduation ceremony to be held on Friday

Upsala Area: New food services supplier on board with school district

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Safety: Keeping kids safe on social media

MAY 2018

THURSDAY, MAY 31

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Hopkins superintendent makes history

Administration: Mahtomedi School District names new superintendent

Editorial: Bonding bill’s benefits for Minnesota outweigh its flaws

Homework: New York school district mulling homework ban proposal from students

Politics: Gov. Dayton OKs bonding bill

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Program: Thousands of teens can access free memberships to metro-area YMCA locations

MPR

Event: Meet the Minnesota kids at the National Spelling Bee

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cleveland: School board sets preliminary 2018-2019 budget

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: Graduates “ready to embark on a new adventure”

Kenyon-Wanamingo: High school teacher retires

Le Sueur-Henderson: Class of 2018 graduates

Northfield: High school develops and pilots new flex hour for students

St. Peter: School district hires new technology director

Waseca: School board moves ahead on new scoreboard

Waseca: Board awards pool improvement project to construction company

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Facilities: Southland School District discusses preliminary options for transition

Teaching: Austin educator’s journey has been fulfilling

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Personnel: Bemidji Middle School’s school resource officer retires after 20 years

CROOKSTON TIMES

Administration: Reception held for retiring superintendent, administrative assistants

Community: Crookston fourth-graders’ donation benefits pediatric patients

Facilities: Crookston School Board to get estimates for track

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Graduation: High school seniors visit elementary schools to remember past before embarking upon futures

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Election: Resident files to run for St. Cloud Area School Board

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Personnel: Worthington High School graduates 181 in commencement ceremony

Personnel: Seventeen Worthington School District employees set to retire



WEDNESDAY, MAY 30

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: Resources for student mental health are a must

Column: Governor’s vetoes shortchange kids and school safety

Extracurricular: Four of seven students remain in National Spelling Bee

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Weather: Too hot in 101-degree classroom

MPR

Politics: Gov. Dayton signs Minnesota public works spending bill

OFFICE OF GOVERNOR MARK DAYTON

Politics: Gov. Dayton to sign pension legislation

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Community: Students honor deceased classmate

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Community: Students plant vegetables at community food shelf farm

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Buildings: Deal near for Nettleton School

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Cooperation: Truman rejects plan to move Southern Plains Education Cooperative

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Choice: Kato Charter School gets a contract extension

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Safety: Gun violence awareness turns St. Joseph orange

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Task force recommends $10 million referendum in November



TUESDAY, MAY 29

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Minneapolis principal steps down

Column: Keeping ideology where it belongs — in the classroom

Funding: After-school program cuts leave thousands of kids without somewhere to go

Politics: Dozens of smaller bills survive Dayton’s veto pen

Technology: Small towns win big in robotics

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Graduation: St. Paul students pitch move to cum laude award system

MPR

Shooting: Indiana teacher out of hospital after stopping school shooting

CHALKBEAT

Study: Higher classroom temperatures correlate with lower test scores

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Safety: States look for ways to stop school shootings

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Curriculum: Pequot Lakes approves new English curriculum

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Referendum: Red Wing looks at operating levy numbers



FRIDAY, MAY 25

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: Student charged with brutal beating of teaching aide is released without bail

Editorial: Minnesota Legislature shortchanges kids and school safety

MINNPOST

Politics: What just happened to Minnesota school funding?

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Osseo Area School Board approves contracts with two interim superintendents

Administration: Minnetonka High School names assistant principal

Administration: Rosemount High School principal to retire

Administration: Rush City School District hits snag with superintendent job offer

Community: Fridley School District honors volunteers at appreciation breakfast

Enrollment: Osseo Area enrollment and capacity committee delivers report to school board

Event: Edina elementary school student finishes second at national chess tournament

Facilities: Forest Lake Area School Board votes to close elementary school

Facilities: Hopkins elementary school will expand

Facilities: North Branch Area breaks ground on major projects

Funding: St. Michael-Albertville issues “call for action” for state funding shortfall

Honors: Edina High School student wins national peace award

Honors: Minnetonka student named U.S. Presidential Scholar

Negotiations: Elk River Area School Board ratifies teachers contract

Planning: Elk River Area School Board adopts five-year strategic plan

Planning: Rockford Area School Board, parents, students, community discuss future of the district

Program: Waconia school, university and state partner for pilot agriculture program

Referendum: Robbinsdale Area to prepare for a fall levy referendum

Safety: Alleged violence in Brooklyn Center schools weighs on students and teachers

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cambridge-Isanti: District discusses school safety, school resource officers

Cambridge-Isanti: Gardening project to bring generations closer

Monticello: Elementary school parking lot bid approved

Monticello: School meals will see modest increase in 2018-2019 school year

Swanville: School district prepares to test for lead in water

Swanville: District in negotiations to hire Spanish teacher

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Buildings: High school construction continues after asbestos cleanup

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Personnel: Staples-Motley hires AD, four coaches

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Budget: Board discusses budget

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Facilities: Workers dive into building pool area, auditorium at new Tech school



THURSDAY, MAY 24

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Crime: Student charged in incident that critically wounded Minneapolis school staffer

Editorial: Minnesota’s 2018 legislative session ends in shambles

Facilities: Asbestos removal underway at St. Paul school

Politics: Gov. Dayton vetoes tax, spending bills

Teaching: Burnsville school takes aim at teacher shortage with Signing Day ceremony

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Crime: Duluth middle school teacher charged with assaulting former student

Politics: Gov. Dayton’s vetoes wipe out much of Legislature’s work

Politics: A closer look at the priorities wiped out by legislative gridlock and Gov. Dayton’s vetoes

Program: St. Paul students tell school board that advanced classes failing to serve classmates of color

MPR

Politics: Gov. Dayton torpedoes tax and budget bills, says he won’t call for special session

MINNPOST

Higher education: Enrollment in Minnesota’s higher education institutions is down — and it may be for a while

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Gov. Dayton vetoes supplemental budget and tax bills, says no special session

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Facilities: Two North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale elementary schools to be remodeled

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cloquet: School district must address discipline disparities

Goodhue: School district to create post-referendum survey

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: School board approves food service changes

Kenyon-Wanamingo: Students contribute to community project through raised garden beds

Le Sueur-Henderson: Teacher to retire from education after 39 years

Red Wing: Climate, behaviors, cellphone tied together at high school

Tri-City United: Activities director submits resignation

Tri-City United: School board awards bid for roofing project

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Graduation: Pequot Lakes to mark first graduation without valedictorian

Personnel: Brainerd Area School Board accept resignations

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Policy: Fairmont Area School Board OKs policy update

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Discipline: Faribault School Board dissatisfied with proposal to reduce middle school disciplinary issues

Facilities: Faribault School Board approves task force, discusses possible operating levy

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Planning: Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop School Board to host community focus group meeting

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Facilities: Hockey group looking to rename arenas

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Awards: Willmar instructor named ag teacher of the year

Politics: Civil rights groups slam DeVos for saying schools can report undocumented students

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Court: Group sues to save Winona Area schools

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Feature: Worthington High School student aspires to be a voice for the voiceless



WEDNESDAY, MAY 23

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Safety: Edina teachers, school board report threats amid ideological tensions

Assault: Minneapolis school staff member critically injured in attack at school

Awards: Hopkins kindergartener wins national handwriting award

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Politics: Former St. Paul teacher of the year loses licensing board position after insulting Trump

Negotiations: No strike talk, but South Washington teachers are one of 18 districts without a contract

Diversity: Parents blame bullying and school district for son’s suicide

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Safety: High School investigating after knife found in trash

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Buildings: New Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School to be ready for 2018-19

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Cooperation: Fairmont board approves Southern Plains Education Cooperative’s move to Fairmont

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Graduation: High School moves toward Career Pathways

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Technology: Will cellphones be expelled in Red Wing’s classrooms?

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Awards: Willmar instructor named ag teacher of the year

Politics: Civil rights groups slam DeVos for saying schools can report undocumented students

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: Group taking school closure proposal to court



TUESDAY, MAY 22

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Enrollment: Wayzata changes enrollment boundaries

Column: It’s the culture, but that doesn’t mean we should be completely hands-off about guns

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Politics: What will schools get out of the 2018 Legislature?

MPR

Funding: Cash-strapped schools await word of veto decisions

Funding: Budget cuts could end the lone high school Russian program

Funding: Education Department launches review of teachers’ grant program

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Health: Board renews contract with food service

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Administration: Crosslake Board hires director of student life

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Curriculum: Aviation course coming to Fairmont High

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Safety: Board approves lead-in-water management plan

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Curriculum: Civil War lessons come alive in Red Wing

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Buildings: New Sartell High School on track

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Cooperation: City moves on from Community Education and Recreation partnership with school district

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: Winona shares vision for facilities



MONDAY, MAY 21

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Transportation: Parents press for answers on how son with special needs forgotten on school bus

Sports: Gymnasts circulating petition urging changes from Prior Lake-Savage

Teaching: In Ms. Bell’s North High classroom, sociology is a way to break stereotypes

Editorial: Do not grow numb to school shootings

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Budget: Forest Lake closing Montessori school to trim budget

Politics: Fate of lawmakers’ work now in Dayton’s hands

MPR

Shooting: Parkland students angry after Texas shooting

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Health: Summer food program will be offered

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Honors: Duluth Edison founders lauded for work to bring charter school to town

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Safety: Program promotes safe driving

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Enrollment: North Dakota school won’t allow more students from Norman County West or Climax-Shelly

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Enrollment: Open enrollment’s greatest impact is in small school districts

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Curriculum: ACGC students learn about character development

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: Facilities Task Force to host listening session



FRIDAY, MAY 18

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Buildings: Vote to rename Patrick Henry High School pushed back

Politics: Dayton vetoes tax bill for not containing emergency school funding

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Buildings: Movement would rename St. Paul school named for slave-owning president Monroe

MINNPOST

Funding: Donations are small contributor to funding inequities in Minneapolis schools

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Seeing no emergency education funds, Gov. Dayton vetoes omnibus tax bill

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Politics: Gov. Dayton rejects GOP-backed tax bill as session wanes

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Funding: Special education costs on the rise

Honors: Albert Lea Area middle school receives award

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Honors: National Joint Powers Alliance honors local educators

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Safety: Program promotes safe driving

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Project: Owatonna High School class builds structures for city’s dog park

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Teaching: End of school year sees longtime teachers closing the books

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Funding: Special education costs rise for schools



THURSDAY, MAY 17

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Politics: Gov. Dayton to veto tax bill for lack of school funding

MPR

Funding: As schools struggle with costs, special education takes a toll

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Honors: U.S. Department of Education recognizes 2018 Green Ribbon Schools

SESSION DAILY

Politics: “Jake’s Bill” aims to end opioid addiction through education

Politics: Supplemental budget conference committee works late for more agreement

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Benson: Foundation grants paying dividends throughout community

Braham Area: Students to build parts for International Space Station

Glencoe-Silver Lake: School board declines to cut position, adds new curriculum program

Pipestone Area: School district reinstates parent-teacher conferences

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Buildings: Austin School Board hears space recommendations, referendum may go on November ballot

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Curriculum: Students plant apple orchard

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Safety: District asks outside group for safety ideas

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Safety: Superintendent says police call data wasn’t requested

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Courts: Former employee files lawsuit against district



WEDNESDAY, MAY 16

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Politics: Legislature tests Gov. Dayton’s education funding resolve with tax bill

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Awards: Madsen to be inducted into Forest Lake Hall of Fame

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Supplemental budget conference committee continues to find common ground

Politics: Tax conformity report passes House despite Gov. Dayton’s warning

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Board: Transitions discussed at Forest Lake Area School Board meeting

Column: A great week for North Branch Area High School

Diversity: Minnetonka middle school student association combats cultural differences through basketball and open discussion

Facilities: Fridley School District to enter third phase of construction

Personnel: Columbia Heights School District names director of special education

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: School leaders hope lessons from speaker, mock crash stick

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Curriculum: District causes a stir with plan to cut Accelerated Reader program

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Curriculum: STEAM concept takes off at Blue Earth Area

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: Board hires consultant to study facility needs

Buildings: St. Charles picks facility partner

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Choice: More protests erupt at Math and Science Academy Charter School

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Choice: Superintendent skeptical of charter in Rollingstone

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Buildings: Worthington breaks ground on new ALC-gymnastics facility



TUESDAY, MAY 15

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Proclamation: Gov. Dayton orders flags at half-staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Funding: Gov. Dayton says he won’t sign tax bill without school funding

MPR

Youth: Why teens should understand their own brains

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Gov. Dayton says no tax bill without extra education funding

Politics: Supplemental budget conferees begin to agree on various sections of omnibus bill

THE HECHINGER REPORT

Research: Educational videos could be increasing achievement gap in early years

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Career: Hastings High School students learn about careers in trades

Honors: Mound Westonka High School student receives MSBA Student School Board Member Scholarship award

Project: Task force, Rosemount High School’s Green Team join forces

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Big Lake: Students raise awareness on underage drinking

Cleveland: School district makes plans for projects over the summer

Goodhue: School building bond fails

Kingsland: School board discusses lunch prices

Little Falls: Custodian’s thank-you leaves a lasting mark on elementary school

Little Falls: Students swap books for rakes and garbage bags on Day of Caring

Northfield: Gov. Mark Dayton, local senator tout school aid package

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Curriculum: The Critter Mobile visits students

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Administration: District hosts retirement celebration for Hess

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Health: Brainerd approves preventative care agreement with dentistry

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Funding: Teachers shelling out nearly $500 a year on school supplies

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Crime: Triton student in custody after alleged social media threat

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Safety: Data on police calls to schools prompt more questions than answers

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Enrollment: Sauk Rapids-Rice approves new enrollment policy

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Cooperation: Willmar leaves WCER partnership

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Choice: Town makes pitch to make Rollingstone school a charter school



MONDAY, MAY 14

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Donation: Roseville-based foundation gives away $1 billion in school supplies for kids in need

Editorial: Here’s a must-do list for the Minnesota Legislature

Politics: Wisconsin governor floats splitting up Milwaukee School District

Program: At St. Paul’s Johnson High School, students “do more for themselves”

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Board: Stillwater Area School Board chair resigning after being appointed a district court judge

Politics: With a week to go at the Legislature, what issues are alive, on life support and not dead yet?

MPR

Politics: With a week left, lots to do at Capitol

Program: New program is bringing the library to a St. Paul laundromat

MINNPOST

Funding: As Minnesota debates a last-minute funding boost, some historical context for state-funding of schools

PBS

Study: Most science teachers use personal funds to purchase class materials

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Investigation: Few Minnesota schools test for radon

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Administration: Austin middle school principal resigns

Facilities: Austin School Board will hear facilities recommendations

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Facilities: Twin Cities-area school is the model for Fargo special education facility

CROOKSTON TIMES

Grant: Grant-funded binoculars make bird-watching even better for seventh-grade students

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Donation: Martin County West teacher receives free books from publisher



FRIDAY, MAY 11

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: Federal rule change threatens mental health care for state kids

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Budget: Districts have money in reserve, so why is Gov. Dayton seeking emergency funding

Curriculum: Students compete for the most reading minutes

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Alert: Minnesota Department of Health warns of fraudulent calls posing as health department

THE JOURNAL

Report: Minority-majority high schools have fewer STEM courses

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Osseo Area School District to enter negotiations with two candidates for interim superintendent

Athletics: Columbia Heights School Board, city council recognize basketball team’s success

Boundaries: Wayzata School Board delays attendance area decision

Calendar: Anoka-Hennepin School Board reviews 2019-2020 calendar

Events: Osseo Area hosting multicultural events in May

Facilities: Columbia Heights School Board members review annual capital project levy update

Facilities: Construction company breaks ground on addition for Elk River Area School District

Facilities: Mounds View School District construction projects progressing

Facilities: Osseo Area School District, hockey association to invest in ice arena

Grants: Grants fund seven new programs across Hopkins School District

Honors: Teacher of the Year finalist from Elk River Area describes experience as “incredible”

Planning: Central School District looks to next year

Planning: Rockford Area School District to host community meeting on May 14

Program: Bloomington School District chosen for Kennedy Center program

Safety: Mock car crash conducted at Blaine High School

Transaction: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Board authorizes land purchase

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Barnum: School district seeks applicants for principal position

Cromwell-Wright: Students work on school murals

Esko: Mock crash makes impact

Jackson County Central: More students opting out of testing

Lake Superior: School board reviews budget cuts recommendations

Monticello: Budget cuts hit administration and activities

Pequot Lakes: Teachers learn about diversity through SEED Program

Princeton: NASA aerospace engineer returns home as part of outreach program

Red Wing: Concerns raised about MCA testing refusal

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Community: YouthBuild program completes another house

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Cooperation: Granada-Huntley-East Chain approves co-op’s move

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Technology: Board hears plan to strengthen tech in schools

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Awards: Two students named National Merit Scholars

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Funding: Gov. Dayton pushes emergency school aid

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: Winona Area school sale delayed

Choice: Charter school turns 25



THURSDAY, MAY 10

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: School boards are already pretty nimble

Accident: Bicyclist killed in crash with school bus

Board: Edina closes complaint against board member

Funding: Gov. Dayton takes education aid pitch to Minnesota schools

Testing: Universities are offering test-optional admissions

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Awards: Nova Classical Academy named best high school in state

MINNPOST

Funding: A look at last-ditch solutions schools are relying on for chronic budget shortfalls

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Policy provision differences highlight Day 2 of supplemental budget conference committee

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Minnetonka High School names new assistant principal

Community: White Bear Lake Area High School students make prom march through senior care center

Curriculum: Centennial School District elementary school students take learning outside

Facilities: Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board approves elementary school renovation bids

Health: Student mental health — rewriting the brain with positive thoughts

Honors: Jordan Elementary School named School of Excellence

Honors: Eden Prairie High School students honored for overcoming adversity

Honors: Minnesota Senate resolution honors academic AVID achievement at South Washington County School District high school

Politics: Sen. Dan Hall’s “In God We Trust” amendment sparks church and state debate

Program: Eden Prairie student participates in Minnesota House High School Page Program

Program: Prior Lake-Savage Area School District commits to Minnesota Center for Advanced Professional Studies

Project: Mural brings Mahtomedi middle school students together, promotes mental health

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Aitkin: DNR urges students to get outside this summer

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: School board talks possible causes of low activities participation

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: Personalized block schedule could be another step toward personalized learning

Le Sueur-Henderson: School district to rework special education arrangements

Milaca: Voters opposed bond referendum

Minnewaska Area: Students volunteer for Day of Caring

Thief River Falls: Board OKs expansion of preschool program, elimination of current Latch Key program deposit process

Windom Area: Voters approve school referendum

CROOKSTON TIMES

Funding: Crookston superintendent says additional state funding would be nice, but if it’s not recurring, it doesn’t address the problem

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Funding: Gov. Dayton visit is part of push for school funding

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Choice: Charter school management responds to protests

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Buildings: New London-Spicer provides sneak peek at Performing Arts Center



WEDNESDAY, MAY 9

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Join MSBA for Day of Education Advocacy

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Award: Minnesota’s teacher of the year wants to show “every kid matters”

Budget: Minneapolis School Board tries to balance budget shortfall

Budget: St. Paul School Board tackles budget gap

Transportation: Blaine school bus driver accused of texting while driving

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Budget: St. Paul School District details budget cuts, with November referendum on the horizon

Policy: St. Paul School Board moves to drop no-holiday party policy in a nod to diversity and different cultures

Politics: Gov. Dayton pushing hard for “emergency” school funding — but will he get it?

Referendum: West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area voters approve $117 million school bond issue

MPR

Event: Students get a taste of farm life at Urban Ag Day

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Conference committee on omnibus supplemental budget bill begins work

KAAL TV

Referendums: Albert Lea Area voters approve referendum, Kingsland comes up short

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: Voters elect school board member, oppose referendum for community center

Goodhue: Voters reject $30 million referendum

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Referendum: Albert Lea Area voters approve $24.6 million referendum for school facilities upgrades

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Charter schools: State approves new charter school in Bemidji

Facilities: Greenbush Middle River School Board votes to close school

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Community: Fairmont Area students ready to lend a hand

Recognition: Fairmont Area School Board salutes speech team

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Community: Faribault elementary students help Rotary reach tree-planting goal

Schedule: Committee advocates for seven-period days at Faribault High School

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

STEM: Lessons in STEM, soap making and more

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Referendum: Maple River voters reject third request to build a new school

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Project: New Ulm High School agriculture students sell fruits of their labor

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Referendum: Leaders look ahead after Sauk Rapids-Rice school referendum is defeated

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Referendum: Windom Area voters approve school bond referendum



TUESDAY, MAY 8

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Legislature is two weeks away from adjournment

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Accident: Students and driver injured in northern Minnesota bus rollover

MPR

Teaching: Stories of teachers who deserve an A-plus

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Minnetonka School District names new assistant high school principal

Boundaries: Boundary meetings continue in Anoka-Hennepin

Budget: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board reviews budget cuts

Court: Special education case illustrates potential high costs for St. Louis Park School District

Curriculum: St. Francis Area community school teacher explores new physical education standards

Facilities: Rush City High School library getting collaborative space

Flexible learning: Day of online classes a success for Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District

Health: Brooklyn Center School Board members, staff, parents discuss safety and mental health issues

Health: Minnetonka School District community warned about the dangers of vaping

Policy: St. Louis Park School Board members express caution about proposed gender inclusion policy

Politics: Rep. Randy Jessup proposes appropriations bill for Mounds View teacher training

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Upsala Area: School greenhouse has new grow benches for a new season

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Politics: Albert Lea Area School Board receives legislative update

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Funding: Mankato Area has more funds for building maintenance

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Referendum: Sauk Rapids-Rice voters to decide facilities ballot



MONDAY, MAY 7

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: For Teacher Appreciation Week, passing the torch on a love of space

Column: Minneapolis made the right budget choices

Enrollment: Growing Twin Cities school districts are reshuffling school boundary lines

Transportation: Kid-powered transport grows

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Awards: Shakopee teacher named Minnesota Teacher of the Year

Diversity: Civil rights report has data on every school district, except St. Paul

Referendum: Bond issue draws dueling mailers in West St. Paul

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Ely: Committee hopes to speed up school facilities project

Fillmore Central: Student wins congressional art competition

Fillmore Central: School board considers back-to-school conferences at elementary school

Goodhue: Superintendent answers building bond questions

Kenyon-Wanamingo: School board approves teacher, staff changes

Kenyon-Wanamingo: First round of bids submitted for school construction projects

Le Sueur-Henderson: Task force targets strategic plan (MSBA mentioned)

Morris Area: School board to hire American Indian coordinator

Pine Island: School district celebrated National Volunteer Week

Waldorf: Charter school to open in 2019

Zumbrota-Mazeppa: District officials discuss school resource officer position

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Referendum: It’s time to vote

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Column: Coming back to teaching

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Feature: Schools serve more than 6,000 meals a day

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Politics: Moorhead Area, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton would get big boosts under Dayton’s school emergency funding plan

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Choice: Charter schools in southeast Minnesota

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Referendum: Sauk Rapids-Rice vote is Tuesday

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Administration: Winona Area announces new administrators



FRIDAY, MAY 4

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Gov. Dayton’s emergency funding proposal

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Athletics: Prep football at new Vikings practice facility scaled back for this fall

MPR

Politics: Prayers, promises and proposals but few agreements at the Capitol

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Negotiations: Arizona teachers end walkout after getting 20 percent pay raise

THE WASHINGTON POST

Politics: Legislative measures to arm teachers in schools stall nationwide

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Hutchinson: School board discusses union negotiations

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: School district, Janesville City Council looking to collaborate in marketing of community

Milaca: Referendum comes to a vote on May 8

Moose Lake: Parents favor renewing basketball coach’s contract

Princeton: School forest sprouts, grows, gains ground

Wadena-Deer Creek: Personal finance could become required course at high school

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Health: School-based dental clinic offered for first time in town


THURSDAY, MAY 3

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: Sen. Eric Pratt’s amendment would delay implementation of new tiered licensure system

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Commentary: School start times are not one-size-fits-all

Editorial: There’s a better way to target one-time school aid in Minnesota

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Safety: St. Paul school locks down over social media rumor, but police find no gun

MPR

Politics: Republicans say Gov. Dayton’s emergency education funding request isn’t an emergency

MINNPOST

Politics: Who pays, who saves under the three tax plans being proposed at the Minnesota Legislature

Workforce: Amid a tight labor market, this Twin Cities company hires employees before it has a specific job for them

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Arts: Farmington High School bands perform at Pearl Harbor

Board: Stillwater Area School Board member to resign following appointment as district court judge

Boundaries: Parents question Wayzata School District boundary changes

Curriculum: Spring Lake Park School District expands online course offerings

Event: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan event to explore infinite possibilities for change

Facilities: Elk River Area School Board says space for special education must be addressed

Facilities: Watertown-Mayer community discusses potential uses for primary school’s open space

Foundation: Watertown-Mayer School District establishes new education foundation

Honors: Osseo Area School District awarded national recognition for music education

Negotiations: Tentative agreement reached in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage teacher contract talks

Negotiations: Elk River Area School District, teachers reach tentative two-year contract settlement

Planning: Anoka-Hennepin plans to reduce class sizes

Program: Graduating AVID seniors at Hopkins reflect on journey to college

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Aitkin: High school class fully disassembles, reassembles Ford engine

Caledonia Area: Superintendent accepts position at Princeton School District

Chatfield: AmeriCorps reading tutor finds new aspirations through work with students

Chatfield: Spring brings more construction to school

Kingsland: School board hires coach after discussion on process

Lanesboro: District to set community meeting for school improvements

Little Falls: Students make care bags for chemo patients

Mabel-Canton: School board approves administrative contracts

Pipestone Area: School district plans to resurface road

Spring Grove: Live mock crash shows dangers of texting and driving

Spring Grove: School board celebrates new signage, approves assessment days

CROOKSTON TIMES

Facilities: High school auditorium gets new projector

Politics: Gubernatorial candidate meets with students

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Partnership: Granada-Huntley-East Chain School District, Martin County may share deputy

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Negotiations: Rochester School Board ratifies teachers contract

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Community: Worthington High School seniors participate in community-service projects



WEDNESDAY, MAY 2

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Politics: Gov. Mark Dayton proposes nearly $138 million in emergency aid to Minnesota schools

Transportation: Gunfire in Delano school bus lot injures motorist, damages two buses

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Politics: Gov. Mark Dayton pushes for $138 million for schools’ budget shortfalls

Politics: Minnesota Senate votes to let (but not mandate) schools post “In God We Trust” motto

MPR

Politics: Gov. Dayton proposes emergency school spending

KARE 11

Health: Highly addictive e-cigarette use in schools is much worse than parents think

THE WASHINGTON POST

Teaching: Pension problems help drive U.S. protests for teacher raises

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Minnewaska Area: School board honors play’s cast and crew

Walker-Hackensack-Akeley: National Joint Powers Alliance honors school district faculty for High Reliability Schools

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Honors: Austin High School choir director honored for superior service

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Administration: Former North Dakota superintendent sought to start charter school in Moorhead

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Politics: Area schools would benefit from Gov. Mark Dayton’s $138 million emergency funding



TUESDAY, MAY 1

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Omnibus Bill Updates and Alerts

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Enrollment: Wayzata holds forum on proposed new school boundary changes

Health: Schools boost mental health programs after student deaths

Preschool: Legislative audit finds early education programs complex and fragmented

Youth: Bloomington students find handwritten letters make heartfelt link with Japanese peers

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Funding: Banker offers free college to Rush City high school seniors

Youth: Addiction specialist is featured speaker at youth gala

STARTING LINE

Video: Rep. Anna Wills proposing legislation to provide extra funding for school resource officer training programs

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Delano: High school handbook discussion dominates work session

St. Peter: Students see dangers in drunken, distracted driving

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: Brainerd approves first steps post-vote

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Safety: Mankato East High School student charged with threatening principals

Technology: Mankato teams win big at robotics championships

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Enrollment: Sauk Rapids-Rice discusses open enrollment policy

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Negotiations: Willmar School Board, teachers settle two-year contract