MSBA eClippings Archive

Previous MSBA eClippings story weblinks are stored on this page for a limited time. (Note: Some links, if not accessed within a few days, may not work as stories are archived on newspaper sites.)

November 2018

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Ceremony: At namesake school, students cheer Alan Page’s presidential honor

Program: Prince's Paisley Park starts program with Minneapolis School District

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Crookston: Re-elected school board members sworn in

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Planning: Albert Lea Area School District plans to address student safety, teacher retention

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Project: Brainerd Learning Center students create business, bust stereotypes

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Administration: Blue Earth Area seeking superintendent

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Teaching: Teachers say they’ve “become better teachers” as North Dakota school adopts four-day week

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Project: Falcons For Change project inspires Faribault middle school students to give back

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Planning: Marshall School Board OKs special work session

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Transaction: Winona Area owes state money from sale of elementary school



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Diversity: Families welcome the world into their home

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Courts: St. Paul settles lawsuit over English language learners

MPR

Safety: Inside the business of school security

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

St. Peter: Student wins state agricultural discussion meet

Tri-City United: Board awards school building project bids to construction company

Waseca: High school honors veterans at assembly

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Policy: Students challenge ban on water bottles

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Column: Taking action to reduce lead in water

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Technology: Granada-Huntley-East Chain students explore new worlds

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Feature: Teacher, student celebrate cancer milestones

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Transportation: Bus study approved



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

ST. PAUL PIONEEER PRESS

Court: Former Shakopee superintendent pleads guilty to public corruption

Discipline: St. Paul teacher suspended for incident that occurred last spring

MPR

Learning: The future of learning? Well, it’s personal

THE HECHINGER REPORT

Learning: Education technology designers need classroom observation to make products accessible

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Program: Fairmont Elementary School offers “Elf Shop”

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Report: Northwestern Minnesota school districts named among safest in state

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Facilities: Marshall High School students use new lab equipment

Facilities: Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School Board decides to move ahead with task force’s recommendations

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Election: New Ulm School Board affirms results of election

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Election: 21-year-old alumnus elected to Kasson-Mantorville School Board

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Facilities: City of Montevideo, Southwest West Central Service Cooperative breaks ground on school for students with special needs

WINONA DAILY NEWS

Negotiations: Winona Area School Board approves contract settlement with the teachers union



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Calendar: Minneapolis will return to starting school after Labor Day

Safety: Brooklyn Center raises minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21

MPR

Safety: How can schools reduce sexual violence?

MINNPOST

Referendum: Bond referendum requests fare better in 2018, but rural-urban divide persists

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Glencoe-Silver Lake: School board will have some new faces

Glencoe-Silver Lake: Voters reject school district’s operating levy request

Maple Lake: Veterans honored at celebration

Maple Lake: Three school board members elected

Pipestone Area: School board approves new three-year contract for superintendent

Pipestone Area: Board considers attendance policy

Pipestone Area: Survey says voters would support new school building

St. Peter: School board committee seeks levy savings

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Awards: Austin names its teacher of the year

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Awards: Mankato’s gifted program earns national recognition

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Awards: St. Peter paraprofessional earns state award

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Survey: Results provide valuable data for facilities task force

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Curriculum: Students pick up skills at STEAM summit

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Finances: Audit shows spending on par with state averages



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Crime: Former Shakopee superintendent facing additional bribery charges

Safety: Gas leak led to significant bus delays for some Minneapolis students

MPR

Curriculum: Should schools be teaching consent?

HUMPHREY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Honors: Schools named recipients of Local Government Innovation Awards

THE WASHINGTON POST

Study: Schools spend billions on school safety with little evidence of efficacy

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: School board saves big, reviews e-learning and transportation

Cleveland: Veterans honored at program held at school

Kenyon-Wanamingo: School honors veterans

Le Sueur-Henderson: School district receives clean audit

Le Sueur-Henderson: School board, city council to look at community center director structure

Mountain Lake: School district cancels classes Friday for football game

Northfield: School district leaders begin work on bond referendum projects

Northfield: High school gymnastics loses practice space

Sibley East: Three candidates win school board seats

St. Peter: School board committee seeks levy savings

Tri-City United: High school pays tribute to veterans

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Health: Vaping is an issue in schools

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Extracurricular: High school A Cappella Choir selected for state performance

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Cooperation: City, schools discuss more parking at Brainerd schools

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Buildings: Eveleth-Gilbert schools closed because of heating issues

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Board: Teachers’ union offers update

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Community: Online exchange shows community’s expectations of schools

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Obituary: Former MSBA Board president Jon Hovde dies

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Community: New Ulm school marks Veterans Day

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Curriculum: Authors discuss writing with elementary students



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Community: St. Paul has plan to better engage with parents

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Curriculum: Navy pilot shares stories with Woodbury eighth-graders

Discipline: Wisconsin district investigates students’ apparent Nazi salute photo

MPR

Health: School-grown produce teaches students to eat their veggies

HECHINGER REPORT

Technology: Rural districts’ broadband plans delayed by FCC licensing decisions

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Honors: Forest Lake Area elementary school principal accepts national award in Washington, D.C.

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Community: Veterans honored at middle school

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Community: Schools pay tribute to veterans

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: Board reviews plans for Nisswa Elementary

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Buildings: Sleepy Eye School Board to hear about long-term maintenance plan

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Community: Owatonna schools honor veterans



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: Schools that won support need to show results

Feature: Teen finds her calling

MINNPOST

Election: Two newcomers win board seats

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Politics: Midterm election results may undermine charter school movement

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Politics: Few teachers win office in midterm elections

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Blue Earth Area: Student representing Taiwan in exchange program

Brandon-Evansville: Three candidates elected to school board

Hancock: Yes vote means go for school project

Hancock: Newcomer, two incumbents elected to school board

Pierz, Royalton and Swanville: New faces elected to school board

Red Wing: High school honors veterans

Sleepy Eye: Agriculture students learn by doing

Worthington: School district nearing closes to February 12 referendum

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Funding: After referendum fails, Glenville-Emmons looks elsewhere for bus fund

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Diversity: Austin developing programs to better serve students

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Diversity: White Earth superintendent visits Bemidji

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: Public input sought on next phase of building plans

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Editorial: ACT scores tell truth about Minnesota schools

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Facilities: New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva contemplates improvements to facilities



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

SESSION DAILY

Politics: DFL chooses Rep. Melissa Hortman as next Minnesota House speaker

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Communication: Edina School District invites community to take online survey

Facilities: St. Michael-Albertville leaders tour new ice arena

Grant: St. Francis Middle School selected for state safety grant

Honors: Forest Lake Area High School student named National Merit Semifinalist

Program: Bloomington School District to hold Veterans Day flag raisings

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cleveland: Write-in candidate, two incumbents win school board seats

Eveleth-Gilbert: Elected board member currently on military deployment

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: Voters extend annual operating levy

Kenyon-Wanamingo: School district holds Veteran Day programs

Little Falls: School board changes meeting date

Monticello: School district plans Veterans Day celebrations

Pierz: School officials seek long-term facility maintenance funding

Rushford-Peterson: School board kick-starts superintendent hiring process (MSBA mentioned)

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Personnel: Austin School District finance director resigns to take new job

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Program: Brainerd elementary school celebrates Veterans Day

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Finances: Granada-Huntley-East Chain School District’s finances doing well

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Projects: Mankato West High School student entrepreneurs start their own businesses

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Safety: Owatonna School District changing plans for dealing with active shooters

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Election: New St. Cloud Area School Board members share goals

Referendum: Sartell-St. Stephen School District, new board members look forward after referendum setback

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Winona Area school projects will begin next summer



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Referendums: Minnesota school districts fare well with referendum results

MINNPOST

Elections: Two newcomers win at-large Minneapolis School Board seats; Twin Cities referendums pass

EDUCATION WEEK

Every Student Succeeds Act: U.S. Education Secretary releases parents guide to ESSA report cards

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Strong suburban support puts DFL in control of the Minnesota House of Representatives

THE WASHINGTON POST

Politics: U.S. Education Department will “certainly be responsive” to Democratic oversight efforts

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Randolph: Voters approve school referendum

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Referendum: Alden-Conger School District voters approve reallocating funds

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Election: Austin School Board incumbents maintain seats

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Project: MPR series brings classical music into schools

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Election: Two new members elected in Pequot Lakes School Board race

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Election: Three candidates elected to Hermantown School Board

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Election: Voters elect school board members for Fairmont Area, Truman, Martin County West and Granada-Huntley-East Chain

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Election: Three incumbents re-elected to Virginia School Board

Elections: Local school boards see new faces

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Referendums: Referendums sees some success across region

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Referendum: MACCRAY School Board to discuss next steps following bonding defeat

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Transportation: Winona Area preps student for bus routes



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Referendums: Twin Cities metro districts win in high-stakes school levy votes

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Referendums: Voters approve measures in St. Paul, Minneapolis and suburban districts

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Election: Voters elect candidates to Burnsville-Eagan-Savage, Lakeville Area and Farmington Area school boards

Election: Brooklyn Center voters elect two incumbents, one newcomer to school board

Election: Columbia Heights voters elect school board members, approve bond referendum

Election: Three incumbents, one newcomer win seats on Eastern Carver County School Board

Election: Candidate keeping seat on Eden Prairie School Board

Election: Two candidates unofficially elected to Elk River Area School Board

Election: Two incumbents, one newcomer win spots on Farmington Area School Board

Election: Three candidates elected to Mahtomedi School Board; voters approve levy renewal

Election: Three New Prague Area candidates win school board seats

Election: Four candidates elected to Osseo Area School Board

Election: Incumbent is top vote-getter in Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board race

Election: Rockford Area voters elected board members, split on ballot measures

Election: Four candidates elected to Shakopee School Board

Election: Stillwater Area voters elect incumbent, three newcomers to school board

Election: Incumbent, two newcomers expected winners in St. Francis Area School Board race

Election: Two candidates elected to St. Michael-Albertville School Board

Election: Waconia voters select two incumbents, two newcomers to school board

Referendum: Robbinsdale Area voters approve referendum

Referendum: Waconia voters OK school district’s levy request

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Adrian: Voters deny school district’s operating levy proposal

Benson: Four candidates win school board seats

Cleveland: Two incumbents return to school board

Crookston: Trio of incumbents elected to school board

Detroit Lakes: Three candidates elected to school board

Detroit Lakes: School referendum wins approval

Frazee-Vergas: Voters approve referendum to fix up elementary school

Goodhue: Voters approve building referendum

Hancock: Voters show big support for school referendum

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: Voters easily approve operating levy

Kenyon-Wanamingo: Four candidates take school board seats

Mora: Incumbents claim school board seats

Morris Area: Three candidates elected to school board

Northfield: Referendum passes with overwhelming majority

Perham-Dent: Four candidates elected in close school board race

Red Rock Central: Operating referendum fails

Red Wing: Voters approve two referendum questions

Tri-City United: Three incumbents, one newcomer elected to school board

Waseca: Incumbents earn top votes on school board

Wrenshall: School referendum fails

Worthington: Three candidates elected to school board

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Election: Albert Lea Area voters elect four to school board

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Referendums: Southland, LeRoy-Ostrander see large voter turnout for key items

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Election: Three candidates top voting for Bemidji Area School Board

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Election: Two incumbents, one newcomer elected to Brainerd School Board

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Referendum: Duluth voters say yes to smaller class sizes

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Election: One incumbent, three newcomers earn seats on Faribault School Board

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Referendums: Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown referendums pass by large margins

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Election: Three candidates elected to Marshall School Board

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Safety: Rumors of threat to New Ulm High School unfounded

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Election: Four incumbents earn four more years on Owatonna School Board

Election: Four candidates fill spots on Medford School Board

Election: Pair of new members will join re-elected incumbents on New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva School Board

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Election: Incumbents triumph in Rochester School Board race

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Election: Three candidates elected to St. Cloud Area School Board

Election: Two incumbents, one newcomer elected to Sartell-St. Stephen School Board

Election: Three candidates elected to Sartell-St. Stephen School Board

Referendum: Voters reject Sartell-St. Stephen operating levy

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Election: Four candidates elected to New London-Spicer School Board

Referendum: MACCRAY School District voters reject bond referendum

Referendum: Willmar School District’s operating levy passes

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Election: Four candidates elected to Winona Area School Board

Referendum: Winona Area voters approve referendum



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Results of Senate Education Policy meeting on special education

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Board selects superintendent

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: School board gears up for e-learning, schedule changes

Delano: School board candidates identify priorities

Detroit Lakes: Elementary school receives safety improvement grant

Goodhue: School district asking voters to approve proposal

Minnewaska Area: District to host veterans program

Red Wing: School district asking voters to approve referendum

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Buildings: Naming process begins for new construction

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Awards: Local educators name Teacher of the Year

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Elections: Board candidates answer questions from Chamber

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Safety: student allegedly threatened school shooting at Blue Earth Area high school

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Finance: Marshall board hears fiscal audit review

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Negotiations: Teacher talks to restart with mediator



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5

U.S. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Testing: Former North Carolina governor appointed chair of the National Assessment Governing Board

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Feature: Stillwater’s Friendship Club expands social life for kids with disabilities

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Election: A lot is at stake in Tuesday’s elections

Referendums: Crowded ballots include a few school levies

MPR

Referendums: School districts across Minnesota have bond requests, operating levies on Tuesday’s ballot

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Program: Glenville-Emmons students lead drug- and alcohol-free initiative

Project: Albert Lea Area students add color to walls

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Program: Pine River-Backus students celebrate Farm to School Month

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Personnel: Retiring Le Sueur-Henderson activities director coach several sports

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Higher education: Minnesota State chancellor gets feedback from employers and educators

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Winona Area School Board details upcoming referendum



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2

MINNESOTA ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS

Honors: Farmington Area’s Jay Haugen named Minnesota Superintendent of the Year

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: St. Paul superintendent builds his leadership team

Election: Minneapolis School Board candidates discuss ways to attract students

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Referendum: St. Paul School District referendum set for Tuesday

MPR

Community: St. Paul high school students gather stories for documentary on neighborhood

Investigation: Rochester School District investigating racially charged image

MINNPOST

Reading: Minnesota educators continue to grapple with reading instruction

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Facilities: High lead levels discovered in water at Wayzata School District

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Aitkin: Social studies students get a lesson on community economics

Kingsland: School board ballot to list just one name, but write-ins seek to fill three openings

Pipestone Area: Construction managers interviewed for future facilities project

Spring Grove: Athletic director named regional athletic administrator of the year

Spring Grove: Students become part of the voting process as election judges

Willow River: School board approves new playground sets

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Program: Albert Lea Area hosts anti-bullying workshop

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

STEM: Outdoor classroom brings students into the wild

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Facilities: School board supports location for new elementary school

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Facilities: Duluth charter school acquires property

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Technology: Fairmont Elementary School acquires heart monitors

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Facilities: Moorhead Area considering another new school to accommodate growing enrollment

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Safety: Police investigating threats to shoot up two schools

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Advocacy: New Ulm school officials ask senators to reduce special education paperwork

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Safety: Marshall School District staff take part in ALICE shooter training

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Referendum: Cedar Mountain School District voters to decide operating levy rate on November 6

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Investigation: Rochester School District investigate “racially charged” costumes

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Referendum: Sartell’s school ballot question

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Program: MACCRAY students’ Christmas decorations on the way to Washington, D.C.

Referendums: Area school districts have operating levies, seek bond approval

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Safety: Student arrested after alleged threats of school shooting

October 2018

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31

MPR

Funding: Why it is good economics to invest in early childhood

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Tri-City United: Board candidates hope to increase achievement, continue positive work

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Elections: Forum points to school board focus

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Curriculum: Promoting science and learning about the world

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Accident: Students escape serious injury in bus crash

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Facilities: Board hears the pros for property acquisition

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Buildings: Moorhead dedicates new timeline in middle school lobby

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Safety: Police investigating threats to shoot up two schools

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Buildings: Russell-Tyler-Ruthton task force recommends building a new school

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Referendum: Sartell’s school ballot question

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Elections: Will Election Day yield a shake-up for school board?



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Politics: Education Minnesota’s election strategy — get more teachers to vote

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Safety: Man charged with firing gun at St. Paul youth football game

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Group: Farmington High School student eager to teach American Sign Language in new club

Personnel: South Washington County School District’s facilities and construction manager to retire

Program: Roseville Area School District pilots plastic trays to ditch polystyrene

Safety: Farmington Area School Board, parent discuss bullying

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Delano: School board discusses goals, new targets

Fillmore Central: School board receives facilities updates

Goodhue: Superintendent accepts position with Shakopee School District

Hancock: Residents will vote on referendum on November 6

Kenyon-Wanamingo: Board candidates speak to tough questions at forum

Lanesboro: School secretary retires after 35 years

Le Sueur-Henderson: District names new activities director

Menahga: School Board candidates discuss issues

Morris Area: Board candidates discuss issues

Morris Area: Superintendent outlines enrollment trends

Spring Grove: Math learning center now open

Upsala Area: Safety threat assessment completed at school district

Zumbrota-Mazeppa: Board candidates field questions at forum

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: The next chapter begins

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Technology: Students dive into careers through virtual reality

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Facilities: Solar array going up at Pine River-Backus

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Safety: Repellent spray prompts high school evacuation

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: After heavy blow to building proposal, Winona Area schools try again



MONDAY, OCTOBER 29

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Proclamation: Gov. Dayton orders flags at half-staff for victims of Pittsburgh attack

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Community: Parent-led group hopes to help hungry kids

Community: St. Paul’s Asian Penguins schooled in shrinking the digital divide

MPR

Holidays: Should schools drop holiday celebrations?

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Community: Business, industry partner with school district

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Column: Promoting science and learning about the world

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Curriculum: Students delve into robotics

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Election: Candidates gather to discuss facilities

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Inclusion: Map of the world brings Willmar students together



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Funding: Minneapolis high school gym is refurbished, thanks to Cal Ripken Foundation

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Discipline: St. Paul principal suspended one day for dating staff member

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cromwell-Wright: Political candidates make impression on civics students

Detroit Lakes: Students get lesson on government from U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson

Detroit Lakes: School board, city council answer questions during forum

Hutchinson: High school students score high on ACT

Lake Superior: Five candidates running for school board seats

Lake Superior: Girl Scouts request better bathroom stalls

Lake Superior: Sixth-graders tend garden at school

Lake Superior: Students tackle fall chores for neighbors

Le Sueur-Henderson: Nine candidates seek four spots on school board

Sartell-St. Stephen: Five candidates running for school board

Tri-City United: Waste Management sponsors high school’s PBIS program

Waseca: Seven candidates vie for four spots on school board

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Safety: Parents speak with district about bullying

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Feature: Fertile welcomes back a hero

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Students benefit from time spent with therapy dog

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Community: Marshall gathers input on long-range facilities planning

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Election: Candidates talk about need to revamp Apollo gym space

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Funding: For the first time, district could get funding to help Native students succeed



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25

MINNPOST

Elections: Candidates make final pitches for two Minneapolis School Board seats

THE 74

Report: National Education Association reports declining membership after Janus ruling

STEM: Schools working to integrate soft skills with STEM to focus on workforce

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Aitkin: Buddy Bench impacts elementary school students

Aitkin: Students learn about opioid addiction

Cambridge-Isanti: Middle school principal highlights innovative new area

Hill City: Mock crash delivers strong message to students

Monticello: Lunch and Learn turns meal time into an educational opportunity

Monticello: High school hosting renowned music ensemble

Pipestone Area: Seven candidates running for three school board seats

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Teaching: Chemistry fun ignites imagination

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Crime: County reviewing assault case for charges

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Diversity: Unity Day brings together 1,500 students

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Election: Sauk Rapids-Rice candidates talk about open enrollment

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Safety: Mold found in lower level of school



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Safety: EPA presenting two “Reducing Lead in Drinking Water” webinars

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Buildings: Construction in St. Paul schools costing more than expected

THE JOURNAL

Every Student Succeeds Act: U.S. Education Department releases guide to help parents understand ESSA

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Election: Former board member looks to return

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Teaching: Science Fair Mentoring Project expands

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Elections: Candidates share ideas, strategies

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Crime: Video shows assault outside East High School

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Finances: Fairmont Area receives good financial audit

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Testing: Faribault ACT scores slightly below state average

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Administration: Medford principals discuss lessons learned from visits to other districts

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Elections: Rochester school board Seat 4

Program: Hungry for trade workers, industry goes back to school



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Buildings: Minnehaha Academy celebrates school rebuild

Editorial: Star Tribune endorses Minneapolis School Board candidates

MPR

Funding: Minneapolis Fed tackles education this week

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Shakopee School Board offers superintendent job to candidate

Grant: White Bear Lake Area school receives state safety grant

Testing: South Washington County School District outperforms state average on college readiness test

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Becker: Superintendent to resign in June 2019

Blue Earth Area: District to sell former school building to city

Cleveland: School district moves ahead on bond project updates

St. Peter: Students beat state ACT scores

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Discipline: Board votes to fire teacher arrested for cocaine possession

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Elections: Pequot Lakes forum set for Thursday

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Buildings: Marshall seeks input on facilities

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Election: Candidates agree on direction of district

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Elections: Rochester seat 2 race

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Elections: Sauk Rapids-Rice board candidates talk priorities

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Community: Students can earn bicycles through reading program

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: After school sale, public has a chance to suggest what’s next



MONDAY, OCTOBER 22

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: Voters should approve Minneapolis, St. Paul school requests

Feature: Sixth-grade hero assures safe crossing for fellow students

Referendums: Twin Cities school districts go to voters to right fiscal ships

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Politics: Trump administration considering rolling back Title IX transgender protections

THE 74

Referendums: Voters in 13 states to vote on education-related initiatives

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Brandon-Evansville: School district receives clean audit

Ely: Board sees graduation, test score data

Hancock: School officials field questions on building project

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted: School board to discuss morning practices

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: School board approves changes to sports fee system

Kingsland: School board member announces her departure

Little Falls: Area schools closer to high tech workforce development classes

Mabel-Canton: School district to post policies on website

Pequot Lakes: Board renews superintendent contract

Pine River-Backus: School district survey results are positive

Pine River-Backus: Staff works hard to connect with students

Red Wing: School board approves labor agreement

Royalton: School board approves joining athletic conference

Sleepy Eye: School board hears report from custodial and facility maintenance provider

Sourcewell: Online safety tools available for Sourcewell members

Worthington: Referendum proposal dominates work session discussion

Zumbrota-Mazeppa: Five candidates up for three spots on school board

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Community: Community gathers to remember Albert Lea High School student

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Teaching: Bemidji Area School District might “grow” its own teachers

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Referendum: Duluth voters asked to help lower class sizes and update technology

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Election: Four candidates vie for Fairmont Area School Board seats

Program: Fairmont High School joins National Honor Society



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Testing: Minnesota ACT scores remain among the best in nation

Community: MEA Weekend draws crowds to the airport

Safety: Report by Minnesota groups condemns anti-Muslim rhetoric

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Testing: ACT scores stay strong, but fewer than 1 in 3 are completely college ready

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Safety: MnDOT offering schools Safe Route funding

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Testing: Area schools excel on ACT scores

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Technology: Teens develop app to help immigrants

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Election: Trio running for Sauk Rapids-Rice board becomes a duo after one candidate’s comment denying the existence of indigenous people in the U.S.

Election: St. Cloud candidate wants Bible-based teaching for public schools

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Referendum: MACCRAY voters consider $56.1 million investment

Election: Willmar candidates discuss strength of district

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: Winona sells two former school buildings



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Election: Five candidates running for Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board

MINNPOST

Program: Minnesota Recovery Corps pilots “people power” approach to tackling the addiction crisis

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Column: North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale students participate in Freedom Schools program

Election: South St. Paul School Board candidates focus on funding equality

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Northfield: Three candidates running for three open school board seats

Red Wing: Students experiment with STEM

Tri-City United: School board joins others in urging government to offset special education costs

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Election: Incumbent Albert Lea Area School Board member looks for another term

Testing: Albert Lea Area rounds out performance with middle school, high school results

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Election: Cass Lake-Bena School Board candidates vying for three seats

Election: Four candidates running for three Menahga School Board seats

Election: Five candidates vying for three Pierz School Board seats

Election: Four candidates running for three Staples-Motley School Board seats

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Buildings: Blue Earth Area will sell off old building

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Planning: Faribault administrators set goals for 2018

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Enrollment: Area school districts report little change in enrollment

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Planning: Marshall School Board OKs site continuous improvement plans

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Election: Winona Area School Board candidates talk budget



MONDAY, OCTOBER 15

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Community: St. Paul’s Asian community pushes for investment in its students

Feature: Ethnic studies teacher creates a no-judgment classroom

Higher education: Tuition waiver helps Native American students in Minnesota

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Kingsland: Students get inside look at area manufacturing companies

Lester Prairie: School board to review audit report

Tri-City United: Community education director retires

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Election: Seven candidates running for Austin School Board

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Facilities: Pierz School District announces updates for referendum projects

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Grant: Fairmont Area misses out on state school safety grant

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Facilities: Russell-Tyler-Ruthton releases survey results

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Referendum: Red Wing voters hear pitch on referendum



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Project: Stillwater students help Nigerian children get an education

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: Bond would fund facility projects of “immediate need”

Cromwell-Wright: School district breaks ground for technology addition

Mora: Donation expands high school fitness offerings

Mora: Program helps elementary school students avoid hunger

Perham-Dent: School board approves new pay rate for support staff substitutes

Wadena-Deer Creek and Verndale: Schools benefiting from new school resource officers

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Diversity: Non-white student population exceeds white population for first time

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Buildings: Granada-Huntley-East Chain plans storm repair fixes

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Curriculum: Kindergarten readiness leader visits Mankato to see special partnerships

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Safety: Board reviews safety plan

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Referendum: Voters in Winona hear both sides of debate

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Safety: No threat found after rumors swirl around Willmar Senior High

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Election: Candidates praise teachers, criticize district finances at forum



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11

MPR

Graduation: Smart money practices to save for college

MINNPOST

Diversity: Facebook enhances English language literacy

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Every Student Succeeds Act: Minnesota Department of Education hosting ESSA stakeholder meetings

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Glencoe-Silver Lake: School board OKs overseas trip

Kenyon-Wanamingo: School board candidate forum set for October 24

Pipestone Area: School board approves contracts for support staff

Pipestone Area: No enrollment decline predicted for district

Worthington: School board committee begins virtual snow day discussion

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Safety: Bullying has no place

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Administration: Austin superintendent given high marks

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Finances: Brainerd School Board agrees to issue, refund bonds

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Election: Fairmont Area School Board candidates debate issues

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Elections: Young election judges in training learn the importance of voting



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Minneapolis superintendent receives high marks in job review

Column: School boards, superintendents do support innovation

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Budget: Elk River Area’s proposed levy slightly less than this year

Column: North Branch Area School District unveils new website

Facilities: Test-driving a new plan for Farmington High School parking lot

Honors: Robbinsdale Area school named a Blue Ribbon School

Personnel: Teacher resigns following tweet

Politics: Minnesota House candidates within Wayzata School District discuss public education

Program: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan exploring robotics program for elementary school in Lakeville

Testing: Bloomington students earn perfect ACT scores

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Big Lake: Wright Technical Center provides school board with update

Ellsworth: School board to examine shuttle usage

Ely: School district lands state safety grant

Fillmore Central: School board reviews report from new back-to-school conferences

Goodhue: School district awarded safety grant

Kenyon-Wanamingo: Ten candidates will vie for four spots on school board

Kingsland: School board to inform public on levy issues

Lanesboro: School district recognized for ESSA numbers

Northfield: Young learners to benefit most from buildings project

Pierz: High school receives $10,000 grant

United South Central: School district receives $25,000 gift

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Elections: Newcomer hopes to bring fresh views

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Safety: Riot gear discussed in community forum at East High School

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Administration: Fairmont Area hires new business manager

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Negotiations: Lynd School Board reaches verbal agreement with teachers

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Planning: Board hears details on District Dashboard

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Buildings: Sauk Rapids-Rice approves $3.3 million in school safety measures



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Awards: Forest Lake principal is the state’s national distinguished principal

Hiring: Shortage of school workers is hampering some operations

Teaching: MEA conference will be a day shorter

MPR

Technology: Hawley lab takes students on virtual field trips

FOX 9 NEWS

Discipline: Minnesota teacher resigns over Brett Kavanuagh Twitter post

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Elections: Board treasurer running for third term

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Funding: Two schools awarded grants for safety upgrades

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: Community cuts ribbon on new Crosslake school

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Awards: Canby recognized nationally as Blue Ribbon school

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Awards: Red Rock Central, Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart win national Blue Ribbon school honors

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Elections: School board candidates spar during forum

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Graduation: GED can expand earning potential

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Community: Wabasha-Kellogg families attend first engagement night of the school year



MONDAY, OCTOBER 8

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Graduation: Mankato program helps students get into manufacturing jobs

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Courts: First lawsuits over disabled access to websites make their way to Minnesota

MINNPOST

Diversity: How can teachers create more inclusive, welcoming classrooms? It starts by saying students’ names correctly

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Diversity: Somali class offered for Mankatoans



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Honors: U.S. Department of Education recognizes eight Minnesota schools as 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Court: American Federation of Teachers sues student loan servicer

Honors: Eight Minnesota schools receive federal Blue Ribbon recognition

Transportation: Rhode Island school bus drivers’ strike continues with no end in sight

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Court: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District to pay author for unauthorized sports tweets

Safety: Police say Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton students spot woman bearing gun while watching fire drill

MPR

Higher education: University of Minnesota fires firm to find new president

ALABAMA LIVE

Politics: U.S. education secretary urges communities to “Rethink School”

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Election: Two incumbents hope to keep seats on Farmington Area School Board

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Braham Area: High school wins $10,000 grant to further STEM education thanks to local farmers

Braham Area: School board keeps its eyes on its financial future

Goodhue County: Area schools receive state safety grants

Luverne: School levy to decrease

Pipestone Area: School board adopts preliminary levy

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Administration: Albert Lea Area superintendent named finalist for Shakopee job

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Grant: Local schools receive safety grants

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Referendum: Pillager School District seeks resident feedback on failed referendum

CROOKSTON TIMES

Grant: Crookston School District misses out on school safety grants

Safety: Fisher High School goes on lockdown following alleged threat

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Facilities: Proctor School District’s new sports and event center to be unveiled next week

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Honors: Maple River elementary school receives national recognition

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Politics: Legislation addresses teacher shortages

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Election: Rochester School Board candidates face off at forum



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Election: Four Minneapolis School Board candidates debate top issues

Higher education: U.S. Education Department rolls out new federal student app

Politics: Hundreds of U.S. teacher candidates shake up midterm elections

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Investigation: Security firms rush to sell school “hardening” as mass shooting solution

EDUCATION WEEK

Report: Schools see “incredible progress” on internet connectivity

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Boundaries: Farmington Area School Board approves new attendance boundaries

Court: Farmington Area School Board talks about nullifying litigation agreement with city

Facilities: Works underway on Roseville Area building improvements

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Worthington: School board candidates convene at forum

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Election: Albert Lea Area School Board vice chairman running for re-election

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Grant: Aitkin, Brainerd and Pequot Lakes school districts among safety grant recipients

CROOKSTON TIMES

Election: Crookston School Board candidates address challenges, stress district’s positive aspects

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Grant: Duluth School District, police awarded federal safety grant

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Grant: Five area school districts receive state grants to enhance school security

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Winona Area School District to host informational sessions for upcoming referendum



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Input needed for Senate committee meeting

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Grants: State awards $25 million in safety grants to schools

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Court: Attorney challenges warrant in school threat that turned up arsenal

Grants: State picks 123 schools for safety funding

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Grants: Minnesota had $25 million to give for school safety — schools requested nearly 10 times that

EDUCATION WEEK

Politics: President Trump signs budget bill boosting U.S. Education Department funding

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Blue Earth Area and United South Central: Schools perform better on state report

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Testing: Albert Lea Area elementary schools report reading scores

CROOKSTON TIMES

Budget: Crookston School Board approves preliminary levy

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Grants: Few Northland schools win security money

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Grants: Marshall School District gets nearly $700,000 for safety upgrades

Program: Marshall’s English Language staff talks highlights and challenges

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Winona Chamber of Commerce hosts discussion regarding Winona Area referendum



MONDAY, OCTOBER 1

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Proclamation: Gov. Dayton orders flags at half-staff for corrections officer

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Court: Court ruling prompts battle over membership in Minnesota teachers union

Safety: Facial recognition technology at schools fuels privacy debate

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Court: Woman admits speed caused crash that killed two Mounds View High School students

Investigation: Man threatens students who confronted him at St. Paul school

DISABILITY SCOOP

Politics: Special education, disability programs spared in government budget deal

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Adrian and Ellsworth: Mock crash provides realistic learning experience for students

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted: School board discusses safety issues of early morning sports practices

Kenyon-Wanamingo: School board approves preliminary levy for 2019

Red Wing: School district holds first referendum listening sessions

Sleepy Eye: Students encouraged to teach agriculture

Upsala Area: School district proposes levy increase

Waseca: School board approves preliminary levy

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Health: Albert Lea Area elementary school first-graders incorporate yoga

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Program: Elementary school program empowers students through playtime

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Donation: Elks Lodge donates to Bemidji Area School District

CROOKSTON TIMES

STEM: Crookston fourth-graders incorporate STEM learning in the classroom

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Health: Community targets youth vaping

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Election: Rochester School Board races kick off League of Women Voters forums

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Election: Three candidates running to be elected as a group for Sauk Rapids-Rice School Board

Election: Group’s school board election strategy draws mixed reviews from other candidates

September 2018

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Resolutions provide board members opportunity to set MSBA’s legislative agenda

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Accident: Driver pleads guilty to killing two Mounds View High School students

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Graduation: Free summer remedial classes help students prepare for college

MPR

Safety: Should we teach about consent in K-12?

REUTERS

Study: Some school safety measures may be ineffective, make students feel less safe

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Shakopee School Board looks to whittle superintendent candidate pool down to two

Budget: Jordan School Board discusses preliminary budget numbers, other items

Budget: New Prague Area School Board sets preliminary tax levy

Budget: Shakopee School Board OKs tax increase

Budget: Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board sets preliminary levy

Facilities: Prior Lake-Savage Area school officials hold groundbreaking for new learning center

Facilities: South Washington County School District hosts grand opening for new middle school

Facilities: White Bear Lake Area School District brainstorming building renovations

Feature: Centennial teacher hopes to grow love of travel in students

Honors: Minnetonka High School has 26 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Honors: Four Prior Lake High School students named National Merit semifinalists

Honors: Wayzata High School names 24 National Merit Scholar Semifinalists

Program: White Bear Lake Area sleuthing for ideas

Referendum: Centennial School District provides residents with levy update

Teaching: South Washington County School District, teachers union clash over status of early learning teachers

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Carlton: School board candidate forum

Lake Superior: School bus driver hauls “precious cargo”

Milaca: Referendum vote approaches

Moose Lake: School board considers larger bond — for half the tax impact

Ogilvie: Superintendent on administrative leave

Perham-Dent: Enrollment up, construction projects proceeding

Perham-Dent: District implements new accountability system

Wrenshall: School district seeks second shot at referendum

Wrenshall: District proposes Building Trades Academy

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Budget: Granada-Huntley-East Chain trims levy hike

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Courts: Chisholm teachers union moves ahead with lawsuit against district

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Curriculum: How music is helping STRIDE students read



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Resolutions provide board members opportunity to set MSBA’s legislative agenda

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Crime: Hopkins High School student allegedly stabbed to death by brother

MINNPOST

Model: The “full-service community schools” model is getting high-profile support in Minnesota

THE 74

Study: More than 300,000 children have “vanished” from schools after police partnered with ICE

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Chatfield: Principals compliment staff as school year gets off to a good s start

Mountain Lake: School district works to mitigate mold

Pipestone Area: Acclaimed author returns for high school reunion

Russell-Tyler-Ruthon: Facilities task force narrows focus to new construction

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Activity: Elementary school students going gaga for gagaball

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Event: Nationally known top youth motivational speaker coming to Austin

Finances: Austin School Board certifies proposed levy during study session

CROOKSTON TIMES

Administration: Administrative structure modified at Crookston High School

Facilities: Crookston School District’s push for a bus garage starts anew

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Honors: Fairmont High School student merits academic accolade

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Health: Report claims substance use/abuse among students rising in Yellow Medicine County

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Back to school: New Ulm School District looking at good start to school year

Honors: New Ulm boasts four commended National Merit students

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Discipline: Rochester teachers use nonverbal cues for behavior modification

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: Winona Area weighs offers on school buildings

Curriculum: Winona Area reconsiders cut volunteer class

Negotiations: Winona Area School District, teachers at odds over leave



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Resolutions provide board members opportunity to set MSBA’s legislative agenda

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Health: EpiPen shortage has parents scrambling to find medication

MPR

Teaching: One-week window opens for teachers to opt out of union dues

MINNPOST

Enrollment: Long Prairie’s growing immigrant population keeps local schools vital

CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

Security: Ohio school district approves allowing trained staffers to carry guns

NBC NEWS

Study: Girls outperform boys academically, even in STEM subjects

THE 74

Politics: Senate ESSA hearing marked by debate over funding guns for educators

Study: Series examines new study on achievement gap

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Donation: Fridley elementary school receives donation from local business

Election: Forum scheduled for Forest Lake Area School Board candidates

Election: Zach Duckworth running for Lakeville Area School Board

Election: David Anderson seeks Lakeville Area School Board seat

Election: Robbinsdale Area School Board candidate forum set for October 9

Honors: Mound Westonka High School AP scholars named for exceptional achievement on exams

Investigation: Eden Prairie police investigating threats of violence of high school

Planning: Lakeville Area aims to approve three-year strategic plan at next school board meeting

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Monticello: Elementary school honored for bullying prevention results

Thief River Falls: Wrongful death lawsuit filed in bus accident

St. Peter: School board approves levy increase

Worthington: Six candidates seeking school board seats

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Testing: Schools pinpoint areas for growth in test scores

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Funding: Proposed levy will be reduced

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Budget: Board certifies preliminary levy

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: Power outage forces Byron High School to cancel classes

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Safety: One of three students were bullied in school last year, study shows

WAHPETON-BRECKENRIDGE DAILY NEWS

Budget: Breckenridge School Board approves preliminary levy

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Administration: Paul Carlson announces retirement from New London-Spicer



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Resolutions provide board members opportunity to set MSBA’s legislative agenda

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Budget: Funding gaps challenge school districts

Editorial: Texas schools chief needs to learn lesson on racism

Feature: Hopkins school begins to move on after student tragedy

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Referendum: Mayor urges residents to support school request

MPR

Community: When Florence hit her school, this principal stepped up

KSTP

Referendums: Minnesota school districts asking voters to pay for security upgrades (MSBA mentioned)

THE 74

Survey: National survey shows school bullying on the rise, particularly for students of color

DISABILITY SCOOP

Politics: U.S. Education Department plans to change framework for special education, allow more local decision-making

EDUCATION WEEK

Politics: Education issues to watch

NBC NEWS

Curriculum: New York becomes first state to mandate mental health education

WALLETHUB

Study: Minnesota ranked third-best state for teachers

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Big Lake: School district plans blacktop

Chatfield: High school remodel nears completion

Ellsworth: Author inspires students to be resilient

Goodhue: Former Vikings player speaks at school

Kingsland: School board sets levy public relations plan

Little Falls: School board takes action on number of items

Pillager: School district to induct four members into Hall of Fame

Pine Island: School district welcomes new teachers

Royalton: School invited to join Central Minnesota Conference

Rushford-Peterson: School board receives transportation update, preps for new superintendent

Sleepy Eye: School board certifies preliminary tax levy

Swanville: State increases local portion of school levy by more than 16 percent

United South Central: School board votes to upgrade media center

Wadena-Deer Creek: School board accepts retirement notices from two longtime employees

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Funding: Board considers levy components before approving increase

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Policy: District highlights new field trip procedures

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Enrollment: Fargo-Moorhead prepping for significant population boom

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Curriculum: Ninth Grade Academy produces incredibly positive results in first year

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Feature: New Ulm looking at good start to school year

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Funding: Willmar adopts levy



MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Resolutions provide board members opportunity to set MSBA’s legislative agenda

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Discipline: Districts grapple with discipline disparities

Editorial: Support Minneapolis levy referendum

Feature: Hopkins school begins to move on after student tragedy

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Hiring: Four St. Paul schools need more tutors

Safety: Dakota County launches See Me campaign for school bus safety

MPR

Community: Volunteers build new playground at Minneapolis elementary school

MINNPOST

Testing: How is new school accountability system being received?

POLITICO

Referendums: Education funding fights to play out at the polls in November referendums

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Living on the spectrum

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Teaching: Districts introduce students to teaching

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Climate: GHEC touts positive focus

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Enrollment: Lower numbers could bring cuts to Winona schools

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Buildings: School’s back full-time at Apollo



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: MSBA honors Sen. Julie Rosen and Tim Rep. O’Driscoll

Advocacy: Resolutions provide board members opportunity to set MSBA’s legislative agenda

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: St. Paul schools push for testimony in sex abuse lawsuit

Weather: School called off because of storm damage

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Awards: Two St. Paul 10th-graders win $7,500 prize for history project

MPR

Health: Parents leery of schools requiring mental health disclosures

THE ATLANTIC

Program: Use of yoga in schools sparks debate

EDUCATION WEEK

Politics: Winners and losers from Capitol Hill's school spending agreement

WCCO

Weather: Thousands without power, schools closed as storm cleanup begins

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Branding: Jordan School District to unveil updated mascots

Community: Parent complaints ignite change with Farmington High School band show

Election: Eden Prairie School Board candidates debate enrollment

Facilities: South Washington County high school fire causes evacuation, minimal damage

Safety: Threatening notes found at Eden Prairie High School

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Barnum: School board considers discontinuing candidate forum due to poor attendance

Barnum: High school kicks off new mentoring program

Detroit Lakes: Practices start for growing LEGO League

Fulda: Junior class holds PhoneBlitz fundraiser for prom

Jackson County Central: Task force members selected

Kimball Area: High school gets new interim principal

Lake Superior: School activity fee discussion continues

Litchfield: School board shares wellness center “wish list” with city council

New York Mills: Minnesota Department of Transportation awards school district with fleet of 40 bikes

Red Wing: Parent refusals on the rise for student MCA testing

Sartell-St. Stephen: Group tours new high school

Sartell-St. Stephen: School board hears good report about assessment results

Tri-City United: School unrolls new second chance breakfast program

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Health: Immunization changes proposed to streamline process

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Awards: Sumner Elementary School earns award for being one of healthiest schools in the nation

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Curriculum: Community Education offers a variety of courses

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Buildings: Russell-Tyler-Ruthton task force discusses options for school

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Health: Vaping is hot trend at school

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Health: Marijuana use common among teens

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: Two offers on the table for closed schools

Finances: Winona Area’s property tax levy to decrease



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Politics: Jeff Johnson, Tim Walz debate how to make schools better

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Awards: Schools earn Green Ribbon recognition for sustainability

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cleveland: School district moves ahead on construction bonds

Glencoe-Silver Lake: District ready to take school levy plan on the road

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: Longtime police officer becomes school resource officer

Pipestone Area: Majority of students maintained or improved level of achievement on tests

Worthington: School board approves maximum levy authority

Worthington: Fifth-graders tour Prairie Wetland Learning Center

Worthington: High school students earn strong scores on AP exams

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Awards: Sumner Elementary School earns award for being one of healthiest schools in the nation

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Election: Bemidji teachers union to consider school board endorsements

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Buildings: Task force on facilities meets before delivering update to board

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Buildings: Board rejects offer on Wilson school

Enrollment: St. Cloud numbers increase again



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: Districts can learn from odds-defying schools

Feature: North side teens dream big with Green Garden expansion

Safety: Charter schools say don’t relocate homeless camp next to schools

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Enrollment: St. Paul to reopen Crosswinds school as STEM school

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Accident: Distracted driving may be cause of crash that killed teacher

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Funding: Board postpones Red Plan refinancing

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Technology: Robots, automation on display Thursday

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Finances: Blooming Prairie notches clean audit

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Enrollment: Board hears proposed boundary changes

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Referendum: State aid included in Sartell-St. Stephen levy

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: City offers to purchase shuttered elementary school



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Resolutions provide board members opportunity to set MSBA’s legislative agenda

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Graduation: Teen pursues alternative career path amid anxiety

Safety: Sauk Centre schools locked down during nearby standoff

MPR

Technology: Many Wisconsin school districts are banning cell phones in school

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Planning: Bemidji Area schools to consider a new set of district-wide goals

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Funding: Crosslake PTO gets $2,000 donation

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Health: Exploring autism’s secrets

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Planning: Board hears about World’s Best Workforce

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Accident: Blooming Prairie teacher dies from car crash injuries



MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Resolutions provide board members opportunity to set MSBA’s legislative agenda

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: Navigating the new era of opting into a union

Health: Minnesota schools battle epidemic of teen vaping

Testing: Some metro high-poverty schools are beating the odds

Testing: Beating the Odds chart

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Negotiations: Should preschool educators be licensed, unionized?

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Blue Earth Area: School resource officer updates board on new ALICE program

Goodhue: School district hosts levy referendum open houses

Royalton: High school activities director ready to lead by example

Staples-Motley: School district announces plans for $60 million referendum

St. Peter: School district to induct four new Hall of Fame members

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: Being at school daily makes a difference

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Column: Austin schools mirror economic growth

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Funding: Bemidji schools eye $11 million in tax levies; amount lower than previous year

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Crime: Students are being targeted in financial aid phishing attacks

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Testing: Tracy Area analyzes results from new accountability system

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Election: Rochester School Board candidate steps back



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Resolutions provide board members opportunity to set MSBA’s legislative agenda

Every Student Succeeds Act: Minnesota Department of Education hosting ESSA meeting on September 24

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Program: Minnesota seniors named National Merit Semifinalists for 2019

MPR

Court: Student borrowers and advocates win case against U.S. education secretary

THE 74

Safety: FBI raises alarm on safety, privacy risks of education technologies in schools

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Technology: Richfield School District rolls out 1-to-1 device-to-student program

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Barnum: New app will report bullying

Carlton: To move forward, school district will revisit the past

Carlton: With community input received, school board works to chart path to future

Detroit Lakes: School board to hold more public information meetings on bond referendum

Detroit Lakes: Details emerge about what school bond would provide

Fulda: High school introducing STEAM program

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: Referendum meetings scheduled

Pequot Lakes: Levy discussed at school board work session

Tri-City United: New program empowers young girls

Waseca and Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: Schools rate well on graduation, attendance

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Attendance: Every Student Succeeds Act brings new academic standards to schools

CROOKSTON TIMES

Program: Crookston High School students attend arguments before Minnesota Supreme Court

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Enrollment: Granada-Huntley-East Chain’s enrollment still rising

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Testing: Medford School Board, principals discuss MCAs

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Enrollment: Sleepy Eye School Board OKs 43 open enrollees

Technology: New Ulm School District works to improve technology ratio in schools

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Honors: Two New London-Spicer teachers win “Unsung Heroes” award



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Every Student Succeeds Act: Minnesota Department of Education hosting ESSA meeting on September 24

Advocacy: Resolutions provide board members opportunity to set MSBA’s legislative agenda

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Minneapolis School District superintendent may be graded on school operations

Security: Minneapolis company rolls out bullet-resistant dividers for classrooms

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Survey: One-third of St. Paul schools are “organized for improvement”

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Politics: School Bus Safety Act would mandate seat belts for new school buses

THE HILL

Politics: School safety commission will reportedly not support age limits for gun purchases

THE 74

Study: Special-needs students learn social skills better when grouped by social ability instead of disability type

USA TODAY

Safety: Facebook to host events in all 50 states to address cyberbullying

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: School board plans to address concerns with technology, safety and transportation

Red Wing: Harassment case prompts district policy revision

Tri-City United: Board awards high school building project bids

Worthington: School district’s online program enrollment experiences “drastic increase”

Worthington: High school exchange students enthused about the year ahead

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Facilities: Bemidji Area’s newest school officially dedicated to longtime board member

CROOKSTON TIMES

Testing: Crookston students doing pretty well

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Health: As more Minnesota kids vape and smoke, health department issues advisory on dangers

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Data: Area school districts contemplate new North Star system and this year’s testing data

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Referendum: Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School District seeks $15.5 million bond for building updates

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: Winona Area moves ahead with sale of school buildings

Negotiations: Winona teachers union will file for mediation to help settle salary negotiations



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Resolutions provide board members opportunity to set MSBA’s legislative agenda

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Minneapolis School Board to discuss process to evaluate superintendent’s tenure

Editorial: Hennepin County takes innovative approach to helping at-risk kids

Referendum: St. Paul School District unveils 2019 property-tax plan

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Referendum: St. Paul School District calculates effects of proposed levy on property taxes

MPR

Transportation: Shortage of school bus drivers means surplus of late students

THE HECHINGER REPORT

Report: Kids struggle to read when schools leave phonics out

THE 74

Security: School safety experts skeptical of push to limit school access to single point

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Program: Brainerd School Board learns about revamped summer reading program

CROOKSTON TIMES

Personnel: Hispanic liaison could return to Crookston School District

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Program: Fairmont Area principals touting new way to learn

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Program: Strong work ethic accelerates fluency for trio of English learners

Testing: Faribault School Board weighs impact of MCA results

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Negotiations: Lynd School District parents, teachers discuss lack of contract

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Testing: MCA results a main topic of discussion during Owatonna School Board work session



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Proclamation: Gov. Dayton orders flags at half-staff in observance of 9/11

Advocacy: Resolutions provide board members opportunity to set MSBA’s legislative agenda

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Obituary: Harvey Djerf, naturalist and biology teacher, dies at 96

MPR

Feature: First-generation college students one decade later

Higher education: State cracking down on education loan defaults

THE 74

Study: Increasing funding to poor districts improves student performance, no impact on achievement gaps

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Back to school: Speaker Kevin Honeycutt encourages Elk River Area teachers to reach out, make a difference

Grant: Elk River Area middle school teacher receives $3,000 grant

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Kenyon-Wanamingo: School board passes resolution on transportation from Zumbrota-Mazeppa

Morris Area: State names elementary school top performing school

Park Rapids Area, Menahga, Nevis and Laporte: School districts release student enrollment figures

Pierz: School district switching to Granite Ridge Conference

St. Peter and Cleveland: School districts stack up well in new state accountability system

United South Central: School district implements new initiative to encourage participation

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Feature: Never a dull moment for Albert Lea Area grounds crew manager

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Curriculum: Post-9/11 generation learns about tragedy as a history lesson

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Transportation: Bemidji Area looks to hire 10 more bus drivers

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Facilities: Brainerd School Board approves new elementary school designs

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Finances: Duluth School Board to vote on debt refinancing

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Personnel: Blue Earth Area adds teacher

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Program: Willmar High School course is private-public partnership



MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Resolutions provide board members opportunity to set MSBA’s legislative agenda

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Activities: Accused of playing politics, Farmington High School band marches on

Editorial: Minnesota needs a new focus on struggling schools, students

Teaching: Minneapolis School District scrambles to fill special education staff vacancies

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Facilities: Mounds View School District eyes eminent domain for private land to expand high school

Programs: St. Paul parks scramble to arrange kids’ activities around later school times

MINNPOST

Politics: With a few exceptions, Minnesota governor’s race shows stark differences on education

Politics: How Minneapolis mayor plans to spend $40 million on affordable housing

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

St. Peter: Elementary school welcomes students

Windom Area: Student reduces cafeteria waste

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Activities: Albert Lea High School will start clay target shooting team in spring

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Activities: Austin High School wind ensemble selected to perform at Minnesota Music Educators Association conference

Back to school: Elementary school starts first day of classes; November 6 bond referendum approaches

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Facilities: New outdoors sports complex taking shape in Blackduck

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Negotiations: Chisholm teachers reject contract offer

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Facilities: Task force tours Owatonna High School

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Enrollment: Winona Area School Board reviews enrollment projections



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Resolutions provide board members opportunity to set MSBA’s legislative agenda

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Complaint: Farmington High School marching band leaders say show not about president

Court: St. Paul teacher brought up “achievement gap” when black students were not studying

MPR

Discipline: Rochester School District settles over discipline disparities

MINNPOST

Program: Burnsville high school students exploring teaching careers

HECHINGER REPORT

Learning: Minnesota teachers created personalized learning forerunner in 2011

THE GUARDIAN

Survey: Teacher shortage leading districts to hire underqualified teachers

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Report: About 15 percent of K-12 students are chronically absent from school

CROOKSTON TIMES

Data: Academic achievement news at Crookston school is largely positive

Teaching: Climax-Shelly welcomes trio of new teachers

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Data: Duluth math and reading scores increase

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Politics: Owatonna geography students meet Rep. Tim Walz on first day of class



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Resolutions provide board members opportunity to set MSBA’s legislative agenda

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Health: Bloomington schools will test smart thermometers for early alerts on sickness

MPR

Community: Duluth gives virtual library cards to public school students

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Grant: North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District receives grant from USA Swimming Foundation

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Fulda and Westbrook-Walnut Grove: School districts welcome new administrators

Red Wing: School starts with new cellphone, advisory changes

St. Peter: High school kicks off the school year

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Testing: Board focuses on many areas

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: Plans unveiled for Brainerd school updates

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Buildings: Schools may help with community center project

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Testing: New North Star system calls for even playing field for students

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Feature: Inspirational quote in main hallway inspires students to remain positive

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Buildings: Residents can tour new Sartell high school

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Administration: New community education director likes what he sees in Willmar

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Negotiations: Winona school district, teachers still far apart on contract



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Resolutions provide board members opportunity to set MSBA’s legislative agenda

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Feature: In first-grade Minnetonka classroom, first-day jitters all around

Politics: Federal bills that should bridge the partisan gap

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Schedule: Mounds View is the latest district to push back high school start times

EDUCATION WEEK

Study: One in seven students found to be “chronically absent”

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Program: Project Lead the Way to release overhauled, game-like assessments

MARKETWATCH

Survey: Majority of public school teachers use personal funds to buy classroom supplies

THE WASHINGTON POST

Analysis: U.S. education secretary makes little headway in advancing school choice agenda

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Orono High School welcomes new principal

Administration: Richfield Middle School gets new administrative team

Back to school: Richfield students go back to school

Data: Elk River Area School District continues to outpace state

Facilities: Kraus-Anderson finishes Edina school projects

Facilities: A look inside South Washington County’s new middle school

Partnership: Spring Lake Park School District partners with mental health center

Program: School supplies provided to Lakeville Area students in need

Video: Community members see the new Shakopee High School

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: Longtime school lunchroom employee has no plans to retire

Belle Plaine: School board allocates electronic learning days

Le Sueur-Henderson: Private school seeks food service through school district

Pierz: New teachers ready to help students be the best they can be

Thief River Falls: School district implements transportation changes

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Testing: State report shows areas for growth in Albert Lea Area

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Feature: New superintendent, new school and new roundabouts greet students, parents

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Feature: Enthusiasm, nervousness fill Baxter Elementary on first day of school

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Enrollment: Marshall reports rising student enrollment

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Enrollment: Task force proposes shifting school boundaries



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Resolutions provide board members opportunity to set MSBA’s legislative agenda

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Back to school: For most Minnesota school districts, it’s the first day of school

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Data: Deep dive into Minnesota student test scores shows progress not shared by all

Facilities: New buildings as St. Paul goes back to school

Safety: New Cottage Grove school a modern showcase, with locker swipe cards, slam-down security doors

MPR

Back to school: Advice from first-graders who’ve been to kindergarten

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Politics: U.S. education secretary says Education Department will not take action on using federal funding to arm teachers

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Learning: New web-based program uses music videos to improve academic achievement

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Blue Earth Area: New high school principal is eager to start

Goodhue: School district will have revised building bond on November ballot

Kenyon-Wanamingo: School board looks for feedback on standards for booster clubs

Lanesboro: School board discusses results of community meeting

Morris Area: Lightning damages school district’s fire alarm system

Nevis: School board addresses student absences

Park Rapids Area: ALICE training will benefit area schools

Rushford-Peterson: School board approves sale of former facilities

Tri-City United: Students meet high standards according to state’s new accountability system

Tri-City United: Roof replacement project finished

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Event: Public invited to forum to celebrate Albert Lea Area teachers who lit the way

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Administration: Why these principals call Austin School District home

Testing: In times of teacher shortage, Austin School District continues to sustain

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Program: Fairmont High School adds teacher to focus on career training

STEAM: Fairmont High School students ready to get creative with "MakerSpace" area

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Facilities: Renovated Waseca High School is "like a brand new school"

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Board: Owatonna School Board officially seats new student representative

Curriculum: Owatonna School District incorporating new curriculum at several sites

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Facilities: Willmar students will see lots of building updates when classes resume

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Facilities: After two Winona Area elementary schools close, the school year begins

August 2018

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Resolutions provide board members opportunity to set MSBA’s legislative agenda

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Data: Minnesota recognizes 526 schools for excellence, prioritizes schools for support to improve students’ educational experiences

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Testing: Reading scores stay flat; math proficiency declines

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Testing: Will new accountability system close achievement gaps?

MPR

Art: What’s the value of staying in the lines?

MINNPOST

Consolidation: Student opportunities, not financial crises, may drive future school consolidations

HECHINGER REPORT

Program: Obscure BARR program improves ninth-grade performance in most school settings

THE JOURNAL

Survey: Parents value use of classroom technology

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: South Washington County School Board hires third assistant superintendent

Communication: Farmington Area school leaders turn to TeamWorks

Data: South Washington County School District passes first North Star test

Facilities: New Prague Area School Board gets roofing update

Facilities: Richfield High School preliminary schematic design features renovated spaces, student common areas

Personnel: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board protects teachers in select programs

Program: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Board renews supplemental teacher pay

Referendum: Rockford Area opts for 2018 referendum

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Carlton: With community input received, school board works to chart path to future

Northfield: Schools score above average in statewide tests

Perham-Dent: New high school receives great reviews from public

Sartell-St. Stephen: State releases new school accountability scores

Waseca: School district OKs additional nursing hours

Waseca: District unveils first major building work in decades

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Testing: Some Austin schools identified as needing support

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Awards: Math teacher named Bemidji Teacher of the Year

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: District seeks feedback on building designs

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Testing: New state plan aims to help more schools

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Curriculum: School adds to focus on career training

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Testing: Numbers look good; three schools recognized

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Testing: News mixed for New Ulm schools

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Testing: St. Cloud earns high marks for math, reading growth

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Discipline: Paynesville principal placed on leave



THURSDAY, AUGUST 30

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Resolutions provide board members opportunity to set MSBA’s legislative agenda

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Data: Minnesota recognizes 526 schools for excellence, prioritizes schools for support to improve students’ educational experiences

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Data: Minnesota unveils new benchmarks for schools

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Data: Another new way of grading schools, but achievement gaps persist

MPR

Data: State rolls out new accountability system for schools

Transportation: Bus driver shortages are the new norm as new school year starts

PACIFIC STANDARD

Teaching: How states across the country are dealing with teacher shortages

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Aitkin: Elementary school ready for new year

Kingsland: School district to hold operating levy referendum on November 6

Maple River: Three candidates running for school board

Pipestone Area: District enrollment is up about 2 percent

Worthington: Campaign committees related to district referendum release financial reports

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Facilities: United South Central media center faces a proposed reconfiguration

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Schedule: Area schools will be in session after Labor Day

CROOKSTON TIMES

Program: Crookston teacher explains how construction trades class will play out this school year

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Data: New state education plan aims for equity, designates help to more schools

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Data: State releases new school accountability measurements

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Transportation: School bus drivers wanted

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Community: Medford’s new system leads to less congestion during open house

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Data: State’s new school ratings dive deeper than MCAs

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Community: Willmar schools hold open houses

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: Three-month study before new zoning for schools



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Grant: Apply for school safety grant today

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Safety: Education Department proposal on guns in schools sparks outcry

MPR

Discipline: State still negotiating with districts over disparities in student discipline

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Le Sueur-Henderson: School district welcomes new teachers

Le Sueur-Henderson: School board narrows in on goals for new superintendent

Northfield: District honors teachers as academic year kicks off

St. Peter: Middle school building evacuated for possible gas leak

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Teaching: State’s teacher of the year speaks on how every student matters

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Policy: Faribault adopts behavior policy

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Administration: Three area districts have new principals

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Funding: Fees for middle school athletics to increase



TUESDAY, AUGUST 28

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Grant: Prepare to apply for school safety grant on August 29

Proclamation: Gov. Dayton orders flags at half-staff in honor of Sen. McCain

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Back to school: Classes resume for thousands of Minneapolis public school students

Obituary: Shakopee school superintendent Gary Anger brought enthusiasm and optimism to the job he loved

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Politics: Illinois Governor vetoes bill setting minimum teacher pay at $40,000

THE HECHINGER REPORT

Column: Study finds promise in project-based learning for young low-income children

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Safety: High school safety includes protecting teens’ data

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Shakopee School Board appoints Dave Orlowsky as temporary superintendent

Column: The 2018-2019 school year has arrived for North Branch Area

Discipline: Anoka-Hennepin School District won’t sign agreement with Human Rights Department

Election: Jordan School Board member files for re-election

Program: Hopkins High School to implement “Change to Chill” program

Referendum: Centennial School District seeks support in upcoming levy

Safety: Stillwater Area beefs up safety and security for new year

Safety: White Bear Lake Area schools radon test results come back clean

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Pierz: New community education director believes in lifelong learning

Swanville: New physical education teacher brings high energy

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Teaching: Glenville-Emmons’ new teacher prepares for third grade

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Facilities: Brainerd School District to get new planetarium equipment

Honors: Brainerd teacher honored as high school educator of the year of the upper Midwest

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Policy: Faribault School Board approves behavior policy

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Honors: Willmar agriculture teacher wins regional award

Teaching: Teachers prep for school



MONDAY, AUGUST 27

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Grant: Prepare to apply for school safety grant on August 29

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Shakopee superintendent Gary Anger dies of cancer

Analysis: Twin Cities STEM teachers face pay challenges

Athletics: Prep football fights back to stem drop in numbers

Enrollment: School districts go door to door to draw new students

Memorial: Memorial dedicated to beloved Simley High School student who died returns

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Facilities: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan buys land for 20th elementary school

Study: Group says Minnesota’s math standards need revision

Teaching: How the cost of substitute teachers in St. Paul rose $2.7 million in four years

THE HILL

Politics: Groups threaten legal action against U.S. education secretary’s gun-funding proposal

THE 74

Study: Added accountability indicators under Every Student Succeeds Act may muddy results

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Shakopee School District superintendent Gary Anger dies of cancer

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Brandon-Evansville: Listening sessions set for school district

Cleveland: School district works on next steps after passage of referendum

Dassel-Cokato: School board to approve coach and advisor assignments

Goodue: School district will ask voters to support new referendum

Morris Area: Thirteen teachers join staff

Royalton: Parents and staff spearhead program to feed hungry students

Tri-City United: United for Healthy Youth raises awareness of resources in district

United South Central: School board adds third-grade teacher

Upsala Area: District starts AVID with ninth-grade students

Worthington: Next potential referendum not possible until February

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Facilities: New school year, new upgrades for Hayfield Community Schools

Grant: Program awarded $6,500 grant for reading tutors

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Study: National school reform group says Minnesota's math standards need revision

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Administration: Crookston School District welcomes new superintendent

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Facilities: Task force discusses demographic projects, as well as space concerns at Owatonna High School



FRIDAY, AUGUST 24

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Grant: Prepare to apply for school safety grant on August 29

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Buildings: Memorial in honor of beloved student returns to school grounds

Safety: Education Department’s proposal on guns in schools sparks outcry

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

Awards: Humphrey School announces annual Local Government Innovation Awards

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Program: Math and Reading Corps seek tutors in Anoka-Hennepin School District

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cloquet: School district hit by second randsomware attack

Hutchinson: No ballot challengers for school board

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: School district’s enrollment continues to climb

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: School board hires girls basketball coach

Lake Superior: School adds sixth-grade section

Moose Lake: School board considers design for athletic complex

Mora: School board weighs pros and cons of recognizing donors

Perham-Dent: Two newcomers challenging for school board seats

Perham-Dent: School district entering one-year agreement with community center

St. James: Elementary school PTO receives grant for new school garden

Wadena-Deer Creek: Elementary school project expected to finish on time

Wadena-Deer Creek: Eight candidates file for school board

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Preschool: District has the program, church has the space

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Referendum: Southland to go for bond referendum

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Choice: Charter school leasing former Deer Lake Elementary

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Negotiations: Pequot Lakes approves principals’ agreement

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Election: Board approves candidates for ballot

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Feature: How will back-to-school look for Apollo?

WAHPETON-BRECKENRIDGE DAILY NEWS

Preschool: Breckenridge adds section of preschool due to demand



THURSDAY, AUGUST 23

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Grant: Prepare to apply for school safety grant on August 29

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Funding: Entrepreneurs leave fortune to scholarship fund

THE 74

Court: Teachers unions report little fallout from Janus ruling thus far

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Politics: U.S. education secretary mulls letting schools use federal funds to buy guns

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Braham Area: School district to host information meetings on operating referendum

Glencoe-Silver Lake: School district helping students, families with more than learning

Mountain Lake: School district’s bond referendum approved

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Feature: Back-to-school supplies can equal tax credit

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Community: Bi-CAP backpacks help take a bite out of parent’s expenses

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Awards: Junior Achievement picks educator of the year

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Technology: Medford transitions from iPads to Chromebooks



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Grant: Prepare to apply for school safety grant on August 29

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Administration: St. Paul School Board pleased with superintendent after stormy first year

Court: Lawsuit challenging teachers union protection sent back to lower court

MINNPOST

Diversity: As desegregation case proceeds, here’s a look at what became of the metro’s earlier effort

CHALKBEAT

Survey: Public support rising for teacher raises

THE HILL

Politics: Sen. Ted Cruz introduces amendment to “harden” schools against shooters

USA TODAY

Safety: Schools increasingly focused on student security

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Study: Minorities labeled learning disabled because of social inequalities

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Renville County: Candidates file for seats in school board races

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Courts: Minnesota Supreme Court revives bad teachers lawsuit

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Referendum: Board approves questions for November ballot

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Community: Families find back-to-school help at non-profit

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Preschool: Lynd reading program aims for 1,000 books before kindergarten

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Buildings: Medford continues to discuss stormwater problems with sale of old football field lot



TUESDAY, AUGUST 21

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: Blue Earth Area teen sentenced in football teammate beating

Referendum: Stressing partnership, Minneapolis makes ambitious pitch for district

THE HILL

Report: U.S. Education Department dismissing complaints from transgender students about bathroom access

THE JOURNAL

Politics: Updated Perkins Act to commit more than $1 billion to career and technical education

WTVC-TV

Court: Federal appeals court upholds ruling favoring Tennessee special needs student

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: New superintendent joins St. Anthony-New Brighton

Administration: South Washington County School Board hires new elementary school principal

Boundaries: Farmington Area school boundary line talks advance

Demographics: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan’s population increases

Election: Education enthusiast to seek Farmington Area School Board seat

Election: Eleven candidates file for Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board

Election: Candidate back in Shakopee School Board race after withdrawal announcement

Enrollment: New Prague Area School Board gets class size update

Facilities: North Branch Education Center addition is underway

Health: Jordan School District looks for ways to shuffle social worker services

Partership: Prior Lake-Savage Area School District, Prior Lake Rotary partner on Little Free Libraries

Transportation: Edina High School students will face increased restrictions on street parking

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cambridge-Isanti: School district welcomes new leaders

Upsala Area: New teachers excited to meet their students

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Enrollment: Albert Lea Area numbers are up

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Administration: New high school principal named

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Board: Crosslake charter appoints new board member

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Feature: Heading back to school? Here’s what you need to know

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Courts: Blue Earth Area student sentenced for assault of teammate

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Safety: Committee reports on change to school intruder training

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Transportation: Will students ride city buses?

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Enrollment: Sauk Rapids-Rice closes open enrollment



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