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April 2018

THURSDAY, APRIL 19

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Politics: School trust lands dispute moves closer to resolution

Sports: Season’s fleeting for what’s left of spring high school sports

MPR

Demonstrations: Meet the students who came up with National School Walkout

Referendum: As school campaigns become more costly, is enforcement system up to the task?

MINNPOST

Politics: Stream of education funding raises equity concerns

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Education panel OKs omnibus finance bill that includes special education funding

Politics: Omnibus job growth and energy affordability finance bill includes funding for broadband

Politics: Committee OKs omnibus higher education bill focused on enhancing cybersecurity programming

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Administration: Kelliher superintendent interviews for top job in Bemidji

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Budget: Triton cuts $350,000

Funding: Rochester preschool on display in call for maintaining preschool funding

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Column: Ask legislators to find a path to fully fund special education

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Buildings: Community groups suggest space-needs solutions



WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Proclamation: Gov. Dayton orders flags at half-staff for former First Lady Barbara Bush

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Feature: Blizzard Prom gets national attention

MPR

Politics: Bill would mandate school start times

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Improving school safety part of wide-ranging education finance bill

Politics: Higher education omnibus bill aims to enhance cybersecurity education

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Orono School District hires high school principal

Program: Farmington Area will participate in Minnesota Center for Advanced Professional Studies

STEM: Rosemount High School students start educational classes for youth

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Laporte: School board cuts music program

Walker-Hackensack-Akeley: Late spring complicates sports schedules

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Referendum: Support expressed at informational meetings

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Administration: Superintendent candidate touts history with community

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Extra-curricular: Sports, activities make students’ lives better

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Health: Are Juuls in your school?

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Hiring: Board approves termination resolution

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Awards: Red Wing teacher one of 12 finalists for Minnesota Teacher of the Year

Editorial: Keep politics, and politicians, out of classrooms

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Enrollment: Sauk Rapids-Rice adopts new plan to reduce open enrollment



TUESDAY, APRIL 17

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Legislative update and alert

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: House committee to discuss omnibus education bill today

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Funding: St. Paul’s underfunded after-school programs raise equity questions

Column: Despite trouble in Edina, the kids will be all right

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Assault: Second-grader from Sauk Rapids attacks students with kitchen knife

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Fridley School Board selects new superintendent

Counseling: Mounds View offers counseling in light of student suicide

Facilities: Richfield School Board accepts bid for new high school roof

Planning: Columbia Heights to hold second strategic roadmap community conversation

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Blue Earth Area: Investigator finds school district acted properly in assault case

Northfield: Volunteer’s motto teaches a life lesson at elementary school

St. Peter: School board approves two contracts for building projects

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Hiring: District merges two media specialist positions

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Administration: District hires community education director

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Budget: Pushback comes after Laporte school eliminates music program

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Referendum: What’s next now that the bond referendum passed?

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Choice: Kato Charter School makes case to stay open with new format

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Choice: Lafayette charter school good to go

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Budget: Red Wing schools face potential cuts

Budget: Southland votes to close elementary school

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Assault: What if violent offender is a child?



MONDAY, APRIL 16

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Technology: Small towns play big in Minnesota high school robotics

Weather: School districts close as snow, frustration pile up

Youth: Caledonia student finds stability

Column: State should double down on early education

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Buildings: Seminary selling site to charter school in New Brighton

MINNPOST

Politics: How one group put dyslexia on the agenda

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: Educate others, support referendum

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Administration: Finalists narrowed to three for Bemidji superintendent opening

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Awards: Students honored as rising stars

Curriculum: Pequot Lakes seniors experience adulthood

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Administration: Truman hires Lisa Shellum as new superintendent

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Choice: Charter school proposed in Waldorf

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Hiring: Board stops non-renewal resolution

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Referendum: Goodhue shows need for bond

Graduation: Six area schools achieve 100 percent four-year graduation rates

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Referendum: Enrollment tug-of-war fuels referendum debate in Sauk Rapids-Rice



FRIDAY, APRIL 13

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Politics: House bill would make money available to satellite broadband

Politics: Pension bill in limbo as session progresses

Editorial: Legislature should give civics education a boost

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Policy: St. Paul reviewing ban on holiday parties

Youth: Two cops pair up with girls for empowerment

MPR

Athletics: Minnesota State High School League adjusts rules to snowy season

Funding: Governor proposes plan to close special education funding gap

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Politics: Gov. Dayton proposes more than $19 million per year to help school districts meet rising special education costs

SESSION DAILY

Politics: High-speed internet “as necessary to my education as a pen and paper,” advocate of broadband expansion tells lawmakers

Politics: Pregnant and parenting teens could benefit from expanded transportation services

Politics: Tax relief is focus of Minnesota House budget targets

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Osseo Area School Board passes on both superintendent candidates

Budget: Forest Lake Area School Board votes on budget

Communications: Edina School Board forms ad hoc committee on communications

Equity: Richfield School District to vie for equity in teachers with surrounding districts

Funding: Southwest metro schools would receive more special education funding under proposed plan

Grant: Elk River Area to receive Safe Routes dollars

Grant: Fridley elementary school students benefit from outdoor learning grant

Honors: Anoka-Hennepin eighth-graders win national FBI award

Honors: Three Minnetonka students recognized as top volunteers

Personnel: North Branch Area welcomes new director of buildings and grounds

Politics: Sen. Tina Smith tours Anoka-Hennepin program

Politics: Rep. Tom Emmer visits Central Public Schools to speak of finance, STEM importance

Program: Sen. Tina Smith praises Career Pathways at Burnsville High School

Program: Reality Store program offers experience for Farmington Area high school students

Program: Program helps St. Louis Park students from low-income families attain degrees

Safety: Blaine schools evacuated for possible gas leak

Technology: St. Michael-Albertville High School is first school in the nation to use autonomous floor scrubber

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Detroit Lakes: School board awards bids for middle school improvements

Hutchinson: School board to consider budget cuts

Moose Lake and Willow River: Local districts discuss security

Perham-Dent: School fishing league starting up

St. Peter: School district to get community input on growing student skills

Tri-City United: School board agrees to explore eLearning days for 2018-2019 school year

Waseca: Students learn about agriculture from local farmers

Willow River: School board revises 2018 budget

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Awards: Austin named winner in Digital School survey

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Administration: Five finalists named for Bemidji Area superintendent opening

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Diversity: Inclusion discussion continues

Discipline: Blue Earth Area school acted properly

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Pre-K: Board learns about daycare, transition programs

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Planning: Winona Area launches planning process



THURSDAY, APRIL 12

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

School Trust Lands: Boundary Waters project passes first hurdle with $4 million in federal funding

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Funding: Minnesota pollution officials tweak plan for Volkswagen settlement, which includes money for school buses

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Safety: Police detain man who entered St. Anthony elementary school

Testing: Minnesota students near top on national test, but breakdown by race tells a different story

MPR

Funding: Governor pushes to make preschool funding permanent

PBS

Curriculum: Some schools pairing college-oriented courses with career and technical education

SESSION DAILY

Politics: How to solve the skilled-workforce shortage? Lawmakers consider going back to the basics

Politics: Proposed primary shift meets concern from secretary of state

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: School board talks community center, tech upgrades

Caledonia Area: Program looks to build connection between school and home with emphasis on child’s mental health

Ely: School board adopts new booster club guidelines

Glencoe-Silver Lake: School board discusses fund balance, parking lot and possible referendum

Monticello: Deficit results in teacher dismissals

Southwest West Central Service Cooperative: Facility needs increase for special education

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Referendum: Grand Rapids school building referendum passes

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Testing: Schools fare well in new rankings

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Discipline: St. Cloud votes to work with Minnesota Department of Human Rights to try to eliminate discipline disparities

Negotiations: Clerical workers demonstrate at board meeting



WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Athletics: As postponements mount, Minnesota State High School League considers changes to battle weather

Budget: Minneapolis parents and students protest school budget cuts

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Crime: Woman is arrested after Snapchat threat toward Stillwater High School

Policy: St. Paul School District reviewing ban on holiday parties

MPR

Testing: Minnesota is above average on “Nation’s Report Card” — but gaps remain

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Special education, pre-K funding, school safety top governor’s E-12 supplemental budget proposal

THE WASHINGTON POST

Testing: National math and reading scores remain constant, but disparities emerge

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Referendum: Pierz School District voters approve bond referendum

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Facilities: Austin School Board OKs bid on elementary school work

National School Boards Association: MSBA President Kathy Green named to NSBA Board of Directors

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Administration: Bemidji Area superintendent candidates to be named on Thursday

Honors: Bemidji High School administrator named Minnesota’s assistant principal of the year

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Referendum: Brainerd School District voters give referendum full approval

Referendum: Pierz School District voters approve pared-down referendum

CROOKSTON TIMES

Class size: District to offer three sections of second grade

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Community: Fairmont Area students busy giving of selves

Program: Martin County West technical education offers career boost

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Teaching: Lynd teachers, staff, parents attend school board meeting to show support for teachers

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Board: Sleepy Eye School Board to hear senior trip information

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Safety: Students start fight against distracted driving

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Budget: Underfunded special education mandates cost St. Cloud Area School District more than $11 million

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Facilities: Worthington School District nearing commitment for facility project



TUESDAY, APRIL 10

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Court: St. Louis Park School District contests special education placement for student with high IQ

Testing: Minnesota students near top on national test — breaking results down by race tells another story

MPR

Higher education: Class combats cybercrime by promoting ethical hacking skills

MINNPOST

Safety: Police officers in Minnesota schools — common, controversial and not regulated by the state

KSTP

Politics: School security bills moving through Legislature

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Politics: Minnesota Department of Education releases social and emotional learning tools to help improve school climate, fight bullying

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Lawmaker offers proposal to strengthen civics knowledge

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Farmington Area principal concludes term as president of the National Association of Elementary School Principals

Administration: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan hires new principal for elementary school

Exhibit: Hastings High School students experience the U.S. Army in virtual reality

Facilties: Projects at four Prior Lake-Savage Area elementary schools delayed due to high bids

Facilities: White Bear Lake Area library refreshed for the future

Fundraising: Centennial booster clubs join forces to raise money

Honors: Shakopee School District, junior high recognized nationally for engineering program

Negotiations: Hastings teacher contract moves forward for school board approval

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Stewartville: Sen. Carla Nelson, students discuss school safety

Stewartville: School district earns finance award

St. Peter: School district and city air plan to split amenities, maintenance costs for park

Waseca: School board approves search for FACS teacher

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Referendums: Election day is here for Brainerd and Pierz school district voters

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Discipline: Duluth School District working to address discipline disparities

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Programs: Blue Earth Area touts positive programs

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Personnel: Moorhead Area elementary school not rehiring six probationary teachers

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Health: Schools facing mental health challenges

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Demonstrations: Resident questions school on walkouts

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Calendar: Willmar teachers, but not students, will make up snow days



MONDAY, APRIL 9

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Shakopee superintendent resumes cancer treatment

Funding: Massive Oklahoma teacher protests enter second week

Negotiations: Minneapolis teachers union ratifies new contract

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Administration: ROCORI superintendent resigns

Honors: Finalists named for Minnesota teacher of the year award

Investigation: Report alleges ongoing “rape game” in North Dakota school district

MPR

Negotiations: Minneapolis teachers ratify contract

Safety: Teachers acquire a new skill — how to stop the bleeding

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted: School board to approve staff changes

Lester Prairie: School board to conduct special meeting

Pine Island: School district puts ALICE safety program in place

Zumbrota-Mazeppa: Staff workshop held on building plans and school safety

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Referendum: Brainerd School District voters to weigh in on referendum on April 10

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Event: Event offers opportunity for area students

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Administration: New superintendent takes the reins at Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School District

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Diversity: Multilingual night at elementary school proves popular with parents, students and staff

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Board: Willmar School Board to discuss snow days at meeting



FRIDAY, APRIL 6

MPR

Teaching: Why teachers are demanding change

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

STEM: Changing economy increases importance of STEM education

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Osseo Area School Board OKs three candidates for second round of superintendent interviews

Administration: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan superintendent begins firsts of lasts

Administration: Incoming Eden Prairie High School principal prepares to take role on July 1

Community: Columbia Heights School District to host “community conversations”

Event: Elk River Area students learn about energy

Equity: Panel will explore race, equity and the future of Edina School District

Facilities: Elk River Area’s school expansion bids approved

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Barnum: Enrollment numbers affect district’s 2018-2019 budget

Eden Valley-Watkins: Robotics team heading to world competition

Jackson County Central: School is out in May next year

Jackson County Central: School district moves toward hiring armed officer

Lake Superior: Auditorium fundraising nears $160,000 goal

Lake Superior: School board to discusses budget at next meeting

Milaca: Three students receive scholarship awards

Sartell-St. Stephen: Student wins photo award

Sartell-St. Stephen: Construction of new high school is underway

Wadena-Deer Creek: Spring comes early at school greenhouse

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Culture: Troupe introduces Russian dance, music to elementary school

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Safety: Bemidji High School hosts forum on school violence issues

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Referendum: Complaint made regarding notices, polling places for Brainerd School District referendum

CROOKSTON TIMES

Program: Crookston High School Construction Trades students hear from area trades representatives

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Charter schools: Future of Kato Public Charter School to be discussed with authorizer

Grants: Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton, Waseca and St. Clair receive Safe Routes to Schools grants

Referendum: Maple River School District holding referendum meetings

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: Superintendent coming out of retirement to lead ROCORI School District

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Facilities: Winona Area School District survey indicates support for school renovations



THURSDAY, APRIL 5

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Safety: St. Paul School District has app to receive tips about possible trouble

MPR

Discipline: Minneapolis teacher weighs in on federal review of discipline policy

Study: Hunger and homelessness are widespread among college students

BRISTOL HERALD COURIER

Discipline: U.S. education secretary joins debate on racial inequities in school discipline

EDUCATION WEEK

Politics: President Trump reportedly discusses cutting some education funding from omnibus bill

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Discipline: Federal report confirms discipline disparities

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Aitkin: Investments made in career and technical education at high school

Aitkin: High school renovations to begin June 4

Benson: School board looks at building security and safety measures

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: School district’s five-year vision includes increased participation in activities

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: District aims to make progress with sound system improvements

Kenyon-Wanamingo: Mexican cultural exchange finds common ground with students

Mabel-Canton: School board approves makeup day

Monticello: School board approves 2018-2019 calendar

Murray County Central: School district receives award

Pipestone Area: School board approves spending recommendations

Pipestone Area: Task force forming to study school building issues

Pipestone Area: School district looking at changing policy that restricts who can take students home from events

Spring Grove: School district moves forward with office relocation project

Waseca: School district awarded Safe Routes to School planning grant

Windom Area: Building referendum is a decade in the making

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Event: Job fair taps student pool of workers in tight market

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Calendar: Snow day? Yes, but no makeup day for Fairmont Area

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Event: Area students introduced to local career paths at 2018 Career Expo

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Schedule: Winona High School officials, parents discuss schedule

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE



WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Testing: Why Minnesota is calling kids “not proficient” when they skip the state and math reading tests

MINNPOST

Politics: Minnesota lawmakers look to add protections for students who run a lunch account deficit

CROOKSTON TIMES

Politics: Crookston superintendent confident some good things can get done at the Legislature (MSBA mentioned)

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Facilities: Southwest West Central Service Cooperative considers special-needs learning center in Marshall

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Fundraising: Fundraiser raising money for elementary school sensory room

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Boundaries: Winona Area School District redraws attendance boundaries



TUESDAY, APRIL 3

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Update for Week 7 of the legislative session

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Commentary: School safety problem is not up to students to solve with their kindness

Data: Cellphones gaining acceptance inside U.S. schools

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Technology: Apple and iPad are underdogs in a fight with Google for classroom dominance

BLOOMBERG NEWS

Teaching: Teacher strikes are spreading across America

REUTERS

Teaching: Oklahoma, Kentucky teachers skip school as frustration boils over

SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL

Teaching: Parkland students criticize clear backpacks

THE JOURNAL

Technology: Amazon to invest $50 million into computer science education

USA TODAY

Technology: Free Google Wi-Fi transforms rural school buses into rolling classrooms

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Elk River Area superintendent gets high marks from school board

Athletics: Zimmerman, Rogers high schools look to switch conferences

Boundaries: Anoka-Hennepin introduces alternative boundary proposals

Facilities: Elk River Area School Board approve school expansion bids

Finances: Osseo Area School Board gives go-ahead on issue of refunding bonds

Facilities: Forest Lake Area School District sets public hearing to discuss possible school closure

Feature: Blaine High School student attends Space Camp

Graduation: Richfield School District graduation rates increase with new state recalculation

Honors: Two Osseo Area schools receive national magnet school awards

Personnel: St. Michael-Albertville School Board approves adding staff members for 2018-2019

Politics: Debate begins on Academic Balance bill

Schedule: Edina middle schools and elementary schools get new start times

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Insurance: Albert Lea Area School District’s insurance premium increase somewhat muted by savings from on-site clinic

Referendum: Absentee voting underway in Albert Lea Area school special election

CROOKSTON TIMES

Funding: Crookston elementary school principal hopes pre-K funding is permanent



MONDAY, APRIL 2

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Large school districts are searching for leaders to fill top spots

Editorial: Legislature should reject so-called academic balance bill

Enrollment: Open enrollment winner Mahtomedi struggling to grow out of funding crunch

Funding: Rush City business owner to pay for college for local high school seniors

Politics: Big march is over, but Twin Cities students are all in on gun control

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Diversity: Group wants to preserve American Indian emblem at Cottage Grove high school

Funding: Cryptocurrency gift will fund 86 St. Paul classroom requests

MPR

Reform: More meetings might be the secret to fixing high school

MINNPOST

Politics: Bill would mandate affirmative-consent instruction for all high school students

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Chatfield: School board hears technology updates

Fillmore Central: School board discusses potential facility projects

Goodhue: School district to hold open house on proposed building project

Kingsland: Board decommissions intermediate school

Lanesboro: Board discusses proposed updates to school

Mabel-Canton: School district to set strategic plan

Rushford-Peterson: Agriculture community voices concern ahead of school decision

Sleepy Eye: School district deciding between nine-man or 11-man football

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Sports: Shooting teams grow, despite gun law protests

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Youth: Liaison works to identify, help homeless children

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Technology: The dark side of tech on children’s mental health

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Column: Special education funding fix has to come from feds, state

Column: Teachable moments in a room full of fourth-grade writers

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Funding: Fairmont eyeing preschool funding issue

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Feature: Houston senior perseveres through life challenges

March 2018

FRIDAY, MARCH 30

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: Political movements need to march together

Health: Minneapolis schools prepare for Junior Iron Chef competition

Politics: GOP starts school safety push, minus any gun restrictions

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Sports: St. Paul student is state’s top archer

POLITICO

Safety: Federal data show schools have become safer in recent decades

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Chisago Lakes: School board gets solar savings update; athletic director steps down

Henning: School board seeking full-time superintendent

Jackson County Central: Students’ artwork on display at arts center

Jackson County Central: Budget woes may force cuts

Jackson County Central and Heron Lake-Okabena: Schools move toward hiring armed officer

Lake Superior: School district faces bus driver shortage

Litchfield: School district gets ALICE training

Milaca: Enrollment numbers force cuts

Milaca and Princeton: School districts release new calendars

Montevideo: School district’s Culture Club learns about Native American culture

Montevideo: New special education school to be built in Montevideo

Montevido: District applies for school Innovation Zone

Moose Lake: School board discusses facilities

Perham-Dent: Security steps on the rise at schools

Perham-Dent: School board approves school calendar and discusses school safety

Pine City: Donor gives $100,000 to high school

Princeton: Superintendent receives Kay E. Jacobs Memorial Award

Princeton: School curriculum includes digital citizenship; board hears technology update

Princeton and Milaca: Students’ posters help raise awareness on dating safety

St. James: School board makes cuts for 2018-2019 budget

St. Peter: Community reflects on tragedy, transformation after 1988 tornado

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Health: New guidelines call for universal teen depression screening

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Buildings: New Ulm approves $600,000 in projects

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Budget: Board votes to close two schools



THURSDAY, MARCH 29

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Safety: Maplewood police will stop using specific holster after student’s misfire

SESSION DAILY

Politics: House Education Finance Committee considers changes to pre-K programming delivery

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Board: Osseo Area School Board approves bylaw amendment, policy addressing board vacancies

Event: North Branch Area to host reception April 12 to honor superintendent

Extracurriculars: Hopkins junior high school makes time for extracurriculars during school day

Facilities: Public tours upgraded Edina School District facilities

Facilities: Orono arena unveiled after year of renovations

Grading: Westonka School District presents new grading structures

Honors: Bloomington educator receives leadership award

Honors: Edina School District receives state finance award

Honors: Elk River Area School District wins national award

Honors: Osseo Area elementary school students honored with national, state recognition

Negotiations: Elk River Area teachers reject tentative pact

Safety: New position at Anoka-Hennepin focuses on emergency preparedness

Safety: Police deem threat against Minnetonka middle school not credible

Technology: St. Francis students program robots

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Benson: Group looks for ways to make high school’s athletic programs more competitive

Caledonia Area: School board accepts board member’s resignation

Caledonia Area: Board approves moving forward with new lighting districtwide

Cambridge-Isanti: School board to reduce 230 instructional assistant hours next year

Chatfield: School board approves formation of committee to review fundraising efforts

Cleveland: School held in soft lockdown; sheriff says threat “unsubstantiated”

Glencoe-Silver Lake: School building project is over budget

Kingsland: School board officially closing all of Wykoff school

Kingsland: Administrator reviews referendum information

Monticello: Student in second year as school board representative

Monticello: DECA program is an all-around success

Spring Grove: School district moves forward with office relocation project

Swanville: School district forms committee to evaluate student safety plans

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Funding: Austin, Lyle both benefit from pre-K funding

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Health: Hope Squad in Red Lake aims to help other students in crisis

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: Board finalizes site for proposed Baxter elementary school

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Administration: Brandon Lunak selected to lead Moorhead Area schools

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Arts: Orchestra teacher guides students’ musical growth

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Courts: Felony charges recommended against student who punched principal

Negotiations: Byron teachers agree to contract



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Budget: Minneapolis schools brace for cuts as district tackles $33 million budget deficit

Security: Four Anoka-Hennepin middle schools honored for cybersafety effort

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Politics: Gov. Dayton’s preschool funding request gets icy reception

MPR

Study: Teachers lose grants, forced to repay thousands in loans

MINNPOST

Could undecided high school graduates become a thing of the past?

THE HILL

Politics: Technical education funding struggles to gain funding traction

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Eden Prairie School District selects new elementary school principal

Administration: Minnetonka assistant principal named new principal for Eden Prairie High School

Boundaries: Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board approves temporary elementary school boundary changes

Schedule: Jordan School District tries flexible learning day

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Minnewaska Area: Local schools continue to improve security

South-central Minnesota: Regional school districts to work together on Innovation Zone project

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Planning: Glenville-Emmons school officials begin talks about district’s future

CROOKSTON TIMES

Demonstration: Crookston High School students who participated in walkout praised

Negotiations: New Crookston Education Association contract could be “historic”

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Budget: Duluth School Board approves preliminary budget

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Facilities: Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop School Board hears about roof repair needs

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Administration: At least three Rochester schools will have new principals next year

Budget: Byron School District is cutting costs

Extracurricular: Shooting teams thrive as students protest gun laws

Facilities: Rochester schools may be entering building phase

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Facilities: MACCRAY School District hires architect for new proposal

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Budget: Winona Area School Board to vote on school closures

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Facilities: Worthington School District continues search for community-backed solution



TUESDAY, MARCH 27

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: Minnesota Senate OKs 2018 pension bill

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Politics: Updates from Week 6 of the legislative session

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: A new generation speaks to how they are the change

Column: Emma Gonzalez’s silence for the ages

MPR

Obituary: Linda Brown, at the center of Brown v. Board of Education, dies

Safety: Do we expect too much from teachers?

MINNPOST

Program: Could undecided high school graduates become a thing of the past?

THE HECHINGER REPORT

Technology: School districts struggle to save money on education technology purchases

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Environment: Pequot Lakes enters GreenCorps host site agreement

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Communication: Faribault School board, superintendent look to improve district-resident communication

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Politics: School Trust Lands exchange included on spending bill

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Arts: Orchestra teacher guides Mankato Area students’ musical growth

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Facilities: New gyms, art rooms and music spaces at Owatonna elementary schools prove popular with both students and staff

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Facilities: Does Rochester need a fourth high school?

Negotiations: Progress, but no deal for Rochester after marathon teachers union session

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: ROCORI School Board to consider acting superintendent candidates (MSBA mentioned)

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Safety: Willmar police train to prepare for school shootings

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Honors: Minnesota’s Houston School District named one of the best in the nation

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Administration: Worthington superintendent advances in Moorhead Area search



MONDAY, MARCH 26

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: New federal spending bill proves $2.6 billion for education

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Shakopee superintendent looks to heal troubled district, and himself

Column: New generation enters rough-and-tumble of politics in Minnesota

Curriculum: Online classes are beautiful music for rural Minnesota students

Youth: Mabel-Canton student thriving after struggles

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Demonstrations: Thousands protest gun violence at St. Paul’s March for Our Lives rally

MPR

Demonstrations: Young marchers say they want change

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Blue Earth Area: Reading program unites community

Brandon-Evansville: School board schedules special meeting for April 2

Dassel-Cokato: District selects new high school principal

Ely: School, police respond to “threatening graffiti”

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: School board talks about possibly bringing police officer back into school

Kingsland: School board discusses referendum communication, future of building

Lanesboro: Facilities committee updates school board on projects to consider

Little Falls: Middle school teacher leaves lasting impact on generations

Little Falls, Pierz, Swanville and Upsala Area: Initiative has school districts collaborating with businesses to teach relevant skills

Rushford-Peterson: Rushford City Council discusses school district decision

Sleepy Eye: FFA members meet with legislative representatives

Tri-City United: Students learn reading and math from college students

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: It’s all about the kids

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Referendum: Grand Rapids proposes new elementary schools

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Funding: Duluth, other districts advocate for changes in how special education expenses are covered

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Curriculum: Revived class gives future culinary artists a head start

Demonstrations: School shooting protesters of all ages come together in Mankato

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Extracurricular: Century mathletes make history

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Buildings: Montevideo to build $4.5 million special education school

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Column: No easy answers to tough questions facing Winona board



FRIDAY, MARCH 23

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

School Trust Lands: School boards’ support helps move Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness land swap forward

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Crime: Woman sentenced for stealing from high school party fund

Demonstrations: Students headed to D.C. for March for Our Lives protest

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Demonstrations: Minnesota students plan rally Saturday as part of national March For Our Lives

Demonstrations: Why dozens of students are heading to D.C. this weekend

Teaching: Time is tight for state to implement new teacher licensing rules

MPR

Demonstration: Youth-driven anti-gun violence efforts on display in Saturday march

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Education omnibus bill proposes new school district rating system

Politics: Committee considers grant program to improve school building safety

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Politics: Michigan House of Representatives approves making cyberbullying a crime

THE HILL

Politics: Omnibus government funding bill omits administration education proposals

USA TODAY

Safety: Florida school superintendent introduces new security measures, including clear backpacks

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Osseo Area School Board names six finalists for superintendent

Boundaries: Anoka-Hennepin School Board will take next step in boundary process

Calendar: Spring Lake Park School Board approves 2018-2019 calendar

Demonstrations: Richfield High School students given choice to stay in class, leave campus or walkout to designated areas

Enrollment: Enrollment projected to keep rising in Anoka-Hennepin schools

Facilities: Anoka-Hennepin School Board OKs project labor agreement for school construction

Grant: Edina physical education teacher gets jump rope grant

Honors: Six St. Michael-Albertville students win national art awards

Merger: Hopkins School District, charter school explore unprecedented merger

Negotiations: Elk River Area School Board ratifies teachers’ contract

Planning: Robbinsdale Area School District striving to be the highest-performing highly diverse district

Politics: U.S. Rep Keith Ellison visits Hopkins High School

Program: Minnesota Supreme Court to convene at Anoka High School on April 11

Program: Waconia program helps prepare special needs students for world after school

Transportation: Stillwater Area continues bus terminal discussion

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Central Public Schools: Teacher wins national award

Monticello: School board to enter into superintendent negotiations with principal

Royalton: Documentary sparks dialogue about “screen time”

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Awards: District recognizes seven finalists for Teacher of the Year

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Funding: Project hopes to support child’s lunch cost

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Sports: Pine River-Backus parent airs sports participation concerns

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Demonstrations: Students join March For Our Lives movement

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: Kim Eisenschenk to take job in St. Paul schools

Buildings: New Sartell high school on schedule

WAHPETON-BRECKENRIDGE DAILY NEWS

Enrollment: Board votes to move seventh- and eighth-grade students to high school

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Safety: Board seeks to build safe, caring schools



THURSDAY, MARCH 22

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Demonstrations: Minnesota pro-gun students are sitting out school walkouts

Politics: Tennessee lawmakers pass “In God We Trust” school bill

Safety: Student with loaded handgun arrested at St. Paul high school

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Community: South Washington County superintendent says Cottage Grove high school’s Indian emblem must go

Higher education: Minnesota State trustees approve three-year contract for chancellor

MPR

Demonstration: Minneapolis students heading to Washington, D.C., for march

Poll: Most U.S. teachers want gun control, not guns to carry

Safety: Do school resource officers stop school shootings?

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Funding increases for student mental health finds bipartisan support

POLITICO

Politics: U.S. education secretary explains makeup of school safety commission

THE 74

Politics: New federal funding bill pours money into school safety and early education

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Safety: United South Central school threat ruled not credible

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Technology: Teachers say moderation is key to children’s exposure to technology

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Facilities: Officials could decide Southland Elementary School’s future in April

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Budget: As cuts loom, Winona Area students make final stand for the arts

Facilities: Hearing draws neighborhood school support



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Court: Volkswagen settlement would provide bus grants

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: What Katherine Kersten can’t grasp about schools but readers should

Editorial: Minnesota House shuts down gun-safety bills

Negotiations: St. Paul approves teachers’ contract

Safety: Officer praised as school shooting in Maryland ends quickly

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Safety: St. Paul School Board calls for gun control in addition to funding safety measures

MINNPOST

Preschool: Lanesboro schools’ child care center is 30 years old and booming

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Reducing student suspensions at core of omnibus education bill

Politics: Grants could help schools harness solar energy

Politics: Military enlistment activities may be added to list of excusable school absences

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Politics: Betsy DeVos said she’d visit low-performing schools if they let her in

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Editorial: Shutting down gun control debate troubling to democracy

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Enrollment: No boundary changes for next year

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: ROCORI’s Scott Staska a finalist for Moorhead Area superintendent

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Budget: As cuts loom, students make a stand for the arts

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Buildings: Worthington survey asks community to design space solution



TUESDAY, MARCH 20

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: Gov. Dayton’s supplemental budget identifies some crucial funding issues

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: Chaos may be coming to Minnesota classrooms (See counterpoint below)

Column: False claims and dog whistles in commentary on school discipline

Politics: Students shut down Senate hearing, demanding that Sen. Limmer hear bills on gun control

Schedule: Start times changing next year for some Edina schools

MPR

School shooting: Federal agents going to Maryland high school shooting scene this morning

THE 74

Analysis: How will a Janus ruling impact teachers and unions in each state?

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Referendum: School information talks start tonight

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Enrollment: Board approves shift in elementary school boundaries

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Health: Brainerd school discusses mental health issues

Referendum: State gives go-ahead on proposed building plan

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Sports: Fight breaks out after high school game

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Awards: Mankato Area School Board member wins Bush fellowship

Calendar: School year to have varied spring breaks

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Community: Board hears about connector program

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Budget: Triton faces $240,000 in cuts

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Budget: As board eyes school closures, residents voice concerns

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Demonstrations: Students take part in National Walkout Day



MONDAY, MARCH 19

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Governor’s supplemental budget identifies some crucial funding issues

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Diversity: Growing diversity sparks tough conversations on race in Pipestone

Safety: As threats surge after Florida shooting, Minnesota schools are taking no chances

Diversity: Native American students head to Vatican, hoping to overturn papal decrees

Demonstrations: Students talk on why they did or didn’t walk out of school

MPR

Negotiations: A fight over teacher salaries

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Referendum: School information talks planned

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Students get real-life manufacturing, sales experience

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Administration: Iowa superintendent chosen to lead Le Sueur-Henderson schools

Awards: Mankato students, teachers headed to NASA Johnson Space Center

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: Public shares thoughts on possible Southland school closing



FRIDAY, MARCH 16

MINNPOST

Demonstrations: Meet the Minnesota students taking the lead on state gun-control legislation

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Budget: Triton begins looking at reductions

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Politics: Governor’s proposal would boost security, but not much

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Buildings: District offers tours of new elementary

Courts: Hawley superintendent accused of obstructing legal process

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Referendum: Bond information shared in Nisswa

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Policy: GHEC prohibits backpacks and bags in classrooms



THURSDAY, MARCH 15

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: I’ve disappointed some in entering the gun-safety arena, but I feel inspired, too

Politics: Gov. Dayton wraps up final State of the State address with focus on finances

Safety: Minnesota students join National School Walkout

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Safety: Students walk out for 17-minute gun violence protest

MPR

Demonstrations: Across the country, students walk out to protest gun violence

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Proposal aims to prevent “bait and switch” scenarios with school board referendums

Politics: Gov. Dayton delivers his final State of the State address

THE WASHINGTON POST

Politics: Thousands of students walk out of school in nationwide gun violence protest

THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Politics: U.S. House passes school safety bill one month after Parkland shooting

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Rush City School Board selects new superintendent

Agreement: Elk River Area will keep its cooperative agreement with Spectrum High School

Column: Elk River Area School District takes specific safety steps each day

Community: Robbinsdale Area raises thousands for food shelves

Demonstrations: Farmington Area students join national school walkout

Demonstrations: Hopkins High School, junior high schools join 17-minute walkout

Demonstrations: Robbinsdale Armstrong High School students say “enough” to gun violence

Demonstrations: St. Francis students participate in walkout

Feature: Hopkins High School student beats the odds

Facilities: St. Louis Park School District plans referendum projects

Honors: Elk River Area magnet school wins national award

Honors: Former Fridley school bus driver honored for saving student’s life

Negotiations: Forest Lake Area School Board approves teacher contract

Politics: Edina parents and student speak as bill seeks to curtail teacher expression

Project: Farmington Area School Board member travels to Guatemala as part of global community service effort

Transaction: Corcoran City Council decides to buy Rockford Area School District land

Transportation: North Branch Area School Board votes in favor of contracted busing

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Alexandria: Students join national walkout

Chatfield: School safety dominates school board meeting

Fillmore Central: School board hears report on facilities project

Greenway: Students honor shooting victims

Kenyon-Wanamingo: Students weigh their options at machine design contest

Kenyon-Wanamingo: School board considers busing request for a daycare

Kingsland: School board considers options for communications on May 8 referendum

Little Falls: Students get the opportunity to show off their art

Mabel-Canton: School board, administration express gratitude for area support

Mabel-Canton: School district recognizes board members

Minnesota New Country School: Students take part in walkout

Monticello: High school video production team brings news to students

Morris Area: School district in need of substitute teachers

Northfield: Students honor shooting victims, advocate for safety

Pierz: School board establishes ceiling for open enrolling students

Pine Island: Theater program awarded $10,000 grant

Princeton: Class-size guidelines spark discussion

Princeton: School district embarks on superintendent search

Rushford-Peterson: School district to auction items from storage shed

St. Peter: Students walk out to remember Parkland shooting victims

Tri-City United: Students walk out of school in remembrance of Parkland shooting victims

Waseca and Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: Students remember lives lost in Florida school shooting

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Politics: Bill would give aid for students in trade classes

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Demonstrations: At Red Lake, walkout carries deep significance

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Column: An open letter to the kids who walked out of school

Demonstrations: Pillager students stand against school violence

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Demonstrations: Area students join nationwide walkout

Funding: Duluth wants money for Central demolition

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Demonstrations: Local students join walkout

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Safety: Gun-trained teacher accidentally discharges firearm, injuring student

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Demonstrations: Area students participate in national walkout

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Demonstrations: Walk Up and walkouts

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Demonstrations: 17 minutes in memoriam

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Boundaries: Rochester School Board narrows focus on boundary changes for 2018-2019

Demonstrations: Students participate in walkout

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Demonstrations: St. Cloud area students join national walkout

WAHPETON-BRECKENRIDGE DAILY NEWS

Politics: Bills address teacher misconduct

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Administration: MACCRAY School Board members want interim superintendent to stay

Demonstrations: Willmar students, others in region participate in National School Walkout

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Demonstrations: Winona High School students participate in walkout

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Demonstrations: Worthington students participate in National School Walkout



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: Watch Gov. Dayton’s State of the State speech live

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Demonstrations: What to expect for today’s National School Walkout

Demonstrations: How young is too young to protest?

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Accident: Three Hancock students in critical condition after collision

Politics: Rate schools like restaurants? Parents want simplicity, teachers warn it’s too complex

MPR

Demonstrations: Students to walk out nationwide to protest gun violence

Politics: As Gov. Dayton gives final State of the State, what has he promised and what has he delivered?

MINNPOST

Higher education: How the Minneapolis Community and Technical College is trying to help undecided students find a career path

THE HILL

Politics: Government funding bill will likely boost school safety

KSTP

Program: With wall of honor, Red Wing Shoes aims to inspire interest in trades

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Plan to create school threat assessment teams receives bipartisan support

Politics: Funding aims to make Minnesota a leader in cybersecurity

TIME

Demonstrations: Thousands of students are walking out of school in nationwide protests

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Curriculum: Offering students options for trades careers

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Politics: Secretary of State Steve Simon talks importance of voting during visit to Bemidji High School classroom

Safety: Gunman near schools in Detroit Lakes prompts lockdowns

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Transportation: Brainerd High School traffic study reaches conclusion

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Buildings: Duluth School District wants money for former high school property demolition

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Advocacy: Fairmont Area school officials testify at House education committee meetings

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Feature: Marshall kindergartners learning from “special student”

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Facilities: Willmar School Board OKs contracts for elementary school improvements

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Schedule: Worthington School District year-round schedule developments emerge



TUESDAY, MARCH 13

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Teaching: Teacher licensing rulemaking meetings open to the public

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Accident: Eight injured in school van, semi crash near Benson

Editorial: Make school walkout rules clear to all

Negotiations: Tentative Minneapolis teachers contract deal reached

Politics: Conservative Edina high school group claims victory

MPR

Demonstrations: How school walkouts test student rights and school responsibilities

Politics: A rocky appearance for Betsy DeVos on “60 Minutes”

MINNPOST

Politics: Edina Young Conservatives inspire bill in Legislature

THE 74

Every Student Succeeds Act: Groups say states are exceeding ESSA’s requirements

USA TODAY

Politics: U.S. Department of Justice unveils new safety rules

Politics: Commission will weigh repealing Obama-era school discipline rules

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Safety: Students prep for Wednesday walkout

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Technology: Tech Mobile brings engineering lesson to Nisswa

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Budget: Duluth cuts could increase class sizes

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Referendum: Residents voice questions, concerns at tense referendum information meeting



MONDAY, MARCH 12

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Accident: Braham grieves for teen couple killed in collision

Column: This is what a potential school shooter looks like

Politics: Student walkouts have districts toeing a fine line between policy, rights

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Politics: High school teachers had sex legally with older students — should it be outlawed?

Politics: School safety proposals at the Capitol

MPR

Funding: AP finds the NRA gave $7 million to hundreds of schools

Politics: Trump backs off raising assault rifle purchase age

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Board: Chair returns to position in second stint

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Funding: New education savings opportunity available for families

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Technology: Students add new mechanism to their world championship-bound robot

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Politics: White House vows to help arm teachers

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Curriculum: Club teaches students to ski, snowshoe

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Enrollment: Board to discuss boundary changes again



FRIDAY, MARCH 9

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: Inver Grove Heights lunch lady pleads guilty to sexting student

Politics: Bill would raise smoking age to 21

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Politics: Lawmakers debate academic balance

MINNPOST

Politics: Minnesota students demand gun-control reforms

NATIONAL INSURANCE SERVICES

Insurance: IRS issues Health Savings Account contribution change for high-deductible health plan coverage

SESSION DAILY

Politics: State aid sought to offer weekend vocational classes to high school students

Politics: Success in election equipment-replacement grants reveals bigger need

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Intermediate District 287 hires principal for new school in Brooklyn Park

Board: Osseo Area School Board chair resigns

Budget: Columbia Heights School Board considers cuts

Column: Work Skills Day a great opportunity for students

Community: Westonka students help out needy families

Curriculum: Anoka-Hennepin will stick with math curriculum

Data: North Branch Area graduation rates on the rise

Data: Graduation disparities shrinking in Robbinsdale Area

Enrollment: Elk River Area closes open enrollment at Rogers Elementary School

Facilities: Mounds View school construction process underway

Funding: Forest Lake Area officials wrap up listening sessions

Negotiations: Hastings School District teacher negotiations still underway

Politics: Bill extends protections to students 18 and older

Program: Waconia School District’s new preschool opens

Safety: Edina School District addresses security

Safety: St. Louis Park School District superintendent stresses commitment to student safety

Schedule: Recommended schedule change would flip elementary and middle school start times in Edina

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Braham Area: Safety concerns expressed during school board meeting

Caledonia Area: School board approves purchasing bleachers

Cambridge-Isanti: Superintendent earns national certification

Cambridge-Isanti: New program allows teachers, students and parents to track student progress

Little Falls: “Care Closet” helps meet high school students’ basic needs

Little Falls: Students learn video operation, problem-solving and more in broadcast program

Monticello: High school students rally for hands-free devices

Princeton: Broken bus windows prompt investigation

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Buildings: Schoolcraft takes another crack at Deer Lake

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Safety: Police arrest teen after shooting threat

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Community: Duluth to conduct phone survey

Safety: Teen arrested after Duluth East threats

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Administration: Le Sueur-Henderson names superintendent finalists

Safety: Student charged with bringing knives to Mankato East High School

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Curriculum: Learning about agriculture



THURSDAY, MARCH 8

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Minnesota School Safety Center director among presenters for MSBA Day at the Capitol

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Crime: Vadnais Heights man charged in connection with son’s threat to school

Negotiations: Teachers unions see momentum build with West Virginia strike

Politics: Gov. Dayton proposes more funding for Minnesota school security, mental health services

Politics: Hundreds of students and supporters march at Minnesota Capitol to protest gun violence

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Editorial: Students draw attention to gun violence

Politics: With gun control likely out of reach, Gov. Dayton focuses on other school safety measures

Politics: Thousands of high school students skip school to march and rally for gun control

MPR

Politics: Gov. Dayton backs $21 million to boost school safety, student mental health

Politics: Students rally at the Capitol for tougher gun control

Safety: School leaders learn “threat assessment” is a necessary skill

Safety: Do police officers in schools really make them safer?

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Lawmakers take a multi-step approach to improve school safety

USA TODAY

Politics: Florida lawmakers send gun-control bill to governor, includes plan to arm teachers

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Program: “Reading to Inspire” program pairs Hormel Foods employees with Austin kindergarten students

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Safety: Bemidji High School students hope for acts of kindness, safety forum instead of walkout

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Boundaries: Rochester School Board rejects new boundary lines

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Buildings: St. Cloud Area School Board leans toward selling building

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Administration: MACCRAY School Board to start superintendent search anew

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Facilities: Winona Area nears end of school debate

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Calendar: Worthington School District seeks year-round schedule input



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Safety: Gov. Dayton readies plan to fund school safety improvements

Safety: Cloquet girl arrested over social media threats aimed at schools

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Schedule: Stillwater Area is latest to explore switching school start times

MPR

Safety: Experts say how to prevent the next school shooting

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Student technology privacy proposal moves forward

Politics: Bill aims to crack down on teacher misconduct

Politics: Minnesota School Safety Center seeks safer schools

Politics: Doing more to combat “lunch shaming”

THE HECHINGER REPORT

Digital learning: Can online learning level the AP playing field for rural students?

REUTERS

Politics: U.S. House of Representatives to debate bill to reduce violence in schools

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Budget: Compensatory education changes grow Duluth deficit to more than $6 million

Youth: Bemidji plans 17 acts of kindness, instead of walkout

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Curriculum: Locals testify on vocational bill

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Administration: Le Sueur-Henderson School Board interviewing superintendent candidates

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Special education: Marshall School Board voices support for special education facilities

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Negotiations: Hundreds rally for new teacher contract

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Referendum: Rebuild sought for aging elementary school



TUESDAY, MARCH 6

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Buildings: Minnehaha Academy submits plans to rebuild

Column: Fighting vast disparities in school funding

Crime: Onetime Burnsville music teacher admits to sex charge involving students

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Disicipline: Students of color, disabled likelier to face school discipline and have lasting effects

MPR

Safety: Florida Senate approves gun control package

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Politics: Florida Legislature approves vouchers for bullied students

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Politics: U.S. education secretary pushes state schools chiefs to improve innovation, better serve students

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Awards: Former Austin principal earns state award

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Buildings: City brings Gene Dillon property into city limits

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Calendar: Additional option added to Mankato Area calendar choices

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Curriculum: FFA teaches important skills

Safety: Byron student brings fake gun to school



MONDAY, MARCH 5

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Safety: After Parkland, even idle school threats get tough response

Board: Osseo Area School Board chairman resigns amid furor over alleged racist comments

Discipline: Department of Human Rights analysis shows students of color disproportionately suspended

Editorial: State’s modest graduation rate gains are deceiving

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Teaching: Teachers wanted to know more about military for students, so they went to boot camp

Funding: Large chunk of school lunch debt reduced by Castile fundraiser

MPR

Safety: Middle school incident led to arrest of student, parents

MINNPOST

Politics: State announces $329 million budget surplus

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Graduation: Workforce discussion, governor’s task force to visit for event

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Safety: Duluth police presence increased at Denfeld after social media rumors

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Graduation: Moorhead graduation rate soars, challenges remain

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Funding: SNAP not keeping up with meal costs

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Negotiations: Teachers’ union plans rally

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Referendum: Sartell-St. Stephen to ask voters for more funds this fall

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Safety: School safety plans reviewed often



FRIDAY, MARCH 2

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Commentary: Minnesota doesn’t need to arm teachers

MPR

Politics: Rep. Keith Ellison meets with Minneapolis students to discuss gun violence

Programs: Choices are few for students with both gifts and disabilities

Safety: Elementary school in Minneapolis clear after cautionary lockdown

MINNPOST

Data: Report dives into why increasing teacher diversity in Minneapolis is so difficult

Politics: “Limited” surplus means tough decisions ahead for Minnesota lawmakers

POLITICO

Politics: Trump administration rewrites rules for school discrimination investigations

SESSION DAILY

Politics: New special education working group gains traction (MSBA quoted)

Politics: House Education Innovation Policy Committee OKs measure intended to improve outcomes for students with dyslexia

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Advocacy: Rush City School Board members meet with Sen. Charles Wiger regarding school funding

Budget: North Branch Area School Board hears budget recommendation

Budget: Osseo Area to adjust budget to cover payments to TIES, community service programs

Budget: St. Francis School Board approves reductions

Facilities: City council OKs Anoka High School expansion

Facilities: Wayzata School District continues to address facility needs

Funding: Area school officials discuss inequitable funding with Chisago County Board

Safety: Safety is a top priority at Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District

Safety: St. Michael-Albertville superintendent addresses school safety

Technology: Bond and levy still improving Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan classrooms

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Big Lake: School district has funding shortfall

Ely: Armed staff not considered for schools

Lester Prairie: School board to look at accessible parking options

Milaca: School board sets referendum for May 8

Northfield: High school graduation rate hits new heights

Northland: School district accepts more than $39,000 from Lake Country Power

Pipestone Area: Community weighs-in on school district facility needs

Russell-Tyler-Ruthon: School board discusses involvement in communities

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton: School district celebrates bus drivers

Sibley East: School board approves 2018-2019 calendar

Sibley East: District to replace wall in staircase

Thief River Falls: Staff express concerns about treatment of activities director

Windom Area: School district, police investigate “inappropriate comments”

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Literacy: Author visits Bemidji Middle School

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Teachers, students, family remember Esko teacher

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Crime: Teen charged with posting threat against Tri-City United school

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Negotiations: Teacher protection, pay at heart of Rochester’s ongoing negotiations

WINONA DAILY NEWS

Budget: Community pushes back on music cuts



THURSDAY, MARCH 1

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: Minnesota projects $329 million state budget surplus for 2018-2019

The MSBA Weekly Advocate: Legislative Session — Week 2

Proclamation: Gov. Dayton orders flags at half-staff for Billy Graham

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: Minnesota Legislature should be cautious with skinny budget surplus

Events: Gordon Parks High School celebrates a decade in St. Paul

Politics: Minnesota projects $329 million surplus

Safety: Gunshot at Georgia school ignites debate on arming teachers

Safety: Florida high school reopens after shooting

Safety: Threat that closed Cambridge-Isanti schools was a false alarm

MPR

Politics: Minnesota budget is back in black with $329 million surplus forecast

MINNPOST

Politics: State announces $329 million budget surplus

SESSION DAILY

Politics: State projects $329 million budget surplus in latest forecast

Politics: Intermediate school districts seek support through new innovation grant

Politics: House Education Innovation Policy Committee approves measure aimed at preventing sex trafficking

Politics: House Education Finance Committee updated on teacher relief programs

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Funding: U.S. education secretary announces $2.7 billion in disaster aid to schools

USA TODAY

Safety: Parents and schools buy products to stop shooters

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Investigation: Tri-City United food service worker charged with solicitation of students

Safety: Student arrested at Tri-City United High School after weapon threat

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Investigation: Former Tri-City United cook accused of having relationship with student

Safety: Police investigating two assaults at Mankato Area middle school

Safety: Sleepy Eye man allegedly threatened police and schools

Safety: Gun threat under investigation at St. James High School

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Event: New Ulm students plan event to promote unity in wake of Florida school shooting

Health: Recovering addicts talk to students about drug abuse

Negotiations: Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop School Board OKs teacher salary hikes

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Facilities: Owatonna School Board approves contract with firm to explore creation of 21st century high school

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Safety: Area superintendents say school safety plans reviewed often

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Referendum: Windom Area School District to hold referendum on May 8

February 2018

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

The MSBA Weekly Advocate: Legislative Session — Week 2

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Safety: Minneapolis high school locked down after gunman reported inside

Safety: “Rumored, potential threat” closes Cambridge-Isanti schools

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Data: St. Paul high school graduation rate ticks up

Facilities: Defunct grocery store in Inver Grove Heights to become a school

Politics: Expansive gun-control bill introduced in Minnesota House of Representatives

Safety: Police say apparent gunman fled from bus into Minneapolis high school, prompting lockdown

MPR

Data: High school graduation rates show slight gains

Higher education: U.S. Education Department wants to protect student-loan debt collectors

Safety: Gov. Dayton’s school safety plan to focus on money, mental health

Safety: Florida high school students head back to school

MINNPOST

Opinion: Leaders should highlight the benefits of two-year vocational education

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Report: In most states, poorest school districts get less funding

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Data: Albert Lea Area graduation rates on the rise

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Data: Bemidji High School graduation rate hits 15-year high

CROOKSTON TIMES

Administration: Crookston School Board approves contract with new superintendent

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Data: Duluth high school graduation rate improves

Event: Building, construction trades woo high school students

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Calendar: Fairmont Area School Board approves 2018-2019 calendar

Safety: Schools face threats and hoaxes

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Board: Fargo School Board ousts member from role of president

Community: Parents create GoFundMe account to pay off student lunch debt

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Data: Area graduation rates best state average

Safety: Mankato Area middle school student arrested for making threats

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Data: Local graduation rate exceeds state average

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Data: Rochester graduation rate outpaces state average

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Facilities: St. Cloud Area’s new district offices, welcome center renovations underway

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Budget: Committee recommends budget cuts to Winona Area School Board

Transportation: Longtime school bus driver cherishes his job

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Safety: Second Jackson County Central student arrested for alleged shooting threat

Safety: Two area schools, law enforcement react to school threats



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

The MSBA Weekly Advocate: Legislative Session — Week 2

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Athletics: Eleven days after shooting, Florida school wins berth in national hockey tournament in Twin Cities

Buildings: Minnesota native is namesake of Florida school

Health: Proposed children’s mental health facility in Forest Lake draws support at hearing

Politics: Gov. Dayton “open to anything” to deter school shootings

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Award: Several east metro teachers are semifinalists for teacher of the year

Politics: Republican Minnesota state senators add increased school security to their list of priorities

Safety: Former North Branch High School student arrested in school threat

Safety: Police say teen altered threat, so it appeared to involve her St. Paul school

MPR

Health: With hundreds of students, school counselors just try to “stay afloat”

Poliltics: Minnesota Senate Republicans' agenda calls for school safety money

MINNPOST

Teaching: Board overseeing Minnesota teacher licensure wants more time to come up with new rules

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Data: Minnesota’s graduation rate hits new high, gaps closing over time

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Community: Albert Lea Area’s adult learning center looks at needs of community members

Honors: New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva school social worker recognized for good in community

Teaching: Albert Lea Area transitions program teacher to retire after 40 years in education

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Safety: Educators from Duluth, Proctor and Hermantown oppose arming teachers with guns

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Community: Minority parents ask Moorhead Area School Board to address bullying

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Extracurricular: Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial decathlon team named state champs

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Transportation: Minnesota School Bus Drive Appreciation Day is set for February 28

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Facilities: Group believes $30 million referendum could keep open all Winona Area elementary schools

Safety: Winona man who threatened middle school transported to mental health center

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Safety: Adrian police investigate school threat

Safety: School shooting threat at Jackson County Central leads to arrest



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Community: More than $20,000 raised for family of boy who triggered Orono lockdown

Obituary: Former Minneapolis School Board member Judy Farmer dies at 82

Planning: St. Paul superintendent says he’ll focus on instruction to boost student achievement

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Planning: St. Paul superintendent looks to expand preschool, close achievement gaps

Politics: President Trump says arming teachers in schools is “up to states”

Safety: Juveniles could face charges after school threats in Woodbury, north metro and northeast Minnesota

MPR

Safety: Minnesota schools say they’re taking all threats seriously

MINNPOST

Higher education: How Minnesota’s community and technical colleges tailor their offerings to the needs of the future workforce

Higher education: Minnesota State announces three finalists in rebooted search for new chancellor

THE HILL

Politics: President Trump says school safety is top priority

THE 74

Every Student Succeeds Act: ESSA contains provision requiring states to report school-level per-student funding

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Ely: School calendar set for 2018-2019

Fillmore Central: School board attends annual joint meeting with Harmony City Council and Harmony EDA

Kingsland: School board hears custodial crew and union concerns

Kingsland: Administrative structure likely to remain unchanged

Lanesboro: New school board member takes oath of office

Lanesboro: School board hears update on peer observation and teacher assessments

Royalton: School board passes resolutions to restore special education funding

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Event: Students take part in STEAM-powered learning

Safety: Student taken into custody after making threats at Austin High School

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Community: Minnesota Vikings’ Kyle Rudolph surprises Brainerd High School student at store’s grand opening

CROOKSTON TIMES

Safety: Crookston High School principal says student didn’t think her threat was serious, but it was investigated seriously

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Budget: Lake Superior School Board to consider cuts

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Facilities: Southern Plains Education Cooperative updates Martin County West School Board

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Funding: Loss of state funding for voluntary pre-K would impact Faribault School District

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Referendum: Maple River School District to hold referendum on May 8

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Facilities: Public hearing set for potential closing of Southland elementary school

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Program: Minnesota West Community and Technical College to host PSEO information night



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: 2018 Legislative Session

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Safety: St. Francis calls off school due to alleged threat

Safety: Osseo Area School Board chair wants armed volunteers to patrol school buildings

Safety: Minnesota school districts turn to building design for security

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Courts: Parents of students killed in car crash while playing a Nerf War game sue school district

Negotiations: St. Paul teachers approve new contract

Safety: Police investigate threat at Rosemount High School

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Politics: President Trump’s comments point to deep divisions over arming teachers

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Brainerd: Elementary school students disciplined for mimicking obscene YouTube puppet

Cloquet: School board inks deal with new superintendent

Fulda: High school students to be recognized for academic achievements

Hill City: School district cancels class following threats on Snapchat

Hutchinson: School buses keep an eye on safety

Hutchinson: High school’s east wing comes down following abatement of asbestos

Jackson County Central: Middle school not only concern for district

Monticello: Board members serve to help students succeed

Mora and Ogilvie: School resource officer bridges law enforcement, community

Perham-Dent: School board supports resolution for fully funding special education

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Safety: Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig school locked down after threat

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Safety: Hoax shooting threat rattles Brainerd students

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Schedule: Task force presents Duluth board with alternatives to six-period day

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Youth: FFA students drive tractors to St. Peter school

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Safety: School crisis response team created

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Policy: New Ulm allows private school students to participate in middle school activities

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Safety: Hundreds of students walk out to protest gun violence

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: Sauk Rapids-Rice chooses Brainerd assistant superintendent to lead district



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: 2018 Legislative Session

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Protest: Minneapolis students walk out, march to City Hall

Safety: Student arrested in Orono schools threat that prompted lockdown

Safety: Crisis teams, police greet Orono students

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Transaction: St. Paul School Board votes to buy Woodbury building

MPR

Protest: Anger over gun violence drives Minneapolis student walkout

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Advocacy: Hopkins School District joins 120 districts in standing up for fully funded special education

Boundaries: Anoka-Hennepin releases proposed boundary changes

Column: Let’s recognize the Rush City School Board

Facilities: Spring Lake Park School Board awards bids for construction projects

Food service: Waconia school lunches go from cafeteria to cafe

Program: St. Louis Park school’s makerspace engages students in hands-on learning

Safety: Osseo Area School Board reviews preparedness plans

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Braham Area: District observes School Board Recognition Week

Fergus Falls: District salutes school board members

Little Falls: School district gets ready for third wave of tablets

Monticello: Special education funding challenges school district

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Safety: Albert Lea Area School District works on active shooter response plans

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Facilities: Southland School Board to consider school closure

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Safety: TrekNorth school goes into “soft” lockdown

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Safety: Pine River-Backus School District sends alert to parents

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Project: Fairmont Area eyeing savings via LED

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Calendar: A spring break trumps early summer, most Mankato Area school calendar speakers say

Safety: Police determine Mankato Area middle school threat was false

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Protest: Hundreds of Rochester students walk out to protest gun violence

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: Sauk Rapids-Rice School Board offers superintendent position to Brainerd administrator

Buildings: St. Cloud Area School Board to consider selling former school

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Safety: BOLD School District responds to alleged gun threat

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Investigation: Worthington School District special education programming under investigation



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: MSBA 2018 Legislative Session Preview

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Negotiations: St. Paul teachers say they are looking beyond pay to student needs

Politics: President Trump says more must be done to protect children

Politics: Minnesota Legislature opens with short sessions and a dose of drama

Protest: In Minnesota, growing support for student walkouts, with plans for protest

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Court: Substitute teacher to get settlement after speaking out about attack at St. Paul school

Community: Parents group urges removal of Indian head mosaic from South Washington County school

Facilities: St. Paul School District could open science-focused magnet school in Woodbury

MINNPOST

Negotiations: What’s at issue in the Minneapolis teacher contract talks?

Politics: Six issues to watch as the legislative session gets underway

KARE 11

Safety: Wisconsin student’s invention protects his school

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Athletics: Elk River Area School District about to dissolve pact with charter school

Column: School board members deserve our thanks

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Thief River Falls: Activities director resigns

Windom Area: Exchange student enjoying school’s extracurricular offerings

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Referendum: Albert Lea Area School Board approves special election for facilities bond

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Protest: Walkout at Bemidji High School canceled

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Administration: Duluth assistant superintendent named administrator of Superior School District

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Personnel: Marshall School District director of business services announces retirement

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Facilities: Winona Area School District postpones hearings on school closures

Program: Industry boosts Winona High School workshop

Survey: Winona Area School District sends out district-wide survey



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: MSBA 2018 Legislative Session Preview

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: President, lawmakers should listen to Florida youths pushing for reasonable gun control rules

Obituary: Former Minneapolis School Board member and former MSBA President Judy Farmer

Politics: Minnesota gun-control and gun-rights advocates seek legislative changes after Florida school shooting

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Youth: New youth center in Maplewood to open in the mall

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Blue Earth Area: Bucs 4 Hope organization helps to support area families

Blue Earth Area: School board hires investigator

Braham Area: School district celebrating School Board Recognition Week

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: New lease for devices expected to let students do more with classwork

Waseca: School board has preliminary talk about two-mile busing limit

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Weather: Real snow days

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Referendum: Sauk Rapids-Rice referendum, opposition look familiar



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: MSBA 2018 Legislative Session Preview

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Funding: Minnesota group hopes to give kids access to microscopes

Safety: Calls for national school walkout resonate in Bemidji

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

MPR

Safety: What would representatives do to stop school shootings?

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Alexandria: Student seeking national office for DECA

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

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

Kingsland: School board ponders long 2019 summer break

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

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

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Sports: Pequot Lakes adds target shooting to sanctioned sports

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Editorial: Sadly, schools must spend more on safety

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Youth: Student learns leadership by staging murders

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

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

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Youth: Student wins MLK contest

ST. CLOUD TIMES

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

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

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



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: MSBA 2018 Legislative Session Preview

NSBA Federal Update: Budget update

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

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

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

Health: Teen vaping fuels rise in youth tobacco use

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

Safety: What Minnesota schools are telling parents after Florida shooting

MPR

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

THE HILL

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

POLITICO

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: School district looking at solar energy

Benson: School board pleased with citizen input on buildings

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

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

Hutchinson: Teachers explore new technology at high school

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

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

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Safety: School safety is an ongoing process

BRAINERD DISPATCH

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

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Safety: Police up presence at schools

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

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

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

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

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Survey: Look for district survey to reach mailboxes next week



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: MSBA 2018 Legislative Session Preview

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Board: Longtime Shakopee School Board member resigns

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

MPR

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

THE MIAMI HERALD

Shooting: Expelled student kills 17 in shooting in south Florida

BRAINERD DISPATCH

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

CROOKSTON TIMES

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

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Safety: Milroy school placed on brief lockdown

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Community: Students deliver love to Austin senior living center

WAHPETON-BRECKENRIDGE DAILY NEWS

Testing: Breckenridge School Board approves paying for ACT tests



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

MPR

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

THE HILL

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

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Facilities: Austin School board OKs roof bids

Safety: Austin middle school hires school resource officer

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Transportation: Bemidji Area School District needs more bus drivers

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Advocacy: Brainerd School Board supports special education funding increase

CROOKSTON TIMES

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

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Food service: Firm updates Fairmont Area School Board

MANKATO FREE PRESS

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

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Program: Lakeview schools program highlights the importance of books

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

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

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Budget: Winona Area budget committee considers cuts for school district

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Referendum: Worthington voters reject school district’s bond proposal



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Sports: Brainerd responds after coach quits because of parent pressure

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

MPR

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

MINNPOST

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

CHALKBEAT

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

THE JOURNAL

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

POLITICO

Politics: Budget day spotlights President Trump’s education priorities

THE WASHINGTON POST

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

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Big Lake: School board approves pool upgrades

Big Lake: Board ponders new courses, staffing

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Initiative: Brainerd School District pushes for better American Indian education

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Policy: Blue Earth Area School Board hires an investigator

ST. CLOUD TIMES

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

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

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Budget: Winona Area budget committee gets to work



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Curriculum: Minneapolis School District working to close early reading gap

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

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

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

MPR

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

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

MINNPOST

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

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

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

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

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

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

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

CROOKSTON TIMES

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

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

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

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

WAHPETON-BRECKENRIDGE DAILY NEWS

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

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Facilities: Winona Area School District finds, fixes radon

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



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

All-State School Board: They trust Sue

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Speech is more than just speaking

BEMIDJI PIONEER

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

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Calendar: Rochester to start before Labor Day

Buildings: Austin to address space issues

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Community: Groups focus on fighting child poverty

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Salaries: Newspaper prints salaries of area superintendents, board members



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Crime: Lakeville principal arrested on suspicion of stalking, harassment

Curriculum: Minnesota schools revamping math instruction

Negotiations: St. Paul union firms up Tuesday strike date

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

MPR

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

POLITICO

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

THE 74

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

THE WASHINGTON POST

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

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

Pipestone Area: Legal concerns clutter proposed Veterans Memorial

Pipestone Area: School district seeking community feedback on elementary schools

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Health: Austin schools holding their own on flu

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

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

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Referendum: Tri-City United asking for building improvements

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Administration: Rochester superintendent receives new three-year contract

Buildings: Austin to address space issues

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Health: Walk to school promotes healthy habits



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

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

MINNPOST

Negotiations: Unpacking the pending St. Paul teachers strike

FEDERAL COMPUTER WEEK

Security: Federal government warning discusses ransomware threat to schools

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Fundraising: Hastings elementary school students raise $600 for nonprofit

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

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

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: School board to add student representatives

Tri-City United: Referendum vote set for February 13

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

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

Referendum: Duluth School District plans meetings on referendum

MANKATO FREE PRESS

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

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Teaching: Longtime Marshall educator dies

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Boundaries: Are Rochester school boundaries due for a shift?

Facilities: Southland School District researches future of elementary school

Program: Rochester schools respond to demand for technical education



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: Keep negotiating to avoid St. Paul teachers strike

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

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

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

EDSOURCE

Teaching: Teachers take math outside the classroom

THE 74

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

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

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

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

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Administration: Bemidji Area teachers, parents discuss superintendent search

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Teaching: Longtime Marshall Middle School teacher dies

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Referendum: Groups release campaign financial reports



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

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

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

Super Bowl: Minnesota high school dancers perform with Justin Timberlake

MPR

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

Study: More teens identify as transgender

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Politics: Florida Legislature considering giving vouchers to bullying victims

THE WASHINGTON POST

Report: Students lack knowledge of American slavery history

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Ely: School board weighs cost and scope of facilities project

Morris Area: School board approves project heating, cooling system

Morris Area: Sewer troubles for facilities project

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

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

CROOKSTON TIMES

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

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

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

Program: Martin County West Elementary School reading program empowers kids



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Negotiations: St. Paul School District teacher contract differences

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

Negotiations: St. Paul teachers strike looming

MPR

Parenting: How to be the best parent to your student

THE JOURNAL

Study: Most education websites fail to protect users

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

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

Moose Lake: Facilities committee discusses athletic complex

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

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

Wadena-Deer Creek: Students have lunch with law enforcement

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

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

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Advocacy: Legislators hear concerns from Austin School District officials

CROOKSTON TIMES

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

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Personnel: Connecting Kids program in need of new coordinator

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Budget: Winona Area releases options for budget cuts



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

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

MPR

Negotiations: St. Paul teachers authorize strike

MINNPOST

Administration: Reforms underway at Perpich Center

THE JOURNAL

Report: Charter school proliferation harms public school funding

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

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

Honors: Student manufacturing program awarded by state organization

Schedule: Farmington Area sets Flexible Learning Day for February 16

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Benson: School district needs input on building priorities

Hill City: Students reduce waste, address hunger

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

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Facilities: Austin task force begins space study

CROOKSTON TIMES

Administration: Crookston School Board zeroes in on new superintendent

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Technology: Scanner moving lunch line along at Fairmont Elementary School

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

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

WAHPETON-BRECKENRIDGE DAILY NEWS

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

Politics: Minnesota tackles trafficking with education

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Group pitches plan to save Winona Area schools

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

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

January 2018

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

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

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

MPR

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

Minnewaska Area: Elementary school awarded grant from CHS Prairie Lakes

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

BEMIDJI PIONEER

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

CROOKSTON TIMES

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

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

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



TUESDAY, JANUARY 30

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Commentary: This St. Paul teacher opposes authorizing a strike

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

THE HECHINGER REPORT

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

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO

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

THE STATE (SOUTH CAROLINA)

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

BEMIDJI PIONEER

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

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

BRAINERD DISPATCH

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

CROOKSTON TIMES

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

MANKATO FREE PRESS

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

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

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

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

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



MONDAY, JANUARY 29

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Shakopee superintendent to return from medical leave

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

Curriculum: Minnesota project gets kids interested in construction

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

MPR

Diversity: Charter school advocates push back on segregation claims

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Chatfield: Staff development day is a success

Cloquet: Board selects top superintendent candidate

Fillmore Central: Board appointments set for 2018

Lake Superior: Big donation puts auditorium over fundraising goal

Lanesboro: School board organizes for new calendar year

Litchfield: School board makes Beckie Simenson its permanent superintendent

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

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

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

Sleepy Eye: Elementary school teachers plan to implement personalized learning

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Enrollment: District facing space issues

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Negotiation: Talks spark marked changes to district employment

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Curriculum: Schools seek revised rules

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Curriculum: Arts school builds art into academics



FRIDAY, JANUARY 26

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Negotiations: District, teachers make some progress

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

MPR

Curriculum: Teach students to use social media the right way

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

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

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

Facilities: Jordan High School renovations to begin this year

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

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: New Baxter Elementary coming into focus



THURSDAY, JANUARY 25

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Eden Prairie principal found dead in car outside school

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

Open Meeting Law: Governing goes off the record in Minnesota

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

MPR

Technology: TIES votes to dissolve

MINNPOST

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

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

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

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

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

Rushford-Peterson: School district to auction old school items

Spring Grove: Students weigh in on future ideas for city

United South Central: School district OKs new strategic plan

Windom Area: School board reschedules work session

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

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

BEMIDJI PIONEER

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

Curriculum: Female-only auto shop class draws 75 students

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Curriculum: Project builds interest in construction among students

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Buildings: A little more elbow room

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

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



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Extracurricular: Wayzata students win their way to National Science Bowl

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

MPR

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

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Analysis: School accountability systems yield better reporting on graduation rates

THE WASHINGTON POST

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Buildings: Hammer Complex plans discussed at board meeting

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Funding: Board approves compensatory education funding changes

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Diversity: Red Lake youth to perform during Super Bowl week

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Editorial: School fitness program pays dividends

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Administration: BOLD to seek half-time, interim leader



TUESDAY, JANUARY 23

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: MSBA provides update on special education resolutions

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

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

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

MINNPOST

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

MINNESOTA MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET

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

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Board: Shawn Whiting appointed to Bemidji Area School Board

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

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

MANKATO FREE PRESS

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

NEW ULM JOURNAL

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

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

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



FRIDAY, JANUARY 19

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

MINNPOST

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Mahtomedi superintendent retiring at end of school year

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Kasson-Mantorville: Teachers may take school district to arbitration

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Administration: Bemidji Area superintendent search to begin next week

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Honors: Hermantown music teacher reaches peak with state honor

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

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

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

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

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

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



THURSDAY, JANUARY 18

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

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

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Assault: Roseville associate principal injured while breaking up student fight

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

MPR

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

Event: Students practice real-world skills at Model Assembly

Honors: Hastings School Board honors six employees

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: School board selects interim board member

Benson: Threats cause evacuation at high school during basketball game

Benson: School district could set levy referendum for May

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

Blue Earth Area: Emotions runs high at school board meeting

Chatfield: Students learning benefits of new FlexStar learning program

Delano: School board gets organized for 2018

Kingsland: School board reviews issues in study session

Kingsland: Board considers administrative options

Kingsland: School board selects officers

McGregor: Improved safety is key for students

Pipestone Area: Board chair re-elected

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

Rushford-Peterson: School board holds organizational meeting

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

Sibley East: School board elects officers at annual organizational meeting

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Safety: Staff trained for school shooter situations

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Buildings: Lyle classes to resume today

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Sports: Resigning coach points finger at problematic parents

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Budget: Duluth schools face nearly $4 million deficit

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Awards: Students earn Triple A honors

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Courts: Former United South Central teacher sentenced on porn charges

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Technology: Teachers say tech playing major role in classroom

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Administration: Mayo school’s international liaison officer dies

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

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



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Accident: Runaway semi crashes through wall of Lyle Elementary School

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

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

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Incident: Roseville principal injured while breaking up student altercation

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

THE WASHINGTON POST

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Accident: Injuries reported after semi hits Lyle school

Safety: Albert Lea Area staff trained for school shooter situations

BEMIDJI PIONEER

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

BRAINERD DISPATCH

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

CROOKSTON TIMES

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

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

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



TUESDAY, JANUARY 16

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Editorial: On CHIP and DACA, Congress must protect children

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

Discipline: Lakeville middle school principal put on leave during investigation

Funding: Preschool grant to focus on early numeracy skills

MPR

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

THE HECHINGER REPORT

Data: Roughly 75 percent of recession school cuts now restored

MANKATO FREE PRESS

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



MONDAY, JANUARY 15

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Enrollment: Open enrollment keeps students, resources flowing to Minnetonka

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

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

ESSA: State oversight plan approved by federal education officials

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

MPR

Board: Outcry after Louisiana teacher arrested during school board meeting

TIES: Blaine company makes bid for troubled school tech group

MINNPOST

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: Learning doesn’t stop for the weather anymore

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Board: Pequot Lakes conducts reorganizational meeting

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Administration: Finalists named for Cloquet superintendent position

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

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Curriculum: Popular classes paying off

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Weather: Northwest schools close amid no-travel advisories

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Calendar: RTR votes to end Flexible Learning Year

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Marketing: Good Knight, Kingsland logo

Safety: District faces crossing guard shortage

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Arts: Play draws connections for area students on discrimination

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Budget: Winona to form another budget reduction committee

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Referendum: District is tapped out on creative space solutions



TUESDAY, JANUARY 9

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Project: Coon Rapids High School launches kindness campaign

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

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

MPR

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

MINNPOST

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

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

THE WASHINGTON POST

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Politics: Legislators tour schools, meet with students

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

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

Teaching: Fairmont Area looks to fill language gap

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Curriculum: New Ulm High School showcases vocation-focused curriculum

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Program: Program offers Austin students an introduction to robotics

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

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

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

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



MONDAY, JANUARY 8

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Courts: School integration lawsuit heads to Minnesota Supreme Court

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Hiring: Social worker says school fired him over heart problem

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

BOSTON HERALD

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

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

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Alexandria: School board members opt for raise

Big Lake: School board elects new chairman

Dassel-Cokato: Businessman pleased to join school board

Grand Rapids: Whooping cough cases confirmed at Itasca County schools

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

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Extracurricular: Problem-solving and teamwork

BEMIDJI PIONEER

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

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Curriculum: Schools look to fill language gap

MANKATO FREE PRESS

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

NEW ULM JOURNAL

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

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

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



FRIDAY, JANUARY 5

MPR

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

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

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

Lake Superior: Movie caused stir, but served educational purpose

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Pre-K: Leaders affirm early childhood commitment

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Board: Angie Goetz is Austin School Board chair again

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Funding: Board reviews work of New Ulm boosters

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Testing: Student earns elusive perfect ACT score

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Survey: Board ponders community survey



THURSDAY, JANUARY 4

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Hiawatha Academies leader to step down in June

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Every Student Succeeds Act: Concerns growing about ESSA plans

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

McGregor: Improved safety is key for students

McGregor: Student exemplifies spirit of giving

Pipestone Area: School board approves levy reduction for 2018

Pipestone Area: School land wanted for new Veterans Memorial

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

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

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

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: Winona Area ready to tackle facilities, budget



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: MSBA releases 2018 Legislative Agenda

THE 74

Study: Federally funded teacher bonuses led to improved student performance

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: School board approves tax levy

Chatfield: School board considers continued sponsorship of cable channel

Delano: Pipe bursts at elementary school

Fillmore Central: Board approves tax levy

Houston: School board hears good news from continuous math program

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

Kingsland: Board certifies levy decrease

Lanesboro: School board hears audit report, passes levy

Lanesboro: Truth in Taxation meeting shows reductions in expenditures

Mabel-Canton: School district in good financial position

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

Spring Grove: School board member announces resignation

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Referendum: Albert Lea looks at May bond referendum

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Board: Kirby remains chairman for Duluth School Board

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Arts: Music Man Meidl supplies instruments to area schools

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Teaching: Owatonna partners with MSU-Mankato for teachers

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Contracts: Rochester schools go with private trash collector



TUESDAY, JANUARY 2

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

THE CONVERSATION

Commentary: High school career readiness expectations are unrealistic

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: Looking to the new year

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Youth: Project encourages talking with your teens

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Planning: Owatonna concentrates on strategic plan

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Buildings: Lakeland Elementary opens today in Willmar

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Feature: Student stays positive after life-altering neck injury