MSBA eClippings Archive

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

February 2020

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Education amendment: Constitutional amendment a good first step, but needs to go further to ensure funding and other challenges

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Health: School districts grapple with coronavirus quarantines, face masks and fear

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Event: South Washington County School District students lead conference on high-profile issues

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Alexandria: Finalists for top Alexandria job include two current superintendents

Chatfield: School board reaches tentative contract agreement with teachers

Ely: School district seeks Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board funds

Kenyon-Wanamingo: Board members recognized during School Board Recognition Week

Little Falls: Educators honored at national conference

Little Falls: Director of technology recognized as a leader and advocate

Little Falls: Lack of information leads to misunderstanding over land authorization

Swanville: High school one of eight U.S. schools to receive welding equipment through grant

Worthington: School district marks School Board Recognition Week

Worthington: Applications available for ag scholarships

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Community: Brainerd fourth-graders spend school day at senior living community

Projects: Split vote stalls Pine River-Backus projects

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Schedule: Sleepy Eye School Board to hear elementary school schedule on February 19



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Education amendment: Constitutional amendment a good first step, but needs to go further to ensure funding and other challenges

Politics: President Trump submits fiscal year 2021 education budget request to Congress

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Crime: St. Paul Highland High School robotics team’s stolen trailer is found but equipment is missing

Editorial: Reconsider overly realistic “active shooter” drills

Facilities: Eastern Carver County School District officials plan to close school following failed referendum

Planning: South Minneapolis families push back on plans to reshape school district

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Crime: St. Paul robotics team’s stolen trailer recovered with contents gone

MINNPOST

Education amendment: What’s happening with the Page-Kashkari proposal for a constitutional right to “quality public education”

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Facilities: New Iron Range high school faces possible obstacle with existing lease agreement

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Education amendment: Alan Page, Neel Kashkari bring education plan to Rochester

Program: Report touts transformative potential of dual enrollment programs

Schedule: Rochester School Board to vote on earlier start times



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: Constitutional Amendment a good first step, but needs to go further to ensure funding and other challenges

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Politics: DFL pushes $500 million for early childhood

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Teens voice pain points, share successes with the House Education Finance Division

Politics: Bill seeks to end discrimination on the basis of hair

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Communication: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan adds text messages as option to communicate with parents

Program: New school forest at Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan elementary school

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Alexandria: School board chooses six finalists for superintendent

Battle Lake: When drivers wouldn’t stop for buses, school officials decided it was time to upgrade

Big Lake: School board approves $7 million maintenance bond

Carlton: School board considers “stop gap” measures to fill vacant administrator position

Carlton and Wrenshall: Survey shows broad support for consolidation

Chatfield: School board gets updates on training, budget, structures

Detroit Lakes: School board finalizes new superintendent’s contract

Ellsworth: School board discusses new reading curriculum

Frazee-Vergas: Teacher seeks donations to create “keep calm zone” at high school

Glencoe-Silver Lake: School board approves soccer co-op with Hutchinson

Glencoe-Silver Lake: District offers high school students important information for using social media

Hutchinson: Young students learn about digital moderation

Kingsland: School board gets update on consortium

Lake Superior: School board considers levy or bond

Litchfield: School board approves construction contracts

Litchfield: As reduced-price lunch applications decline, so does school funding

Pipestone Area: Sensors cracking down on student vaping

Pipestone Area: Strategic plan to guide school district through 2025

Rushford-Peterson: School board adopts accountability statement, sets school calendar

Sibley East: Bids for tennis courts are higher than original estimate

St. James: School board hears concerns over event center usage, incident

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Weather: Some schools delaying Friday starts

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Extracurricular: Future Problem-Solving teams excel at competition

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Extracurricular: Math Team advances

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Administration: Travis Olson recommended for director of teaching and learning

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Board: New Ulm School Board tours River Bend facilities

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Community: Students spread the love in city



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: Constitutional amendment is a good first step, but needs to go further to ensure funding and other challenges

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Weather: Dangerously cold wind chills mean day off school for some

MPR

Higher education: University of Minnesota leaders address student mental health needs

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Court: Appeals court supports Oregon school’s transgender policy

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Special education: Number of special education students in Brainerd outpaces state average

Facilities: Public invited to help name new Brainerd early childhood center

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Administration: Search begins for next Waseca superintendent



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: Minnesota House and Senate leaders introduce education bills

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Boundaries: Duluth School Board considers delaying boundary changes

Editorial: Legislature should make civics education a priority for schools

Negotiations: St. Paul teachers to vote on strike authority

Opinion: Constitutional amendment won’t help

Planning: Minneapolis parents voice concerns about plans to restructure school district

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Negotiations: St. Paul teachers set date for strike vote

Program: St. Paul School Board hears pitch for sales tax-funded preschool expansion

MPR

Negotiations: St. Paul teachers union sets a February 20 vote on authorizing a strike

Politics: Coalition backs change to Minnesota Constitution in attempt to fix education disparities

MINNPOST

Politics: Will the Minnesota Legislature get anything done this year?

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Mixed emotions mark start to 2020 legislative session

KEYC

Facilities: City of Fairfax presents offer to Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop School District with hopes to keep facility open

Referendum: Maple River referendum passes

WCCO

Negotiations: St. Paul Federation of Teachers sets strike vote date

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Planning: Austin School Board approves achievement and integration plan

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Facilities: Public invited on tours to visit Brainerd School District building projects

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Boundaries: Duluth School District administrators bring forward a recommendation for implementing boundary changes

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Graduation: Fairmont Area School Board may shift graduation day

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Referendum: Maple River referendum passes by 10 votes

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Equity: Rochester School District’s racial equity advisory task force disbands

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Negotiations: Sauk Rapids-Rice School District, teachers reach settlement



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Politics: Business leaders launch push for constitutional amendment on education

Community: St. Paul hosts events to welcome black parents

Column: The case for CBD use in schools

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Politics: Legislature returns today

MPR

Safety: Unions call for rethinking student involvement in lockdown drills

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Column: Parents and teachers are partners in student achievement

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: Board awards contracts for school projects

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Budget: Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop delays closure decision

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Community: Owatonna wins statewide food drive

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Diversity: Our Voices creates a safe haven for African American students



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Poll: National School Boards Action Center releases results of national poll

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Honors: Shakopee student whose nonprofit clothing shop changed teen lives now is getting a national award

Planning: How Minneapolis might reshape its school district

Program: Minnetonka School District vows to change kindergarten practices

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Book: Author writes of his journey to becoming a leader in reviving the Ojibwe language

Politics: Where should Minnesota’s $1.3 billion surplus go — tax cuts or preschool?

MPR

Politics: Legislative session that starts Tuesday could be light on accomplishments

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Standards: Common Core officially eradicated from Florida classrooms

THE HECHINGER REPORT

Curriculum: Several states encouraging schools to add play time back into kindergarten curriculum

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Project: Austin students raise $1,300 to fight cancer

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Program: Bemidji Area elementary school students get hands-on experience with Eagle Eye News

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Project: Colorado-based artist works with Proctor High School students on mural initiative

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Scholarship: Scholarships available for students interested in manufacturing

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Referendum: Maple River School District voters to decide on proposal

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Project: Willmar geometry students use newfound skills to help with school remodeling

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Settlement: Winona Area agrees to settlement with state agency



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Politics: Democrats seek more early childhood funding

MPR

Energy: Students were in Puerto Rico learning about energy resilience when a quake knocked the power out

SESSION DAILY

Politics: DFL leaders preview priorities for upcoming session

NBC NEWS

Politics: Educators testify food stamp change will hurt children

THE HECHINGER REPORT

Report: Parents of kids with disabilities struggle to find child care

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Barnum: Community provides feedback on proposed school staff cuts

Bertha-Hewitt: NextGen Bears flourish in the business world

Butterfield-Odin: School board approves three new staff contracts

Butterfield-Odin: District receives multiple grants

Carlton and Wrenshall: Lawmakers say legislation to boost consolidation a “big lift”

Detroit Lakes: ROCORI principal chosen as new superintendent

Detroit Lakes: State grant will allow high school students to partner with local businesses

Litchfield: High school’s industrial technology program interests state education commissioner

Moose Lake: Superintendent retiring on June 30

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Diversity: Cultural Thursday presenter encourages partnerships for equity

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Administration: Hermantown chooses superintendent

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Buildings: Construction on Willmar Middle School could begin this summer



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: Wisconsin teacher charged with hiding cameras in Minneapolis hotel rooms

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Politics: Gov. Walz, top lawmakers preview upcoming session of Minnesota Legislature

THE HECHINGER REPORT

Health: Program helps students return to class after a mental health crisis

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Aitkin: Renovation plans back to the drawing board

Benson: School district going to voters April 14 for $1.5 million levy

Glencoe-Silver Lake: District offers high school students important information for using social media

McGregor: School board ponders potential referendum

Rush City: School board swears in new member

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Funding: Hormel donates $9,800 to wipe out student lunch debt

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Budget: Community sounds off on proposed staff cuts in Barnum

Transportation: Future almost here for electric school buses in the Northland

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Curriculum: STEAM event shows parents, students what school offers

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Diversity: Japanese student presents research, opens door for larger exchange

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Negotiations: St. Cloud Area School District, teachers reach tentative contract

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Referendum: Montevideo voters to decide $47.75 million bond for elementary



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Crime: Police officer sexually touched seven female students

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Community: St. Paul offers $300 rent subsidies for families at select elementary schools

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Politics: President Trump calls on Congress to pass federal tax credit scholarship

WCCO

Program: St. Paul School District to offer $300 monthly rent supplement to families in need

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: School board adopts 2020-2021 calendar, talks programming

Ely: School board members studying facilities renovation project

Minnewaska Area: School board hears report from high school staff

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Curriculum: Learning about Martin Luther King Jr.

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Administration: Carlton principal resigns after DWI conviction

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Teaching: Building relationships is teacher’s specialty

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Safety: School behavior needs to change now, parents, board say

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Safety: Nine students could face charges in school fight



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: Woman deported after fatal bus crash pleads guilty to illegally re-entering U.S.

CNBC

Safety: School districts taking steps to stem spread of coronavirus

NEW YORK TIMES

Report: Number of homeless students rises to new high

POLITICO

Poll: Majority of voters support public education

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Alexandria: Boundary review given first board approval, expected to shift 2 percent of students

Alexandria: School board cancels purchase agreement for building

Brandon-Evansville: Propane boilers to be installed

Ely: School project takes shape

Fillmore Central: School board elects officers, sets committee assignments

Fillmore Central: Minnesota farmers can nominate schools for $15,000 STEM grants

Lanesboro: School board fills empty seat

Menahga: School board debates optimal class sizes

Nevis: Donation will upgrade technology

Nevis: Reading Buddies program connects students with adults

Red Wing: School board chair talks about leadership and the year ahead

Worthington: School board considers changes to staff structure

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Health: MnDOT encourages Winter Walk to School Day

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: Inspecting the school’s steel

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Administration: Hundreds give input on district’s next superintendent

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Curriculum: Education in motion

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Administration: East Grand Forks superintendent a finalist for Detroit Lakes job

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Politics: School leaders ask lawmakers for special education, mental health investments

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Safety: Kids know they are safe

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Budget: Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop hearing draws a huge crowd



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Buildings: After 10 years on the market, vacant Duluth high school could be torn down

Community: Working to break the cycle of homeless youth

Editorial: CBD doesn’t belong in schools

Obituary: Former Rochester School Board member dies; was first African-American elected to Rochester board

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Discipline: Four years into St. Paul’s restorative practices, its effectiveness is unclear

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Funding: Sponsors sought for food service program

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Column: Student growth through academics and emotion

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Curriculum: Algebra teachers working to combat math anxiety

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Curriculum: Artificial intelligence helps teach Brainerd ASL students

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Administration: Hermantown superintendent candidates narrowed to three

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Communications: Podcast aims to bridge gaps between parents and children

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Technology: Opinions differ on iPads, Chromebooks or laptops

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Administration: Former Hastings superintendent to lead St. Clair schools

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Enrollment: Marshall plans for growth

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Budget: Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop holds special board meeting

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Budget: Interest rate on high school bonds drops, renovations wrap up

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Politics: High School student president bends the governor’s ear

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Buildings: MACCRAY issues bonds for school project

January 2020

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Buildings: After nearly 10 years on the market, vacant Duluth school building could be torn down

Crime: Sheriff’s deputy says he witnessed man pointing gun at child getting off Minneapolis school bus

ST. PAUL PIONEEER PRESS

Higher education: Five Iron Range colleges to merge as enrollment keeps falling statewide

MPR

Teaching: Science helps Minneapolis school turn the page on reading skills

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Advocacy: Austin School District officials outline policy priorities to area legislators

Project: Austin School Board approves bid for roof projects

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Planning: Bemidji Area School Board reviews audit and five-year projection

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Curriculum: Tech Mobile provides Pine River-Backus with portable curriculum and resources

Donation: Sourcewell commits more than $10 million to Brainerd, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley school districts

Teaching: Brainerd High School algebra teachers working to combat math anxiety and improve math literacy

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Administration: Hermantown School Board selects top six superintendent candidates

Buildings: Duluth School Board discusses options regarding Central school sites

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Education amendment: Education reformers to visit Fairmont High School on February 20

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Facilities: Rochester School District still eyeing land for new school

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Finances: MACCRAY School Board issues bonds for school project



THURSDAY, JANUARY 30

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Sports: Waseca hockey team to wear badge number to honor wounded officer

MPR

Elections: The presidential primary privacy mess

MINNPOST

Planning: Minneapolis School Board vets blueprints for district redesign

KTTC

Politics: Gov. Walz listens to student concerns at Rochester school

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Desegregation: Parent resistance thwarts local school desegregation efforts

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Politics: District outlines policy priorities to area legislators

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Technology: Tech Mobile provides Pine River-Backus with portable curriculum resources

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Administration: Hermantown names six superintendent candidates

Buildings: Duluth discusses Central school sites

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Negotiations: Moorhead Area teachers reach tentative agreement

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Schedule: Mankato Area announces new school start times

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Art: Project takes viewers on a trip through Stewartville



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Accident: Police locate driver in hit-and-run of student

MPR

Teaching: Most prep programs expose educators to the science of reading

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Buildings: Board approves bid for roof projects

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Budget: Board reviews audit, five-year projections

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Curriculum: Teachers working to reduce math anxiety

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Consolidation: Legislation to boost Carlton-Wrenshall consolidation

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Politics: Page, Kashkari to visit Fairmont to talk about educational amendment to Constitution

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Negotiations: Moorhead teacher contract talks enter mediation

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Budget: Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop School Board OKs SOD plan

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Administration: Tri-City United superintendent announces retirement

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: Rochester eyeing land for new school



TUESDAY, JANUARY 28

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: U.S. House subcommittee to discuss digital equity

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Honors: Minnesota Teacher of the Year candidates announced

Planning: Minneapolis parents talk with district leaders about proposed school changes

MPR

Analysis: Alarming number of teens reporting sexual exploitation

COLUMBIA DAILY TRIBUNE

Politics: U.S. education secretary touts tax credits as “cure” for national education system

KAAL

Advocacy: Austin School Board, administrative team to meet with area legislators

KEYC

Partnership: Minnesota Ag in the Classroom offering resources to incorporate agriculture education in all classrooms

Teaching: Minnesota FFA Foundation stresses need for agriculture educators due to shortage

KTOE

Advocacy: Mankato Area superintendent lists top education priorities for 2020 legislative session

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Donation: Sourcewell commits $5.2 million to Brainerd High School project

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Administration: Three finalists named for St. Clair superintendent position

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Administration: Tour of former school jogs fond staff memories

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Funding: Some educators say funding — not amendment — is answer to education gap

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Policy: Winona Area’s draft dress code gets mixed reviews



MONDAY, JANUARY 27

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Boundaries: Proposed school boundary changes in Duluth draw concerns from parents

Health: Minnesota parents fight schools to allow children access to CBD

Planning: Minneapolis School District unveils five options for major makeover

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Teaching: Rural schools court homegrown teachers amid shortage

EDUCATION WEEK

Safety: National Association Of School Resource Officers developing national guidelines to curb school violence

THE WASHINGTON POST

Data: Study of how neighborhoods influence a child’s opportunities uncovers divides along racial, ethnic lines

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Column: School finance and the need for adequate funding

Politics: Rep. Peggy Bennett to hold informational meeting on mandated K-12 comprehensive sex education legislation

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Grant: Bemidji Academies receives $90,000 state grant

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Program: Drop-in center, school social workers work to break the cyle of youth homelessness

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Meeting: Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop to hold special school board meeting on January 28

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Project: Stewartville High School student's art project takes viewers on a trip through city

Transaction: Red Wing's school purchase agreement advances

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Program: School forest in Sartell to be an outdoor classroom for Riverview Intermediate students

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Facilities: Media center remodeling makes a tree the focal point of a bright, colorful room at Willmar's Roosevelt Elementary



FRIDAY, JANUARY 24

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Accident: Edina High School Student boarding school bus hurt in hit-and-run crash

Policy: Minnesota State High School League nixes jersey honoring wounded Waseca police officer

MPR

Accident: Edina student struck while boarding school bus

MINNPOST

Environment: How Minnesota students are combating climate change, one school building at a time

EDUCATION WEEK

Politics: National Education Association releases congressional report card

THE HECHINGER REPORT

STEM: Making every lesson a STEM lesson

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Crookston: Superintendent says school building safe for at least the next four years

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Politics: Austin School District leadership takes wait-and-see approach on proposed amendment

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Heath: Partnership works to combat vaping in schools

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Boundaries: School pride shines during boundary study meeting

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Policy: Minnesota State High School League nixes jerseys honoring injured officer

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Administration: Redwood Area School Board offers job to St. James superintendent

Conference: New Ulm School Board discusses highlights from MSBA Leadership Conference



THURSDAY, JANUARY 23

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Funding: St. Paul City Council wants to impose tax for pre-K, streets, housing

MPR

Court: American Federation of Teachers lawsuit claims U.S. education secretary repealed borrower protections

Program: In many Minneapolis schools, the therapist is just down the hall

EDUCATION WEEK

Funding: Individual With Disabilities Act underfunds local school districts

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Minnesota House, Senate leaders set 2020 committee deadlines

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Bunsnville-Eagan-Savage superintendent reports on her first 100 days

Advocacy: Wayzata School District sets legislative platform ahead of 2020 session

Board: Eden Prairie School Board keeps its pay the same in 2020

Board: Elk River Area School Board member pay to remain the same after 20 years with no change

Event: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan high schools qualify 167 students for state business competitions

Finances: Interest in bonds to save Elk River Area taxpayers more than $26 million

Health: Robbinsdale Armstrong High School hosts information session on vaping

Honors: Robbinsdale Armstrong High School’s Patti Weldon named Minnesota activities director of the year

Negotiations: Waconia School District, teachers association come to two-year contract agreement

Organizational meeting: Anoka-Hennepin School Board members take oaths

Organizational meeting: Abigail Alt re-elected chair of Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board

Organizational meeting: Erica Allenburg takes over as Edina School Board chair

Organizational meeting: Shane Steinbrecher, Holly Thompson remain Elk River Area School Board chair, vice chair

Organizational meeting: Hopkins School Board members take oaths, get committee assignments

Organizational meeting: Orono School Board members take oath of office

Organizational meeting: St. Louis Park School Board members sworn in

Program: Innocent Classroom trains Columbia Heights staff to connect with students

Program: Fridley Middle School’s random acts of kindness program goes school wide this year

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cambridge-Isanti: School board members’ salaries remain the same since 2009

Ellsworth: School board reaffirms position on open enrollment

Little Falls: Fugitive arrested in Little Falls; two schools on lockdown until arrest made

Little Falls: School board authorizes city to use property for community recreation facility

Swanville: District considers online physical education classes

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Boundaries: Parents oppose boundary changes, while students speak up in favor

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Administration: St. Clair School Board names superintendent candidates

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Safety: Task force arrest puts two Little Falls schools on lockdown



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Buildings: Duluth School District to sell century-old school building

Event: Festival at Stillwater Area High School to feature flight simulations, 3D printers and more

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Personnel: St. Paul School District to hire citywide athletics administrator

WCCO

Politics: School leaders fight against rolling back of lunch nutrition standards

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Facilities: Most of Albert Lea Area middle school to get a new roof

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Program: Austin student shares stories of spina bifida with peers

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Buildings: Duluth School Board approves listing Historic Old Central High School for sale

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Project: Students use documentary to share stories, hopes for equity in the district

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Program: Winona Area Learning Center looks to better serve students



TUESDAY, JANUARY 21

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: U.S. House Education Committee invites education secretary to provide budget testimony

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: A new plan to attack Minnesota’s achievement gap

Facilities: Stillwater Area School District considering reopening one of the three elementary schools it closed in 2017

Negotiations: St. Paul teachers to rally with aim of speeding up contract talks

NPR

Politics: U.S. Department of Agriculture proposes new rules for school meals

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Court: Supreme Court set to hear religious schools case

THE WASHINGTON POST

Funding: Report shows wide disparities in how states, local governments fund public schools

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Communication: Phrazer devices improve communication between teachers and parents

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Facilities: Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop School Board to hold public hearing on February 3



MONDAY, JANUARY 20

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Boundaries: How Duluth School District’s boundaries might be reshaped

Column: Proposed constitutional amendment is an invitation to judicial politics

Program: Free student store at Faribault High School addresses a growing need

MPR

Politics: Four education issues Minnesota lawmakers want to tackle in 2020

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Gov. Tim Walz proposes $2 billion bonding package for 2020

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Program: New Crosby-Ironton teacher focuses on life skills, hopes to expand family and consumer sciences program

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Policy: Duluth School Board to consider committee restructuring

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Organizational meeting: Blue Earth Area School Board picks officers

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Scholarships: Scholarships available for New Ulm students interested in health care and nursing careers

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Community: Resident starts campaign to erase school lunch debt at Rochester School District

Donation: Rochester superintendent maintains proposed donation not right for middle school

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Project: Kimball High School students work to open community’s eyes about sex trafficking



TUESDAY, JANUARY 14

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Safety: Driver of school bus that caught fire on I-494 credited for his quick action

Safety: Bomb threat forces evacuation of Waseca schools

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Safety: No injuries after Richfield school bus catches fire in Maplewood

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Extracurriculars: As VEX competition grows, some teams are getting help from their competitors

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Board: Tom Haglin elected chair for Brainerd School Board

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Facilities: Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop School Board proposes to close Fairfax school

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Crime: Former St. Cloud Tech High School employee accused of stealing from student activity accounts



MONDAY, JANUARY 13

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: Constitutional amendment would bring on school vouchers

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Accident: Day care bus driver kept cool and got passengers to safety

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Alexandria: School board splits clerk/treasurer position

Alexandria: Board approves purchase agreement for building

Ely: Deal reached in teachers’ lawsuit

Luverne: Elementary school welcomes therapy dog

Park Rapids Area: School board organizes for 2020

Pipestone Area: Board accepts bids for new elementary school

Worthington: School board bumps members’ salaries

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Column: Striving to work more with the community

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Arts: She knew she’d go into music

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Buildings: Duluth to consider listing Historic Old Central for sale

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Curriculum: Naturalist brings possibilities to STEM school

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Community: St. Clair schools are tops in fundraising for cancer research

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Politics: Census in spotlight at League forum

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Graduation: Students practice professional skills

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: Schools encouraged to look at alternatives to annexation

WAHPETON-BRECKENRIDGE DAILY NEWS

Politics: Senator visits Campbell-Tintah



FRIDAY, JANUARY 10

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: The latest school lockdown technology leaves little hope

Column: We fail students with rules against behavior intervention that involves physical contact

Health: Minnesota flu deaths double

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Administration: Heather Mueller announced as Deputy Commissioner of Minnesota Department of Education

DISABILITY SCOOP

Funding: Federal spending plan boosts special education funding

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Extracurricular: VEX invades Austin for competition

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Community: Business leaders speak to students during CEO in the Classroom program

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Administration: Duluth expects to name new superintendent in April

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Policy: Granada-Huntley-East Chain tackles cell phone use

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Funding: Medford looks to recoup thousands in student lunch debt

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Administration: Former Mankato administrator named deputy education commissioner

Health: Student-led anti-vaping campaign comes to St. Peter

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Politics: Gov. Walz addresses leveling the education playing field

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Buildings: New Ulm School Board looks at new programs, equipment

Sports: Sleepy Eye discusses the future of football

WAHPETON-BRECKENRIDGE DAILY NEWS

Curriculum: Students to show off their hard work



THURSDAY, JANUARY 9

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Politics: Teachers union opposes constitutional amendment to address achievement gap

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Politics: Will changing state constitution improve the achievement gap?

MPR

Buildings: City leaders seek different site for new middle school

Grants: No child left inside — small grants for getting kids outdoors in high demand

MINNPOST

Politics: School funding, safety and discipline reforms top list of priorities

MEMPHIS COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Honors: Tennessee teacher wins Milken Educator Award

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Awards: Pierz announces AAA award winners

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Administration: Hermantown reviews interview questions, procedures

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Administration: Public invited to weigh in on St. Peter superintendent search

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Buildings: Having closed on land, district looks to traffic and environmental studies

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: School bond sale saves $42.9 million



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Grant: Grant available for schools for suicide prevention

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Diversity: Two leaders propose amending Constitution to help close achievement gap

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Board: Marny Xiong selected to chair St. Paul School Board

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

St. Peter: School district seeks community help in superintendent search

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Board: Members pick officers

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Awards: Student named AAA winner

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Curriculum: Students test effects of vaping



TUESDAY, JANUARY 7

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Grant: Grant available for schools for suicide prevention

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Community: Little Falls food hub connects farmers with consumers, schools

Safety: Student in custody after St. Paul charter school stabbing

THE HILL

Report: Social and emotional learning boosts students with disabilities

USA TODAY

Program: Experts say United States needs more bilingual education programs despite recent increase

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Board: Albert Lea Area School Board names officers

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Buildings: Choir moves into new space

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Board: Jill Lofald named new Duluth School Board chair

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Sports: St. Peter senior with Down syndrome hits pair of 3-pointers

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Teaching: Gov. Walz discusses rural Minnesota teacher shortages



MONDAY, JANUARY 6

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: U.S. Senate, House set to begin second session of the 116th Congress

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Accident: Mabel-Canton student killed in crash

Planning: Minneapolis prepping strategic plan release

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Administration: Superintendent job posting gives February deadline

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Arts: St. Peter band performs at Liberty Bowl

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Graduation: What do Sauk Rapids-Rice graduates need?



FRIDAY, JANUARY 3

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Health: Flu outbreak widens even as school outbreaks ebb

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Rockford Area School Board announces superintendent search

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Barnum: School board sets annual levy

Barnum and Moose Lake: Transportation cooperative takes step forward

Carlton and Wrenshall: Residents to be surveyed on consolidation and facilities

Chisago Lakes: Budget, fitness center, future enrollment among topics for last board meeting of 2019

Frazee-Vergas: Area churches teaming up to pay down school lunch debts

Henning: School district receives $2,500 for calming space

Milaca: Student survey reveals key results regarding alcohol and vaping

Montevideo: High school students tour technical college

Perham-Dent: School board hears updates on enrollment goals

Pine River-Backus: District certified as a High Reliability School

Pine River-Backus: Board approves reduced levy

Wrenshall: School board certifies 2020 levy

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Extracurricular: Southland robotics team storms through the competition

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Buildings: Snow concerns prompt Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton to temporarily close schools while districts monitor threat to roofs

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Project: Winona High School students raise money for Vietnam



THURSDAY, JANUARY 2

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: School choice advocates refuse to examine effects on actual students

Safety: St. Paul moving to hire student-friendly security staffers

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Graduation: Mayor greets new babies with news of college savings accounts

THE WASHINGTON POST

Civics: Chief Justice John Roberts says federal judges play important role in promoting civic education

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Aitkin: School board approves levy

Alexandria: District looking to reduce elementary school class sizes

Big Lake: School board approves levy

Ely: School officials have new facilities project to consider

Glencoe-Silver Lake: High school wants to improve its vocational tech offerings

Glencoe-Silver Lake: School district, union reach possible contract deal

Minnewaska Area: Board hears administrative reports at meeting

Nevis: School board approves science teacher contract

Rush City: School board member honored for 20 years of service

St. Louis County: School board hires new community education coordinator

Worthington: It was a good year for school referendums in 2019

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Schedules: Faribault School District expects new opportunities

December 2019

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: Sentence upheld for teacher is sex case

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Graduation: City picks savings account over stocks for kids’ college funds

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Awards: Pine River-Backus certified as a High Reliability School

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Elections: Owatonna School Board members hope to see new high school through



MONDAY, DECEMBER 30

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Buildings: St. Paul tightens building approvals

Community: Students step up to help run the Twin Cities

Enrollment: Minneapolis, St. Paul struggle to keep kids

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Community: Hastings, United Way pair up with St. Paul nonprofit to help struggling students and families

MINNPOST

Legislature: Five education issues to watch in 2020

THE WASHINGTON POST

Data: Teachers at U.S. public schools remain mostly white as student bodies become more diverse

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Pine City: School board member Wally Connaker named to MSBA All-State School Board

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Community: Fifth-grader just likes to give

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Curriculum: STAND students take part in Sticker Shock initiative

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Curriculum: Kelliher students get real-life farm experience

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Community: Morenos aim to make a difference

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Funding: More than $9,000 available in scholarships for arts mentorship program

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Energy: Lakeview going solar

Technology: Marshall scrambles during early roll out of e-learning

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Planning: What to expect at St. Cloud School District in 2020



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: Congress approves final U.S. Department of Education budget for fiscal year 2020

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Health: Flu outbreaks at schools are worst in five years

Pre-K: Fixing Duluth’s child care crisis is harder than imagined

Column: Advanced Placement may stunt a generation

Column: Millions have been wasted on charter schools

Column: Open enrollment, charter schools don’t take kids from district

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Curriculum: St. Paul Center will teach computer coding to young people of color

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Calendar: Austin looks to flexible learning days to replace some snow days

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Graduation: Scholarships abound for students

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Discipline: Suspensions on the decline in middle school

Administration: Kenyon-Wanamingo offers Thompson an interim superintendent position

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Technology: Marshall scrambles during early roll out of e-learning

Energy: Lakeview going solar

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Energy: Lakeview going solar

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Extracurricular: Willmar robotics team prepares for state competition



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: Congress approves final U.S. Department of Education budget for fiscal year 2020

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Sports: Twin Cities keeps building sports domes

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Graduation: Will St. Paul’s $50-a-baby college program work?

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Learning to vote

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Health: Schools work to counteract surge in youth tobacco use

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Budget: Wrenshall taxes increase 43 percent

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Curriculum: Kids stay mentally active at holiday STEM camp



MONDAY, DECEMBER 23

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Safety: Six Roseville elementary students stick tongues to icy poles

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Buildings: St. Paul board borrows $85 million for school construction

Graduation: More money more college is not that simple

CHALKBEAT

Teaching: Chicago Board of Education working to diversify its teacher corps

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: How technology helps students in the classroom

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Students: Elementary student council gives students a stake in school communities

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Board: Pine River-Backus reviews non-compliance issues

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Funding: Hermantown receives million dollar donation for artificial turf

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Choice: District considers a magnet school

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Safety: Bullying evolves but still pervasive

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Funding: District accepts donations, moving closer to new high school

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Schedule: Block scheduling not working at Red Wing high school

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Transportation: Winona makes key changes with transportation



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Arts: Minneapolis high school instructor breathes life into dying music program

Health: Flu outbreaks are widespread

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Negotiations: Snow-day pay cut leaves mandatory St. Paul school employees short

MPR

Curriculum: It’s an unimpeachable teachable moment

MINNPOST

Planning: Minneapolis will adopt a new strategic plan in April

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Curriculum: ALC students find growth

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Awards: Pine River-Backus picks Teacher of the Year

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Community: Students bring holiday cheer to hospital patients

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Community: Students represent Faribault at Clouds Choir for a Cause

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Community: Kids fueled with food, books for winter school break

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Engagement: Group begins to review resident feedback, turn it into goals for Blooming Prairie schools

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Teaching: Kasson-Mantorville’s Hauber is teacher of the month

WAHPETON-BRECKENRIDGE DAILY NEWS

Administration: Breckenridge superintendent to retire, rehired through a consulting firm



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: Minnetonka followed open-enrollment rules

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Safety: Board votes to keep police officers in St. Paul schools

KIMT

Program: Minnesota college opens Students Learning Advanced Manufacturing hubs at two high schools

USA TODAY

Report: Teen marijuana vaping is on the rise

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Budget: Hastings School Board sets 2020 tax levy

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Alexandria: School board approves tax levy

Belle Plaine: School board approves 2020 levy

Blue Earth Area: School board sets 2020 levy

Brandon-Evansville: Board approves levy

Little Falls: School district awarded $817,000 in grants for drug abuse prevention

Pierz: School district construction project completed within budget

Red Wing: Board discusses scheduling for high school

Waseca: School board finalizes tax levy for 2020

Worthington: Board approves maximum levy

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Diversity: A chance for a better life

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Awards: Assistant principal recognized by state association

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Policy: Cass County, Pine River-Backus students prepare for school ground vaping fight

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Budget: New Ulm School Board OKs tax levy

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Budget: Blooming Prairie School Board approves 10 percent decrease in property tax levy

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Schedule: Learning takes a back seat when school starts too early for teens



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Health: Minnesota schools report more outbreaks of flu-like illnesses

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Enrollment: St. Paul sees big drop in enrollment

MPR

Employment: Minnesota ramps up enforcement of new wage theft law

CNN

Food service: California kindergarten student pays off lunch balances for 123 students by selling cocoa and cookies

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

Court: Five Bay Area school districts sue e-cigarette maker

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Advocacy: Anoka-Hennepin lays out legislative priorities

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Le Sueur-Henderson: School board member helps set legislative policies for MSBA

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Budget: Board approves levy, considers referendum

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Awards: Little Falls, Pequot Lakes name ExCEL winners

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Funding: Homeowners could pay less in property taxes

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Budget: Martin County West approves tax levy

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Administration: Board offers two-year contract to Sesker

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Buildings: Elementary construction bids rejected

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Budget: Board set to certify tax levy

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Awards: Four students honored for their work on anti-vaping campaign



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Health: Hundreds of Shakopee students out sick with flu-like illnesses

Safety: St. Paul School Board to vote on new contract for school resource officers

THE HILL

Politics: U.S. senators introduce legislation to protect schools against cyberattacks

DISABILITY SCOOP

Report: American Academy of Pediatrics releases updated guidelines on treating children with autism

THE WASHINGTON POST

Report: School district boundaries often stymie integration

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Calendar: Albert Lea Area School Board again approves a pre-Labor Day start

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Buildings: Silver Bay schools closed due to water pipe collapse

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Funding: Donations sought for student activity account

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Schedule: Mankato Area approves busing, school start time changes

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Awards: Sleepy Eye twins are ExCEL award recipients

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Extracurricular: Lego competition is a safe place to fail

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: Sauk Rapids-Rice superintendent to resign

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Students: Web, Link Crew help unite students of different ages



MONDAY, DECEMBER 16

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Funding: Austin, Richfield school districts provide case studies for English Learners funding

Proclamation: Gov. Walz orders flags at half-staff in honor of Chief Warrant Officer Two Charles Paul Nord

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: Woman convicted in fatal school bus crash is accused of illegally re-entering nation

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Buildings: Consultant asks why St. Paul isn’t building new schools

THE HILL

Politics: Lawmakers introduce bill taxing e-cigarettes to pay for anti-vaping campaigns

THE JOURNAL

Every Student Succeeds Act: How schools can score high on their ESSA financial report cards

PBS

Safety: School safety workshops trains Bemidji community on how to plan for school emergencies

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: Area Learning Center offers different services

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Referendum: Bemidji Area to consider referendum details

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Safety: Red Lake school shooting survivor brings safety training to Bemidji

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Funding: Donations sought for student activity account

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Administration: Board to consider extending superintendent’s interim status

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Buildings: District selects construction manager

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Awards: Three teachers celebrated for reaching elite status

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Budget: Sauk Rapids-Rice to spend down $28.8 million in savings

Referendum: St. Cloud board pushes for 2020 referendum for Apollo improvements

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Administration: A promising start for Winona Area Public Schools new superintendent



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Awards: Documentary film on Lucy Laney school wins national award

Enrollment: Burnsville to close three schools

MPR

Politics: House grills DeVos over denying student loan relief

MINNPOST

Funding: St. Paul set to kickstart a college savings account for every newborn

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

Program: Mentors help spur matriculation rates in San Francisco United School District

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Facilities: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board not taking closing schools lightly

Honors: Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board member Stacey Ruelle named to MSBA All-State School Board

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Alexandria: School board conducting superintendent search through MSBA; district looking for community input

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Safety: Virginia school bus engulfed in fire

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Safety: Resource officer offers update at Granada-Huntley-East Chain

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Testing: Students look to tackle achievement gap at summit

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Budget: Sleepy Eye School Board approves levy



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Proclamation: Gov. Walz orders flags at half-staff in honor of Kort M. Plantenberg

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Budget: Minneapolis schools back in big budget hole

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Health: Kansas State Board of Education urges schools to ban vaping — even for staff and visitors

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

Safety: University Of Tennessee T-shirt designed by bullied student raises nearly $1 million for anti-bullying group

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Health: Iowa governor announces campaign to reduce vaping among teenagers

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Aitkin: Bboard discusses high school renovation, resource officer and Junior Achievement Program

Benson: School board studying gymnastics financing options

Benson: Board votes against civic center lease

Cambridge-Isanti: Project provides more than 400 dictionaries to students

Pipestone Area: Bid solicitation begins for new elementary school

Pipestone Area: Lithuanian exchange student spends a school year in Pipestone

Worthington: School board members participate in MSBA Delegate Assembly

Worthington: Sanford Health announces $1 million contribution to field remodel

Worthington: Board considering levying maximum authority

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Buildings: Expanded gym will allow more opportunities

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Administration: Skagen excited to join Crosslake school

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Funding: Board hears grant requests

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Budget: School tax levy increases 4 percent

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Buildings: Mahnomen receives playground from private school

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Safety: Vikings rally students to prevent bullying

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Safety: Tyler sets sights on walkability initiatives

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Safety: Student removed after shooting threat

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Budget: Bond payments, need to attract teachers are reflected in levy increase

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Schedule: Public mulls later start times for high school students

WAHPETON-BRECKENRIDGE DAILY NEWS

Extracurricular: Student leaders in the making



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Safety: Camp gives Minnesota students emergency medical response training

Fraud: DeVos says defrauded students may only get partial loan relief

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Buildings: Costs rise another 33 percent for next year’s St. Paul school construction projects

EDUCATION WEEK

Every Student Succeeds Act: Analysis explores impact of ESSA four years after enactment

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Report: Study finds link between bullying and mental health problems

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Curriculum: A week of computer science at Eastview

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Alexandria and Brandon-Evansville: MSBA Executive Director Kirk Schneidawind discusses referendum results, superintendent search and legislative priorities

Chatfield: School board welcomes new member, sets levy

Chatfield: Students, community come to aid of bridge over troubled water

Ely: School officials discuss potential facilities project

Kingsland: Board hears proposal for Junior Olympics Volleyball program

Kingsland: School officials request speed limit change

Minnewaska Area: Youth arrested for threats

Park Rapids Area: School board reviews World’s Best Workforce goals

Royalton: School board approves World’s Best Workforce goals

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Budget: Austin approves 16 percent levy increase

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Negotiations: Board approves directors’ contract

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Budget: Blue Earth Area passes levy

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Planning: Schools, EDA work on career, tech education

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Hiring: Rochester schools have 60 vacant positions

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Funding: Founders put stamp of approval on donor’s wall



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Report: U.S. government spent millions on charter schools that never opened

Safety: Minnesota schools grapple with school safety concerns, parental angst

THE DENVER POST

Health: Research firm says Colorado school district’s vaping policy may be a model for other U.S. schools

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Princeton: School facility issues may be addressed in May referendum

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Budget: Brainerd School Board sets 2020 levy

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Higher education: Commissioner’s visit highlights postsecondary achievement gaps

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Planning: Winona Area School Board rejects first draft of World’s Best Workforce plan



MONDAY, DECEMBER 9

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: U.S. Congress continuing fiscal year 2020 appropriations negotiations

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Diversity: Local approval for refugee resettlement sparks heated debate in Minnesota counties

Safety: Resource officers woven into daily life

Safety: Section of road to be designated a school zone

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Diversity: Twin Cities ranks 92nd out of 100 metros for racial equity

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: Working with experiential learning

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Curriculum: Intro to Education program growing in Grand Meadow

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Enrollment: Allow families to choose

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Courts: Teen who threatened school shooting facing charges

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Community: Grandparents for Education honored by school board

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Planning: Board to look at progress on World’s Best Workforce goals



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Budget: State budget forecast estimates $1.3 billion surplus

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Funding: State’s $1.3 billion surplus sets up budget debate

Negotiations: St. Paul teacher contract headed for mediation

MINNPOST

Discipline: Seclusion rooms — how are they governed?

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Curriculum: Elementary classes pair with DNR

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Curriculum: Students learn hydroponics at indoor garden

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Community: District connects with senior care site

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Safety: Student brought knife to St. Peter High School

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Advocacy: New Ulm School Board talks with state representative

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Funding: Program helps Latinx coaches build relationships with migrant and other families



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5

MINNESOTA MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET

Budget: Minnesota releases 2019 November Budget and Economic Forecast

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Health: State sues Juul over youth marketing of e-cigarettes

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Negotiations: After near-strike in 2018, St. Paul teachers turn to mediation

MPR

Testing: Report recommends steps to close education gaps

DISABILITY SCOOP

Report: Investigation finds significant barriers to pursuing IDEA disputes

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Board: New Central School Board members greet the community

Curriculum: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan proposes secondary-level course revisions

Curriculum: Stillwater Area School Board, teachers discuss curriculum

Data: Osseo Area School Board reviews achievement gap data

Facilities: Anoka-Hennepin School Board approves turf fields

Facilities: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan investigating artificial turf fields

Finances: Elk River Area School District prepares for bond sale, truth in taxation

Health: Accolades, fresh options grow in Waconia School District’s lunchrooms

Planning: World’s Best Workforce report outlines successes and goals in Edina schools

Planning: Standardized test scores to guide Osseo Area’s improvement efforts

Program: Rush City School Board hears Community Education update

Program: Stillwater Area seeks partnerships with new high school program

Program: St. Louis Park High School students to showcase their products and services

Safety: Anoka-Hennepin School District assures families all threats are taken seriously

Safety: One-time funding will help Osseo Area create secure entrances, support student mental health

Teaching: Teachers brief Forest Lake Area School Board on new techniques, proposals

Technology: Watertown-Mayer School Board approves new website contract

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cambridge-Isanti: District names new school building

Monticello: Students to receive backpack safety lights

Monticello: Sheriff-school relationship grows with office at high school

Monticello: School district projects decrease in tax levy

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Funding: School is first recipient of Books Grant

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Administration: Crosslake hires new director

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Extracurricular: Youth gearing up for robotics competition

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Safety: Inspections prove safety of buses

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Awards: New Ulm wins national survey award

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: Park Board considers school, park swap



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Safety: Minnehaha school blast pinned on actions of unqualified gas meter workers

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Safety: St. Paul looks to drop security guards in favor of student-friendly staff

MPR

Diversity: Chinese, English language students learn from each other

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Hastings School District hires interim superintendent

Program: At Hastings High School, Ford gives a boost to automotive program

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Detroit Lakes: School board sets January 20 deadline for superintendent applications

Sibley East: School board votes to move forward with tennis court project

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Diversity: Bemidji Area reviews teacher diversity and student success

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Finances: Medford’s audit is clean

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Buildings: Parents pitch alternative middle school

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Teaching: Owatonna looks to grow its own teachers



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Funding: School Finance Working Group discusses special education funding

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Community: St. Paul housing is first of its kind for homeless Native American youth

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Fees: Proposed after-school fee eliminated under revised St. Paul parks budget

MPR

Diversity: Chinese, English language students learn from each other

MINNPOST

Health: How schools are doubling down on anti-vaping efforts

THE HILL

Politics: U.S. congressman introduces bill to halt LGBTQ bullying

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Testing: U.S. scores above average in math and science

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Budget: Albert Lea Area approves increase in levy

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: District gives bus tour of school sites

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Board: Chair announces resignation

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Community: Schools bring in over 5,000 pounds of food for Sack Hunger campaign

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: School seeks annexation of proposed middle school site

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Courts: Lawsuit claiming underfunding of schools is appealed



MONDAY, DECEMBER 2

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Buildings: Two East side schools top the list for building overhauls in St. Paul

Census: Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center band together for census

Editorial: The promise of Pre-K education

Enrollment: Minnetonka’s open enrollment under state scrutiny

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Graduation: How Minnesota replaced low-income college savings grants with tax breaks for high earners

MPR

Discipline: Gathering focuses on discipline disparity in schools

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Special elections set for February 4 to fill two Minnesota House seats

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Alexandria: Superintendent says timing was right to retire

Fillmore Central: Graduate discusses accessibility issue

Grand Rapids: School board discusses budget concerns, boundaries

Lanesboro: School board fills vacant seat

Menahga: School district purchases livestream system

Nevis: School district changes lunch balance policy

Nevis: Superintendent addresses parents’ concerns about teacher

Park Rapids Area: School board hears facility assessment

Park Rapids Area: Students glimpse Mall of America’s marketing program

Park Rapids Area: District offers free meals for December

Pierz: School district is financially healthy with steady enrollment

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Community: Graduates give back to the school

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Arts: Austin students contribute to book

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Teaching: Board sees how teachers work preemptively

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Weather: Canceling school can be a hard decision for superintendents

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Community: For Fairmont grads, there’s no place like home

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Funding: Middle school closet keeps clothing items to meet student needs

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Budget: How will bonds affect property taxes?