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January 2018

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

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

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Assault: Roseville associate principal injured while breaking up student fight

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

MPR

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

Event: Students practice real-world skills at Model Assembly

Honors: Hastings School Board honors six employees

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: School board selects interim board member

Benson: Threats cause evacuation at high school during basketball game

Benson: School district could set levy referendum for May

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

Blue Earth Area: Emotions runs high at school board meeting

Chatfield: Students learning benefits of new FlexStar learning program

Delano: School board gets organized for 2018

Kingsland: School board reviews issues in study session

Kingsland: Board considers administrative options

Kingsland: School board selects officers

McGregor: Improved safety is key for students

Pipestone Area: Board chair re-elected

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

Rushford-Peterson: School board holds organizational meeting

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

Sibley East: School board elects officers at annual organizational meeting

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Safety: Staff trained for school shooter situations

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Buildings: Lyle classes to resume today

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Sports: Resigning coach points finger at problematic parents

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Budget: Duluth schools face nearly $4 million deficit

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Awards: Students earn Triple A honors

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Courts: Former United South Central teacher sentenced on porn charges

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Technology: Teachers say tech playing major role in classroom

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Administration: Mayo school’s international liaison officer dies

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

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



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Accident: Runaway semi crashes through wall of Lyle Elementary School

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

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

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Incident: Roseville principal injured while breaking up student altercation

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

THE WASHINGTON POST

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Accident: Injuries reported after semi hits Lyle school

Safety: Albert Lea Area staff trained for school shooter situations

BEMIDJI PIONEER

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

BRAINERD DISPATCH

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

CROOKSTON TIMES

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

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

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



TUESDAY, JANUARY 16

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Editorial: On CHIP and DACA, Congress must protect children

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

Discipline: Lakeville middle school principal put on leave during investigation

Funding: Preschool grant to focus on early numeracy skills

MPR

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

THE HECHINGER REPORT

Data: Roughly 75 percent of recession school cuts now restored

MANKATO FREE PRESS

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



MONDAY, JANUARY 15

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Enrollment: Open enrollment keeps students, resources flowing to Minnetonka

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

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

ESSA: State oversight plan approved by federal education officials

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

MPR

Board: Outcry after Louisiana teacher arrested during school board meeting

TIES: Blaine company makes bid for troubled school tech group

MINNPOST

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: Learning doesn’t stop for the weather anymore

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Board: Pequot Lakes conducts reorganizational meeting

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Administration: Finalists named for Cloquet superintendent position

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

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Curriculum: Popular classes paying off

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Weather: Northwest schools close amid no-travel advisories

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Calendar: RTR votes to end Flexible Learning Year

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Marketing: Good Knight, Kingsland logo

Safety: District faces crossing guard shortage

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Arts: Play draws connections for area students on discrimination

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Budget: Winona to form another budget reduction committee

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Referendum: District is tapped out on creative space solutions



TUESDAY, JANUARY 9

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Project: Coon Rapids High School launches kindness campaign

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

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

MPR

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

MINNPOST

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

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

THE WASHINGTON POST

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Politics: Legislators tour schools, meet with students

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

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

Teaching: Fairmont Area looks to fill language gap

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Curriculum: New Ulm High School showcases vocation-focused curriculum

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Program: Program offers Austin students an introduction to robotics

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

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

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

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



MONDAY, JANUARY 8

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Courts: School integration lawsuit heads to Minnesota Supreme Court

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Hiring: Social worker says school fired him over heart problem

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

BOSTON HERALD

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

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

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Alexandria: School board members opt for raise

Big Lake: School board elects new chairman

Dassel-Cokato: Businessman pleased to join school board

Grand Rapids: Whooping cough cases confirmed at Itasca County schools

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

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Extracurricular: Problem-solving and teamwork

BEMIDJI PIONEER

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

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Curriculum: Schools look to fill language gap

MANKATO FREE PRESS

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

NEW ULM JOURNAL

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

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

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



FRIDAY, JANUARY 5

MPR

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

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

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

Lake Superior: Movie caused stir, but served educational purpose

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Pre-K: Leaders affirm early childhood commitment

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Board: Angie Goetz is Austin School Board chair again

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Funding: Board reviews work of New Ulm boosters

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Testing: Student earns elusive perfect ACT score

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Survey: Board ponders community survey



THURSDAY, JANUARY 4

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Hiawatha Academies leader to step down in June

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Every Student Succeeds Act: Concerns growing about ESSA plans

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

McGregor: Improved safety is key for students

McGregor: Student exemplifies spirit of giving

Pipestone Area: School board approves levy reduction for 2018

Pipestone Area: School land wanted for new Veterans Memorial

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

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

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

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: Winona Area ready to tackle facilities, budget



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: MSBA releases 2018 Legislative Agenda

THE 74

Study: Federally funded teacher bonuses led to improved student performance

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: School board approves tax levy

Chatfield: School board considers continued sponsorship of cable channel

Delano: Pipe bursts at elementary school

Fillmore Central: Board approves tax levy

Houston: School board hears good news from continuous math program

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

Kingsland: Board certifies levy decrease

Lanesboro: School board hears audit report, passes levy

Lanesboro: Truth in Taxation meeting shows reductions in expenditures

Mabel-Canton: School district in good financial position

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

Spring Grove: School board member announces resignation

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Referendum: Albert Lea looks at May bond referendum

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Board: Kirby remains chairman for Duluth School Board

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Arts: Music Man Meidl supplies instruments to area schools

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Teaching: Owatonna partners with MSU-Mankato for teachers

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Contracts: Rochester schools go with private trash collector



TUESDAY, JANUARY 2

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

THE CONVERSATION

Commentary: High school career readiness expectations are unrealistic

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: Looking to the new year

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Youth: Project encourages talking with your teens

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Planning: Owatonna concentrates on strategic plan

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Buildings: Lakeland Elementary opens today in Willmar

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Feature: Student stays positive after life-altering neck injury

December 2017

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29

MPR

Diversity: Why are all the black kids sitting together?

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Orono High School principal announces retirement

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Barnum: Principal placed on administrative leave

Carlton: School board votes to bond for $5.58 million

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

Lake Superior: Students volunteer at food shelf

Moose Lake: State education commissioner tours school

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Learning: Reaching out with books

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: Athlos Academy executive director resigns



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Funding: Budget woes are pinching sports in Minneapolis schools

Buildings: South High fields a long list of facility needs

Choice: School choice hits home

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

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Courts: Judge blocks Arizona from banning Mexican-American curriculum

MPR

Curriculum: Educator wants Legos to teach kids about watersheds

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Safety: Lighted stop signs ordered for school intersection

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Awards: Community education program receives statewide honor



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

MINNPOST

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

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Alexandria: Refinancing saves school district $6.9 million

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

Alexandria: High school student organizes donations for Puerto Rico

Belle Plaine: School board approves 2018-2019 tax levy

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

Blue Earth Area: District’s bullying task force meets

Chatfield: Sen. Carla Nelson attends school board meeting

Delano: School board approves 2018 tax levy

Grand Rapids: School board looking to fill open seat

Houston: School board discusses superintendent evaluation

Kingsland: School board approves tax levy and bond

Lester Prairie: School board approves 2018 levy

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

Morris Area: Students learn about local jobs

Park Rapids Area: Police investigating threat at middle school

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

Sleepy Eye: School board expels two students

Stewartville: Agriculture credits expected to reduce levy

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

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



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

MINNPOST

Curriculum: Anti-bias curriculum teaches empathy through play

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

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

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Planning: Instructors looking at next school year

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Budget: Crosslake board revises budget

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Teaching: Students aiding educators

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Crime: Teen charged in assault at Madelia High School

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

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



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Toy becomes a learning tool in Brooklyn Park school

Health: Officials expect Minnesota flu cases to rise

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Arts: Da Vinci Fest promotes art, science and droids

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Lake Park Audubon: High school sponsors three student teachers

North Branch Area: School board adopts 2018 levy

Pequot Lakes: School board approves final levy

Perham-Dent: Area schools receive generous gift

Pine River-Backus: Building trades event inspires students

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

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

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

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Budget: New Ulm School Board approves levy

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Buildings: Board looks to transfer Tech to city

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Buildings: Families invited to see new elementary

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Finances: Winona Area’s bond rating downgraded

Survey: Winona board poised to survey community about facilities



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Diversity: Woodbury High School confronts racist behavior by some students

MPR

Buildings: Minnehaha students keep moving ahead

MINNPOST

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

EDUCATION WEEK

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Budget: Jordan School Board sets 2018-2019 tax levy

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Benson: Threats cause evacuation during high school basketball game

Ellsworth: Student council sponsors food drive

New Prague Area: Mural shows history of high school

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Buildings: Board considers the future of Hammer Complex

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Youth: Homelessness in Duluth schools

MANKATO FREE PRESS

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

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Editorial: Look for ways to prevent future bad behavior

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Budget: Byron schools plan to build up budget reserve



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Safety: Student brings gun to Brooklyn Center elementary school

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Buidings: St. Paul to buy Crosswinds school in Woodbury

Enrollment: St. Paul numbers down slightly this year

MPR

Cooperation: TIES proves costly for Twin Cities school districts

SESSION DAILY

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

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Board: Bemidji Area accepting school board applications for truncated term

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

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

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Safety: Healing after bullying

NEW ULM JOURNAL

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

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Administration: BOLD School Board postpones superintendent decision

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Budget: Worthington School Board approves levy



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Accident: Iron Range high school student dies in snowmobile crash

Administration: Hiawatha Academies executive director to step down in June

MINNPOST

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

U.S. HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

Alexandria: School district approves levy increase

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

Big Lake: School roofing bonds in at a good rate

Blue Earth Area: Bucs Bags program gets resurrected

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Facilities: Albert Lea Area School Board considers future of complex

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Finances: Bemidji Area School Board sets tax levies

Honors: Cass Lake teachers recognized for robotics tournament

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Facilities: Sprinkler system floods part of Chisholm High School

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

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

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

HIBBING DAILY NEWS

Facilities: Sprinkler busts, causes damage at Chisholm High School

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

MANKATO FREE PRESS

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

Finances: Mankato Area School District receives a clean audit

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

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

ST. CLOUD TIMES

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

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

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



MONDAY, DECEMBER 18

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

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

Safety: Benson High School evacuated after terroristic threats

Safety: Schools looking at ways to address bullying

THE 74

Technology: Net neutrality vote could hamper schools’ technology programs

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

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

Kingsland: New school board member eager to get to work

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

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

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

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

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

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

Schedule: Duluth explores schedule options

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Column: Polling places not meant to manipulate results

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

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



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Politics: Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act bill update

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

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

MPR

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

Politics: Republican tax bill drops controversial loan provisions

Safety: Schools disagree over how to prepare for active shooters

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

Data: Mahtomedi Middle School student breaches school district data

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

Lake Superior: Students present street intersection solutions

Lake Superior: School board approves deficit budget

Lake Superior: Parent voices concern about movie shown in class

Moose Lake: School district holds dedication ceremony

Mora: School board takes up repair plan

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

Pequot Lakes: Culinary arts comes to high school classroom

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

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

CROOKSTON TIMES

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

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

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

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Data: Proctor School District hit by ransomware attack

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

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

Safety: Fairmont Area School District puts focus on bullying

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

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

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

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

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

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



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

MPR

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

MINNPOST

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

POLITICO

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Aitkin: Elementary school seeking additional AmeriCorps volunteers

Fillmore Central: School board hears positive audit report

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

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

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Budget: Board approves and certifies levy

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Budget: Sleepy Eye approves 1.94 levy increase

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Teaching: Elias goes to all lengths to help students succeed



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Calendar: Shorter school year in Minneapolis divides parents

MINNPOST

Youth: Edina lawsuit highlights political club tensions

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: School board recommits to iPad lease plan

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

Randolph: School board looking at space issues

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

Windom Area: School district to offer incentives for early resignations

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Community: School food drive breaks a record

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Discipline: Barnum principal put on leave

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Budget: School levy to fall 0.7 percent

MANKATO FREE PRESS

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

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Health: A little yoga helps first-graders

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Administration: Sherri Broderius to serve as MACCRAY interim superintendent



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

Testing: State assessment working group releases recommendations

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Diversity: Minnesota anticipates major drop-off in refugee arrivals

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Big Lake: High school revising early graduation policy

Northfield: Enrollment factors into district’s levy increase

St. Peter: District prepares to approve levy increase

Stewartville: Superintendent addresses food removal

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Budget: Brainerd Area approves 3 percent levy increase

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Budget: Unexpected Duluth school cuts loom

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Safety: School invests in security cameras

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Administration: Moorhead Area hires MSBA for superintendent search

HIBBING DAILY NEWS

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

ST. CLOUD TIMES

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

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Program: New London-Spicer launches backpack food program

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Milestone: Members mark 20 years on Worthington School Board



MONDAY, DECEMBER 11

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: Legislature was wrong to weaken tenure

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

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

Testing: Reimagine classrooms aim to close achievement gap

USA TODAY

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

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Funding: State education finance systems take center stage

WCCO

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Brandon-Evansville: School district eyes November referendum

Pine Island: High school hosts clothing drive for veterans

Zumbrota-Mazeppa: School board approves high school robotics program

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Safety: Breaking down bullying

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Awards: Proctor teacher awarded for special education work

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Health: Fairmont Area schools will not deny lunch

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Planning: Chisholm approves strategic plan

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Arts: Area band directors step up to help Hayfield

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

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



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Health: Exercise improves test scores, study finds

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

MPR

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

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Death: Hayfield mourns loss of band director

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Discipline: Principal sees huge growth in mutual respect

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Survey: Winona Board plans to survey entire community on facilities



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

MPR

Data: Census shows Minnesota increasingly multilingual

MINNPOST

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

THE ATLANTIC

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

THE JOURNAL

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cloquet: School district finances better than predicted

Esko: Teacher named “Health Teacher of the Year”

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

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

Jackson County Central: Virtual school days a reality at district

Le Sueur-Henderson: School board approves tax levy

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

Litchfield: School board considers investing in student IDs

Moose Lake: School receives “Seizure Smart” designation

Pipestone Area: School board approves new teacher contract

Pipestone Area: Real-world student program shaping up

Sibley East: Arlington school site is two months behind schedule

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Honors: Albert Lea High School robotics team recognized

BEMIDJI PIONEER

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

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Administration: Le Sueur-Henderson superintendent resigns

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Finances: Portion of Rochester School District taxes to decline

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



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Grants: 2017 Border-to-Border Grants awarded

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

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Buildings: Clearing debris at Minnehaha Academy starts this week

Column: Bus crash survivor was broken, but never defeated

MPR

Diversity: Charter schools and the resegregation of public education

MINNPOST

Discipline: Minnesota educators weigh in on student discipline debate

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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

SESSION DAILY

Politics: November forecast projects red ink for state budget

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

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

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

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

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Health: Student-athletes need better education on energy drinks

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Safety: Parents seek change at Blue Earth Area

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Budget: No protests of school property tax hike

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Enrollment: Number of students rising at Marshall School District

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

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

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

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



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Extracurricular: National Spelling Bee to expand

Politics: Minnesota facing $188 million deficit

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

THE WASHINGTON POST

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

THE 74

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

Delano: School board addresses unpaid meal charges

Nevis: Audit indicates healthy fund balance

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

Stewartville: School board OKs revised school lunch policy

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Budget: Board increases levy 5 percent

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Negotiations: Bemidji Area, teachers agree on new contract

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Weather: A few school closings in the Northland

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Editorial: Shaming students at lunch unacceptable

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Budget: Board approves 1.94 percent levy increase

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Discipline: School discipline changes come with frustration

Discipline: Some teachers believe their authority is held back

ST. CLOUD TIMES

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

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Discipline: Board terminates employee



MONDAY, DECEMBER 4

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

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

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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

THE DENVER POST

Teaching: Colorado state legislative task force addresses teacher shortage

THE 74

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

THE WASHINGTON POST

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

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Safety: Bullying has potential to affect students in different ways

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

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

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Grading: Fairmont Area makes grading shift

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Planning: Hibbing School Board chat leads to outline of priorities

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Personnel: Worthington School Board terminates employee



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

Report: Minnesota Department of Education releases revenue disparity report

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

MINNPOST

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

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Teaching: AmeriCorps to offer three-day tutor positions

NOVEMBER 2017

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Health: Trump administration officials halt school lunch salt reduction

CENTER ON BUDGET AND POLICY PRIORITIES

Report: A punishing decade for school funding

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

Court: South Washington County School District settles claim

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Adrian: Elementary school receives grant

Chatfield: Reports and presentations fill school board agenda

Kingsland: Board gets good audit report, new member

Lanesboro: Board looks at possible school improvements

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

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

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

Windom Area: School district schedules Truth in Taxation hearing

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Crime: Assault raises questions at Blue Earth Area

MANKATO FREE PRESS

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

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Extracurricular: Science fair has a future in Rochester

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Youth: Two middle schoolers create winning game-day snacks



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Budget: Shakopee facing some tough decisions

Policy: Stewartville votes for hot lunches for all students

Crime: Vandals trash small American Indian school in Minneapolis

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

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

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Funding: Board denies compensatory education funding change

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Finances: Audit shows district is in good shape

Administration: Blue Earth Area superintendent offers State of the District

HIBBING

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

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Graduation: Are Rochester graduates ready for the workforce?

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Administration: Petition asks BOLD to keep superintendent



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Curriculum: Kindergarten is the new preschool

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

MPR

Graduation: How far can grit get you?

MINNPOST

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

THE 74

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

THE JOURNAL

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

REUTERS

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Big Lake: School board to bond for 2018 improvements

Blue Earth Area: Board hears residents’ bullying concerns

Blue Earth Area: Students facing felony charges in alleged assault

Chatfield: District implements new programs

Ely: Sixth-grader raising money to fight childhood cancer

Goodhue: Three candidates elected to school board

Houston: School board hears praise of new math intervention program

Kenyon-Wanamingo: Voters approve both ballot questions

Kingsland: School board fills vacancy

Lanesboro: Planning committee presents report to school board

Mabel-Canton: Superintendent lays groundwork for the future

Park Rapids Area: School concession stands facing greater scrutiny

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

Zumbrota-Mazeppa: Voters OK referendum questions

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Extracurricular: Austin robotics teams advance to state

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Referendum: Brainerd officials crunch data to select polling places

Referendum: Board sets bond vote for April

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Crime: Former school cooks union treasurer convicted of theft

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Discipline: Red Wing teacher put on leave pending investigation

Policy: Stewartville overturns lunch policy



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

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

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

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

MPR

Curriculum: Steger plans wilderness education center

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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

CHALKBEAT

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

POLITICO

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

THE WASHINGTON POST

Study: Private school enrollment contributes to school segregation

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

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

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: More funding approved for Hoover Elementary addition

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Extracurricular: Elementary students host First Lego League Jr. Expo



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Politics: Legislator says lunch shaming has to stop

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

Belle Plaine: Three candidates elected to school board

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

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Administration: Ami Aalgaard to lead Gene Dillon Elementary

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Buildings: Duluth School Board approves changes to mulch replacement cost

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Health: Stewartville backtracks on alternative meals in schools

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

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



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Diversity: Edina to host second meeting on race and equity

Health: Kimchi for kids? You bet

MPR

Curriculum: Tech center offers chance to build critical skills

THE 74

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Athletics: Centennial wrestling coach passes away

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Big Lake: School district in good financial condition

Big Lake: Students honor veterans

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Buildings: Survey shows desire for updates to Hammer Field complex

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Safety: Bullying, assault sparks outcry

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Finance: Marshall reports $300,000 general fund turnaround

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

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

WAHPETON-BRECKENRIDGE DAILY NEWS

Safety: Resources for parents on safe Internet use for children

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Discipline: Jackson County Central reinstates assistant football coach



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Budget: Minneapolis announces hiring freeze, travel reductions

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

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

MPR

Discipline: St. Paul schools see hope in restorative discipline

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

MINNPOST

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

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Ely: School district revamping website, adding online payment system

Houston: School board approves athletic co-op agreement

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

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: Collaborating for school

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

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

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

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

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Buildings: Clarkfield City Council debates fate of closed school buildings

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

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

Program: Worthington after-school program introduces engineering concepts



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

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

MPR

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

SESSION DAILY

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

THE 74

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

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

Honors: Humphrey School recognizes 25 innovative and collaborative government projects

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Detroit Lakes: School district receives a clean audit

Hutchinson: High school will personalize learning with varying classroom layouts

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

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

Wadena-Deer Creek: School program honors area veterans

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Honors: Pillager School District wins honor for innovation

CROOKSTON TIMES

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

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

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

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Finances: New Ulm School District receives clean audit



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

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

MPR

Court: Minnesota Supreme Court case could reshape teacher tenure

NBC NEWS

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

THE 74

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Chatfield: Students, community support food shelf during holiday season

Fillmore Central: Elementary school students honor veterans

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

Pipestone Area: Ninth-graders pledge to graduate

Pipestone Area: Students given second change to eat breakfast

CROOKSTON TIMES

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

Finances: Bond rating upgraded for Crookston School District

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

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Safety: Fumes from roof project close Wrenshall school

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Referendum: Canvass confirms Mankato Area referendum passed by 29 votes

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Fianances: Rochester School District receives clean marks on annual audit

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Winona Area eyes November 2018 ballot for facilities



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Crime: Former Shakopee superintendent charged with theft, embezzlement

Crime: School bus driver accused of raping prostitute

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

MINNPOST

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

KTTC

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

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cannon Falls Area: Enrollment close to last year

Minnewaska Area: Staff, students honor local veterans

Minnewaska Area and Sauk Centre: Students attend workshop on ethics

Randolph: Bigger preschool pushes enrollment higher

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Negotiations: Board OKs secretarial contract

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Buildings: Demolition of former middle school to begin

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Curriculum: Fairmont gets the spotlight for vocational learning

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

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

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Safety: Tweet prompts lockdown at Sleepy Eye school

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: Longfellow will become a neighborhood school

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Administration: BOLD School District investigating shared superintendency

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Award: Winona Education Association picks teacher of the year

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Buildings: Committees consider space, facility options



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Referendums: MSBA’s 2017 referenda analysis

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Policy: Veterans Day assembly protests roil Edina High School

MINNESOTA ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS

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

EDUCATION WEEK

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Pipestone Area: Referendum recount likely

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Column: New teacher mentoring

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: Two sites chosen for proposed Baxter Elementary School

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

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Safety: Duluth’s mulch replacement costs less than expected

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

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

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Accident: Woman arrested after crash with school bus

Graduation: What should a high school graduate know?

ST. CLOUD TIMES

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

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Finances: Willmar has positive audit report



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: Metro area voters demonstrated support of schools

MPR

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

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

MINNPOST

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

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Ely: Overdose at high school leads to drug bust

Fillmore Central: District makes accommodations for expanding choir

Menahga: After five attempts, school bond referendum finally passes

Morris Area: School board gives superintendent a positive evaluation

Morris Area: Students tour ethanol plant

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

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Referendum: Red Wing schools regroup after failed levy



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Crime: Former Minneapolis principal pleads guilty to theft

Safety: Racist graffiti found in Champlin Park High School restroom

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

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

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

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

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

Eden Valley-Watkins: Two former teachers recognized

Hutchinson: Middle school students sock it to cold feet

Kenyon-Wanamingo: Both referendum questions pass

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

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

New Prague Area: Voters approve operating levy

Ogilvie: School bond referendum passes

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

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

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

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

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

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

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Duluth boosts school garden efforts

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

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

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Q Comp: Sleepy Eye looks at program

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Awards: Minnesota Teacher of the Year nominations open

Awards: Click here to nominate a teacher

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

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



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

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

MPR

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

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

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

THE WASHINGTON POST

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

BRAINERD DISPATCH

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

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

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

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Elections: Voter turnout in area around 15 percent

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Curriculum: ALC students find success

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

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



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

Elections: Election results for east-metro school boards

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Election: Community selects next Anoka-Hennepin School Board members

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

Election: Three candidates elected to Eden Prairie School Board

Election: Two incumbents voted out in Edina School Board election

Election: Hastings voters elect school board members

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

Election: Three candidates elected to Minnetonka School Board

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

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

Election: Three candidates elected to Rush City School Board

Election: Five candidates elected to South Washington County School Board

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

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

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

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

Referendum: Voters push Anoka-Hennepin referendum through

Referendum: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage voters approve levies

Referendum: Residents reject Columbia Heights referendum

Referendum: Edina School District referendum passes easily

Referendum: Forest Lake Area voters reject two levy questions

Referendum: Voters approve Hastings School District referendum

Referendum: Lakeville Area voters approve operating levy

Referendum: School levy vote passes in New Prague Area

Referendum: Prior Lake-Savage Area referendum passes

Referendum: Rush City School District referendum fails

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

Referendum: Residents approve St. Francis referendum

Referendum: St. Louis Park School District referendum questions pass

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Benson: Voters approve operating levy

Braham Area: School board hears update on assessments

Caledonia Area: Voters approve operating referendum

Le Sueur-Henderson: Voters approve referendum

Menahga: Unofficial results indicate referendum passes

Monticello: Three candidates join Monticello School Board

Mora: School bond referendum passes

Morris Area: Voters approve referendum

Mountain Lake: Three candidates elected to school board

Northfield: School board referendum fails, levy increase passes

Pipestone Area: Voters OK levy renewal

Red Wing: District voters oppose two referendum questions

St. Peter: Three candidates elected to school board

Upsala Area: School district renews operating referendum

Wadena-Deer Creek: District voters pass both ballot questions

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Program: Austin High School partners on scholarship program

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Referendums: Pillager and Cass Lake-Bena referendums falter

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

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

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Referendum: Truman School District voters OK levy renewal

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Referendum: Voters reject Faribault School District facilities referendum

MANKATO FREE PRESS

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

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

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

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

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

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Referendum: Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop voters turn down referendum

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

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

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Referendum: Holdingford residents oppose two school levies

Referendum: Rocori voters approve technology referendum

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Voters strike down Winona Area referendum

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Election: Resident joins Worthington School Board

Referendum: Luverne School District voters approve bond referendum



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Preschool: A typical day at preschool

MPR

Pre-K: Free books boost early literacy

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Safety: Student data increasingly at risk from cybercriminals

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Calendar: District will start before Labor Day again

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Finances: Marshall fund balance tops $5 million

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Buildings: Deal closes on middle school property

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

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

Curriculum: Can your kids spot fake news?

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Pre-K: Benson schools takes on child care needs

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Voters to decide fate of school referendum



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: Taxpayers need to do their homework on school referendums

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

MPR

Higher education: University of Minnesota deals with large freshman class

MINNPOST

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

CROOKSTON TIMES

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

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

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

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

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

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

Elections: Area school board elections set for Tuesday

NEW ULM JOURNAL

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



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cloquet: School apartment plan gets funding

Lake Superior: Physics students take voyage on Lake Superior

Perham-Dent: School board talks changes in daily procedures

Sartell-St. Stephen: District appoints new activities director

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

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

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

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

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Administration: Superintendent search underway

Choice: New charter school for Nary?

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Referendum: Residents inquire about next week’s vote

GRAND FORKS HERALD

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

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Election: Special election will fill Eveleth-Gilbert board seat

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Editorial: Invest in education for economy, community

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Funding: School board reviews grant proposals

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Accident: No one injured in SUV-bus crash

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Elections: Several school elections slated for Tuesday

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Board refutes misconceptions



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Crime: Police investigate Duluth candy tampering report

MINNPOST

Politics: A new way to organize the public school system

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Election: Four candidates running for Hastings School Board

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

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

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

Negotiations: Farmington Area School District, teachers reach contract deal

Program: Woodbury High School student completes prestigious leadership program

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

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

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

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

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

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Health: Heart rate monitors impact student health

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Preschool: Greater Minnesota child care crisis not just words

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Referendum: Will voters pay more for schools?



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Retired Shakopee superintendent to lead district temporarily

Election: Early voting opens around the state

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Veterans: November is Veterans and Service Member Appreciation Month

CHALKBEAT

Teaching: Study finds pay incentives effective in reducing teacher attrition

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

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

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

Goodhue: Five candidates vying for three seats on school board

Greenway: School board pleased with superintendent’s performance

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

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

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

Minnewaska Area: Student participation in falls sports increases

Rushford-Peterson: New school theater hosts first performance

Sibley East: School board discusses test scores

Sleepy Eye: Students interview for BizTown positions

Sleepy Eye: Kids learn about trash, recyclables and careers

Upsala Area: School district proposes to renew referendum

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

Zumbrota-Mazeppa: Former superintendent diagnosed with cancer

Zumbrota-Mazeppa: Residents will vote on two questions

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Referendum: Farmers receive referenda relief through Ag2School tax credit

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

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

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Testing: Drop-off in test scores tells partial story

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Referendum: No shortage of school questions on the ballot

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Some residents seek alternatives to referendum

OCTOBER 2017

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Court: Minnesota Supreme Court to hear data practices case

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

MPR

Technology: Alexa, are you safe for my kids?

KSTP

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Accident: Two injured in Glenville-Emmons science room explosion

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Survey: Results encourage possible referendum

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Referendum: Truman levy vote set for next week

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

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

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Referendum: Four area districts hold building or operating referendums

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

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



MONDAY, OCTOBER 30

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Discipline: Stillwater Area School Board votes to investigate two members

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

MPR

Safety: Learn how bullying happens in order to prevent it

USA TODAY

Survey: Teachers’ mental health declining amid job stress

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: What is Makerspace?

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Election: District 1 candidates differ on key issues

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

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

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Safety: Waseca school locked down while police searched for teen

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Curriculum: Future of Rochester’s science fair in flux

Administration: Service co-op names new director

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Buildings: Another delay for New London-Spicer school theater

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

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



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

MPR

Data: Learning how bullying happens in order to prevent it

MINNPOST

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

BEMIDJI PIONEER

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

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

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

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Budget: Duluth School District nearly out of reserve money

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

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

NEW ULM JOURNAL

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

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

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

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: St. Cloud Area School Board evaluates superintendent

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Budget: Winona Area braces for budget cuts

Event: Winona Area sixth-graders test their vocabulary skills

Referendum: Winona Area officials host informational meetings



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

MPR

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

Technology: Best Buy expands after-school tech program

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Aitkin: Students learn a lot on annual trip

Glencoe-Silver Lake: School board accepts offer

Kingsland: School board members considering day care proposal again

Kingsland: Lions Club gives dictionaries to third-graders

Monticello: Three candidates vie for three school board spots

Mountain Lake: Big decisions ahead for school board

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

Rushford-Peterson: School board discusses e-learning days

Spring Grove: School district receives $10,000 grant

Spring Grove: Student council leading school, communitywide food drive

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Safety: Recognizing Unity Day

BRAINERD DISPATCH

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

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Column: The hidden discrimination facing Hispanic students

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Safety: United against bullying

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Health: Marshall High students join the breakfast club

NEW ULM JOURNAL

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

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Arts: Music to their ears

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Community: School greeter programs seeking volunteers



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Shakopee superintendent takes leave after cancer diagnosis

Choice: Charter school opens in the woods

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Shakopee interim superintendent diagnosed with cancer

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

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

Finances: Prior Lake-Savage Area receives clean audit report

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

Honors: MSBA honors Rep. Jenifer Loon

Milestone: Book celebrates 100 years of Rosemount High School

Referendum: Hastings School District seeking voter support

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

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

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Kenyon-Wanamingo: Referendum vote approaches for school district

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

Sibley East: School board discusses locker options at Arlington site

Windom Area: School board receives update on e-learning

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Safety: School briefly evacuated after reported gas leak

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Negotiations: Teacher contract OK’d

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Energy: Board approves LED light project

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Election: Board candidates support referendum

NEW ULM JOURNAL

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

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

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

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Planning: Worthington discusses strategic/master plan



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Sports: Crunch time never ends for coaches

USA TODAY

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

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

Election: Edina School Board candidates address claims of liberal indoctrination

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

Election: Mounds View School Board candidates say schools are overcapacity

Election: Spring Lake Park School Board candidates introduce themselves

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

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Blue Earth Area: Parent voices concerns about school policies

Chatfield: School district reduces achievement gap

Lanesboro: School library gets an overhaul

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

Mabel-Canton: School board selects another new member

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

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Arts: Theatre Trust holds workshops at Bemidji High School

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Sports: Speaker tackles our fear

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

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

Negotiations: Two-year contract approved for Moorhead Area teachers

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Negotiations: Contract talks moving closer

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Elections: Board, referendum elections coming November 7

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Health: NRHEG Elementary School now a healthier place

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Youth: Keeping the lights on after school

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: Sartell-St. Stephen hires new activities director

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Buildings: Board tours Willmar High School addition



MONDAY, OCTOBER 23

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

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

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

Politics: Seventy-two federal education disabilities regulations erased

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

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

MPR

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

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

MINNPOST

Discipline: Whatever happened to time outs?

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Curriculum: School libraries evolve to engage

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Curriculum: Students visit historic battle site

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Nordic immersion school being considered

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Extracurriculars: School’s debate team is on

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Referendum: Area school boards grapple with aging buildings, equipment

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Courts: Teen charged with threatening school shooting

MESABI DAILY NEWS

Administration: Nashwauk-Keewatin principal resigns

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Curriculum: Longfellow looks to become neighborhood school

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

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



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19

THE HILL

Opinion: America’s schools are essential public infrastructure

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Boundaries: Farmington Area School District may redraw boundaries

Court: Mahtomedi School District asserts innocence in student expulsion case

Donation: Westonka School District receives $1.25 million for scholarships

Program: Mahtomedi School District rolls out staff innovation program

Program: White Bear Lake Area career pathways enrollment jumps

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

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: School board discusses technology

Caledonia Area: School district officials hold referendum meeting

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

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

Hutchinson: Student pitch outdoor feature for high school

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: Board gives superintendent positive evaluation

Laporte: School board suspends all international travel

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

Moose Lake: New school athletic fields discussed

Mountain Lake: Candidate drops out of school board election

Perham-Dent: For the love of art

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

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

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

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

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Winona Area’s referendum would fund new gyms



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Awards: Hastings marching band wins state championship

Schedule: St. Paul votes to change school start times

MPR

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

Sports: High school sports goes digital

SESSION DAILY

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

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Board: Austin picks new mission statement

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Enrollment: Eleven classes at Bemidji schools exceed recommended size

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Safety: Duluth playground material questioned

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

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

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Community: Excited about education

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Negotiations: Blooming Prairie approves master contract for teachers

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Board: Former board member to return as chairman

Finances: Byron audit prompts discretionary freeze

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Column: Enrollment growth prompts February bond vote



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: Legislative commission to discuss Student Data Privacy Act

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Column: The new gap in Minnesota is a formative thing

MPR

Travel: MEA travel rush nears

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Award: Nominations open for 2018 Minnesota Teacher of the Year

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

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

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

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

Extracurriculars: More than meets the eye with robotics

Facilities: St. Michael-Albertville celebrates high school additions

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

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

Planning: Watertown-Mayer faculty reviews two-year plan

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

Program: Music group visits Central Elementary School students

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

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

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

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

Dassel-Cokato: Sixth-grade teacher passes away

Evansville: Student’s blood drive efforts earn scholarship

Red Wing: Trades workers speak to high school students

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

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

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Safety: A bright light for student safety

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

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

MANKATO FREE PRESS

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

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Buildings: Board continues facilities discussion

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

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



MONDAY, OCTOBER 16

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

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

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

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

THE SEATTLE TIMES

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

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

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

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

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

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Referendum: Carlton weighs options for facilities

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Crime: Bus driver charged with assault

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Curriculum: Construct Tomorrow offers hands-on experience

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Curriculum: Prairie students create rock garden



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

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

MPR

Athletics: Mountain biking booms among Minnesota high school students

MINNPOST

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

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

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

THE WASHINGTON POST

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

Fulda: School board hires junior high coaches

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

MANKATO FREE PRESS

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

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Advertising: New Ulm School Board discusses advertising on sports fields

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

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



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

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

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Budget: Brooklyn Center sets 2018 levy

Election: Edina School Board candidates address claims of liberal indoctrination

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

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

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

Grant: Bloomington School District receives preschool grant

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

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

Program: Waconia students experience the outdoors

Referendum: Columbia Heights school forums continue

Referendum: St. Louis Park ballot includes two referendum questions

Safety: Central School Board discusses underpass

Scam: Waconia School District alerted to scam

Study: Students receiving Minnesota Math Corps tutoring significantly exceed expectations

Technology: Central High School rolls out Chromebook program

Testing: Forest Lake Area School District meets achievement gap goal

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

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Ellsworth: School bus rear-ended by semi

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

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

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

Mountain Lake: Program provides job shadowing for students

Red Wing: Operating levy referendum approaches

Red Wing: Roundabout bumps up bus route efficiency

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

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

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

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

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

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

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Transaction: Brainerd School Board approves property purchase

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Forum: Community tackles issues of race

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Honors: Retired Faribault educators honored by state association

Referendums: Faribault residents weigh in on school referendums

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

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Honors: Austin school sends off “distinguished principal”

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

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

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



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

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

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

MINNPOST

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

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Administration: Austin School Board praises superintendent

Program: Austin middle school students enjoy Nature Center

CROOKSTON TIMES

Facilities: Crookston School Board checks out renovated learning center

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

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

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Testing: Fairmont Area School Board gets update on test results

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Collaboration: Chisholm School Board members weigh in on joint meeting

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

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

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

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

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Facilities: Winona Area School Board hires architect for facility plan

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Initiative: Worthington School Board recommends home initiative approval

Tour: Worthington Middle School students tour local farms



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Budget: Minneapolis schools forecast $33 million debt

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

Column: Why it’s crucial to unlearn racism

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

MPR

Curriculum: Should agriculture be taught in schools?

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Budget: Stillwater Area approves preliminary levy

Election: Boundary plan divides South Washington County School Board candidates

Election: Resident announces candidacy for Spring Lake Park School Board

Facilities: New Prague Area holds open house for renovated buildings

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

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

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

Program: Farmington Area superintendent talks Innovation Zones

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Teaching: Engaging students through technology

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Enrollment: Student numbers on the rebound

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Crime: Music equipment stolen from East Grand Forks schools

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Safety: Evacuation was a precaution

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Enrollment: Willmar enrollment grows in first month



MONDAY, OCTOBER 9

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

MPR

Politics: Betsy DeVos’ first semester — a status report

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

Blue Earth Area: Elementary school students learn through cleanliness challenge

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

Nevis: School board sets preliminary levy

Osakis: Partnership nets cash for schools

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

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

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

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Teaching: New licensing system aims to reverse teacher shortage

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

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Teaching: Jefferson Elementary teachers to take part in study

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Budget: Byron to tap local optional revenue



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6

MINNPOST

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

Budget: Spring Lake Park School Board sets preliminary levy

Budget: St. Francis School Board approves tax levy

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

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

Program: Fridley School District celebrates National GEAR UP Week

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

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

Referendum: Brooklyn Center hosting referendum meeting

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

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

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

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

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

Le Sueur-Henderson: Enrollment numbers show growth

Monticello: School board approves new position at elementary school

Monticello: Interim superintendent has passion for people

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

Proctor: School district to break ground for hockey arena

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

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

Wadena-Deer Creek: Elementary school project receives a boost

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

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Referendum: Faribault voters see both sides of upcoming school referendum

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Collaboration: Chisholm, Hibbing school representatives gather for informal discussion

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Facilities: Medford technology room shifts focus to collaborative learning

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Testing: Byron students test above state average on ACT

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

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

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



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Curriculum: Drone classes landing at Anoka-Hennepin schools

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

Negotiations: St. Paul School District outlines bargaining strategy

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

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

MPR

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

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

Segregation: The re-segregation of American schools

MINNPOST

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

CHARLESTON POST AND COURIER

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Maple Lake: School support staff honored at ceremony

McGregor: School district awarded $622,000 grant

McGregor: District offering gifted and talented program

Murray County Central: Messages of encouragement greet students

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

Murray County Central: Students learn about farm safety

Pipestone Area: Two student representatives will join school board

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

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Contest: Essay contest announced for elementary school students



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

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

THE HILL

Commentary: Millennials more likely to embrace charters

THE 74

Politics: Senate committee holds hearing on Every Student Succeeds Act

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Osseo Area superintendent announces intent to retire

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

Boundaries: Hopkins School Board denies fourth detachment request since 2002

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

Budget: Osseo Area School Board approves preliminary levy

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

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

Election: Resident announces candidacy for Fridley School Board

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

Election: Minnetonka School Board candidates participate in forum

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

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

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

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

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

Referendum: Wayzata School District hosting informational session on funding requests

Testing: Minnetonka middle school students recognized for test scores

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: School board OKs preliminary levy

Mountain Lake: District sees enrollment increase

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

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Curriculum: Albert Lea Area middle school offering more course options

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Finances: Byron School District to tap local optional revenue

ST. CLOUD TIMES

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

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Program: Winona Area elementary school provides creative space for kids



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

MPR

Preschool: Getting the most out of pre-K

Program: Clueless consumers motivate agriculture educators to reach more students

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Analysis: Betsy DeVos no longer seeking federal school choice program

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Board: Rush City School Board welcomes new student members

Budget: North Branch Area approves preliminary levy

Curriculum: Anoka-Hennepin to offer drones course next year

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

Feature: Forest Lake Area educator leaves legacy of caring

Finances: Elk River Area School District refinancing its debt

Personnel: Elk River Area decides to hire paraprofessionals

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

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

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

Chatfield: Administrators report positive start to school year

Dassel-Cokato: School board fills vacancy

Hancock: School district grows from within

Houston: School board talks enrollment, approves proposed levy

Kenyon-Wanamingo: School district educates residents on upcoming referendum

Kingsland: School board seeks busing bids

Lanesboro: School board agrees to sponsor dance activity

Lanesboro: School district looking for more bus drivers

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

Mabel-Canton: Resident voices concerns

Monticello: School board gets positive enrollment update

Park Rapids Area: School board approves preliminary levy

Princeton and Milaca: School districts, teachers ratify contracts

Stewartville: Ag credits expected to reduce district levy hike

BEMIDJI PIONEER

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

BRAINERD DISPATCH

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

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Food service: Vendor gives update to Marshall School Board

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Budget: Winona Area’s deficit mystery unfolds



MONDAY, OCTOBER 2

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

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

MPR

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

MINNPOST

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

BEMIDJI PIONEER

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

BRAINERD DISPATCH

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

CROOKSTON TIMES

Budget: Crookston School Board approves preliminary budget and tax levy

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Wisconsin budget brings lifetime licenses for teachers

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Program: Martin County West partners with food plant

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

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

MESABI DAILY NEWS

Athletics: School districts face off with declining sports

Tour: Virginia School Board visits forest land

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

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

ST. CLOUD TIMES

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

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Winona Area School Board rejects referendum delay

SEPTEMBER 2017

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Crime: Former assistant principal in Bemidji pleads guilty to child porn

Elections: Minneapolis mayoral hopefuls weigh in on city’s K-12 education system

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Awards: St. Paul, Woodbury, Lakeville get Blue Ribbon honors

Funding: Charter schools get a boost from federal grants, with maybe more to come

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Honors: U.S. secretary of education recognizes eight Minnesota schools as 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools

THE 74

Grants: U.S. Education Department awards more than $250 million in charter grants

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Discovering local history

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Awards: Hoover Elementary receives national honor

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Budget: Board OKs levy for next year

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Safety: Crossing guards focus on safety

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Awards: Washington school named Blue Ribbon school

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Enrollment: Area districts see more growth

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Teaching: Winona always looking for substitutes



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Accident: Worker hurt at Bemidji new elementary school site

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Administration: Former St. Paul superintendent takes job with New York nonprofit

Teaching: Minnesota Teaching Board says it’s not obligated to report teacher misconduct

MPR

Curriculum: St. Paul tries free college prep for grads needing a boost

MINNPOST

Teaching: Meet the new Minnesota board that will begin overseeing teacher licensure

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Crime: Washington County authorities believe four additional children were victims of molestation by former bus attendant

Discipline: State says expelled Mahtomedi student should be in school

Facilities: Community invited to see new Carver Elementary School

Health: Prior Lake-Savage Area schools replace 600 food items with cleaner options

Negotiations: Eastern Carver County School Board approves teacher contract

Referendum: St. Anthony-New Brighton voters will consider $14 million bond referendum

Safety: After complaints, superintendent orders cameras removed from Shakopee High School bathrooms

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Aitkin and Hill City: High school students can explore trades, construction careers at expo

Braham Area: District to host World’s Best Workforce planning meeting

Caledonia Area: School board welcomes student members

Caledonia Area: Board approves trapshooting team

Caledonia Area: School board approves election officials for upcoming levy referendum

Caledonia Area: Teacher writes $500 grant which will be used to purchase books for classroom

Kenyon-Wanamingo: Education foundation puts the fun in funding

Rushford-Peterson: School board discusses nurse needs, trash contracts

Spring Grove: School board sees math learning increase, approves contracts

St. Peter: City approves agreement with school district on street improvements

Waseca: School board sets preliminary levy

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Budget: Board OKs maximum levy

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Accident: One injured at school construction site

Administration: Parent files complaint against superintendent

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Referendum: ALC, Nerstrand Elementary and middle school included in bond vote

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Budget: Chisholm sets preliminary levy

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: Century High School to mark 20th anniversary



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Budget: Counties, school districts set maximum tax levies

Column: School choice offers worthy goals, but brings downsides, too

Crime: Four more girls added to list of Woodbury school bus sex assaults

Safety: Three teens charged in gun flashing incident at St. Paul Central High School

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Awards: Maplewood elementary wins business group’s award for second year

Funding: Minnesota receives $21 million federal grant to improve literacy

MPR

ESSA: Most states plan to use student absences to measure success

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Grant: Minnesota awarded $21 million grant to improve reading skills of 30,000 students

REUTERS

Technology: Major companies pledge $300 million to boost U.S. youth computer science

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Minnewaska Area: Student enrollment grows

Sibley East: High school will try a year without a principal

Sibley East: Busing issues addressed at school board meeting

Windom Area: Superintendent clarifies elementary school’s new temporary building location

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Technology: Students up for production awards

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Referendum: School districts benefit from new ag property tax credit

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Budget: School tax levy set at 6 percent

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Testing: Nashwauk-Keewatin concerned with scores

MESABI DAILY NEWS

Collaboration: Chisholm and Hibbing look for collaborative ideas

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Budget: Owatonna certifies maximum levy

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Teaching: Educators see teachable moments in NFL protests

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Budget: Willmar preliminary levy shows decrease



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

MPR

Curriculum: What can we learn from the Chinese education system?

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

STEM: President Trump calls for $200 million a year to boost STEM in schools

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Communication: Farmington Area to survey students and parents on venue, tickets

Facilities: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan’s new East Lake Elementary School has modern, innovative design

Fundraising: Health Solutions Center raises $2,500 for Hastings area schools

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Lester Prairie: Maximum school levy up slightly

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Attendance: Research shows chronic absenteeism has direct effect on achievement

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Personnel: Bemidji Area hires new American Indian culture and curriculum specialist

Referendum: Community meeting set to discuss Cass Lake-Bena referendum

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Facilities: School auditorium officially named after longtime Faribault educator

MESABI DAILY NEWS

Board: Mountain Iron-Buhl looks to an old friend to fill school board seat

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Referendum: Standing room only at Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop school referendum meeting

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Budget: Winona Area increases tax levy

Program: Chamber, schools address workforce shortage



MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: What if we treated schools like we treat hospitals?

Crime: School staff reflect on shooting 20 years later

Election: Shakopee group sets sights on ousting school board

Enrollment: School choice splits Twin Cities suburbs into haves and have-nots

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Administration: Former charter school leader says religious discrimination led to his firing

Buildings: Rosemount celebrates 100 years of high school

MINNPOST

Diversity: How districts are responding to tension over immigration issues

THE WASHINGTON POST

Segregation: Segregation lingers in U.S. schools 60 years after Little Rock

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Budget: Columbia Heights School Board hears 2018 preliminary levy proposal

Election: Resident to run for Anoka-Hennepin School Board

Enrollment: Enrollment continues to grow at Elk River Area schools

Event: Public school funding seminar set for September 26 in Hopkins

Honors: Bloomington elementary school named School of Excellence

Honors: Forest Lake Area’s Wyoming Elementary School recognized as Sustained Exemplar PBIS school

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Fillmore Central and Lanesboro: Local communities come together to adopt Texas classroom devastated by hurricane

Houston: School board sits down for self-evaluation (MSBA mentioned)

Little Falls: Refunding bonds could save school district $63,000

Milaca: Elementary school awarded literacy grant

Milaca: High school student is a meteorologist in the making

Monticello: School board sets maximum preliminary levy

Pine Island: District may close open enrollment at preK-4 building

Royalton: School board reinstates wrestling coach

Royalton: Board considers lowering age for unsupervised use of school’s fitness center

Sleepy Eye: School board approves two-year agreement with teachers

Swanville: Board approves preliminary levy increase

Swanville: School district introduces a “skinny” class

United South Central: School board to hold planning meetings with MSBA

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Recruiting teachers with a social justice hook

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Curriculum: Learning gets personal at Fairmont Area

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Crime: East Grand Forks assistant hockey coach arrested

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Graduation: Hibbing may increase graduation standards

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Curriculum: New year means changes to curriculum

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Budget: Willmar to adopt preliminary levy



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: You call it fleeing, I call it parent empowerment

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Budget: St. Paul tax hike may be lower than expected

Transportation: Licensing delays leave Stillwater students without buses

MPR

Funding: Schools say new pre-K money will help meet rising need

HOPKINS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Event: Hopkins School District hosting workshop on public education funding on September 26

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Mounds View Schools Education Foundation appoints new board president

Election: Resident announces candidacy for Edina School Board

Enrollment: White Bear Lake Area enrollment jumps from last school year

Facilities: Courtyard turned classroom at Watertown-Mayer school

Project: Service and spirit go hand-in-hand at Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan high school

Teaching: Language arts teacher named Mahtomedi’s Teacher of the Year

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Detroit Lakes: School district facing tough achievement gap

Heron Lake-Okabena: Proficiency rates on the rise

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: Superintendent is “cautiously optimistic” about growth as enrollment climbs

Litchfield: Enrollment increases at schools

Monticello: School board approves solar energy partnership

Moose Lake: School starts with 29 new students

Ogilvie: Teacher brings back lesson of the Holocaust

Pine River-Backus: Students treated to NASA, STEAM Fair

St. James: School improvement commemorated by ceremony

Wadena-Deer Creek and Verndale: Enrollment up at schools

Wadena-Deer Creek: Students canoe the Crow Wing River

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Curriculum: Five things kids learned at Day at the Farm

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Referendum: District releases more details on building proposals

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Budget: Nashwauk-Keewatin approves preliminary levy

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Community: Students launch Change is Now group



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Technology: Digital divide lingers in Minnesota

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Music: Henry Sibley band will march in D.C. July 4 parade

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Communication: Edina School District to host operating levy community conversations

Elections: Public invited to ask questions to Minnetonka and Hopkins school board candidates

Enrollment: Elk River Area’s student count is up

Facilities: Science addition nearly finished at Spring Lake Park High School

Honors: Columbia Heights community education director receives award

Investigation: Questions, grief remain after Burnsville High School student’s death

Personnel: North Branch Area honors staff member for 36 years of service

Referendum: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage voters will see two funding requests on November ballot

Referendum: Minnesota Department of Education approves Wayzata School District’s bond funding proposal

Teaching: Diverse group of new teachers brings fresh perspectives to Hopkins schools

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Benson: School day care gets state approval

Braham Area: Elementary school selected as a 2017-2018 Minnesota School of Excellence

Butterfield-Odin: Charges against former superintendent dropped

Caledonia Area: Tour of elementary school building shows extensive needs

Princeton: Schools ready for 2017-2018 year

Windom Area: Standards-based grading makes districtwide debut

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Teaching: Using language to help

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Diversity: Immigrant students say parents want them to achieve the stars

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Crime: Student in custody after bomb threat at Cass Lake-Bena

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Referendum: Board debates referendum date

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Buildings: Board tables decision to increase spending for mulch

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Math event adds up to fun

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Referendum: Questions abound at Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop presentation

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Budget: Credit card payments for school lunch are costing Rochester district



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Enrollment: Black families lead the way in fleeing to other schools

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

ESSA: Minnesota proposes a new way to grade schools

MPR

Teaching: How one group is working to build a more diverse teaching force

MINNPOST

Community: How much influence do Twin Cities mayors have on education?

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Program: Federal E-Rate program dramatically expands high-speed Internet access for schools

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Budget: Board looking at tax increase

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Art: Mural shows power of understanding

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Testing: Medford delves into MCA results

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Consolidation: Southland considers consolidation with LeRoy-Ostrander



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Crime: Three arrested in St. Paul high school fight

ESSA: Minnesota set to revamp how public schools are graded

Obituary: Former MSBA director Pat Gilstad of Blackduck dies, funeral will be Thursday

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

ESSA: Minnesota’s new accountability system up for federal review

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

ESSA: Minnesota submits Every Student Succeeds Act state plan with focus on improving equity in schools

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Report: United States spends less on schools than other developed nations

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan’s food and nutrition coordinator to serve as president of Minnesota School Nutrition Association

Administration: New year means new principal for Mounds View High School

Enrollment: Early enrollment shows Farmington middle school imbalance

Facilities: Roseville Area School District seeks building bond for updates and space

Program: Chaska High School student conducts scientific research in Costa Rica

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

St. Peter: School board sets levy

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Promoting Albert Lea Area schools

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Testing: Students score higher on ACTs

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Technology: Teaching with tech

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Editorial: Disrupting meetings too hard to define

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Curriculum: Nearly 250 students attend Jump Start program

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Graduation: Area employers looking to local students to fill jobs



MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Diversity: Offensive Burnsville homecoming sign comes under fire

Enrollment: Rising exodus of students puts pressure on Minnesota schools

Enrollment: What are the trends in your school?

MPR

Curriculum: How to make every grade more like kindergarten

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: New Blaine High School principal looks to build relationships

Administration: Spring Lake Park High School principal ready for new challenges

Enrollment: Lakeville Area welcomes more kindergartners

Enrollment: Wayzata elementary schools under pressure as student population grows

Equity: “Equity” on the tips of tongues in Richfield schools

Facilities: St. Michael-Albertville ushers in classroom addition at Albertville Primary School

Facilities: St. Michael-Albertville School Board updated about at-capacity high school

Grant: Columbia Heights receives $75,000 grant

Personnel: Spring Lake Park School District’s new hires are more diverse

Program: Brooklyn Center School District speaks out in support of DACA

Technology: Richfield Middle School rolls out 1-to-1 device program for sixth-graders

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Braham Area: School board appointee takes oath of office

Brandon-Evansville: Enrollment up as school year begins

Goodhue: School board promotes teacher to principal

Grand Rapids: Itasca County Board receives update on “space problem” at area elementary schools

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted: Levy triggers discord at meeting

Kingsland: High school to join Southeast Conference

Monticello: New stadium impresses in football debut

Pierz: Officials to begin new school year with community survey

Sleepy Eye: Staff incorporates Top 20 into curriculum

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Health: Summer lunch program for students a success

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Environment: Tree Trust is deeply rooted

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Consolidation: Cloquet, Carlton discuss consolidation

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Awards: Six to be inducted into school Hall of Fame

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Enrollment: Austin sees growth in numbers, diversity



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Every Student Succeeds Act: Minnesota Department of Education shares public comments regarding state’s ESSA plan

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Funding: Lunch money fundraiser far exceeds goal

Policy: Protest over dress code erupts at Edina High School

MPR

Diversity: Schools seek to help immigrants amid mixed DACA signals

MINNPOST

Students: EDTalks to focus on student homelessness and reframing disabilities

EDUCATION WEEK

Politics: U.S. House OKs bill to slash education budget as school choice push loses out

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Hopkins School District welcomes its first female superintendent

Boundaries: South Washington County School Board selects task force’s middle school boundary plan

Community: Volunteer creates state-of-the-art display case for Prior Lake High School

Elections: Three seats up for election for Mounds View School Board, bond referendum announced

Facilities: Donation will pay for playground upgrade at South Washington County elementary school

Honors: Jordan Elementary School named a Minnesota School of Excellence

Personnel: Farmington Area’s new operations director overseeing building projects

Policy: Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board adopts new substance abuse policy

Program: Backpack program equips Centennial students with tools to learn

Project: Centennial School District finishes up three-year project in time for school year

Report: Employee error cited in South Washington County’s private student data release

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Chisago Lakes: A new school year is at hand

Detroit Lakes: School board talks attendance, enrollment and achievement gap

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: School officials discuss testing, student preparation

Lake Superior: School board sets 2018 levy

Milaca: School committee decides no fence makes sense

Mora: School repurposes food scraps

New Prague Area: School construction nearing an end

Perham-Dent: High school group supports hurricane relief effort

Sartell-St. Stephen: Students rally in support of DACA

Tri-City United: School board authorizes February referendum

Yellow Medicine East: Board weighs new testing options

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Election: Races set for Duluth board election

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Technology: Apps helping teachers communicate with parents

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Administration: Principal urges others to achieve

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Negotiations: District approves teacher agreement

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Pre-K: Meeting young students where they are at

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Negotiations: Board approves teacher contract

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Small crowd shows up for referendum meeting

STEM: Winona Area to add STEM to all schools



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Procalmation: Gov. Dayton orders flags at half-staff for police officer

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Board: The fuzzy line between dissent and disruption

MPR

Technology: In the age of screen time, is paper dead?

KEYC

Advocacy: MSBA listening to school districts’ concerns

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Choice: Study highlights long-term costs of charter school expansion

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Enrollment: Austin numbers up 5 percent

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Community: Dauer offers a look into Community Education

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Buildings: Proposed early childhood center would lighten elementary schools’ load

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Safety: Board mulls building security

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Testing: Districts examine latest ACT results

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Pre-K: Meeting young students where they are at

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Technology: Bridging digital divide will be costly in Yellow Medicine County



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Send letter of support for School Trust Lands deal

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Testing: National Merit Semifinalists named for 2018

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Budget: St. Paul residents could see school taxes rise 6.9 percent

Schedule: St. Paul won’t change school start times next year

MPR

Data privacy: One click exposed private information on students

EDUCATION WEEK

Poll: Poll finds parents prefer good neighborhood schools over more school choice

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL

Safety: Parents increasingly fret about bullying — and with good reason

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Politics: U.S. education secretary asks education establishment to “rethink” schools

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cleveland: Resident files for interim school board position

Windom Area: School leaders give thumbs up to opening week

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Referendum: Hayfield bond vote passes

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Safety: Bus safety drill surprises parent

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Election: Three candidates advance to November election; one spot too close to call

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Safety: Demonstrations make Waseca youth safer

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Buildings: Board tours Owatonna Middle School

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Referendum: Triton to ask for $1 million operating levy

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Negotiations: St. Cloud Area teachers ratify contract



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Diversity: DACA’s demise starts push to help Minnesota’s Dreamers

Politics: Legislature, Gov. Dayton head for mediation

MPR

Diversity: Schools struggling to keep black male teachers

MINNPOST

Teaching: Taking the fuzziness out of improving student motivation

AUSTIN KAAL-TV

Referendum: Hayfield bond vote passes

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Sports: Board looks at lacrosse changes

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Election: One Duluth board race has a primary today

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Budget: Blue Earth Area begins process to set levy

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Administration: Lunak named acting superintendent for Moorhead Area

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Editorial: Improving school diversity goes beyond hiring practices

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Teaching: Teacher makes sure students know what happened on 9-11

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Facilities: Winona Area might consider delaying facility plan

Program: Winona Area embraces “compassionate schools” model

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Buildings: Council approves permits for school district building



MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Proclamation: Gov. Dayton orders flags at half-staff for anniversary of 9/11 attacks

Court: Gov. Dayton’s veto of legislative budget ruled constitutional

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Pensions: Minnesota’s systems seek legislative action on proposed reforms

Buildings: Shakopee’s revamped community center opens

Safety: Teen driving deaths plummet

Community: Home host program helps homeless teens in the suburbs

Safety: Do I stop for a school bus on a divided road?

MPR

Teaching: Relating to students who were born after Sept. 11

MINNPOST

Community: Meet the only public school ombudsperson in the state — St. Paul’s Dana Abrams

THE 74

Every Student Succeeds Act: How to make sure your state’s new education plan does well by English learners

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: New St. Michael-Albertville principal promotes school district’s excellence

Column: A look back as North Branch Area starts 2017-2018 school year

Court: Former Richfield school worker files discrimination charge against school district

Election: Eight candidates file for three Eden Prairie School Board seats

Event: Stillwater Area High School takes a new approach to homecoming

Facilities: Prairie View school in Otsego opens

Personnel: Spring Lake Park School District’s new hires are more diverse

Personnel: Coon Rapids High School hires new activities director

Program: Columbia Heights School Board hears update on ENCORE program funding

Program: Edina students attend leadership program

Testing: St. Michael-Albertville students beat state average on MCA scores

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Chatfield: District continues construction project

Ellsworth: High school career class learns the newspaper business

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted: Board to approve teacher contract and levy

Jackson County Central: New faces as a new school year fires up

Le Sueur-Henderson and Tri-City United: Bus drivers sought through innovative recruitment, increased incentives

Litchfield: School board sets special election to fill vacant seat

Milaca and Princeton: Test scores show good news

Moose Lake: Community celebrates new school

Park Rapids Area: School board approves teacher evaluation plan

Pine River-Backus: NASA chose students to talk to astronauts

Princeton: Middle school has familiar face as new assistant principal

Red Wing: School board names student representatives

Sauk Centre: From blackboards to white board to SMART board

Wadena-Deer Creek: District honors staff for years of service

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Referendum: Hayfield votes today on school bonds

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Technology: Apps help teachers communicate with parents

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Cooperation: Wrenshall, Carlton school districts ponder path to the future

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Buildings: Trio saves school site

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Enrollment: Schools see favorable student numbers

MESABI DAILY NEWS

Safety: Teaching the consequences of distracted driving

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Board: Byron School Board chair to resign

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Curriculum: District prepares to roll out STEM



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Testing: Minnesota ACT scores rise, but challenges persist

MPR

Education: Commissioner talks about ACT scores, teacher diversity

Union: Former lunch lady now heads NEA

MINNPOST

Policy: Trump’s Justice Department gears up to review schools’ affirmative action policies

MSN

Teaching: Some states ease licensing requirements in face of teacher shortage

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Branding: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan’s new logo brings unity and possibility

Column: Back-to-school an exciting time in Edina

Equity: Eden Prairie High School hosts equality vs. equity conversation

Facilities: St. Michael-Albertville High School prepares for construction projects

Safety: Fines increase this year for motorists who don’t stop for school buses

Teaching: Elk River Area teachers encouraged to empower students

Transportation: Stillwater Area School District considers $6.85 million site for buses

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Aitkin: New school year, new superintendent at school district

Aitkin: Rep. Dale Lueck reminds parents of back-to-school tax benefits

Benson: School board member resigns seat, leaving vacancy

Benson: High school trades class to build house this year

Braham Area: Education foundation officially takes flight

Caledonia Area: New facilities director happy to be part of school district

Cambridge-Isanti: Minnesota Reading Corps and Math Corps seeks tutors for area schools

McGregor: District gears up for 2017-2018 school year

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Testing: New Ulm leads area schools in ACT scores

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Testing: ACT scores above state average at all schools

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Community: Listening Sessions establish openness and transparency

Enrollment: Rochester welcomes nearly 18,000 students



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Policy: ROCORI flag ban on vehicles is reversed

Testing: Minnesota ACT scores rise, remain among nation’s best

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Curriculum: Pre-K is a priority

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Buildings: Cloquet Middle School open for business

Testing: Duluth’s ACT scores improve

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Administration: Moorhead Area superintendent working as health, energy allow

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Graduation: Commencement moves to new night

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Editorial: Resuming the school year rhythm

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Technology: Students reach finals of app competition

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Youth: Sartell students walk out to show support for DACA



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Buildings: Minnehaha students check out new digs

Safety: With air safe, classes start at Crossroads School

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Courts: Appeals court upholds dismissal of teacher tenure lawsuit

THE 74

Politics: Congress returns to a lengthy education to-do list, from implementing ESSA to rewriting Higher Education Act

THE WASHINGTON POST

Analysis: Letting teens sleep in would save the country roughly $9 billion a year

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Curt Tryggestad returns to arts education

Back to school: Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith welcome elementary students on first day of school

Back to school: What’s new with Hopkins School District

Back to school: Spring Lake Park School District staff starts the school year with laughter

Boundaries: Hopkins School Board delays action on detaching property in district

Branding: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan’s new brand symbolizes infinite possibilities for students

Collaboration: Interfaith Outreach steps up partnership with Wayzata and Orono school districts for community initiative

Column: North Branch Area is easing the transition to high school

Court: Case against Stillwater Area School District now in judge’s hands

Election: Resident seeking seat on Bloomington School Board

Energy: Lakeville Area to pursue solar garden

Enrollment: Mounds View school enrollment at a 15-year high

Facilities: Anoka-Hennepin plans more “Fit for the Future” community meetings

Facilities: Elk River Area School Board looks at school expansion

Facilities: Science addition nearly finished at Spring Lake Park High School

Personalized learning: South Washington County School District changing how students are educated

Program: Full STEAM ahead for Brooklyn Center schools

Program: Columbia Heights introduces “early college” program

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: School board reaches tentative deal with two unions

Belle Plaine: District aiming to help students make the grade

Delano: School district saves $508,000 by refunding bonds

Minnewaska Area: School district honors veterans with monument dedication

Red Wing: Teachers dipping into their own pockets to provide back-to-school supplies

Red Wing: School’s out for former principal

United South Central and Blue Earth Area: A new school year for all, including new faculty members

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Administration: Board approves new three-year contract for superintendent

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Buildings: Water main cracks on first day of school

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Election: At large candidates weigh in on the issues

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Enrollment: Moorhead Area, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton see rise in student numbers

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Community: Buddy Backpack sees increase in kids served

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Negotiations: Mankato Area approves contract with teachers

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Enrollment: Marshall sees another year of student growth

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Buildings: Students will start the year on schedule

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Curriculum: Elementary starts one-on-one time

Administration: Area school leadership in flux



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Sports: Austin football player dies two weeks after collapsing during practice

Legal: Attorney says school districts need to improve response to Minnesota data law

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Safety: Chemical vapor delays classes at one St. Paul school

Buildings: Stillwater, Rosemount districts open new schools to meet growing needs

Administration: After controversies, St. Paul schools and new superintendent press on with racial equity work

MPR

Diversity: Diversity grows in Minnesota schools, but not on school boards

Truancy: 13 percent of state schools have extreme chronic absence rates

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: To new year beginnings

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Teaching: New English Language teachers are eager for first day

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Truancy: New PSA stresses importance of school attendance

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Testing: Schools studying test results

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Administration: Area superintendents talk about the lack of women in the top job

Buildings: Moorhead’s newly built schools ready for students

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Safety: Officials hope heftier fines increase bus safety

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Chisholm Oks new courses

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Teaching: Third-grade teachers bringing science knowledge back to school

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Administration: Superintendent movement mirrors bigger trend

Referendum: Hayfield seeks $14.3 million for building project

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Curriculum: How STEM education leads to quality employment

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: As district addresses facilities, Rollingstone remains a question mark



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Funding: Castile fundraiser brings in $6,000 to help pay for lunch debts of St. Paul students

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Back to school: Minnetonka School District prepares for back to school

Court: Judge to decide whether case against Stillwater Area School District goes to trial

Referendum: Anoka-Hennepin asking voters to support $249 million bond referendum

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Aitkin: New reading materials implemented in 2016-2017 (MSBA mentioned)

Brandon-Evansville: School referendum fails

Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart: Three communities join to build learning center in Buffalo Lake

Hutchinson: School district will focus on achievement gap

Northfield: New contract gives teachers pay hikes in both years

Perham-Dent: School year starting early to make time for construction

Red Wing: First phase of summer construction nears completion

Red Wing: District adds 10th section of kindergarten

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Buildings: A grand opening for Moose Lake school

Election: Meet the Duluth School Board at large candidates

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Teaching: Union president urges teachers to stick with the job

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Technology: Alexandria schools to unveil Wi-Fi on school buses

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Policy: Chisholm adopts meal policy