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March 2019

FRIDAY, MARCH 22

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Politics: Lawmakers debate snow day relief

MINNPOST

Health: Some schools have low measles vaccination rates

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Expiring School Readiness Plus program could be made permanent

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Report: Millions of U.S. children in danger of drinking lead-contaminated water at school

POLITICO

Politics: U.S. education secretary’s efforts to roll back Obama policies stymied by courts

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Technology: Duluth yearbook tradition continues into the digital age

MESABI DAILY NEWS

Funding: School Trust Lands critical for success of Minnesota students

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Curriculum: Students, engineers create bridges

Editorial: State needs to close special education funding gap

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Board: Winona Area School Board fills vacancy



THURSDAY, MARCH 21

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Health: Suburban schools add contract counselors as vaping, marijuana use booms

Safety: Bear and cubs seen near Clearbrook-Gonvick school

MINNPOST

Politics: Sen. Paul Gazelka wants private school scholarships using tax credits

Testing: Parents of color want a clearer way to assess schools

CHALKBEAT

Research: New teachers often get most struggling students

REUTERS

Politics: School funding for military children could be diverted to build border wall

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Column: Legislature should give new approach to teaching a chance

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Budget: Bemidji Area faces possible $1.3 million deficit

Safety: Authorities issue bear alert for area near Clearbrook-Gonvick school

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Technology: Brainerd School District gears up for Chromebook launch, increases technology reach

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Board: Waseca School Board appoints two new members

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Curriculum: Teachers ecstatic with new reading program

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Referendum: Rochester approves bond question for land purchase

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Courts: Hearing for district lawsuit against Save Our Schools postponed until April



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Teacher licensure changes included in house education policy omnibus bill

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Community: St. Francis students score big by turning out parts for MnDOT

Editorial: How to make up for school snow days

Politics: Senate Republicans revive plan to give public money to private schools

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Discipline: Racial disparities in discipline still a problem in St. Paul schools

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Politics: Minnesota Senate Republicans revive private school scholarships plan

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Minnesota House Education Finance Division considers a variety of special education funding proposals

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Calendar: Brainerd adds extra days

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Budget: Duluth moves forward with debt refinancing

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Technology: Medford School Board hears tech proposal

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: Red Wing picks day care option for school sale

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Enrollment: Sartell-St. Stephen to drop school boundaries



TUESDAY, MARCH 19

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Teacher licensure changes included in house education policy omnibus bill

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Attendance: Winona County truancy court tweaks operations for students

Discipline: Waconia wrestling coach, wife allegedly treated student athlete’s herpes

Safety: Suicides reach record levels

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Buildings: Central High to name auditorium for retiring principal

Calendar: Lawmakers find common ground on missed school days

Obituary: Former Inver Grove Heights School Board member dies after fall

MPR

Graduation: Can college admissions be equitable?

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Minnesota House passes amended snow day forgiveness bill; sends bill back to Senate

CNN

Health: U.S. schools use peer-to-peer communication to discourage underage vaping

THE JOURNAL

Study: Switch in curriculum alone doesn’t boost student outcomes

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Curriculum: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan seeks parents to serve on curriculum advisory council

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Big Lake: Elementary school to become STEM school next year

Blue Earth Area: Superintendent search is down to two candidates

Central: School district negotiates superintendent contract

Crookston: Last-minute cancellation means school will be held on the Monday after Easter

Kenyon-Wanamingo: School board to tap into funding to aid diverse students

St. Peter: School district extends $700,000 levy for five years

Worthington: Students take advantage of “credit recovery” at learning center

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: Brainerd School District to acquire properties for building projects

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Reading: Books on the bus program encourages reading during the ride to school

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Curriculum: Student chefs come together for new competition

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Buildings: Changes coming to Tech High School



MONDAY, MARCH 18

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: Minnesota House to take action on snow days bill

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Court: Winona County’s truancy court tweaks operations for students

Diversity: Looking for books that reflect diverse students, Minnesota teachers publish their own

Graduation: Budget pinch drives St. Francis graduation to the gym

Demonstrations: Minnesota students “strike” over climate change

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Demonstrations: Minnesota high school students gather at Capitol to protest global climate change inaction

MPR

Survey: Should public higher education be free?

ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Study: Achievement gap has remained persistent over past 50 years

THE CEDAR RAPIDS GAZETTE

Politics: U.S. education secretary pushes Education Freedom Scholarship proposal in Iowa

THE SACRAMENTO BEE

Negotiations: Sacramento City Teachers Association votes in favor of authorizing strike

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Budget: Alden-Conger School Board allocates some of its surplus funding

Program: 4-H after-school program offers middle school students weekly science-based learning time

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Funding: Educators, lawmakers want a transportation funding increase

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Honors: Crosby-Ironton elementary school principal up for national award

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Budget: Duluth School Board to vote on debt refinancing

Personnel: Seeking solutions for Minnesota’s school counselor shortage

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Curriculum: Fairmont High School class studying health care careers

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Schools: Circle of Life Academy in White Earth faced closure threat over test scores, budget deficit

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Community: Booster Club works on school spirit

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Funding: Funding proposed to halt special education cross-subsidy

Funding: Minnesota School Nutrition Association lobbies for more breakfast funding

Special education: Special education teachers customize coursework

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Board: Winona Area School Board appoints former at-large candidate to fill vacant seat



FRIDAY, MARCH 15

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Sports: Minnesota Wild open practice to kids with autism

MPR

Demonstrations: Skipping school to protest climate change

MINNPOST

Politics: Lawmakers consider retooling equalization aid

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Committee approves omnibus E-12 education policy bill

Politics: Bill aims to stop the “pre-K to prison pipeline”

Politics: House passes expanded indoor vaping ban

FOX 9

Partnership: St. Francis students get to business with Minnesota Department of Transportation snow plow parts production

THE JOURNAL

Politics: Senate bill would boost early childhood STEM education

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Braham Area: School board discusses revised budget

Brandon-Evansville: Residents asked to fill out survey

Cloquet: District moves forward on renovation projects

Ely: School board looking for new superintendent

Glencoe-Silver Lake: School board accepts bid for parking lot project

Hutchinson: Local special education expenses on the rise

Kingsland: School board reviews referendum, reductions and enrollment

Kingsland: Students win national poster competition

Lake Superior: Typo blamed for district’s budget deficit

Litchfield: School board approves revised budget

Litchfield: Launch Your Future Today career and technical education grants available

North Branch Area: School board reduces budget

Pequot Lakes: Detection canines keep schools safe

Red Wing: City council approves creation of youth council

Swanville: School project grants awarded

Spring Grove: School board discusses makeup days, e-learning days

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Administration: Cannon Falls Area hires Albert Lea Area principal as new leader

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Safety: Icy roads cause school bus to slide off road

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Safety: Granada-Huntley-East Chain moves toward hiring resource officer

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Administration: Sartell principal chosen to lead Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Community: Booster Club works on school spirit

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Administration: Rochester shuffles principals



THURSDAY, MARCH 14

MPR

Health: How Inuit parents teach kids to control their anger

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Hill City: School district involves stakeholders in strategic planning

Waseca: Five seek to fill two vacant spots on school board

SESSION DAILY

Politics: House education committee reviews governor’s education funding bill

Politics: Civics engagement requirement added to omnibus E-12 education policy bill

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Administration: Bemidji Area principal to lead statewide principals’ association

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Teacher shortages contribute to labor deficit

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Curriculum: Sleepy Eye to offer all-day kindergarten

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Curriculum: STEM students build tiny model homes



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Minneapolis superintendent receives new three-year contract

Court: Minneapolis School District sued over building projects

Politics: Gov. Walz highlights education proposal in Minnesota tour

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Safety: Chatter about weapons leads to lockdown of St. Paul school

SESSION DAILY

Politics: MSBA advocates for additional school safety grant funding

Politics: Preschool teachers could be subject to K-12 licensure requirements

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Climax-Shelly: School district thanks outgoing and current board members

Worthington: New ideas emerge during school board work session

Worthington: School district operations committee to recommend surfacing middle school track

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Personnel: Alden-Conger, Glenville-Emmons to merge AD positions

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Administration: Blooming Prairie selects next superintendent

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Program: Area manufacturers offer $1,000 manufacturing scholarship

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Administration: Thirty candidates apply for Fairmont High School principal job

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Facilities: Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton to close schools for four days after engineer warns of roof collapse

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Personnel: Teacher shortages in career, technical fields contribute to labor deficit

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Referendum: New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva to ask voters to fund school building improvements

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Facilities: Sauk Rapids-Rice to hold more listening sessions about potential facilities upgrades

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Calendar: Willmar students may not to need to make up snow days

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Board: Winona Area School Board weighs staff cuts

Court: Winona Area School District argues over lawsuit silence

Referendum: La Crescent-Hokah school officials tout April 9 referendum



TUESDAY, MARCH 12

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Committee introduces House Education Policy Omnibus Bill

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Community: At Minneapolis North, lessons include resilience

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Extracurricular: Math is no problem for these stars

MINNPOST

Higher education: For Minnesota’s low-income college students, chances of graduating depend a lot on which school they choose

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Educator licensing system changes included in omnibus E-12 policy bill

Politics: Extra money sought for internet infrastructure in underserved parts of state

CHALKBEAT

Curriculum: New study skeptical that a better curriculum will boost student learning

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Politics: U.S. education secretary allows religious groups to provide taxpayer-funded services to private schools

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Administration: Blue Earth Area names superintendent finalists

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Facilities: Moorhead Area School Board hears initial high school renovation ideas

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Budget: Faribault School Board weighs possible cuts

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Community: Local students will strike over climate change

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Board: Winona Area School Board member resigns, citing husband’s health and frustration with the board



MONDAY, MARCH 11

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: House committee working on K-12 Education Policy Bill this week

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Technology: Broadband plan has rural Minnesotans hopeful

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Politics: Parents defend child medical marijuana use

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Committee considers increased eligibility for school-age care programs

THE WASHINGTON POST

Court: Judge says U.S. education secretary illegally delayed special education rule

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Technology: Online learning offers another alternative

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Funding: Fairmont Area pursues state aid reform

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Administration: Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton names superintendent finalists

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Extracurricular: Rochester Mayo chess team claims state title

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Attendance: Winona tweaks truancy court



FRIDAY, MARCH 8

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Extracurricular: Burnsville chess team may get national championship

Sports: High School League cites inappropriate behavior by St. Thomas Academy swim coach

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Politics: Snow Day Relief Act advances in Senate

MPR

Politics: Minnesota Senate backs snow-day relief for schools

MINNPOST

Teaching: New licensure proposal sparks old debate

BLOOMBERG GOVERNMENT

Politics: U.S. Congress considering lunch shaming legislation

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Community: South Washington County elementary school fifth-graders ask mayor to ban plastic bags

Event: Alan Page visits South Washington County elementary school

Event: Hastings High School career fair draws students interested in the military to arts

Facilities: Farmington Area School Board debates Instructional Services Center renovations

Referendum: North St Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale to put bond referendum request to vote

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: District starting school in August to accommodate 2020 construction

Cannon Falls Area: School board narrows superintendent search to six candidates

Cloquet: School district’s projected deficit shrinks

Dassel-Cokato and New London-Spicer: High schools receive pollinator grants

Moose Lake: School board considers art murals, patio and community gardens

Red Wing: Board to discuss possible sale of school building

Willow River: Students show growth in winter benchmark testing

Worthington: School district’s space issues receive attention from state legislators

Worthington: District, former employee expected to settle civil lawsuit in July

Worthington: Area school districts find creative solutions to make up snow days

Wrenshall: District seeks referendum

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Politics: Minnesota Senate approves bill to waive snow days for this school year

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Curriculum: Students explore teaching, business fields

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: New principal at Apollo High named

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Budget: Winona Area will need to make more than $2 million in cuts



THURSDAY, MARCH 7

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Community: Minnesota nonprofit holds final prom dress giveaway

Politics: Minnesota state senator proposes letting schools count snow days as instruction

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Courts: Boys allowed to join girls dance teams

MPR

Choice: School sees gains when kids’ art, social needs take center stage

Politics: Bill would aid Minnesota schools struggling with snow days

SESSION DAILY

Politics: As snow days pile up, school districts ask lawmakers for relief

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: Local bus drivers honored for Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Cambridge-Isanti: Dollars for Scholars honors former school board member

Chatfield: Former member returns to school board to fill vacancy until general election

Glencoe-Silver Lake: Parking lot plan draws favorable bids

Minnewaska Area: Student safety is priority when deciding to close, delay school

Pipestone Area: Pipestone City Council supports new school

St. Louis County: Teachers planning innovative methods next year

St. Louis County: School board offers compromise to custodians union

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Politics: Governor visits Bemidji to highlight education spending plan

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Community: Pequot Lakes raises $21,000 for Special Olympics

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Safety: Gas leak prompts start delay for Cloquet schools

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Community: Southern Plains Co-op helps special education students recognize their skills

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Politics: Gov. Walz says budget is a moral document about priorities, values

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Awards: Paraprofessional recognized as Hidden Gem

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: Too much snow on roof closes Byron school for the day

Buildings: Survey shows bond has support at the ballot

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Administration: Winona Area School Board prepares again for a new superintendent



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Budget: St. Paul School District projects budget deficit

Community: At Minnetonka High School, students make the grade by lettering in kindness

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Budget: St. Paul School District facing budget deficit

MPR

Health: Minnesota’s school funding formula provides some students of color less than their white peers

Politics: Minnesota House panel eye tougher teacher licensing standards

EDUCATION WEEK

Advocacy: National School Boards Association pushes for federal special education law overhaul

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Students with dyslexia could be identified sooner

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

St. Peter: School board praises flexible learning day use

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Arts: In honor of late band director, Austin High School to debut commissioned music piece

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Politics: Gov. Walz’s education tour to stop in Bemidji

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Event: Sourcewell to host science fair

Facilities: Brainerd School Board opens bids for three building projects

Politics: Gov. Walz, Lt. Gov. Flanagan embark on statewide education tour

MESABI DAILY NEWS

Referendum: Eveleth-Gilbert, Virginia school boards approve special election for joint high school academy, elementary school

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Politics: Gov. Walz, Lt. Gov. Flanagan hear St. Cloud students, teachers on education budget

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Administration: Winona Area School Board considers superintendent search options

Court: Group to drop lis pendens notice from school property

Court: Group drops building from school suit



TUESDAY, MARCH 5

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Crime: Police arrest sex offender found on school bus with kindergartners

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Politics: Critics say lawmakers’ moves on teacher licensing will mean less diversity

MPR

Health: The science of sensitive kids

Pre-K: The vital need for better early education

KARE 11

Politics: Proposal would amend state licensure law

KEYC

Politics: Gov. Walz kicks of statewide education tour

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Teacher licensure system, overhauled in 2017, may see more changes

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Funding: American Federation of Teachers launches push for more education funding

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Alexandria: High school to change traffic flow

Chatfield: Students embrace new learning model by helping others in community

Chatfield: Elementary school students organize basketball tournament to help families fighting cancer

Fillmore Central: Board reviews flexible learning days

Goodhue: School forest project is underway

Hancock: School board approves hiring of new science teacher

Kingsland: School board decides on operating levy referendum

Lanesboro: School district continues to fine-tune upcoming facility project

Park Rapids Area: School district hit by ransomware attack

Park Rapids Area: School board looks at e-days, distance learning

Pequot Lakes: School receives $1,500 in tools from professional builders

Redwood Area: School board approves superintendent search plan

Rushford-Peterson: School board selects next superintendent

Rushford-Peterson: Board approves new bid on old building

Swanville: School board approves changes to safety procedures

Swanville: District to make up lost school days

Swanville: School sets out to offer trap shooting

Upsala Area: District will make up most snow days in May

Zumbrota-Mazeppa and Goodhue: Students build two townhouses for class

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Health: Albert Lea Area School Board to show support for increasing tobacco-buying age

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Politics: Teacher licensing “loophole” targeted

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Administration: Michael Kolness to stay as East Grand Forks superintendent; Drake named to lead Fergus Falls

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Funding: Walz tour pitches education spending

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Curriculum: Gov. Walz praises Alternative Learning Center

Editorial: Civics courses should be mandated

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Finance: Sartell-St. Stephen School District will staff community center

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Teaching: Winona teacher reflects on global learning



MONDAY, MARCH 4

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: Teacher licensure bills slated for House Education Policy Committee

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: Stay the course on teacher licensing

Funding: Mystery donor gives $6 million for hockey arena

Negotiations: Oakland teachers end strike

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Politics: Civics, cursive, sex education mandates proposed by lawmakers

Politics: Bill would let school leaders escape funding cuts and jail time for not making up snow days

MINNPOST

Health: Roseville to serve more diverse lunches

FOX 9

Politics: Minnesota lawmakers consider school snow day relief

KARE 11

Politics: Bill would mandate radon tests

Politics: Minnesota lawmakers debate sex education

KEYC

Politics: Gov. Tim Walz bring education tour to Mankato

KVRR

Politics: Gov. Tim Walz to push education proposal during statewide tour

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

Negotiations: Oakland teachers strike ends with union members ratifying deal

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Court: More than 20 state attorney generals file amicus brief supporting Florida transgender student

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Graduation: Mayo staff hosts job fair

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Health: Austin tackles vaping use

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Diversity: Red Lake student among first-ever Indigenous delegates to Model U.N.

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Funding: Pequot Lakes receives $1,500 in tools from builders

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Politics: Advocates call for comprehensive sex education

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Funding: Special education funding gaps growing

Politics: New Ulm leads push to streamline special education paperwork

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Administration: Winona Area superintendent to retire

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Choice: Stride Academy to add seventh and eighth grades

Finance: Sartell-St. Stephen School Board to hear budget cut recommendations

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Policy: Willmar works on deep review of discipline policies



FRIDAY, MARCH 1

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Funding: Education program for Washington County juvenile offenders to be discontinued

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Buildings: Plan would close four schools, build two in North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale

Courts: Parents abandon challenge to teacher union protections

MPR

Vouchers: Betsy DeVos announces support for school choice tax credits

MINNPOST

Health: Roseville to serve more diverse lunches

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Students could have improved access to school counselors and support staff

Politics: Budget forecast — projected surplus drops by almost $500 million, still tops $1 billion

THE WASHINGTON POST

Politics: U.S. education commissioner backs school choice tax credit proposal

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Community: Hormel employees spark love of reading

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Accident: No injuries when school bus rear-ended

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Curriculum: Brainerd School Board to address American Indian education concerns

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Curriculum: Journaling helps staff, students recognize gratitude

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Weather: New Ulm School Board adds three school days

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Diversity: World Café opens discussion on equity, race, inclusion

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Staching for Seuss

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Preschool: Winona Area offering Getting Ready Together program to prepare students entering kindergarten

Schedule: Winona Area aims to extend early-release days to make up for lost instruction time

February 2019

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Feature: Woman returns school library book 49 years later

Politics: Senator proposes allowing schools to count snow days toward total instruction days

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Discipline: St. Paul teacher who sexually harassed colleagues resigns

Safety: Stillwater Area to hold school despite threatening message

MPR

Health: Schools add healthy, local to the menu

MINNESOTA MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET

Budget: State releases February 2019 budget forecast

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Proposal would aim to increase percentage of teachers of color

Politics: Gov. Tim Walz seeks additional $733 million for E-12 education funding

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Red Wing: New hires will work to address students’ needs

Worthington: Bus drivers remain dedicated, diligent following record snowfall

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Referendum: Austin special election set for April 9

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Facilities: Public to weigh in on new Brainerd elementary school name

Transportation: Tina Spielman is a driving force at Pequot Lakes

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Weather: Martin County West eyes snow days plan

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Buildings: Norman County East elementary will be open one more year before closing

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Buildings: Parking lot improvements get green light

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Administration: Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton superintendent hired as new leader for New London-Spicer

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Weather: New Ulm School Board to look at adding school days

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Weather: Will kids have to make up snow days?

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Politics: Bill would require seat belts on school buses



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Advocacy: MSBA special education paperwork reduction bills heard in House committee

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Politics: Lawmakers want all high schools to offer civics for juniors, seniors

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Special education: St. Paul settles complaint for $26,000

Health: Should students need a doctor’s note to wear sunscreen at school?

MPR

Funding: Why white school districts have so much more money

Health: Kids’ mental health, opioid crisis get boost in Gov. Walz’s budget

KTTC

Transportation: Byron bus driver among those honored during School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

EDUCATION WEEK

Politics: U.S. House Education Committee advances $100 billion school facilities bill

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Students could be required to take personal finance course

Politics: Grant program could help schools pay for solar power

Politics: For Minnesotans mired in student debt, help could be on the way

Politics: Regional libraries could see funding increase

THE ATLANTIC

Report: Many schools limit or restrict children’s use of bathrooms, putting students at risk

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Politics: State legislatures considering hundreds of school safety measures

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Calendar: Students will have a two-week winter break next year

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: Public to weigh in on elementary school name

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Graduation: Event connects students with construction job opportunities

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Hiring: Fairmont Area shuffles staffing

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Awards: Mankato West student named National Merit finalist

Extracurricular: Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial, St. Peter place in Academic Decathlon

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Weather: Owatonna adds days to calendar to make up for weather cancellations

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Transportation: Bus drivers are the unsung profession



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Court: Parent of transgender teen files suit against high school

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Safety: Police investigate social media threat against middle school

Awards: Forty semifinalists named for Teacher of the Year

MPR

Preschool: Artificial intelligence debates a human on preschool

Weather: Snow days turn into digital days

KSTP

Funding: New special education funding formula surprises school districts

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Committee considers changes to special education services

THE WASHINGTON POST

Funding: Report finds $23 billion racial funding gap for schools

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Curriculum: STEAM expo fuels creativity

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Buildings: Bagley school roof sags under weight of snowfall

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Branding: Brainerd to retire elementary school mascots

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Weather: Ten snow days pushes board to revise calendar

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Funding: Eveleth-Gilbert, Virginia academy funding goes before Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Weather: Superintendent says Rochester schools will follow the calendar

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Weather: Willmar discusses options for snow days



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: House committee will discuss MSBA-supported special education paperwork reduction bills today

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Funding: AmeriCorps programs set to close

Safety: Driver safety stressed for School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Opinion: Now is the time for local foods in our schools

MPR

Weather: Farmington students still learn on snow days

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Teaching: 2 + 2 Program gives help to schools in light of teacher shortages

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Column: Changes to school entrances enhance security

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Politics: Teen helping state leaders shape legislation

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Weather: Board discusses snow makeup days

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Choice: Commissioner hears pitch for community schools concept

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Funding: Two schools win grants to grow native plants

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Teaching: Liking science depends a lot on liking your teacher



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: House education committee holding hearing today at Windom High School

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Weather: School districts digging out from chaos brought on by cancellations

MPR

Politics: House committee looking to take gun bill hearing off site

KSTP

Politics: “Erin’s Law” meant to aid children who may be victims of sexual assault

TECHCRUNCH

Technology: Amazon to fund computer science courses in more than 1,000 high schools

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Report: Number of homeless students soars

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Chatfield: School district observes Minnesota School Board Recognition Week

Mora: School district honors school board during recognition week

Pine River-Backus: District recognizes School Board Recognition Week

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Community: Students practice kindness

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Extracurricular: Pequot Lakes speech team takes first place

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Awards: Student garners rare honor

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Board: Faribault School Board honored during Recognition Week

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Community: Taylor Corporation sends mentors, homework help for Mankato East High students

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Administration: Superintendent is a finalist for South Dakota job

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Funding: Community member funds an additional counselor and agriculture teacher for five years at Sleepy Eye

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Diversity: Human Rights Commission to form new diversity council in response to high school incident

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Budget: Winona inches closer to making decisions



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: House education committee holding hearing Friday at Windom High School

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Health: Survey links marijuana use to lower grades

MPR

Weather: Are students tired of snow days?

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Bill aims to put an end to lunch shaming students

Politics: Teens could have improved access and more affordable driver education

Politics: Committee receives update on border-to-border broadband access

THE WASHINGTON POST

Negotiations: West Virginia teachers end strike after charter school measure expires

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Buildings: Albert Lea Area School Board approves parking lot bid

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Safety: Brainerd High School updates security measures

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Funding: Grant allows Early Childhood program at Faribault schools

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Courts: Russell-Tyler-Ruthton lawsuit is dropped

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Weather: New Ulm School Board talks about making up snow days

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Cooperation: Blooming Prairie School Board briefed on Zumbro Education District



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: Gov. Walz calls for additional education funding in state budget proposal

Politics: President Trump signs consolidated funding bill

STAR TRIBUNE

Politics: Gov. Walz proposes more money for schools and roads

Schedule: St. Paul School District prepares to change start times in the fall

Weather: Scores of school districts close as storm advances

ST. PAUL PIONEEER PRESS

Curriculum: St. Paul School District asked to make ethnic studies class mandatory

MPR

Curriculum: Teaching about racism — does iconic literature help or hurt?

Politics: Gov. Walz calls on Minnesota to meet the needs of “the whole child”

Politics: Gov. Walz’s budget calls for more money for schools, health, roads

Politics: Gov. Walz has a big job in passing budget

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Gov. Walz’s budget would raise gas tax, emphasize education, health care

Politics: Lawmakers consider funding suicide-prevention training for teachers

Politics: More schools could go solar under proposed grant program

SURBURBAN WEEKLIES

Board: New Fridley School Board member takes oath of office

Board: Former Lakeville Area School Board member reflects on time served

Budget: Elk River Area School Board approves bonds

Budget: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Board approves budget adjustments

Facilities: New Brighton City Council approved special use permit for Irondale High School improvements

Facilities: Lakeville Area elementary school on track for expansion

Facilities: Prior Lake-Savage Area School District to use $1.5 million of general fund for construction

Facilities: St. Louis Park School District plans to add solar panels to school buildings

Food service: Elk River Area superintendent continues to push to pay down lunch debt

Honors: Eden Prairie middle school student honored nationally for volunteerism

Honors: Shakopee School Board OKs plan to honor late superintendent Gary Anger

Planning: Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board approves modified strategic plan

Program: Elk River Area’s technical education program is on the move

Program: “Know the Truth” program visits Fridley High School

Program: Guest speakers teach Mound Westonka High School students about the dangers of drug use

Program: Learning, bonding, growing through Shakopee High School program

Project: Mound Westonka High School club spreads the warmth

Technology: Eden Prairie High School students create app to help peers navigate school hallways

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Alexandria: School district observes Minnesota School Board Recognition Week

Braham Area: School district celebrates School Board Recognition Week

Cambridge-Isanti: School board members and superintendent call for predictable, forecasted state funding

Little Falls: Student shares his passion for cooking with school board

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Calendar: Albert Lea Area School Board sets pre-Labor Day start, expands staff development time

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Curriculum: Warroad High School class sheds light on careers in the outdoors

CROOKSTON TIMES

Facilities: Crookston School District superintendent says architects are interested in bus garage initiative

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Politics: Gov. Walz’s proposed budget includes money for education, streets

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Referendum: Marshall School Board OKs resolution for May special election

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Referendum: Sleepy Eye School Board considers $300,000 in maintenance bonds



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Advocacy: MSBA legislative platform moves forward

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: House education committee to hold hearing at Windom School District to discuss funding, rural issues

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Minneapolis prepares new three-year contract for superintendent

Politics: Push on to help English language newcomers

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Politics: Civics course for high-school students would be required under a Minnesota Legislature proposal

MPR

Politics: Gov. Tim Walz poised to propose budget that reflects his values

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Fundraiser: Community effort adds new instruments to Mounds View School District

Program: Grant will expand student manufacturing program to Mounds View schools

Technology: Centennial School District looks to find solution for aging SMART Boards

Weather: Snow days pile up — here’s how the Hastings School Board plans to get students back on track

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Goodhue County: Vaping “tsunami” is hitting area schools

Goodhue County: Makeup days on the horizon for students

Zumbrota-Mazeppa: School board approves referendum question for May 14

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Proposal aims to reduce students’ mobile device usage during school hours

Politics: Five people forwarded to House, Senate for four seats on University of Minnesota Board of Regents

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

Negotiations: Oakland teachers plan to go on strike Thursday

THE WASHINGTON POST

Negotiations: West Virginia teachers prepare to walk out again

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Teaching: A bridge for teachers

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Board: Brainerd School District celebrates School Board Recognition Week

Grants: Minnesota Department of Agriculture offers agricultural grants to schools to purchase milk coolers

Hiring: Pine River-Backus accepts teacher resignations

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Should Minnesota require a civics credit?

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Testing: Less than half of Minnesotans pass U.S. history test

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Calendar: District makes adjustments following eight school cancellations

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Referendum: Superintendent discusses plans for new high school

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Arts: Byron erhu artist featured on NPR

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Buildings: St. Cloud Area School Board eyes 2020 vote for Apollo remodel



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Funding: Gov. Walz aims to invest in education

Awards: Edina schools win award for reducing use of road salt

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Funding: Teachers union says schools need $4 billion more

MINNPOST

Special education: Breaking down student silos

KARE 11

Politics: Proposed grant program would help schools pay for outdoor field trips

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Column: Volunteering at school takes many forms

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Hiring: Pequot Lakes approves hiring six positions

Awards: Students honor liaison officer

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Warroad class sheds light on careers in the outdoors

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Technology: Girls robotics team in high gear

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Editorial: Minnesota substitute shortage needs an innovator



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Finance: State auditor reprimands Shakopee School Board after superintendent credit card scandal

MPR

Safety: Some Owatonna parents question decision to call police

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Carlton: School board discusses consolidation

Cloquet: High school starts first robotics team

Detroit Lakes: School district will be making up snow days

Hutchinson: When schools close, classes continue thanks to e-learning

Lake Superior: School board sets snow makeup days

Litchfield: Vaping poses larger issue in rural schools

Litchfield: Digital learning provides unique solution for winter weather

Monticello: Favorable interest rate received on bond sale

Montevideo: Virtual snow days show promise

Murray County Central: Tom Mesner’s school board leadership spans quarter of a century

Pelican Rapids: School district looking into allegations against coach

St. James: New officiating class a big hit at high school

SESSION DAILY

Politics: “Breakfast After the Bell” program would increase student access to first meal of the day

THE DENVER POST

Negotiations: Striking teachers reach agreement with Denver Public Schools

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Safety: Circulation of online petition against bullying draws attention from administration

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Recognition: Gov. Walz declares February 27 as School Bus Drive Appreciation Day

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Health: Granada-Huntley-East Chain School Board hears positive news

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Obituary: Former Moorhead Area superintendent Lynne Kovash passes away after fight with cancer

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Buildings: Medford extends closing date for land sale

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Budget: Winona Area faces new round of budget cuts

Calendar: Will Winona Area schools extend into the summer?



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Politics: To make schools safer, lawmakers focus on student mental health

Politics: Legislators, student groups push for free college

Weather: Superintendents break into song to break the news of another snow day

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Curriculum: State of St. Paul schools is good, but better with career classes

MPR

Politics: Bill would put more Minnesota-grown food into schools

Referendum: A new school for Russell-Tyler-Ruthton, but not Worthington

Safety: Parkland survivors brace for first anniversary of shooting

EDUCATION WEEK

Data: High school graduation rate hits new all-time high

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Bill would allow school districts to start before Labor Day

USA TODAY

Safety: Schools using artificial intelligence to stop student violence

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Feature: Freedom Writer inspires students

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Politics: Gov. Walz, Republican lawmakers preview budget priorities

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Court: Man faces charges in locker room attack

Feature: Put down the phones and connect as humans

Technology: Brainerd High School students to receive Chromebooks next year

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Health: Lawmakers hope to create farm-to-school pipeline

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Courts: Charges filed against students in wake of school lockdown

WAHPETON-BRECKENRIDGE DAILY NEWS

Calendar: Winter weather tests Breckenridge’s e-learning plan



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: New commissioner brings solution-driven ambition to state’s schools

Extracurricular: Wayzata wins berth in National Science Bowl

Crime: Hastings assistant principal faces theft charges

MPR

Pre-K: Getting kids ready to learn

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: FFA students engage with state leaders at conference

Big Lake: Retired engineer finds joy as volunteer in classroom

Blue Earth Area: District adds two more people to this year’s staff

Brandon-Evansville: Tour of school is eye-opening

Kingsland: School board mulls operating levy

Mabel-Canton: School district signs enrollment agreement with Iowa district for students on the border

Minnewaska Area: Lack of space an issue for district’s early childhood programs

Morris Area: School board seeks input for superintendent search

Morris Area: School district gets lengthy use of e-learning

Nevis: Sprinkler causes flooding at school

Pierz: School district not likely to make up weather closings

Rushford-Peterson: School officials discuss trimester successes and challenges

Worthington: Bond referendum fails by just 17 votes

Worthington: District scheduled first e-learning day

SESSION DAILY

Politics: School boards could gain authority to renew expiring referendums

Politics: Bill would increase funding for early childhood screenings

Politics: University of Minnesota makes $87 million budget request for biennium

CCX MEDIA

Politics: Sen. Paul Anderson, Sen. John Hoffman push special education reform

EDUCATION WEEK

Politics: U.S. House education panel holds hearing on K-12 funding

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Weather: Snow days cause calendar concerns

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Calendar: No makeup days needed so far

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Referendum: Russell-Tyler-Ruthton bond issue passes

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Board: School to Work program among topics for board

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Referendum: Dawson-Boyd voters approve $22.7 million bond

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Weather: Winona gets a foot of snow as schools close again



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Committee to hear special education paperwork reduction bills; bills introduced to address teacher shortage

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: Minnesota House education committee to examine referendums, board vacancies

Politics: Congressional update — IDEA funding, Higher Education Act and school infrastructure

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Farmington Area school superintendent champions initiative and innovation

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Diversity: How to retain and recruit more teachers of color

MPR

Negotiations: Denver teachers strike over pay

Weather: Schools closed, roads a mess as another round of snow blankets Minnesota

Weather: Minnesota schools may seek reprieve for canceled classes

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Event: State education and housing commissioners to host listening session at Minnesota Homeless Education Conference Wednesday

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Seeking orderly end to session, governor and legislative leaders agree to new deadlines

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Obituary: Former Shakopee School Board member Steve Schneider passes away

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Honors: MSBA honors Triton School Board member for 30 years of service

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Pre-K: Child care is a complex problem

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Column: The importance of preschool

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Calendar: Spring break not to be included in Brainerd’s 2019-20 school year

Crime: Brainerd school employee injured in early morning attack

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Planning: Moorhead Area School Board approves high school renovation, new career academy

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Buildings: Burst pipe douses East Grand Forks high school

Politics: Minnesota lawmakers aim to boost teacher diversity, shrink achievement gap

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Enrollment: Mankato Area School District weighing options to accommodate growth

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Courts: Former teacher charged with 10 felony porn charges

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Safety: Lockdown fueled by apparent racial slurs



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Health: St. Cloud addresses effect of adverse childhood experiences

Safety: Study-abroad programs face new pressure to focus on student safety

MPR

Referendum: Paul Dorr works to defeat school referendums across the Midwest

Safety: Parents question whether school shooting drills traumatize kids

THE DENVER POST

Negotiations: Denver teachers strike set to begin today

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: Seeing the power of student leaders

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Column: The importance of preschool

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Safety: Why don’t all school buses have seat belts for kids?

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Teaching: Learning Centers aid grades 7-12

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Administration: Public input sought as superintendent search begins

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Referendum: Making an informed decision



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Technology: Online learning has replaced snow days in some Minnesota schools

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Calendar: Schools might ask Legislature for shorter year after weather cancellations

Safety: St. Paul school employees could be tested for drugs under planned policy

MPR

Politics: Full-service community schools get a deeper look at the Capitol

THE DENVER POST

Negotiations: As teachers prepare to strike, Denver School District puts a halt to conferences for educators

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Politics: Legislator wants goals and reports for every school program receiving funding

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Board: Pequot Lakes School Board discusses snow days, staffing

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Funding: Duluth’s compensatory changes seen as a positive

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Extracurricular: Medford adds robotics team to school’s offerings

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Teaching: Statewide substitute shortage hitting local schools

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Referendum: Dawson-Boyd to decide question Tuesday



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7

STAR TRIBUNE

Athletics: Twenty high school teams observe moment of silence in honor of Prior Lake skier

ST. PAUL PIONEEER PRESS

Policy: St. Paul School District employees could be tested for drugs under planned policy

MPR

Politics: Minnesota black caucus lawmakers plan to address education, economic and criminal justice issues

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Event: Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker to hold listening session Monday with students and educators in Hopkins

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Bill would increase funds for English language learners

Politics: Students are never too young to suffer from stress, legislators told

THE DENVER POST

Negotiations: Denver teachers strike to begin on Monday

SURBURBAN WEEKLIES

Column: Thanks to North Branch Area School Board for investing in knowledge

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Weather: Area school districts cancel classes

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Column: Paying the bill for exploding special education costs

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Politics: Rep. Ron Kresha authors bill to fund student safety efforts

Program: Proposed street projects to further Safe Routes to School initiative

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Funding: A year later, Duluth’s compensatory education changes seen as positive

STEM: Hermantown Middle School shows what women can achieve in science

Weather: Today’s Northland area school closings

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Project: Fargo-Moorhead schools challenge kids to recycle plastic bags

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Program: New mentoring program introduces students to building careers

Weather: Mankato Area, other school districts closed today

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Referendum: Russell-Tyler-Ruthton meeting rescheduled

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Weather: Today’s school-related closures

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Weather: Schools close as another winter system moves in

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Funding: Gov. Walz considers shift away from referendums to fund Minnesota schools



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Crime: Man arrested after shooting school bus driver

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Safety: Weather again shortens school day

MPR

Crime: School bus driver shot on I-35W in Minneapolis

Curriculum: District grapples with how to move on from Mockingbird

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Special education providers feeling buried by paperwork

Politics: School lunch participation solid, but breakfast program lags

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Court: Russell-Tyler-Ruthton consolidation lawsuit rescheduled; injunction against referendum dropped

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Extracurricular: Medford adds robotics team to school’s offerings

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: Facilities needs survey Q&A

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Funding: Company funds virtual reality equipment for students



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Special education is front and center at House education committee meeting

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: Senate education committee taking look at skilled trades, dyslexia and more

Politics: Minnesota House announces committee deadlines

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: Federal government must deliver on its special education funding obligation

Program: New $20 million financial learning labs for kids opens in St. Paul

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Politics: Stakes high for special Senate election in east-central Minnesota

THE DENVER POST

Negotiations: Denver School District prepares lesson plans for looming teacher strike

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

Negotiations: Oakland teachers approve strike vote over wages, class sizes

USA TODAY

Analysis: Black students still face racism in suburbs

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Calendar: Albert Lea Area School Board discusses potential fourth year with early start calendar

CROOKSTON TIMES

Faclities: Crookston School District’s bus garage questions slowly turn into answers

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Weather: Snow days don't mean a day off from learning in some area school districts

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Court: Russell-Tyler-Ruthton superintendent says referendum lawsuit dropped

Referendum: Marshall School District referendum set for May 14



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: Setting a new course for the Minnesota State system

Program: At Austin school, everyone and everything focuses on kindergarten

MPR

Curriculum: Duluth teacher, school district grapple with how to move on from “To Kill a Mockingbird”

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Politics: Gov. Walz’s agenda for rural Minnesota begins to emerge

FEEDSTUFFS

Politics: U.S. House members introduce Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act

MILITARY TIMES

Teaching: Military program aims to help Alabama ease its teacher shortage

THE WASHINGTON POST

Politics: Lawmakers in three states seek to pass measures “retaliating” against teacher strikes

Politics: White House reverses course on inspector general for U.S. Education Department

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Moose Lake: School board approves three-year contract for superintendent

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Project: Pine River-Backus School District now home to large solar array

CROOKSTON TIMES

Funding: Crookston School District is seeking a 3 percent education funding increase

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Referendum: Special meeting follows Russell-Tyler-Ruthton lawsuit hearing

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Administration: New London-Spicer School Board selects new superintendent

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Legal: Winona Area School District retains its current lawyers



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Teaching: Most licensed Minnesota teachers are turning to other careers

Court: Lawsuit challenges Pennsylvania school district’s policy about passing out Bibles

MPR

Weather: Minnesota schools ready to teach, feed kids after cold snap

Weather: Cold spell stirs debate whether school districts are going “soft”

MINNPOST

Teaching: More than half of Minnesota’s licensed teachers not working as teachers

SESSION DAILY

Politics: School districts grapple with growing special education funding gap

Politics: House panel gets rundown of the state’s early learning initiatives

MIAMI HERALD

Curriculum: Florida governor orders up new curriculum standards for schools to replace Common Core

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Weather: After closings, Austin School District tries to smooth out scheduling

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Referendum: Pillager School District heads toward May election for revised referendum

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Duluth School District’s substitute for “To Kill A Mockingbird” irks faculty

January 2019

THURSDAY, JANUARY 31

STAR TRIBUNE

Program: Minneapolis teacher uses brain games to hone students’ focus

ST. PAUL PIONEEER PRESS

Weather: Gov. Walz says Minnesota schools will get a pass on instruction-time thresholds due to cold weather

Weather: St. Paul, Minneapolis, many suburban schools to remain closed Thursday

MINNPOST

Reading: Minnesota’s persistent literacy gap has lawmakers looking for ways to push evidence-based reading instruction

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Memo: What to expect when expecting school closures

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Bill would establish framework for educational grant applicants

Politics: Leaders share strategies on tackling the opportunity gap

THE WASHINGTON POST

Weather: Midwest schools use quirky methods to announce weather closures

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Funding: Gov. Walz looking to expand broadband access, create more equitable school funding



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30

STAR TRIBUNE

Weather: Schools, mail put on ice amid Minnesota’s statewide deep freeze

Weather: Minnesota parents scramble to cover child care during impromptu winter break

THE ATLANTIC

Report: Daily physical education mandate may have detrimental effects

EDSOURCE

Politics: U.S. House Education Committee chairman lays out priorities

THE JOURNAL

Every Student Succeeds Act: U.S. Education Department releases guidance on supplemental ESSA funding

PBS NEWS HOUR

Weather: Hundreds of midwest schools, colleges close amid extreme cold temperatures

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Hutchinson: Proposed bill would solidify civics in Minnesota schools

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Planning: Bemidji Area School Board rethinking district goals

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Event: Brainerd, Pequot Lakes school districts to host parent professional development event

Facilities: Changes coming to drop-off area

CROOKSTON TIMES

Program: Every day preschool coming this fall to Crookston School District

Policy: Crookston school doors to be unlocked on days with a late start or no school

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Funding: Gov. Walz’s education plan makes the grade for rural Minnesota

WINONA DAILY NEWS

Budget: Winona Area taxpayers could pay less for referendum projects after low bid for bonds



TUESDAY, JANUARY 29

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Advocacy: MSBA brings special education resolution to attorney general

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: House Education Finance Division to examine special education cross-subsidy on January 31

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Weather: Gov. Walz leaves school closures to local school officials

Data: St. Paul area leaders nix data-sharing agreement

Health: Activists call for “menstrual equality” in K-12 restrooms

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Data: St. Paul, Ramsey County to end youth data-sharing agreement after criticism

MPR

Weather: Gov. Walz won’t order Minnesota schools to close during cold snap

Weather: Ahead of subzero cold, schools call off classes

CHALKBEAT

Analysis: Rising state graduation rates have little connection to test scores

THE HILL

Curriculum: President Trump touts proposed Bible literacy classes in schools

THE WASHINGTON POST

Analysis: More teacher unrest likely in 2019

Negotiations: Virginia teachers rally at state Capitol protesting low wages, crumbling facilities

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: St. Francis Area School Board approves superintendent contract

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Rushford-Peterson: School board narrows superintendent field (MSBA mentioned)



MONDAY, JANUARY 28

STAR TRIBUNE

Funding: Gov. Walz considers shift away from school referendums to fund Minnesota schools

Court: Ex-teacher to fight St. Paul School District’s move to toss retaliation lawsuit

ST. PAUL PIONEEER PRESS

Weather: Cold could close Twin Cities schools this week; Gov. Walz also considering a state closing order

MPR

Politics: New Minnesota education commissioner brings a teacher’s eye to the job

Weather: Gov. Walz weighs cold-weather school closings

Weather: Snow emergencies declared as winter storm blasts Minnesota

MINNPOST

Weather: Schools cancel classes as snowstorm hits Minnesota

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Red Wing: School board approves sale of building

Worthington: Middle school students explore STEM activities

Worthington: High school graduate returns to head district’s communication efforts

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Weather: Area schools delay, close

CROOKSTON TIMES

Funding: Crookston School District a recipient of new state achievement and integration funds

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Funding: Filmmaker explores giftedness at Fond du Lac Ojibwe School in Cloquet

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Referendum: Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School District holds community meeting on upcoming bond referendum

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Board: Wilmar School Board meeting postponed



FRIDAY, JANUARY 25

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Election: Newcomer joins two incumbents in St. Paul School Board race

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Investments in early childhood could prevent, close skills gaps

NBC NEWS

Negotiations: Teachers across the United States plan protests and strikes

THE HECHINGER REPORT

STEM: STEM programs emphasize early education for increasing field’s diversity

THE WASHINGTON POST

Data: Nearly 2 percent of high school students identify as transgender

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Honors: North Branch Area School Board member Kirby Ekstrom recognized for 20 years of service

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Personnel: LeRoy-Ostrander School Board reinstates coaches

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Weather: Area schools delay starting time

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Board: Gag to chair New Ulm board

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Administration: Four finalists named for New London-Spicer superintendent job

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Administration: Winona Area will hire facilities director



THURSDAY, JANUARY 24

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Health: Wabasso cancels school for the rest of the week due to the flu

Safety: Minneapolis schools say officers have a role

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Courts: Teacher loses lawsuit over firing

MPR

Negotiations: Denver teachers vote to strike

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Relationships play key role in students’ academic success

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Planning: Survey shows top 3 priorities for Alden-Conger

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Hiring: LeRoy-Ostrander reinstates coaches

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Extracurricular: Fifth-grader wins spelltacular

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Extra-curricular: Cloquet students compete in Future City competition

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Safety: Parents push St. Peter board to address middle school brawl

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Safety: Blooming Prairie enhances cameras

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Court: Question hangs over hearing as Save Our Schools makes appeal



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Feature: An accident, a janitor and a Lakeville school’s unexpected gift

Negotiations: Los Angeles teachers head back to school after reaching deal

MINNPOST

Politics: Paperwork exacerbates funding challenges for special education

SESSION DAILY

Politics: More kids than ever need mental health services, House members hear during joint meeting

DENVER POST

Negotiations: Denver teachers vote to authorize strike

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Negotiations: Los Angeles Unified School District reaches tentative deal to end teachers’ strike

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Planning: Albert Lea Area School Board focuses on district goals

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Curriculum: Career Academy gives students a stepping stone

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Courts: Minnesota appeals court blocks lawsuit over teacher tenure, again

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Administration: Mankato Area starts superintendent search

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Referendum: Newspaper describes Art Johnston’s relationship with Duluth School District

Referendum: Anti-bond group holds meeting, files lawsuit against Russell-Tyler-Ruthton

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Weather: Storm closes local schools

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Honors: Sauk Rapids-Rice School Board member named to MSBA All-State School Board

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Court: Winona Area School District, group head to appeals court for oral arguments

Enrollment: Winona Area School Board examines capture rate



TUESDAY, JANUARY 22

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Advocacy: MSBA and New Ulm School District participate in press conference regarding special education paperwork

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: Duluth reaches settlement with former board member in records dispute

DESERET NEWS

Analysis: Policymakers ignoring Title IX sexual harassment violations in K-12 schools

FORTUNE

Politics: Schools brace for impact of government shutdown on lunch initiatives

THE HILL

Politics: Several state legislatures rushing to raise teacher pay to prevent strikes

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Red Wing: High school gets soaked when pipes leak

Round Lake-Brewster: School district plans building addition

Worthington: School board delays repairs to leaky roof

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Awards: 168 teachers are up for Minnesota Teacher of the Year award

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Diversity: Students discuss bias, microaggressions and equity

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Health: Student develops strep throat test

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Community: Residents identify MACCRAY strengths, challenges

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Board: What a finance committee could mean for the board



MONDAY, JANUARY 21

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: Minnesota Department of Education to discuss federal education grants at Senate hearing

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Funding: Minnesota schools facing “crisis level” in special education funding

MPR

Politics: Minnesota lawmakers seek to trim special education paperwork

Politics: Four ways Minnesota lawmakers hope to boost education

Politics: Minnesota legislators to debate cursive in school

MINNPOST

Column: A tale of two states and two models for public education

Higher education: Are new efforts making a difference for Minnesota’s persistent higher education gap?

Higher education: Students spotlight a basic hurdle to academic success — food and housing security

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Review of state’s education funding formula highlights its complexities

Politics: State’s new teacher licensing board up and running, but challenges persist

Politics: Youngest Minnesotans’ health and education is focus of new division

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: St. Francis Area School Board selects next superintendent

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Personnel: LeRoy-Ostrander School Board to examine action plan for investigation of coaches

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Policy: Blackduck School Board allows yearbook photo with shotgun

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Board: Brainerd School Board welcomes new member, elects chair

Facilities: Brainerd School District building projects moving along steadily

Honors: Brainerd educator among near-record 168 Minnesota Teacher of the Year candidates

Referendum: Pine River-Backus School District bond referendum details explained

CROOKSTON TIMES

Board: Crookston School Board to scale back to one meeting per month

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Administration: Blue Earth Area School District searching for superintendent

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Board: Marshall School Board member Karen VanKeulen reflects on 10 years of service

Court: Group files civil suit against Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School District

Health: Russell-Tyler-Ruthton makes grief counselors available following deaths of two students

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Referendum: Austin School District asking voters for $24 million for pre-K facility

Safety: Officers offer advice on drugs, vaping and other school threats



TUESDAY, JANUARY 15

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: MSBA to present at two education committees this week

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Politics: Minnesota House and Senate leaders set priorities

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Politics: Lawmakers on all sides gird for new round of gun debate

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Buildings: Growing charter school takes over McNally Smith college building

Safety: Hastings student arrested after alleged Snapchat threat

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Safety: Cops, cameras aim to catch drivers who skirt school bus stop arms

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Courts: Johnston settles with Duluth board

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Buildings: Fairmont Area schools are well-maintained

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Safety: Teen arrested after threats to Cleveland school

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Discipline: Student expelled for selling drugs

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Feature: OAKS recipients show determination, diverse backgrounds

Health: Recovery school offers students a path to sobriety

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Buildings: Fire damages Pleasantview school



MONDAY, JANUARY 14

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Negotiations: Strike or no strike, pensions problematic for LA schools

Crime: Mayor arrested for DUI on school bus

Health: Thousands of kids receive free vision screening

Editorial: Tracking investment in early learning system

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Discipline: St. Paul teacher suspended for demeaning Instagram posts

MPR

Curriculum: Why aren’t kids being taught to read?

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Negotiations: Los Angeles Unified School District teachers to go on strike

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO

Study: Federal study suggests black students benefit academically from black teachers

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Buddy classrooms

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Extracurricular: Building support for VEX Robotics

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Board: Pequot Lakes swears in new board members

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Pilot has taken 600 kids on free flights through Young Eagles program

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Diversity: Collaborative research project to serve students of color

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Funding: Byron High school receives a grant for food truck

Health: Students share stories of overcoming addiction

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Court: St. Cloud NAACP plans to sue Minnesota for underfunding special education in schools



FRIDAY, JANUARY 11

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Safety: North St. Paul High School locked down twice in one day

MPR

Technology: Can virtual assistants help with homework?

MINNPOST

Politics: Governor talks climate change with students

EDUCATION WEEK

Analysis: Special education is broken

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Sports: NRHEG’s first female wrestler

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Courts: Bus company settles lawsuit

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Curriculum: Granada-Huntley-East Chain School Board hears special education update

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Curriculum: Celebrating good behavior

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Health: Board reviews student supports

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Board: Medford opts for consistency with officers

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Column: The many high school advancement opportunities

WAHPETON-BRECKENRIDGE DAILY NEWS

Safety: Breckenridge works on emergency drills

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Board: Quarrel-ridden board meeting forecasts tough budget fights ahead



THURSDAY, JANUARY 10

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Negotiations: Teacher strike delayed in second-largest U.S. school district in L.A.

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Courts: Teacher’s lawsuit over equity policy goes before judge

MPR

Study: Research shows increased school bullying in areas that voted for Trump

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Minnesota House DFL leaders present first 10 priorities

MINNESOTA STATE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS

Politics: Minnesota Senate Republicans unveil first five priorities

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Negotiations: Los Angeles teachers union postpones strike until Monday

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Discipline: LeRoy-Ostrander heading in new direction

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Curriculum: Bemidji hosts CEO in the classroom



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9

MPR

Politics: Your guide to the 2019 session

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Curriculum: District focuses on phonics

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Funding: Fairmont earns $152,000 rebate

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Diversity: Owatonna strives toward equity

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Transportation: Rochester abandons plan to use city buses

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Planning: School board resolutions for 2019



TUESDAY, JANUARY 8

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: House will have two new education chairs – Rep. Cheryl Youakim and Rep. Jim Davnie

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Politics: Gov. Walz pushes to make Minnesota the Education State

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Buildings: Projects move forward

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Board: Loeffler-Kemp elected board chair

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Board: New board members sworn in

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Administration: Mankato Area superintendent announces retirement

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Board: Three new board members sworn in

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Board: Three join school board

MONDAY, JANUARY 7

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Diversity: Duluth promotes teaching, thinking critically about inequity

Feature: Coffee shop is safe, fun gathering spot for students

Funding: Minnesota gets $4.7 million to assess early learning programs

Health: Integrated mental health services help Minnesota kids

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Weather: Marine Mills Folk School moving for the winter

MPR

Safety: New education commissioner doesn’t want to arm teachers

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Discipline: RAND Corporation releases study on restorative justice practices

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: School district sells bonds lower than estimate

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Buildings: SMEC prepares for $4.1 million education center project

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Administration: Jerry Reshetar named as interim superintendent for LeRoy-Ostrander

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Elections: Duluth considers moving elections to even years



FRIDAY, JANUARY 4

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: Lakeville Area School District sued again over Nerf Wars crash

MINNPOST

Politics: A look at education issues lawmakers are set to tackle

THE ATLANTIC

Study: Improving school climate can reduce suspensions

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Budget: Eden Prairie School Board approves tax levy

Budget: Forest Lake Area School Board approves tax levy

Budget: Mahtomedi School Board approves levy

Diversity: American Indian parents are building a cultural bridge at Eastern Carver County School District

Schedule: Westonka School Board approves later start times for 2019-2020 school year

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

East Central Minnesota Educational Cable Cooperative: Area schools to receive USDA telemedicine grant

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Safety: After school shootings, St. Cloud students find their voice



THURSDAY, JANUARY 3

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Funding: State receives $4.7 million to streamline early learning access

MPR

Feature: Minnesota education commissioner’s five lessons learned

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Funding: Minnesota awarded federal grant to coordinate early learning systems

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Barnum: School taxes remain low

Willow River: Principal rethinks how MCA downtime is spent

Wadena-Deer Creek: School board approves levy; superintendent thanks outgoing board members

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Safety: Class focuses on snowmobile safety

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Curriculum: Owatonna’s STEM model is a hit in Japan



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Discipline: New rules on sexual misconduct could affect Minnesota schools

Editorial: Hits and misses in federal school safety report

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Aitkin: School board discusses budget

Big Lake: Parents struggling to pay for student lunches

Caledonia Area: School district to show free screening of “Screenagers” film

Carlton: School board approves levy increase

Cloquet: Board OKs levy increase

Detroit Lakes: Bus drivers remind people to stop for students

Hancock: School board readies for bond sale

Kingsland: School board approves tax levy

Kingsland: Elementary school students show growth in reading

Lake Superior: Board approves slight proposed levy decrease

Lanesboro: School levy to increase

Mabel-Canton: Board OKs fundraising for basketball uniforms

Morris Area: School board sets tax levy

Nevis: School board sets levy increase

North Branch Area: School board sets 2019 levy, extends superintendent contract

Rushford-Peterson: Superintendent, school board discuss hiring process

Rushford-Peterson: Backpack program fills nutrition gap

Spring Grove: School district receives clean audit

Thief River Falls: New makerspace program provides hands-on experience

Worthington: Early and absentee voting begins for referendum

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Safety: Brainerd elementary school to have secure entrance after winter break

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Board: Willmar School Board’s departing members reflect on years on the board

December 2018

MONDAY, DECEMBER 31

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Politics: School funding, safety and prekindergarten are on lawmakers’ education agenda

Courts: Former superintendent pleads guilty to four counts of indecent exposure

Finances: Minneapolis financial audit shows improvement, but nagging concerns for future

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Teaching: Widespread teacher strikes expected to continue in 2019

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Central School Board begins superintendent search (MSBA mentioned)

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Testing: The ACT can prepare you for your future

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Curriculum: Martin County West tries updated DARE program

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Health: How integrated mental health helps your child



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: A plan to get the most bang for the early-learning buck

Enrollment: Perpich High offers new deal to boost enrollment

MINNPOST

Feature: Five education stories that signal a growing appetite for change

KARE 11

Politics: Schools must test for cancer causing gas if bill becomes law

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Arts: Pilot program helps students craft connections

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Curriculum: Red Lake wants to integrate Ojibwe language, culture into everyday curriculum

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Safety: Numerous lockdowns are traumatizing kids at schools across the nation

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Awards: New Ulm to be recognized at MSBA conference

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Recruitment: Promoting Rochester Public Schools

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Feature: What to expect from the St. Cloud Area School District in 2019



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Curriculum: St. Paul nearly cut school’s Russian class — now one student is a top U.S. speaker

ABC NEWS

Transportation: School bus driver shortage creates headaches for districts

THE HILL

Report: More than 4 million students participated in lockdowns over 2017-2018 school year

THE WASHINGTON POST

Safety: Numerous school lockdowns are traumatizing kids

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Report: About 25 percent of high school students don’t complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Pipestone Area: School board pass levy increase

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Column: Duluth School Board eager for more public input this year

Column: Duluth School District’s goal is to support students and help all of them achieve

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Transation: Rochester School District sells property to medical center

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Enrollment: Winona Area School Board examines enrollment projects



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: St. Paul moves again to have former teacher’s lawsuit tossed

Safety: Student suicide tracking bolsters support for prevention

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Safety: Armed police officers will remain in St. Paul schools for now

EDUCATION WEEK

Discipline: DeVos revokes Obama discipline guidance

MINNPOST

Feature: Winter break doesn’t equate to celebration and relaxation for all students

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Mental Health: County, schools to host community conversation on mental health inclusion

Awards: Alt is first recipient of MSBA Rising Star award

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Administration: District restructures some administrative positions

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Column: The relevance of technology in education

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Curriculum: Mock trial activity offered for students

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Administration: Superintendent looks ahead to momentous 2019

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Board: Outgoing board members say that the community can’t leave students behind



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21

STAR TRIBUNE

Politics: Governor-elect Tim Walz selects education commissioner

ST. PAUL PIONEEER PRESS

Politics: Governor-elect Tim Walz taps former St. Paul teachers union leader to head Minnesota Department of Education

MPR

Politics: Governor-elect Tim Walz names education, corrections agency heads

MINNPOST

Homelessness: Winter break doesn’t equate to celebration and relaxation for all students

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: School district lowers levy for 2019

Northfield: School district’s self-funded health insurance earns Local Government Innovation Award

St. Peter: School district ratifies levy increase for 2019

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Facilities: Pine River-Backus School Board adjusts project funding, eyes May referendum vote

Politics: Governor-elect Tim Walz names next state commissioner of education

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Administration: Cass Lake-Bena superintendent was a finalist for education commissioner

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Court: Duluth teacher in sex abuse case receives prison sentence

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Facilities: Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School District voters urged to “reinvest in our future”

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Budget: New Ulm School Board OKs levy cut

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Safety: One student hurt, one arrested and one flees after fight at St. Cloud high school

Facilities: St. Cloud Area School Board looks at whether to sell former Wilson school building or keep for future use



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Planning: St. Paul superintendent details school district’s strategic plan

THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

Negotiations: Los Angeles teachers announce January 10 strike date

USA TODAY

Court: Federal judge dismisses lawsuit alleging police, schools failed to protect Parkland students

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Budget: Farmington Area School Board adopts final budget, 2019 tax levy

Budget: South Washington County School Board approves levy increase

Health: Hopkins High School students launch campaign to raise awareness about mental health

Honors: Minnetonka School District places on AP District Honor Roll

Safety: Anti-bullying group organizes in Farmington

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Aitkin: Coach compensation to be negotiated via contract

Monticello: School district benefits from disbanding of TIES

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Program: Austin High School’s REACH students learn life lessons from younger peers

Safety: Aftermath of threat leaves Austin High School with increased security

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Budget: Pequot Lakes School Board approves final levy

Fundraising: Brainerd Public Schools Foundation to host The Big Event

Honors: Freshwater Education District educator wins agricultural literacy grant

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Curriculum: Martin County West High School adding Spanish class

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Budget: New Ulm School Board to approve levy, back roundabout

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Budget: Winona Area School District to increase tax levy for 2019



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Planning: Better middle schools, career exploration key to new St. Paul school strategic plan

Safety: Armed police officers will remain stationed in St. Paul schools, for now

MPR

Higher education: University of Minnesota regents select next president

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO

Discipline: Suspensions are down in U.S. schools, but large racial gaps remain

THE WASHINGTON POST

Safety: Federal Commission on School Safety releases its recommendations

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Program: Albert Lea Area School Board closer to offering child care to district employees

Safety: Alden-Conger basketball player shares story of her concussion

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Budget: Bemidji Area School District finalizes local tax bill

Honors: Bemidji Middle School student recognized for helping after school bus crash

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Community: Fairmont Area superintendent offers workforce insights at Fairmont Exchange Meeting

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Facilities: Red Wing School Board puts sale of elementary school building on hold



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Study: More than 1.3 million high school students started vaping in the past year

CHALKBEAT

Research: Studies consistently find correlation between education spending, student outcomes

THE HECHINGER REPORT

Column: Federal report found only 18 percent of innovations funded by U.S. Education Department lifted student achievement

THE HILL

Politics: Trump administration seeks to roll back Obama-era policy on school discipline

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Honors: Austin School District-led project earns statewide teaching award

Safety: Extra security measures taken after threat against Austin High School

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Budget: Growing enrollment to increase Mankato Area’s tax levy slightly

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Facilities: Russell-Tyler-Ruthton closes schools after pipe bursts at elementary school

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Teaching: Sartell-St. St. Stephen School Board approves early retirement incentives for teachers



MONDAY, DECEMBER 17

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Event: Reimagine Minnesota Strategy Review Session slated for January 14

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: Wisconsin’s school safety program combines hardware and “heartware”

MPR

Higher education: University of Minnesota closer to naming Joan Gabel as its next president

Politics: U.S. Education Department is canceling $150 million of student loan debt

Research: How to make sure your math anxiety doesn’t make your kids hate math

MINNPOST

Column: Increasing teacher diversity must start with truly listening to teachers of color

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO

Safety: Sandy Hook parents promote app for reporting school threats

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Blue Earth Area: School district names interim superintendent

Cannon Falls Area: Superintendent resigning in June to take another position

Hancock: Dairy company taps high school student’s video skills

Jackson County Central: Grade-alike proposal discussed at board meeting

Red Wing: Board to discuss possible sale of school building

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Honors: Albert Lea Area makes AP District Honor Roll

Personnel: Albert Lea Area activities director resignation will be discussed at board meeting

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Community: Bemidji middle school students fight hunger with art

CROOKSTON TIMES

Transportation: Crookston’s new bus garage committee meets for first time

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Arts: Fairmont Area School District buys instruments

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Budget: Tax levies decreasing in Le Sueur-Henderson and Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton

Honors: New Ulm teacher recognized by Minnesota Department of Agriculture

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Facilities: Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School Board to hold facility planning meeting

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Court: Winona Area School District, group disagree on potential impact of lawsuit



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Analysis: Minnesota schools struggle with widening racial gap between students and teachers

Community: Minneapolis South High students use art, dialogue to heal relationship with police

Safety: Wave of hoax bomb threats made across the United States

MPR

Analysis: Minnesota students pay the price for a lack of diverse teachers

CHALKBEAT

Health: Study documents state assessments’ impact on students’ stress levels

THE JOURNAL

Report: Schools can engage students by focusing science curriculum on local phenomena

USA TODAY

Report: Suicide the 10th leading cause of death for elementary school children in 2014

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Facilities: Austin High School to start on renovation project of music annex in January

Project: Austin High School rallies up holiday spirit for good cause

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Facilties: Brainerd School Board reviews designs for high school, new elementary school

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Honors: Proctor elementary school assistant principal receives national award

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Facilities: Roof work complete at Granada-Huntley-East Chain

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Honors: New Ulm teacher recognized by Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Project: Stewartville students create goodwill with portraits

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Teaching: Sartell-St. Stephen School Board will vote on incentives criteria for teachers looking to retire early



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13

MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Advocacy: MSBA releases 2019 Legislative Agenda

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO

Study: Teenagers may get more sleep and perform better in schools with later start times

THE WASHINGTON POST

Learning: Popularity of project-based learning growing across the United States

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Central School District superintendent announces resignation at school board meeting

Advocacy: Anoka-Hennepin School District asks state for more general revenue, special education funding

Budget: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Board certifies final tax levy

Facilities: North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District to host two input sessions

Grants: Hopkins Education Foundation awards fall grants

Honors: Stillwater Area’s Brookview Elementary School recognized with architectural award

Honors: Mound Westonka High School recognizes distinguished students

Planning: Elk River Area School District plans World’s Best Workforce comeback

Project: Farmington Area elementary school students test pollinators

Program: Hastings committee helps child care provider get kids ready for kindergarten

STEM: Latino Engineering Academic Day opens doors for Fridley High School students

Technology: Educators from Mexico City school visit Blaine High School to learn about use of technology in its classrooms

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Braham Area: School district receives clean opinion on annual audit

Cambridge-Isanti: Dictionary project encourages reading in third-graders

Cloquet: School board approves levy increase

Kingsland: School board talks facilities, funding and football

Little Falls: Teacher leaves a lasting impact

Monticello: School board honored for education efforts

Pierz: School district maintains healthy financial status

Sartell-St. Stephen: Community discusses levy referendum result

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Event: Middle school students explore STEM, college and careers

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Food service: Fairmont Area School District offering share tables

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Technology: Mankato students interview astronaut, NASA engineers

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Feature: A century old and still a teacher at heart

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Budget: Sleepy Eye School Board OKs levy

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Safety: Rumor of online threat unsubstantiated at Pine Island

Transportation: Costs put Rochester school-city transportation plan in doubt

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Facilities: Wilmar School District OKs facility agreement with city’s park and recreation department



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: USDA publishes final rule for school meals

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Crime: Man tried to abduct girl outside Minneapolis elementary school

MINNPOST

Politics: A warning lurks beneath state budget surplus prediction — not enough workers to go around

VARIETY

Technology: U.S. Department of Education betting on VR to help students with learning disabilities, autism

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Northfield: School board approves levy, moves forward with building projects

Worthington: School board continues levy-drop debate

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Budget: Austin School Board certifies 2019 levy

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Budget: Brainerd School Board approves levy increase

Facilities: Brainerd School District working on parking plan

CROOKSTON TIMES

STEM: Crookston School Board sees STEM in action

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Budget: Duluth School Board to set tax levy

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Administration: Blue Earth Area School District eyes interim superintendent

Project: Fairmont Area School Board OKs tax break request

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Budget: Owatonna School Board adopts levy for 2019-2020 school year

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Budget: Willmar School District to increase levy in 2019

Referendum: MACCRAY School District to survey residents

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Construction: Winona Area School District hires Wold Architects for referendum projects



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Safety: Minneapolis high school placed on lockdown after parents caused a “disturbance”

MPR

Curriculum: Teachers back new Minnesota climate teaching standards, but topic is still hot

Higher education: University of Minnesota president finalist begins statewide tour

MINNPOST

Higher education: University of Minnesota president finalist discusses higher education’s role, vision for university

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Goodhue: Planning committee sketches school additions

Le Sueur-Henderson: School board members attend MSBA Delegate Assembly



MONDAY, DECEMBER 10

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Licensure: PELSB seeking superintendent, teacher to fill open board seats

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Safety: In St. Francis, a crash is spurring pleas to change a school crosswalk

MPR

Teaching: U.S. Department of Education to erase debts of teachers, fix troubled grant program

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Negotiations: Chicago charter teachers announce tentative deal, end to strike

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Pipestone Area: School district planning April vote on new elementary school

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Advocacy: Austin School District officials meet with local state representatives for upcoming session

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Project: Bemidji Area elementary students learn by doing as part of DNR classroom project



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: State projects $1.54 billion surplus for 2020-2021

Advocacy: MSBA Delegate Assembly addresses special education funding, school safety issues

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Politics: Minnesota projects $1.5 billion surplus

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Politics: Minnesota has a projected $1.5 billion budget surplus

THE HILL

Politics: USDA scales back school lunch standards begun in 2012

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Latest state budget forecast projects $1.5 million surplus

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Students: Advisory council gives Mankato Area students a voice in school district decisions

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Budget: New Ulm School Board expecting slightly lower tax levy in 2019

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Court: Winona Area School District to sue Save Our Schools



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: MSBA Delegate Assembly addresses special education funding, school safety issues

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Health: University of Minnesota students, activists press Minneapolis School District to offer free menstrual products

MINNPOST

Politics: What education insiders are hoping for in Minnesota’s next education commissioner

THE JOURNAL

Program: Grant program aims to determine efficacy of school safety efforts

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Aitkin: School board discusses new superintendent, site planning

Chatfield: Residents tour newly renovated high school

Lester Prairie: School board schedules special meeting to discuss purchase of property

Randolph: School district receives positive audit report

Red Wing: Senior living proposed for Jefferson School block

Spring Grove: Students learn design ins and outs of architecture

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Teaching: Winona State University professor implores future teachers to “think outside the box”



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: MSBA Delegate Assembly addresses special education funding, school safety issues

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Enrollment: St. Paul School District’s student numbers on the decline

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Enrollment: Enrollment falls again in St. Paul School District

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Negotiations: Teachers go on strike at charter network in Chicago

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO

Teaching: Teachers turn to Instagram to swap ideas, connect with other educators

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Board: Reception will honor departing Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board members

Enrollment: After 20 years of declining enrollment, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage prepares for the trend to continue

Facilities: Stillwater Area School Board votes to expand elementary school

Facilities: Wayzata School Board approves expansion of elementary school

Grant: Intermediate School District 287 receives mental health grant

Personnel: Eden Prairie communications director leaving to take another position

Personnel: Jordan School District has incoming, departing staff

Planning: Eden Prairie School Board clears path for Designing Pathways plan

Referendum: Eastern Carver County School District task force takes closer look at repairs, new school for 2019 referendum

Referendum: Mahtomedi School Board gives thanks for levy support

Schedule: Farmington Area School District start times under review by operations director, bus company

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Jackson County Central: School board postpones “grade-alike” vote

Red Wing: School district, college, city come together to discuss needs

Red Wing: District discusses upcoming levy increase

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Speaker: Holocaust survivor tells Albert Lea Area students to “be compassionate”

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Funding: Bemidji-area school districts newly eligible for “achievement and integration” funding

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Facilities: Brainerd School District scales down proposed parking lots

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Court: Duluth teacher apologizes, seeks probation in assault case

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Advocacy: Faribault School Board member helps set legislative policies for MSBA

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Budget: Marshall School District “breaking even” for the year

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Buildings: Local businesses pledge support of new high school

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Budget: Rochester School Board proposes levy increase

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Court: Winona Area School Board to discuss school sale litigation

Program: St. Charles High School teachers help struggling students



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

STEM: Women-only summer camps ignite debate

MINNPOST

Teaching: Switching career paths to become a teacher might be getting easier

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

STEM: White House unveils five-year strategic plan for STEM education

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Budget: Board approves an increased tax levy

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Crime: Greenbush janitor faces charges for plans to have sex with 15-year-old

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Referendum: Consultant recommends May vote for buildings

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Buildings: Local businesses pledge support of new high school



MONDAY, DECEMBER 3

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Proclamation: Gov. Dayton orders flags at half-staff for President George H. W. Bush

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Buildings: Westonka opens deluxe athletic and theater centers

Diversity: Schools struggle with widening racial gap between students and teachers

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Courts: School’s payout kept secret in student’s sexual assault by janitor

Discipline: Hastings wrestling coach misused funds, will lose coaching job

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Court: Chicago Board of Education sues U.S. Department of Education

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Board: Longtime Pine River-Backus School Board member proud to have served

Finances: Pequot Lakes approves revised budget

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Finances: County, city and school taxes all rising

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Courts: Date set for Winona Area school sale case at Appeals Court

Teaching: Children need time to be kids