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October 2018

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

MINNPOST

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Northfield: Three candidates running for three open school board seats

Red Wing: Students experiment with STEM

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

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

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

BRAINERD DISPATCH

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

Election: Four candidates running for three Menahga School Board seats

Election: Five candidates vying for three Pierz School Board seats

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

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Buildings: Blue Earth Area will sell off old building

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Planning: Faribault administrators set goals for 2018

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Enrollment: Area school districts report little change in enrollment

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Planning: Marshall School Board OKs site continuous improvement plans

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Election: Winona Area School Board candidates talk budget



MONDAY, OCTOBER 15

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Feature: Ethnic studies teacher creates a no-judgment classroom

Higher education: Tuition waiver helps Native American students in Minnesota

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Kingsland: Students get inside look at area manufacturing companies

Lester Prairie: School board to review audit report

Tri-City United: Community education director retires

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Election: Seven candidates running for Austin School Board

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Facilities: Pierz School District announces updates for referendum projects

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Grant: Fairmont Area misses out on state school safety grant

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Facilities: Russell-Tyler-Ruthton releases survey results

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Referendum: Red Wing voters hear pitch on referendum



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Project: Stillwater students help Nigerian children get an education

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

Cromwell-Wright: School district breaks ground for technology addition

Mora: Donation expands high school fitness offerings

Mora: Program helps elementary school students avoid hunger

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

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

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

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

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

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

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Curriculum: Kindergarten readiness leader visits Mankato to see special partnerships

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Safety: Board reviews safety plan

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Referendum: Voters in Winona hear both sides of debate

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

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

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Election: Candidates praise teachers, criticize district finances at forum



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11

MPR

Graduation: Smart money practices to save for college

MINNPOST

Diversity: Facebook enhances English language literacy

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Glencoe-Silver Lake: School board OKs overseas trip

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

Pipestone Area: School board approves contracts for support staff

Pipestone Area: No enrollment decline predicted for district

Worthington: School board committee begins virtual snow day discussion

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Safety: Bullying has no place

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Administration: Austin superintendent given high marks

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Finances: Brainerd School Board agrees to issue, refund bonds

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Election: Fairmont Area School Board candidates debate issues

MANKATO FREE PRESS

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



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Minneapolis superintendent receives high marks in job review

Column: School boards, superintendents do support innovation

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

Column: North Branch Area School District unveils new website

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

Honors: Robbinsdale Area school named a Blue Ribbon School

Personnel: Teacher resigns following tweet

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

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

Testing: Bloomington students earn perfect ACT scores

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Big Lake: Wright Technical Center provides school board with update

Ellsworth: School board to examine shuttle usage

Ely: School district lands state safety grant

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

Goodhue: School district awarded safety grant

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

Kingsland: School board to inform public on levy issues

Lanesboro: School district recognized for ESSA numbers

Northfield: Young learners to benefit most from buildings project

Pierz: High school receives $10,000 grant

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Elections: Newcomer hopes to bring fresh views

BRAINERD DISPATCH

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

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Administration: Fairmont Area hires new business manager

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Negotiations: Lynd School Board reaches verbal agreement with teachers

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Planning: Board hears details on District Dashboard

ST. CLOUD TIMES

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



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Hiring: Shortage of school workers is hampering some operations

Teaching: MEA conference will be a day shorter

MPR

Technology: Hawley lab takes students on virtual field trips

FOX 9 NEWS

Discipline: Minnesota teacher resigns over Brett Kavanuagh Twitter post

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Elections: Board treasurer running for third term

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Funding: Two schools awarded grants for safety upgrades

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: Community cuts ribbon on new Crosslake school

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Awards: Canby recognized nationally as Blue Ribbon school

NEW ULM JOURNAL

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

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Elections: School board candidates spar during forum

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Graduation: GED can expand earning potential

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

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



MONDAY, OCTOBER 8

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Graduation: Mankato program helps students get into manufacturing jobs

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

MINNPOST

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

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Diversity: Somali class offered for Mankatoans



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Court: American Federation of Teachers sues student loan servicer

Honors: Eight Minnesota schools receive federal Blue Ribbon recognition

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

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

MPR

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

ALABAMA LIVE

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

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

Goodhue County: Area schools receive state safety grants

Luverne: School levy to decrease

Pipestone Area: School board adopts preliminary levy

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Administration: Albert Lea Area superintendent named finalist for Shakopee job

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Grant: Local schools receive safety grants

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Referendum: Pillager School District seeks resident feedback on failed referendum

CROOKSTON TIMES

Grant: Crookston School District misses out on school safety grants

Safety: Fisher High School goes on lockdown following alleged threat

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

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

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Honors: Maple River elementary school receives national recognition

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Politics: Legislation addresses teacher shortages

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Election: Rochester School Board candidates face off at forum



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Election: Four Minneapolis School Board candidates debate top issues

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

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

EDUCATION WEEK

Report: Schools see “incredible progress” on internet connectivity

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Boundaries: Farmington Area School Board approves new attendance boundaries

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

Facilities: Works underway on Roseville Area building improvements

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Worthington: School board candidates convene at forum

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

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

BRAINERD DISPATCH

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

CROOKSTON TIMES

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

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Grant: Duluth School District, police awarded federal safety grant

MANKATO FREE PRESS

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

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

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



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Input needed for Senate committee meeting

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Grants: State picks 123 schools for safety funding

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

EDUCATION WEEK

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Testing: Albert Lea Area elementary schools report reading scores

CROOKSTON TIMES

Budget: Crookston School Board approves preliminary levy

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Grants: Few Northland schools win security money

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

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

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

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

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



MONDAY, OCTOBER 1

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Safety: Facial recognition technology at schools fuels privacy debate

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

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

DISABILITY SCOOP

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

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

Kenyon-Wanamingo: School board approves preliminary levy for 2019

Red Wing: School district holds first referendum listening sessions

Sleepy Eye: Students encouraged to teach agriculture

Upsala Area: School district proposes levy increase

Waseca: School board approves preliminary levy

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

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

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Program: Elementary school program empowers students through playtime

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Donation: Elks Lodge donates to Bemidji Area School District

CROOKSTON TIMES

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

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Health: Community targets youth vaping

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

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

ST. CLOUD TIMES

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

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

September 2018

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Graduation: Free summer remedial classes help students prepare for college

MPR

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

REUTERS

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

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

Budget: New Prague Area School Board sets preliminary tax levy

Budget: Shakopee School Board OKs tax increase

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

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

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

Facilities: White Bear Lake Area School District brainstorming building renovations

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

Honors: Minnetonka High School has 26 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

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

Honors: Wayzata High School names 24 National Merit Scholar Semifinalists

Program: White Bear Lake Area sleuthing for ideas

Referendum: Centennial School District provides residents with levy update

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Carlton: School board candidate forum

Lake Superior: School bus driver hauls “precious cargo”

Milaca: Referendum vote approaches

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

Ogilvie: Superintendent on administrative leave

Perham-Dent: Enrollment up, construction projects proceeding

Perham-Dent: District implements new accountability system

Wrenshall: School district seeks second shot at referendum

Wrenshall: District proposes Building Trades Academy

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Budget: Granada-Huntley-East Chain trims levy hike

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Courts: Chisholm teachers union moves ahead with lawsuit against district

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Curriculum: How music is helping STRIDE students read



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

MINNPOST

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

THE 74

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

Mountain Lake: School district works to mitigate mold

Pipestone Area: Acclaimed author returns for high school reunion

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Activity: Elementary school students going gaga for gagaball

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Event: Nationally known top youth motivational speaker coming to Austin

Finances: Austin School Board certifies proposed levy during study session

CROOKSTON TIMES

Administration: Administrative structure modified at Crookston High School

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

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Honors: Fairmont High School student merits academic accolade

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

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

NEW ULM JOURNAL

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

Honors: New Ulm boasts four commended National Merit students

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Discipline: Rochester teachers use nonverbal cues for behavior modification

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: Winona Area weighs offers on school buildings

Curriculum: Winona Area reconsiders cut volunteer class

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



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Health: EpiPen shortage has parents scrambling to find medication

MPR

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

MINNPOST

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

CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

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

NBC NEWS

Study: Girls outperform boys academically, even in STEM subjects

THE 74

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

Study: Series examines new study on achievement gap

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Donation: Fridley elementary school receives donation from local business

Election: Forum scheduled for Forest Lake Area School Board candidates

Election: Zach Duckworth running for Lakeville Area School Board

Election: David Anderson seeks Lakeville Area School Board seat

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

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

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

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Monticello: Elementary school honored for bullying prevention results

Thief River Falls: Wrongful death lawsuit filed in bus accident

St. Peter: School board approves levy increase

Worthington: Six candidates seeking school board seats

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Testing: Schools pinpoint areas for growth in test scores

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Funding: Proposed levy will be reduced

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Budget: Board certifies preliminary levy

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: Power outage forces Byron High School to cancel classes

ST. CLOUD TIMES

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

WAHPETON-BRECKENRIDGE DAILY NEWS

Budget: Breckenridge School Board approves preliminary levy

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Administration: Paul Carlson announces retirement from New London-Spicer



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Budget: Funding gaps challenge school districts

Editorial: Texas schools chief needs to learn lesson on racism

Feature: Hopkins school begins to move on after student tragedy

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Referendum: Mayor urges residents to support school request

MPR

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

KSTP

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

THE 74

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

DISABILITY SCOOP

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

EDUCATION WEEK

Politics: Education issues to watch

NBC NEWS

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

WALLETHUB

Study: Minnesota ranked third-best state for teachers

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Big Lake: School district plans blacktop

Chatfield: High school remodel nears completion

Ellsworth: Author inspires students to be resilient

Goodhue: Former Vikings player speaks at school

Kingsland: School board sets levy public relations plan

Little Falls: School board takes action on number of items

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

Pine Island: School district welcomes new teachers

Royalton: School invited to join Central Minnesota Conference

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

Sleepy Eye: School board certifies preliminary tax levy

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

United South Central: School board votes to upgrade media center

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Funding: Board considers levy components before approving increase

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Policy: District highlights new field trip procedures

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Enrollment: Fargo-Moorhead prepping for significant population boom

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

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

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Feature: New Ulm looking at good start to school year

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Funding: Willmar adopts levy



MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Discipline: Districts grapple with discipline disparities

Editorial: Support Minneapolis levy referendum

Feature: Hopkins school begins to move on after student tragedy

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Hiring: Four St. Paul schools need more tutors

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

MPR

Community: Volunteers build new playground at Minneapolis elementary school

MINNPOST

Testing: How is new school accountability system being received?

POLITICO

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Living on the spectrum

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Teaching: Districts introduce students to teaching

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Climate: GHEC touts positive focus

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Enrollment: Lower numbers could bring cuts to Winona schools

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Buildings: School’s back full-time at Apollo



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Weather: School called off because of storm damage

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

MPR

Health: Parents leery of schools requiring mental health disclosures

THE ATLANTIC

Program: Use of yoga in schools sparks debate

EDUCATION WEEK

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

WCCO

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Branding: Jordan School District to unveil updated mascots

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

Election: Eden Prairie School Board candidates debate enrollment

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

Safety: Threatening notes found at Eden Prairie High School

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

Barnum: High school kicks off new mentoring program

Detroit Lakes: Practices start for growing LEGO League

Fulda: Junior class holds PhoneBlitz fundraiser for prom

Jackson County Central: Task force members selected

Kimball Area: High school gets new interim principal

Lake Superior: School activity fee discussion continues

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

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

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

Sartell-St. Stephen: Group tours new high school

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

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Health: Immunization changes proposed to streamline process

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

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

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Curriculum: Community Education offers a variety of courses

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

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

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Health: Vaping is hot trend at school

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Health: Marijuana use common among teens

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: Two offers on the table for closed schools

Finances: Winona Area’s property tax levy to decrease



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Awards: Schools earn Green Ribbon recognition for sustainability

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cleveland: School district moves ahead on construction bonds

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

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

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

Worthington: School board approves maximum levy authority

Worthington: Fifth-graders tour Prairie Wetland Learning Center

Worthington: High school students earn strong scores on AP exams

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

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

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Election: Bemidji teachers union to consider school board endorsements

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

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

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Buildings: Board rejects offer on Wilson school

Enrollment: St. Cloud numbers increase again



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: Districts can learn from odds-defying schools

Feature: North side teens dream big with Green Garden expansion

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

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

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Funding: Board postpones Red Plan refinancing

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Technology: Robots, automation on display Thursday

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Finances: Blooming Prairie notches clean audit

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Enrollment: Board hears proposed boundary changes

ST. CLOUD TIMES

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

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: City offers to purchase shuttered elementary school



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Graduation: Teen pursues alternative career path amid anxiety

Safety: Sauk Centre schools locked down during nearby standoff

MPR

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

BEMIDJI PIONEER

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

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Funding: Crosslake PTO gets $2,000 donation

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Health: Exploring autism’s secrets

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Planning: Board hears about World’s Best Workforce

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Accident: Blooming Prairie teacher dies from car crash injuries



MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: Navigating the new era of opting into a union

Health: Minnesota schools battle epidemic of teen vaping

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

Testing: Beating the Odds chart

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Negotiations: Should preschool educators be licensed, unionized?

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

Goodhue: School district hosts levy referendum open houses

Royalton: High school activities director ready to lead by example

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

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: Being at school daily makes a difference

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Column: Austin schools mirror economic growth

BEMIDJI PIONEER

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

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Crime: Students are being targeted in financial aid phishing attacks

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Testing: Tracy Area analyzes results from new accountability system

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Election: Rochester School Board candidate steps back



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Program: Minnesota seniors named National Merit Semifinalists for 2019

MPR

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

THE 74

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Barnum: New app will report bullying

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

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

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

Detroit Lakes: Details emerge about what school bond would provide

Fulda: High school introducing STEAM program

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: Referendum meetings scheduled

Pequot Lakes: Levy discussed at school board work session

Tri-City United: New program empowers young girls

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

BRAINERD DISPATCH

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

CROOKSTON TIMES

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

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

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

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Testing: Medford School Board, principals discuss MCAs

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Enrollment: Sleepy Eye School Board OKs 43 open enrollees

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

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

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



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

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

THE HILL

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

THE 74

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

USA TODAY

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

Red Wing: Harassment case prompts district policy revision

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

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

Worthington: High school exchange students enthused about the year ahead

BEMIDJI PIONEER

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

CROOKSTON TIMES

Testing: Crookston students doing pretty well

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

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

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

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

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

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

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: Winona Area moves ahead with sale of school buildings

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



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

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

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

MPR

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

THE HECHINGER REPORT

Report: Kids struggle to read when schools leave phonics out

THE 74

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

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Program: Brainerd School Board learns about revamped summer reading program

CROOKSTON TIMES

Personnel: Hispanic liaison could return to Crookston School District

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Program: Fairmont Area principals touting new way to learn

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

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

Testing: Faribault School Board weighs impact of MCA results

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

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

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

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



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

MPR

Feature: First-generation college students one decade later

Higher education: State cracking down on education loan defaults

THE 74

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

Morris Area: State names elementary school top performing school

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

Pierz: School district switching to Granite Ridge Conference

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

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

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

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

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

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Transportation: Bemidji Area looks to hire 10 more bus drivers

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Facilities: Brainerd School Board approves new elementary school designs

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Finances: Duluth School Board to vote on debt refinancing

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Personnel: Blue Earth Area adds teacher

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Program: Willmar High School course is private-public partnership



MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

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

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

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

MINNPOST

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

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

St. Peter: Elementary school welcomes students

Windom Area: Student reduces cafeteria waste

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

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

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

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

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

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Facilities: New outdoors sports complex taking shape in Blackduck

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Negotiations: Chisholm teachers reject contract offer

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Facilities: Task force tours Owatonna High School

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Enrollment: Winona Area School Board reviews enrollment projections



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

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

MPR

Discipline: Rochester School District settles over discipline disparities

MINNPOST

Program: Burnsville high school students exploring teaching careers

HECHINGER REPORT

Learning: Minnesota teachers created personalized learning forerunner in 2011

THE GUARDIAN

Survey: Teacher shortage leading districts to hire underqualified teachers

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

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

CROOKSTON TIMES

Data: Academic achievement news at Crookston school is largely positive

Teaching: Climax-Shelly welcomes trio of new teachers

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Data: Duluth math and reading scores increase

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

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



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

MPR

Community: Duluth gives virtual library cards to public school students

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

Red Wing: School starts with new cellphone, advisory changes

St. Peter: High school kicks off the school year

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Testing: Board focuses on many areas

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: Plans unveiled for Brainerd school updates

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Buildings: Schools may help with community center project

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

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

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

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

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Buildings: Residents can tour new Sartell high school

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

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

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

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



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Politics: Federal bills that should bridge the partisan gap

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

EDUCATION WEEK

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

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

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

MARKETWATCH

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

THE WASHINGTON POST

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Orono High School welcomes new principal

Administration: Richfield Middle School gets new administrative team

Back to school: Richfield students go back to school

Data: Elk River Area School District continues to outpace state

Facilities: Kraus-Anderson finishes Edina school projects

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

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

Program: School supplies provided to Lakeville Area students in need

Video: Community members see the new Shakopee High School

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

Belle Plaine: School board allocates electronic learning days

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

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

Thief River Falls: School district implements transportation changes

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

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

BEMIDJI PIONEER

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

BRAINERD DISPATCH

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

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Enrollment: Marshall reports rising student enrollment

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Enrollment: Task force proposes shifting school boundaries



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

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

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

MPR

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

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

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

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

Lanesboro: School board discusses results of community meeting

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

Nevis: School board addresses student absences

Park Rapids Area: ALICE training will benefit area schools

Rushford-Peterson: School board approves sale of former facilities

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

Tri-City United: Roof replacement project finished

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

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

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Administration: Why these principals call Austin School District home

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

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

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

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

MANKATO FREE PRESS

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

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Board: Owatonna School Board officially seats new student representative

Curriculum: Owatonna School District incorporating new curriculum at several sites

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

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

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

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

August 2018

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Testing: Reading scores stay flat; math proficiency declines

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Testing: Will new accountability system close achievement gaps?

MPR

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

MINNPOST

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

HECHINGER REPORT

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

THE JOURNAL

Survey: Parents value use of classroom technology

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: South Washington County School Board hires third assistant superintendent

Communication: Farmington Area school leaders turn to TeamWorks

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

Facilities: New Prague Area School Board gets roofing update

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

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

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

Referendum: Rockford Area opts for 2018 referendum

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

Northfield: Schools score above average in statewide tests

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

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

Waseca: School district OKs additional nursing hours

Waseca: District unveils first major building work in decades

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Testing: Some Austin schools identified as needing support

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Awards: Math teacher named Bemidji Teacher of the Year

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: District seeks feedback on building designs

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Testing: New state plan aims to help more schools

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Curriculum: School adds to focus on career training

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Testing: Numbers look good; three schools recognized

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Testing: News mixed for New Ulm schools

ST. CLOUD TIMES

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

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Discipline: Paynesville principal placed on leave



THURSDAY, AUGUST 30

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Data: Minnesota unveils new benchmarks for schools

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

MPR

Data: State rolls out new accountability system for schools

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

PACIFIC STANDARD

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Aitkin: Elementary school ready for new year

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

Maple River: Three candidates running for school board

Pipestone Area: District enrollment is up about 2 percent

Worthington: Campaign committees related to district referendum release financial reports

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Facilities: United South Central media center faces a proposed reconfiguration

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Schedule: Area schools will be in session after Labor Day

CROOKSTON TIMES

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

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

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

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Data: State releases new school accountability measurements

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Transportation: School bus drivers wanted

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

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

ST. CLOUD TIMES

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

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Community: Willmar schools hold open houses

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: Three-month study before new zoning for schools



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Grant: Apply for school safety grant today

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Safety: Education Department proposal on guns in schools sparks outcry

MPR

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Le Sueur-Henderson: School district welcomes new teachers

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

Northfield: District honors teachers as academic year kicks off

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

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

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

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Policy: Faribault adopts behavior policy

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Administration: Three area districts have new principals

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Funding: Fees for middle school athletics to increase



TUESDAY, AUGUST 28

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

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

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

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

THE HECHINGER REPORT

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

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Safety: High school safety includes protecting teens’ data

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Shakopee School Board appoints Dave Orlowsky as temporary superintendent

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

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

Election: Jordan School Board member files for re-election

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

Referendum: Centennial School District seeks support in upcoming levy

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

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Pierz: New community education director believes in lifelong learning

Swanville: New physical education teacher brings high energy

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

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

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Facilities: Brainerd School District to get new planetarium equipment

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

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Policy: Faribault School Board approves behavior policy

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Honors: Willmar agriculture teacher wins regional award

Teaching: Teachers prep for school



MONDAY, AUGUST 27

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Shakopee superintendent Gary Anger dies of cancer

Analysis: Twin Cities STEM teachers face pay challenges

Athletics: Prep football fights back to stem drop in numbers

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

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

Study: Group says Minnesota’s math standards need revision

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

THE HILL

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

THE 74

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Shakopee School District superintendent Gary Anger dies of cancer

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Brandon-Evansville: Listening sessions set for school district

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

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

Goodue: School district will ask voters to support new referendum

Morris Area: Thirteen teachers join staff

Royalton: Parents and staff spearhead program to feed hungry students

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

United South Central: School board adds third-grade teacher

Upsala Area: District starts AVID with ninth-grade students

Worthington: Next potential referendum not possible until February

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

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

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

BEMIDJI PIONEER

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

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Administration: Crookston School District welcomes new superintendent

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

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



FRIDAY, AUGUST 24

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

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

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

Awards: Humphrey School announces annual Local Government Innovation Awards

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cloquet: School district hit by second randsomware attack

Hutchinson: No ballot challengers for school board

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

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

Lake Superior: School adds sixth-grade section

Moose Lake: School board considers design for athletic complex

Mora: School board weighs pros and cons of recognizing donors

Perham-Dent: Two newcomers challenging for school board seats

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

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

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

Wadena-Deer Creek: Eight candidates file for school board

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Preschool: District has the program, church has the space

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Referendum: Southland to go for bond referendum

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Choice: Charter school leasing former Deer Lake Elementary

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Negotiations: Pequot Lakes approves principals’ agreement

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Election: Board approves candidates for ballot

ST. CLOUD TIMES

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

WAHPETON-BRECKENRIDGE DAILY NEWS

Preschool: Breckenridge adds section of preschool due to demand



THURSDAY, AUGUST 23

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Funding: Entrepreneurs leave fortune to scholarship fund

THE 74

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

THE NEW YORK TIMES

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

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

Mountain Lake: School district’s bond referendum approved

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

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

BEMIDJI PIONEER

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

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Awards: Junior Achievement picks educator of the year

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Technology: Medford transitions from iPads to Chromebooks



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

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

MINNPOST

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

CHALKBEAT

Survey: Public support rising for teacher raises

THE HILL

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

USA TODAY

Safety: Schools increasingly focused on student security

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Study: Minorities labeled learning disabled because of social inequalities

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Renville County: Candidates file for seats in school board races

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Courts: Minnesota Supreme Court revives bad teachers lawsuit

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Referendum: Board approves questions for November ballot

MANKATO FREE PRESS

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

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

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

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

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



TUESDAY, AUGUST 21

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: Blue Earth Area teen sentenced in football teammate beating

Referendum: Stressing partnership, Minneapolis makes ambitious pitch for district

THE HILL

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

THE JOURNAL

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

WTVC-TV

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: New superintendent joins St. Anthony-New Brighton

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

Boundaries: Farmington Area school boundary line talks advance

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

Election: Education enthusiast to seek Farmington Area School Board seat

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

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

Enrollment: New Prague Area School Board gets class size update

Facilities: North Branch Education Center addition is underway

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

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

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cambridge-Isanti: School district welcomes new leaders

Upsala Area: New teachers excited to meet their students

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Enrollment: Albert Lea Area numbers are up

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Administration: New high school principal named

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Board: Crosslake charter appoints new board member

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

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

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Courts: Blue Earth Area student sentenced for assault of teammate

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Safety: Committee reports on change to school intruder training

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Transportation: Will students ride city buses?

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Enrollment: Sauk Rapids-Rice closes open enrollment



MONDAY, AUGUST 20

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: Federal panel on school safety isn’t interested in gun violence

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Buildings: Harding High wants to name gym after retired athletics director

Funding: St. Paul considers sales tax to subsidize citywide preschool

Youth: Students chosen for St. Paul schools advisory board

MPR

Technology: Robotics teams encourage students to explore STEM fields

DISABILITY SCOOP

Funding: Disability advocates seek clarification on funding availability under IDEA

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Facilities: Missouri school district installing gender-neutral bathrooms

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Blue Earth Area: School board officially hires new high school principal

Blue Earth Area and United South Central: Candidates file for school board races

Douglas County: Area school board races to spice up ballots

Lester Prairie: School board hires new K-12 principal

Red Wing: Candidates file for area school board races

Swanville: School district redesigns sidewalk

Stewartville: District hires acting interim principal

St. Peter: Candidates file for nearby school board races

Tri-City United: School board accepts bid for projects

Tri-City United: New teachers tour communities, school district

Worthington: Lawsuit proceeding timeline is set

Worthington: Band students make most of summer

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Buildings: School installs new playground equipment

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Buildings: School construction complete

Safety: Schools and law enforcement prepare for violence

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Extracurricular: Teens form high school fishing team

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: New superintendent takes over at ROCORI

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Feature: An advocate for early childhood education



FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Teaching: State moves closer to finalizing new teacher licensing rules

ABC NEWS

Politics: Federal commission on school safety increases funding for student support

USA TODAY

Commentary: Don't divert taxpayer money to vouchers — it does much more good at public schools

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Athletics: Watertown-Mayer School Board backs co-op football plan

Cooperative: Three school districts to pay estimated $900,000 as cooperative is reorganized

Discipline: Osseo Area approves agreement to continue working to eliminate disparities in discipline

Election: Five candidates seek four seats on Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board

Election: Four candidates file for Lakeville Area School Board

Election: Ten candidates file for three Osseo Area School Board seats

Facilities: New Brighton City Council approves Mounds View School District’s education center addition

Negotiations: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage teacher talks end in contract

Referendum: Forest Lake Area sets dates set for community conversations

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Detroit Lakes: Board sets bond referendum vote for school additions and upgrades

Glencoe-Silver Lake: New principal excited for opening day

Hutchinson: AP scholars had 162 passing scores

Kingsland: School board eyes levy options

Kingsland: Former student returns as Project Lead the Way instructor

Litchfield: School resource officer starting this fall

Litchfield: School board assessing district needs before diving into pool partnership

Milaca: Election Day ballot likely to include school referendum

Milaca: School board appoints interim member

Pipestone Area: Seven candidates running for three school board seats

Russell-Tyler-Ruthon: Elementary school will add a STEM class for fourth- and fifth-graders

Sartell-St. Stephen: Five candidates file for three school board seats

Worthington: School district bumps substitute pay rate

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Buildings: Work wrapping up at schools

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Administration: Wilde to head Bemidji Area’s special education

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Elections: Two of seven area districts lack enough candidates

Safety: District approves pay raises for security officers

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Buildings: District upgrades school phones

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Elections: Candidates lining up for board seats

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Enrollment: Sauk Rapids-Rice School Board to vote on enrollment capacity

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: Closed schools back on the market

Negotiations: Winona Area teachers union asks for salary increase



THURSDAY, AUGUST 16

MPR

Safety: Bills and bulletproof backpacks

EDUCATION WEEK

Politics: Tuesday’s primary results make it clear K-12 funding will be a wedge issue this fall

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Buildings: Gene Dillon Elementary aims to ease transition to junior high

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Transportation: Planning school bus routes around constant construction

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Elections: Nine area districts have contested board races



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15

CHALKBEAT

Data: Chicago-area elementary school principal uses data to narrow achievement gaps among students

URBANA/CHAMPAIGN NEWS-GAZETTE

Teaching: Illinois districts cope with statewide substitute teacher shortage

USA TODAY

Study: School violence more than doubled last year

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Facilities: Forest Lake Area’s 2018 construction is hammering goals

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

Feature: Orono fourth-graders use the power of words to effect change

Honors: More than 800 Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan students earned AP scholar honors

Program: “Bridging” summer learning at Albertville Primary School

Technology: Stillwater Area’s school lunch app gives users control

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Benson: School district building bond levy passes with strong support

Cambridge-Isanti: School district saves more than $5 million on energy costs in 13 years

Cleveland: Voters approve both questions of construction plan

Minnewaska Area: Two candidates file for school board

Mountain Lake: Voters approve school bond

Northfield: District commits to $41 million referendum for elementary school, early education project

Tri-City United: Construction project won’t interfere with learning at elementary school

Worthington: Voters deny school district’s bond proposals

Worthington: Two more candidates file for school board vacancies

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Elections: Three incumbents all running for re-election in Albert Lea

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Enrollment: Growing district prioritizes facilities, operations

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Elections: Eight candidates vie for three open seats

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Sports: Pine River-Backus cancels varsity football season

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Buildings: East Grand Forks football builds new locker room

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Referendum: Both Cleveland school ballot questions approved

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Negotiations: Lynd salary talks with teachers are moving forward

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Elections: Four file for three seats

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Elections: Filing period closes for area school boards

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Elections: Four advance in school board race

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Elections: Six advance in school board race

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Referendum: Benson voters approve $26 million bond

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Election: Primary winners move on in Winona board race



TUESDAY, AUGUST 14

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Safety: Police request funds for AR-15s in North Dakota city schools

MINNPOST

Election: Minneapolis School District, five other districts have school board candidates on the primary ballot

CHALKBEAT

Study: Pushing schools to raise test scores under NCLB had limited impact

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Court: California School Boards Association sues over state education funding provision

USA TODAY

Safety: Parents, schools increasingly buying bulletproof backpacks, other protections for school

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Le Sueur-Henderson: District preps for 2018-2019 school year with new administrative team

Red Wing: Several candidates for area school board races

Worthington: Second candidate files for school board slot

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Discipline: Moorhead Area School District addresses disparities in student discipline

Grant: Bemidji Area elementary school educator receives grant

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Election: Six candidates up for Brainerd School Board

Planning: Study addresses anticipated Brainerd school traffic congestion

CROOKSTON TIMES

Grant: Crookston School District will pursue state safety funds

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Referendum: Duluth School District to ask three questions on November ballot

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Election: Four candidates running for Fairmont Area School Board

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Program: New after-school program teaches kids bike education and safety

Programs: Faribault Education Center, Area Learning Center fill gaps with specialized programs

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Program: Willmar pre-K classes moving to elementary schools

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: More legal challenges for building sales

Facilities: New Winona Area school for hundreds this fall



MONDAY, AUGUST 13

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Diversity: Parents can vote on American Indian education

Election: Two seats up for grabs in Minneapolis School Board race

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Election: Resident announces candidacy for Lakeville Area School Board

Program: Fridley student selected for student leaders program

Referendum: Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose approves levy referendum for Election Day

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Blue Earth Area: District selects new high school principal

Ely: School board chair files for another term

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted: School board to approve co-op with Rockford Area for soccer

Waseca: Candidate filings for area school boards open through August 14

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Election: Four file for four seats

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Election: Changing voter-attire rules will challenge election judges

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Buildings: Focus centered on high school

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Safety: Pine Island enhances bus driver hiring procedures

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Film: Why parents need to see movie, Eighth Grade, with their kids

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Election: Voters to begin reshaping school board on Tuesday



FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Election: Candidates for governor divided by visions for education

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Enrollment: Teachers’ enrollment campaign nets 103 new students for St. Paul

CHALKBEAT

Study: Students’ math scores drop for years after using a private school voucher in country’s largest program

THE JOURNAL

Study: Combining data from multiple digital learning tools results in better predictions

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Study: Few states have adequate reading tests for elementary, special education teachers

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Advanced Placement: Columbia Heights students’ Advanced Placement participation higher than ever

Athletics: Watertown-Mayer School Board considers football co-op pitch

Election: Four candidates file for Robbinsdale Area School Board

Event: TED Talk in Edina announces roster of speakers

Event: Watertown-Mayer Elementary School rolls out new open house format

Facilities: Farmington High School’s innovative spaces nearing completion

Health: Minnetonka School District mothers seek awareness of adolescent mental health

Honors: Edina teacher selected for Fulbright Scholarship

Partnership: Osseo Area School District, local businesses to offer career-connected internships for youth

Personnel: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan hires former principal as safety coordinator

Policy: Richfield School Board considers gender inclusive policy

Program: KidPack volunteers look to another year of serving Robbinsdale Area schools

Project: Waconia High School students get hands-on with ticket booth project

Safety: Central School Board talks safety improvements

Survey: Wayzata School District staff members, parents complete school climate survey

Testing: Wayzata High School students score above average on AP tests

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City: School district to ask voters for $15.5 million

Butterfield-Odin: School district upgrades security

Butterfield-Odin: Principal expected to resign

Cloquet: School board votes not to renew hockey coach’s contract

Hutchinson: New staff member will help students explore career paths, build connections with local businesses

Litchfield: School board and city council say recreation center must accommodate everyone

Moose Lake and Willow River: School boards hold liaison meeting

Princeton: New superintendent ready to embrace new challenges

Yellow Medicine East: New superintendent reflects on district’s future

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Granada-Huntley-East Chain approves change in bullying policy

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Election: Most school boards have seats up for election

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Election: Candidates in Seat 2 prepare for primary

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Election: More candidates file for school board



THURSDAY, AUGUST 9

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Higher education: University of Minnesota hires consulting firm to guide presidential search

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Court: Appeals court rules against St. Paul teacher injured in student attack

Program: Thousands of Minnesota kids to get school supplies, backpacks thanks to volunteers

MPR

Higher education: Students take the lead in campus mental health programs

Learning: How learning science is catching up to Mr. Rogers

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Benson: Four school board seats up for election in November

Cambridge-Isanti: Active shooter drill involves many first responders, government staff

Mountain Lake: School project builds on steady enrollment, space

Pipestone Area: District to survey residents about new building

Pipestone Area: Two candidates file for school board race

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton: District invites public to task force meeting

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Teaching: Teacher shortages not limited to full-time educators

CROOKSTON TIMES

Election: Crookston School Board incumbent files for another term

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Curriculum: Fairmont Area touts college class choices

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Program: Medford well-represented at national student convention

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: Winona group asks court, city to help preserve shuttered schools



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: What if most people are above average?

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Bidding: St. Paul wants to hire more businesses run by women, minorities

MPR

Courts: Professor sues over union representation

THE HILL

Politics: Ohio congressman says vocational training should be a priority

POLITICO

Safety: Rural states say few schools participate in arming teachers

USA TODAY

Safety: Group warns some back-to-school supplies contain dangerous chemicals

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Eastern Carver County School Board gives superintendent favorable evaluation

Administration: Eastern Carver County superintendent takes tandem skydiving jump

Administration: Orono High School has new principal

Election: MSBA Board Director Melissa Sauser files to remain on Farmington Area School Board

Facilities: New South Washington County middle school set to open in September

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cleveland: Voting for building referendum set for August 14

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: School resource officer to fulfill 183 duty days with district

Tri-City United: Upcoming construction means pre-Labor Day start for schools

Tri-City United: School district evaluates safety measures

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Health: Backpack programs to reach more schools

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Diversity: School is identified as racially isolated

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Elections: Sixth candidate files for election

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Health: Easing your child’s nerves about the new school year

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Elections: Third person files for board race



TUESDAY, AUGUST 7

MPR

Choice: Can Lebron James’ school fix what public schools didn’t?

MINNPOST

Referendum: Minneapolis will be asking voters to support a $30 million request

RAPID CITY JOURNAL

Funding: South Dakota schools increasingly rely on tax opt-outs

THE HILL

Court: Federal judge orders Indiana school district to let transgender student use men’s restrooms

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Big Lake: School staff getting ready

Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose: Referendum for more operating funds on November ballot

Ely: Three school board seats are up for grabs

Fillmore Central: Facilities projects are underway

Kingsland: New platform empowers students to stand up against bullying

Lanesboro: School board sets dates for second community meeting

Mabel-Canton: City council representatives meet with school board to discuss shared opportunities

Pierz: Construction project nearly ready for bidders

Rushford-Peterson: School board awards sidewalk contract, discusses upcoming referendum

St. Peter: School district’s hall of fame to induct four new members

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Buildings: School upgrades to be put out for bids

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Elections: Two file for school board

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Hiring: Cloquet School Board won’t renew hockey coach’s contract

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Elections: Incumbent files for re-election

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Safety: Front door security a common need for local schools

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Elections: Candidate files for Sartell-St. Stephen School Board

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Technology: Students spend two weeks of summer learning about robots



MONDAY, AUGUST 6

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Facilities: Minnesota charter schools are facing growing pains

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Safety: State has $25 million earmarked for security, but schools need much more

MPR

Discipline: Human Rights Department analyzes discipline disparities at Minnesota schools

MINNPOST

Program: Parents of American Indian students get a new tool to ensure their educational needs are met

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Program: Manufacturers increase efforts to woo workers to rural areas

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Election: Albert Lea Area vice chair files to run again for school board

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Technology: Growing need in cybersecurity prompts educators to expose students to career field

Transportation: Bus driver shortages impact school districts nationwide

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Facilties: Bemidji Area approves long-term maintenance plan

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Election: Four candidates up for Brainerd School Board

CROOKSTON TIMES

Election: Candidate files for Crookston School Board

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Partnership: Fairmont Area school, community groups partner for students

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Facilities: Lynd School District celebrates new playground

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Safety: Winona Area finds security fix



FRIDAY, AUGUST 3

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Discipline: Schools finalizing deals to reduce bias in discipline

Buildings: Minnehaha Academy officially beings rebuilding one year after explosion

MPR

Politics: DeVos seeks to rewrite the rules on higher education

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Discipline: Moorhead Area close to agreement with state on suspensions, expulsions

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Safety: Schools offering counseling after student dies

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Safety: Winona elementary schools to get a boost in security

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2

THE ADVOCATE

ESSA: Minnesota Department of Education provides an update on new ESSA accountability system

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Health: Police dog responds to mental health crises

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Preschool: North Branch expands school-age care

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Editorial: Above all, put our kids first

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Community: 4H teaches hard work, life skills

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Safety: Should parents be charged for failing to lock up guns used by their kids in school shootings?

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Engagement: Community offers feedback on schools

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Elections: Three file for school board seats

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Referendum: Committee plans to push Red Wing school referendum

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Buildings: German immersion school votes to raze old church for new addition

Column: Problem identified, but not the best solution

Editorial: School is complete but Bureau of Indian Education system is still crumbling

Politics: Erin Murphy says if elected governor, she will follow Gov. Dayton’s education approach

MPR

Politics: Erin Murphy, Tim Pawlenty offer differing early education plans

Safety: Muslim group welcomes probe of Chisago Lakes student’s suicide

CHALKBEAT

Teaching: School districts in Colorado, United States offering in-house child care to attract young teachers

THE 74

Teaching: Why is it so hard to find and keep great teachers in STEM?

THE JOURNAL

STEM: Finding funds for coding programs

THE WASHINGTON POST

Politics: President Trump signs bipartisan technical-education bill into law

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Open Meeting Law: State Department of Administration says Duluth school district shirked data requests

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Board: Whitney Winkels appointed to Medford board

July 2018

TUESDAY, JULY 31

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Buildings: Leech Lake students walk the halls of a school they’ve waited generations to see

Politics: Jeff Johnson says school choice will provide path out of poverty

THE HECHINGER REPORT

Program: North Dakota school district moves to abolish grade levels

THE JOURNAL

Report: Most teachers uncomfortable with technology-based teaching practices

THE WASHINGTON POST

Politics: U.S. Education Department’s approach to civil rights enforcement shifts

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Curriculum: Edina School Board approves revised 10th-grade English curriculum

Curriculum: Spring Lake Park moves forward with new elementary school math curriculum

Election: Seven candidates running in Columbia Heights School Board primary election

Election: Filing opens for Elk River Area School Board

Election: Osseo Area School Board member resigns

Election: Filing begins for Osseo Area School Board

Election: Filing opens for Robbinsdale Area School Board

Facilities: New Orono activities center will include amenities for athletes, community

Honors: Bloomington School Board member earns global learning fellowship

Honors: Burnsville elementary school custodian honored for extra effort

Personnel: Anoka-Hennepin goes ahead with administrative staffing model

Personnel: St. Michael-Albertville approves additional staffing positions

Planning: Mounds View superintendent describes operational plan

Program: Elk River Area School District, machine company sign youth skills training pact

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Braham Area: School district launches new website

Cambridge-Isanti: School board hears transportation update

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Elections: Filing period opens for school board elections

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Curriculum: Growing need in cybersecurity prompts educators to expose students to career field

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Buildings: Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig officially dedicates new high school

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Referendum: Cleveland voters to decide third funding request



MONDAY, JULY 30

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Safety: St. Louis Park City Council seeks to strengthen firearm regulations upon request from students

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Higher education: Minnesota State to spend $300,000 “reimagining higher education” with innovators from other fields

Editorial: Reimagining higher education, to what ends?

BRISTOL HERALD COURIER

Teaching: Many black male teachers leaving profession after short time

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Chatfield: Superintendent reports on construction progress

Dassel-Cokato: Dean of students accepts principal position at Glencoe-Silver Lake High School

Delano: School board considering activity fee increases

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: Filing period for four school board seats opens July 31

Kingsland: Board proceeds with auction of former school building

Lanesboro: School board updated on safety and security improvement costs, approves bond resolution

Little Falls: Educators initiate program for kids facing food insecurity

Mabel-Canton: School district continues search to fill staffing vacancies

Mabel-Canton: School board sets 10-year facility plan

Morris Area: Two school board members file for re-election

Morris Area: Member learns through school board role

Sleepy Eye: School board approves new track and field coop

Tri-City United: School district conducts first official safety self-assessment

Tri-City United: District plans for classes to continue even during snow days

United South Central: School board discusses options for referendum ballot language

Upsala Area: School district updating its security

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Program: Reading camp benefits students and teachers

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Branding: Owatonna School District introduces new logo



FRIDAY, JULY 27

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Summer Update: Special Education

MINNPOST

Courts: Why charter school advocates have mixed feelings about state Supreme Court’s integration decision

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Court: Federal judges side with transgender student in Philadelphia bathroom case

THE JOURNAL

Survey: Educators lack clarity on best sources for classroom technology information

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Detroit Lakes: School board expected to vote on proposed $49 million building bond referendum at August 13 meeting

Moose Lake: More fields needed to meet summer program needs

Perham-Dent: Construction work on new high school approaching completion

Red Wing: School district launches new voter-friendly website

Sartell-St. Stephen: Board OKs tax increase related to new high school

Tri-City United: School district works on plans for e-learning days

Waseca: School board OKs special education collaborative

Worthington: Principal prepares for new quadruple roles

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Referendum: Fate of school levy left in voters’ hands

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Board: District sets up for coming school year

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Enrollment: Sauk Rapids-Rice stops open enrollment for elementary

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: La Crescent-Hokah to survey residents on facilities

Transportation: Winona Area School Board rolls out bus policy



THURSDAY, JULY 26

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: Minneapolis boys sue High School League to join girls high school dance teams

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Graduation: Trump administration makes it harder for defrauded students to erase debt

MPR

Courts: Supreme Court gives OK to proceed on school segregation lawsuit

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Administration: Board gives Sesker a positive evaluation

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: Commission moves to protect former school buildings as historic sites



WEDNESDAY, JULY 25

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: Second Blue Earth Area football player pleads guilty in beating of teammate

EDUCATION WEEK

Safety: Trump’s School Safety Commission probes trauma-informed mental health supports in Wisconsin

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Diversity: Hastings council joins school district in Diversity, Inclusion and Equity initiative

Column: Why were Minnesota’s LGBTQ kids so miserable in the 2000s?

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Le Center: TCU works on plans for eLearning days

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Administration: New principal takes the helm at elementary school

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Curriculum: Reading camp benefits students and teachers

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Policy: Board reviews policy designed to reduce student behavior problems

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Awards: Drug-free coalition recognizes Medford teacher

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Administration: Two principals make move to district posts

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: ROCORI approves three-year contract for new superintendent



TUESDAY, JULY 24

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Politics: U.S. House to hold hearing on Workflex today

MINNPOST

Diversity: The number of majority-minority school districts has doubled in the last five years

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Anoka-Hennepin goes ahead with new staffing model

Curriculum: Spring Lake Park moves forward with new elementary math curriculum

Administration: Shakopee board to vote on new two-year contract for superintendent

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Red Wing: Schools see major summer repairs

USC: Board discusses ballot wording for fall referendum

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Feature: District investigating teacher by day, Nazi-themed wrestler at night

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Survey: RTR asks residents to fill out survey



MONDAY, JULY 23

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Funding: Applications for school safety grants open Aug. 29

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Health: Washington and Ramsey county schools to boost mental health help for preteens

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Board: Stillwater’s newest board member is a long-time former principal

Teaching: Target’s latest sale aimed at underpaid teachers

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Buildings: Moorhead will face its $100 million question

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Buildings: Reunion to celebrate soon-to-be restored pink schoolhouse

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: Schools could reopen as apartments



FRIDAY, JULY 20

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Funding: Applications for school safety grants open Aug. 29

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Funding: Timeline set for school safety grants

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Community: Retailer hands out more than 200 backpacks with school supplies

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Policy: Cell phones pose tricky question in Pine River-Backus student handbook

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Referendum: Survey shows support for school levy renewal, increase

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Discipline: Human Rights commissioner questions discipline strategy

WAHPETON-BRECKENRIDGE DAILY NEWS

Negotiations: Breckenridge approves contract with MSEA group

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Funding: Willmar Community Education and Recreation separation is official

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: Board agrees to sell schools



THURSDAY, JULY 19

EDUCATION WEEK

Politics: Career and Technical Education bill expected to clear Senate

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Technology: Blandin hosting free broadband webinar today

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Youth: Pediatricians promote reading for young patients and parents

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Crime: St. Paul janitor stalked 10-year-old student

MPR

Discipline: Human Rights Commissioner to address student discipline at Rochester schools

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Bloomington School Board member Korman named an NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow

Policy: St. Louis Park board focuses on discipline

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Buildings: Southland favors renovation over new construction

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Policy: GHEC approves activities handbook

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Crime: Assistant principal charged with theft

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Safety: Board turns down crossing guard bids

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: Royalton athletic director coming over from St. Cloud Tech

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Referendum: Willmar considers operating levy for November



WEDNESDAY, JULY 18

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Summer Edition: School Trust Lands Update

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Referendum: St. Paul referendum is set, but it carries some risk

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Referendum: The reasons for St. Paul’s levy referendum

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Administration: District fills two open positions

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Referendum: Duluth tables levy changes again

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Board: Ziemer appointed to Marshall School Board

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Hiring: Blooming Prairie in need of coaches

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Courts: Student found not guilty in Eden Valley-Watkins school threat

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Courts: Ruling says Winona can move ahead with selling schools



TUESDAY, JULY 17

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Summer Edition: School Trust Lands Update

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Arts: Schools partner with Walker for springboard to the arts

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Teaching: Pay increase approved for substitute teachers

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Administration: New superintendent takes over for Bemidji schools

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Buildings: Moorhead forms task force to determine fate of high school

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Science: Teacher joins experiment to prove the Earth is indeed round

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Board: Sleepy Eye holds retreat

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Transportation: School bus drivers becoming a rare commodity

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Election: School board candidates spar on discipline, budget

Administration: Berg to stay with Pine Island schools

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Referendum: Sartell-St. Stephen to ask for operating levy increase

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Discipline: Willmar agrees to greater scrutiny of discipline to address disparities



MONDAY, JULY 16

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Grant: Instructions coming soon for school safety grant opportunity

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Summer Edition: School Trust Lands Update

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: ROCORI picks Aitkin superintendent to lead district

Buildings: St. Paul enters debate about renaming schools

Column: After Janus, will we see the teachers union of tomorrow?

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Buildings: Do prevailing wages help or hurt public construction?

MPR

Curriculum: Scared of math? Here’s one way to fight the fear

SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE

Research: States and schools work to confront chronic absenteeism

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Budget: Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School Board approves budget, census

Budget: St. Louis Park School Board approves cuts

Election: Columbia Heights School Board candidates consider questions, stances on issues

Election: Robbinsdale Area to host school board candidate session

Facilities: Robbinsdale Area opens new enrollment center

Investigation: Minnetonka High School student dead after officer-involved shooting in Chanhassen

Referendum: Waconia School Board OKs levy for ballot

Safety: Anoka-Hennepin chemical health committee makes first report

Teaching: Forest Lake Area teacher always put in the time

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Elections: Informational session held for school board candidates

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: Crosslake board grapples with unexpected costs after building lease ends

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Discipline: Duluth district to work with Human Rights department

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Technology: Medford students achieve star status with science projects

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Winona board to vote on $10 million request Thursday



FRIDAY, JULY 13

MINNPOST

Courts: In wake of Supreme Court ruling on union fees, Minnesota teachers decide whether to opt out or go all in

CHALKBEAT

Readiness: Education reform movement shifting to career readiness

THE CONVERSATION

STEM: Here’s how to encourage more girls to pursue science and math careers

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Safety: Secret Service issues guide to help prevent school shootings

THE 74

Politics: U.S. House committee approves $71 billion education funding bill

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cloquet: Life is an open book for principal

Hutchinson: High school gets new principal

Mora: New lights installed at football field

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Technology: Duluth to phase out Smart Boards

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Administration: Fairmont Area hires community outreach coordinator

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Safety: Children learn safety lessons

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Testing: District discusses standards-based grading

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Accident: Fire damages classrooms at St. Cloud high school



THURSDAY, JULY 12

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Accident: Former Minneapolis high school teacher dies on canoe trip

Court: Fleeing driver in playground crash enters guilty plea

CNN MONEY

Programs: Companies partnering with schools to offer workforce training

EDUCATION WEEK

Politics: Education funding bill progresses in U.S. House after school safety money restored

THE HECHINGER REPORT

Curriculum: Standards seek to help elementary teachers teach science

Curriculum: Social studies getting reduced academic priority

TWIN CITIES BUSINESS

Survey: CNBC ranks Minnesota sixth on “Top States for Business” survey; state ranks fifth in education

WKBN

Testing: Access to eyeglasses making big impact on Youngstown students’ test scores

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Budget: St. Francis works to increase fund balance

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Glencoe-Silver Lake: School board reduces fifth-grade position, discusses operating levy

Northfield: District leaders wary of class sizes

Pipestone Area: School district will begin screening for dyslexia

Pipestone Area: School board approves transportation contract

St. Peter: Learning center classroom duo to retire

Tri-City United: School district considers partnering in solar garden options

Worthington: School district committees consider cooperative athletic agreements

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Project: Students showcase their summer of learning

CROOKSTON TIMES

Court: North Dakota teacher facing drug charges must surrender teaching license

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Testing: Major colleges drop essay test requirement

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Facilities: Owatonna community invited to apply for facilities task force

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Administration: Pine Island School Board develops plan to replace superintendent

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: ROCORI School Board names three finalists for superintendent



WEDNESDAY, JULY 11

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Budget: Minnesota state revenue above February forecast

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Personnel: Supporters say North High School athletic director was fired

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Editorial: Tuning the workforce band to what the market demands

DISABILITY SCOOP

Politics: U.S. Department of Education delays special education disproportionality rule

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Programs: Centennial School District proposes new home for four programs

Teaching: Former White Bear Lake teacher/coach leaves legacy on and off field

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Tri-City United: School district examines solar energy

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Budget: Austin School District lunch prices to increase, Truth in Taxation hearing scheduled

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Election: Second Fairmont Area School Board member won’t seek new term

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Crime: Teen sentenced for threatening Futures School

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: Six candidates named for ROCORI superintendent position



TUESDAY, JULY 10

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Court: Judge orders probe into student charged with brutally beating Minneapolis teaching aide

Food service: Food deliveries are remaking school lunch

Investigation: Man found dead in home was on Waconia High School football staff

Politics: Moody’s warns Minnesota's pension changes “far from a cure-all”

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Court: Student loses discrimination case against Hamline University

MPR

Books: New kids’ books put a human face on the refugee crisis

ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Teaching: Recruiting, improved conditions help Atlanta teacher retention

TODAY

Program: Many children in need not served by summer food programs

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

STEM: Study finds industry, education needed to bridge STEM skills gap

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Board: Stillwater Area School Board to fill member vacancy

Donation: Spring Lake Park foundation commits $600,000 to fine arts, stadium upgrades

Election: Columbia heights School Board offers candidate orientation

Facilities: Anoka-Hennepin School Board approves long-term facilities maintenance plan

Honors: Maple Grove High School students win national award

Partnership: Elk River Area School District, Alliance Machine ink youth skills training pact

Personnel: Anoka-Hennepin takes a hard look at staffing

Planning: Lakeville Area School Board seeks community input

Project: Orono student sets off to empower kids in Kenya

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Braham Area: Informational meetings to be held on operating levy

Stewartville: District’s enrollment is projected to increase

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Facilities: Cost to restore historic school grows

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Administration: Blue Earth Area high school principal resigns

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

STEAM: Faribault’s summer STEAM program offers middle school students more choices

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Program: Blooming Prairie Elementary School makerspace proves popular with students, school hopes to expand access in 2018-2019



MONDAY, JULY 9

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Minneapolis Washburn High School has a new principal

Court: Former Shakopee superintendent appears in court on new charges

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Technology: Minnesota school districts leaving technology collaborative

MPR

Health: St. Paul educator turns experience of depression into teaching moment

ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Data: More students choosing path to career over college

THE WASHINGTON POST

Demonstration: Students to march in 10 cities for gun rights

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Brandon-Evansville: Four firms vie for facilities work

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted: School board to discuss solar gardens

Mabel-Canton: Board approves school calendar

Pierz: Summer prep work is underway for school construction improvement project

Red Wing: School district hires 16 new teachers

Rushford-Peterson: School board selects new carrier for insurance

Spring Grove: School board approves HVAC work; construction projects start soon

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Program: Austin School District’s free summer lunch program enters 10th year of service

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Program: Clara City native is a male role model for preschoolers

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Program: Fairmont student earns rare opportunity with Mayo

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Discipline: With discipline issues on the rise, Faribault Middle School looks to high school’s example

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Administration: Pine Island superintendent to step down in mid-August



FRIDAY, JULY 6

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Project: Students raise weevils to fight invasive milfoil

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Accident: Twin Cities teacher killed by falling ice during Alaska hike

MPR

Feature: A student remembers her school’s “lunch man”

THE HILL

Commentary: Traditional education rankings falsely indicate wealthier states educate best

POLITICO

Politics: U.S. Education and Justice departments rescind Obama-era school diversity guidelines

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Curriculum: Edina School Board readies for vote on 10th-grade English curriculum

Grading: Spring Lake Park School District considers weighted grades

STEM: More than 220 students attend Robbinsdale Area’s STEM camp

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cloquet: School district enhances vocational offerings

Cloquet: Elementary school diverts five tons of food waste

Hutchinson: Reading program boosted with $6,000 grant

Litchfield: Elementary School principal set to retire

Moose Lake: Community garden proposed to school board

Mora: New lights installed at football field

Pine River-Backus: Students inspired in Washington, D.C.

Sartell-St. Stephen: Community satisfaction with education programs at a high level

CROOKSTON TIMES

Administration: Crookston’s new superintendent says his door will always be open

Safety: Crookston School District tests for lead in water

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Program: School supplies needed for backpack program

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: ROCORI School Board to interview superintendent candidates next week

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Health: Winona Area School District to host children’s dental clinics this summer

Program: Winona Area expands Spanish language program



THURSDAY, JULY 5

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Charter school: Learning for Leadership Charter School in Minneapolis to close

Court: After union setback, teachers regroup at NEA conference in Minneapolis

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Honors: Woodbury Middle School student wins honor in national science competition

MINNPOST

Program: Girl Scouts building tiny homes is a new approach to sparking interest in the construction trades

CHALKBEAT

Teaching: Denver pilot program aims to provide extra support for teachers’ first year in classroom

EDSOURCE

Testing: San Francisco school raises math scores by giving teachers targeted training

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Safety: Iowa schools increase security through technology, increased staffing

THE JOURNAL

Research: States’ accountability systems largely unchanged under Every Student Succeeds Act

USA TODAY

Politics: Senate majority leader says Congress can do little to stop school shootings

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Benson: More than 70 people attend meeting to hear about school building proposal

Caledonia Area: Candidate accepts offer to become next superintendent

Cannon Falls Area: High school teacher named Minnesota History Teacher of the Year

Pipestone Area: School board approve 2019 budget

Windom Area: Work begins on elementary school drop-off zone

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Politics: Trump administration revokes Obama-era guidance on race in admissions



TUESDAY, JULY 3

MPR

Politics: Senators urge U.S. education secretary to address problems with TEACH grant program

MINNPOST

Politics: How more migrant children separated from their parents at the border could end up in Minnesota

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board praises superintendent’s first year

Budget: Spring Lake Park School Board approves 2019 budget

Budget: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District cuts $4.4 million, 40 positions

Budget: Hopkins School District moves into 2018-2019 year with slightly unbalanced budget

Budget: St. Michael-Albertville’s proposed budget limits expenditure increases

Community: Elk River Area School District considering school survey

Crime: Former music teacher sentenced for criminal sexual conduct

Enrollment: Columbia Heights class sizes range from average to high

Enrollment: Mounds View School Board reviews enrollment, class size numbers

Facilities: Construction underway on Wayzata School District’s ninth elementary school

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Braham Area: School district to seek operating levy this November

Cambridge-Isanti: District withdraws from Rum River Special Education Cooperative

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Election: Four Austin School Board seats open

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Personnel: Duluth School Board OKs separation deal with chief financial officer



MONDAY, JULY 2

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Elections: Hennepin County toughens cybersecurity for coming election

Investigation: Charges say former lacrosse coach sent boy lewd photos

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Discipline: St. Paul School District to scrutinize student suspensions under human rights agreement

Donation: “Staff the bus” campaign collecting supplies for Stillwater Area students

MPR

Testing: More states opting to “robo-grade” student essays by computer

USA TODAY

Analysis: Growing number of college-bound high school students are enrolling in early college programs

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Chatfield: Board reviews budget plan

Delano: School board approves budget

Fillmore Central: Board approves playground upgrades

Lanesboro: District to add alternative learning center

Little Falls: School district exploring child care options for families

Rushford-Peterson: District to install video cameras in school buses

Upsala Area: School board passes new budget for fiscal year

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Honors: Bemidji High School principals awarded at MASSP conference

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Enrollment: Survey reveals Faribault parents’ reason for open enrolling students

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Election: Primaries set for two Rochester School Board seats

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Facilities: Winona Area addresses community concerns