MSBA eClippings Archive

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

January 2021

TUESDAY, JANUARY 19

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Community: Tool Library builds 600 desks for students learning at home

COVID-19: Test program to expand vaccinations to teachers

MPR

COVID: It’s back to school again for many of state’s youngest students

K-12 DIVE

Report: Prior to COVID-19, states cut $600 billion in education funding since Great Recession

NPR

COVID-19: Pandemic cut off access to teachers, therapists for children with mental health conditions

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: Community Education adapting during pandemic

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Safety: Cook County investigates display of controversial symbol in office

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Administration: Communications director brings a wealth of experience

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Pre-K: Marshall to discuss closing day care center

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Awards: Owatonna students recognized for hard work

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: Rochester chooses name for new elementary



MONDAY, JANUARY 18

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Learning: Minnesota schools prepare for elementary students’ return

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

COVID-19: Workplace testing program key to Minnesota’s return to school

Facilities: Partial demolition of Forest Lake Area school starts next month

MPR

Higher education: Didn’t get enough financial aid for college? You can ask for more help

MINNPOST

Funding: Minnesota to receive at least $3 billion from federal COVID-19 stimulus passed in December

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Court: School choice lawsuit surge pushes possible high court fight

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Health: Isolation of pandemic puts strain on student mental health

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Board: Bob Garry ends 20-year run on Granada-Huntley-East Chain School Board

MANKATO FREE PRESS

MLK Day: For teachers and students, Martin Luther King’s words resonate

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Funding: Rochester School Board District expects to receive an additional $9 million in federal funding

Learning: Area schools gear up for learning model changes

WINONA POST

Curriculum: Winona Area eyes new electives, cuts to remedial English

Equity: Winona Area equity group frustrated with progress



FRIDAY, JANUARY 15

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Sports: Prep sports returns after two months away

Diversity: University of Minnesota to teach residents about racial justice

REUTERS

COVID-19: U.S. teachers grapple with patchwork COVID-19 vaccine rollout

SESSION DAILY

Politics: State modifies schools' plan with goal of more young learners back in classroom

THE WASHINGTON POST

Politics: President-Elect Joe Biden calls for $130 billion to help reopen K-12 schools, expand vaccination efforts

WCCO

COVID-19: Minneapolis parents, teachers express concerns about return of in-person learning

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Teaching: Bemidji Area receives permission to resume hybrid model in February

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Teaching: Crosslake, Pequot Lakes return to in-person learning

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Two area schools removed from outbreak list

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Teaching: Granada-Huntley-East Chain students return to school

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Community: Cleveland student asks for help buying teacher a new wheelchair

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Board: Sleepy Eye School Board reorganizes

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Safety: Rochester School Board says they are listening to community

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Weather: Storm closes St. Cloud school buildings



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Teaching: Minneapolis, St. Paul teachers unions oppose school reopening plans

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Teaching: 3 of 8 students pick distance learning over return to school

MPR

Health: Amid surges, teachers line up for vaccines

Teaching: Schools set to reopen, but teachers aren’t vaccinated

CHALKBEAT

COVID-19: COVID-19 cases among teachers appear to be rising — what does that mean?

K-12 DIVE

COVID-19: What school districts need to know about COVID-19 vaccine mandates

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Students give distance learning model a failing grade

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Politics: Iowa governor requests full-time classroom learning option

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Graduation: Mayo scholarships offered to high school seniors

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Testing: Assessments bring questions this winter

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Teaching: Bringing back fifth grade

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Funding: Duluth to lobby for help due to loss of enrollment

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Teaching: Fairmont students return to school

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Testing: Communities ready to waive English learner tests

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Schedule: Schools to change start times

Teaching: Rochester families push to return students to classroom



TUESDAY, JANUARY 12

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Politics: The 92nd Minnesota Legislature begins

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Higher education: Fewer Minnesota high school seniors are filing for college financial aid, raising fears of enrollment loss

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Safety: School staff may not have to wear both a mask and face shield under new guidance

CHALKBEAT

Politics: Unified Democratic government could mean more funding for schools

K-12 DIVE

Administration: Four superintendents to watch in 2021

POLITICO

COVID-19: COVID-19 testing is key to reopening schools

RECORD-COURIER (OHIO)

COVID-19: New quarantine rules aim to keep kids, teachers in the classroom

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Minnesota’s $200 million pool of COVID-19 funds is nearly empty

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Administration: Leadership was something Eastern Carver County Superintendent Lisa Sayles-Adams was exposed to often

Board: Angela Erickson and Sean Olsen sworn in as Eastern Carver County School Board members

Column: Thanks, Kirby, for decades of service

Honors: Apple Valley High School recognized for making protective equipment during pandemic

Learning: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage elementary students to resume in-person learning on February 1

Learning: Prior Lake-Savage Area secondary students will return to hybrid learning on February 4 with rolling start

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Board: Bob Nystrom takes over as Brainerd School Board chair

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Teaching: As students return to classrooms, East Grand Forks hopes the worst outbreak is past

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Discipline: School officials cleared in investigation

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Community: Board says it will host listening sessions with parents

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Election: Willmar sets April special election to fill board seat



MONDAY, JANUARY 11

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Proclamation: Governor Walz joins states across U.S. in ordering flags at half-staff to honor Capitol Police Officers

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Teaching: Summer school could be an option for more students this year

Learning: Minneapolis elementary schools headed to in-person return for students

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Board: St. Paul School Board member to resign

Budget: South Washington County board eyes deep budget cuts amid coronavirus economic fallout

MPR

Testing: Standardized tests during COVID-19 become flashpoint for Minnesota students learning English

ABC NEWS

COVID-19: More teachers getting vaccinated in push to restore normalcy

Learning: Pandemic “learning loss” grows as schools race to reopen

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: People have risen around students

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Teaching: COVID school year set to resume Monday

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Awards: Speech and debate coach receives national recognition

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Teaching: Brainerd rolls out in-person learning plan

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Hermantown to bring back K-12 for hybrid learning

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Community: Hallock men form group to help Kittson County youth

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Community: Frustration grows over board’s decisions and transparency



FRIDAY, JANUARY 8

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Community: Minneapolis schools host virtual open houses

Safety: Legislators, parents decry mask order for youth sports

MPR

Politics: U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos resigns

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Teaching: Pine River-Backus, Pequot Lakes schools adjust to loosening state guidelines

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Two area schools removed from COVID-19 list

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Awards: GFW School Board to recognize student representative

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Teaching: Hayfield returns all students to in-person learning

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Health: Rate of new COVID-19 cases in region continues to fall



THURSDAY, JANUARY 7

MPR

COVID-19: Where is it safe to reopen schools?

CHALKBEAT

COVID-19: National School Boards Association CEO interviewed about how school boards handled the pandemic

K-12 DIVE

Assessments: States move to suspend school report cards, create accountability flexibilities

Learning: Clarity crucial to support student learning objectives in remote education

Learning: Embedding tutoring into school day could offset COVID-19 slide

Politics: Educators reflect on storming of U.S. Capitol

SCIENCE NEWS

Discipline: Researchers tackle “discipline gap” in U.S. schools

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Teaching: Bemidji Area to seek permission to shift learning models

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Teaching: Crosby-Ironton students return to classroom

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Testing: Student earns perfect score on ACT

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Testing: Postponing test for English learners gets Faribault School Board’s approval

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Arts: Students showcase work at Lanesboro arts show

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Teaching: St. Cloud pre-K students to return in-person on February 3



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Governor Tim Walz to loosen restrictions

Column: COVID masks for athletes are worse than useless

Politics: Legislature convenes session with pandemic front and center

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Curriculum: St. Paul to make ethnic studies course mandatory for graduation

KARE 11

Teaching: Falcon Heights kindergarten students join teacher for online classes from hospital while she gets chemo

K-12 DIVE

COVID-19: Pandemic highlights cracks in K-12 truancy laws

MARKETWATCH 11

Teaching: Educators worry the pandemic is exacerbating teacher shortage

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Study: More evidence suggests in-person school is safe, as long as virus is controlled

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Health: Free student meals resume next week

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Board: Austin welcomes new faces

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: State supports district’s return to learn plan

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Teaching: Faribault’s Cradle to Career initiative meant to enhance student success

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Health: Owatonna begins COVID-19 testing for staff

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Teaching: It’s a hybrid learning model for Rochester elementary students



TUESDAY, JANUARY 5

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Diversity: After seeing growing tensions, student works to make things better

Health: What you need to know about Minnesota’s vaccine plan

MPR

COVID-19: Restriction rollback expected Wednesday

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Plenty for Minnesota lawmakers to do in 2021, with pandemic response still a top priority

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Board: Three board members sworn in

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Teaching: Schools start reverting to in-person classes

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Board: Jill Lofald to serve as board chair

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Teaching: School leaders hopeful as in-person and hybrid learning returns

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Board: Jodi Sapp elected board chair

Teaching: Elementary students will return to in-person learning in two weeks

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Administration: Marshall makes interim superintendent its new superintendent

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Teaching: GFW School Board OKs learning model change

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Budget: Chaotic year disrupts Medford’s annual report

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Community: Cannon Falls student athletes lead drive to thank healthcare workers



MONDAY, JANUARY 4

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Minnesota schools eager for COVID-19 relief aid

COVID-19: Minnesota expands saliva testing

Health: Students try to navigate a chaotic school year

MINNPOST

Education: Five issues to watch this year

KARE 11

Athletics: Youth sports practices begin today with COVID-19 guidelines

SIOUX FALLS ARGUS LEADER

COVID-19: South Dakota not requiring students get COVID-19 vaccination

USA TODAY

COVID-19: CDC panel recommends teachers be next in line for vaccinations

COVID-19: U.S. teachers see poverty up close as they bring free lunch to kids amid pandemic

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Minnesota looks to make social studies more inclusive

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Teaching: Schools start reverting to in-person classes

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Board: After 12 years, Faribault School Board member takes his leave

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Curriculum: Student begins program to educate middle school girls on business

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Teaching: Parents who don’t speak English struggle with distance learning

December 2020

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Minnesota prepares for next wave of COVID-19 vaccinations

Funding: Minnesota awaits its cut of $900 billion stimulus

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Politics: President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for U.S. education secretary stares down a long to-do list

Safety: More parents say vaccine is necessary for safe schools

THE WASHINGTON POST

COVID-19: A growing body of evidence suggests that, with the right measures, schools contribute little to virus spread

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Buildings: Duluth School Board approves contract for facilities project manager

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Teaching: Moorhead Area moving faster toward in-person classes

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Teaching: Advisory team has plan to get elementary students back into classrooms



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Politics: Relief package includes $54 billion for K-12 public schools

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Football moms champion movement for kids to play sports

Sports: Shakopee student signs with University of Minnesota

MPR

COVID-19: Hard to chart the path ahead for Minnesota

PBS

Politics: President-Elect Joe Biden’s education department expected to prioritize getting students back to schools

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Court: Ohio parents of child who killed himself can sue educators

WCCO

Sports: Excitement surrounds return of sports, but some question mask requirements

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Awards: Pierz students win Triple A honors

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Courts: Rochester settles suit over high school tower

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Sports: MSHSL announces face covering requirements

WINONA POST

COVID-19: School leaders urge community members to follow COVID-19 guidelines

Learning: Local schools plan for in-person and hybrid learning



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Masks coming for high school sports

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Curriculum: Litmobile gets books to students

MPR

Transportation: Bus driver awaits students’ return

NPR

Learning: Schools face a massive challenge to make up for learning lost during the pandemic

MINNESOTA STATE HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE

Athletics: Winter contests and competitions may begin on January 14

THE GUARDIAN

Politics: Key provisions in the U.S. stimulus bill

POLITICO

Politics: President Donald Trump opens up federal dollars for private school vouchers amid pandemic

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Seven schools removed from outbreak list

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Technology: Feds make dramatic broadband investment

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Courts: School drug thief sentenced



MONDAY, DECEMBER 28

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Curriculum: West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan high school stops teaching two books after complaints

Health: As pandemic winds down, mental health concerns rising

Politics: President Donald Trump signs COVID-19 relief bill

Teaching: St. Paul pins hopes on in-person return as student grades show wide disparities

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Curriculum: How Minnesota is changing the way it teaches social studies

Health: Has the education world learned from the pandemic?

K-12 DIVE

Learning: How homework is changing during online learning

POLITICO

Politics: President-elect Joe Biden’s multibillion-dollar school testing plan takes shape

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

COVID-19: New study cautiously suggests schools don’t increase spread of coronavirus

USA TODAY

Teaching: One district’s response to student struggles

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Health: Cooks keep meal kits going to families

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

COVID-19: West-central counties see decrease in virus cases



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Activities: In a pandemic, field trips go virtual

Community: St. Paul teachers deliver groceries and cheer to families in need

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Le Sueur-Henderson: Erina Prom advocates for schools at MSBA Delegate Assembly

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Curriculum: Fun in the virtual kindergarten room

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Budget: Martin County West receives audit report, approves budget

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Diversity: Faribault School Board supports student-led equity group

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Teaching: Owatonna superintendent joins statewide group to address learning models

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Community: Despite pandemic, students raise thousands for annual fundraiser

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Teaching: BOLD to help students struggling with distance learning



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Education provisions of the Emergency COVID Relief Act of 2020

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: Molestation allegations from the 1970s made against Bloomington school employee

Sports: Masks, no fans being considered for Minnesota high school winter sports

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Curriculum: High school pulls two books from English classes

MPR

Politics: President-elect Joe Biden to pick Connecticut schools chief as U.S. Education Secretary

Politics: President Donald Trump suggests he may not sign current relief package legislation

MINNPOST

Column: Will the Legislature permit local boards to change schooling?

Health: What does a vaccine mean for schools?

CHALKBEAT

Enrollment: States see public school enrollment dip as virus disrupts education

Politics: Ten questions about the new stimulus money for schools

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Select committee delivers recommendations on tackling Minnesota’s racial inequities

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Board: Tom Vogel and Rob Langheim transition out of Jordan School Board roles

Budget: Jordan School Board certifies 2021 budget and levy

Learning: Anoka-Hennepin announces plans to bring elementary students back to school

Learning: Reopening of Eastern Carver County elementary schools is a possibility next month

Learning: Back to in-person classes for Lakeville Area and Farmington Area schools possible by January 19

Learning: Prior Lake-Savage Area elementary students to transition back to classroom on January 19

Learning: Shakopee schools to remain in distance learning until at least January 15

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Alexandria: School district approves property tax levy decrease

Blue Earth Area: School board passes tax levy

Brandon-Evansville: School district levy increases

Carlton: Officials leave facility decisions to next school board

Carlton: School board approves levy decrease

McGregor: School board approves 2021 levy

Osakis: School board appoints member to open seat

Randolph: School board finalizes budget and levy for 2021

Sibley East: Two staff members test positive for COVID-19

United South Central: District receives good financial report

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Sports: Albert Lea Area School Board will not pay extra MSHSL fees

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Teaching: Austin moves return to classrooms back to January 11

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Budget: A perfect storm of a budget crisis

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Teaching: Districts preparing for return to some in-person learning

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Buildings: New school taking shape

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Budget: Medford, Blooming Prairie approve tax levy

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Teaching: Byron to return from distance learning

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Teaching: Sartell-St. Stephen plans to reopen by February

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Teaching: Winona students to return to school in January



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Politics: Lawmakers encourage students to apply for pandemic assistance

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Teaching: State tweaks reopening guidance for elementary schools

MPR

Funding: Highlights of $900 billion stimulus bill

CHALKBEAT

Politics: U.S. Congress set to provide more than $50 billion for public schools

CNN

Politics: President-elect Joe Biden poised to nominate Miguel Cardona as U.S. education secretary

K12 DIVE

Politics: Is $54.3 billion in COVID-19 relief funding enough for K-12 schools?

Study: Digital self-harm on the rise among students

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Wayzata: Andrea Cuene receives MSBA All-State School Board Member honors

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Calendar: Albert Lea Area School Board approves 2021 calendar

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Arts: Middle school students ghosting a virtual experience

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Duluth to bring all elementary students back by February

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Safety: Police officers stay at two Mankato high schools

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

COVID-19: Marshall gets an update on COVID-19 guidelines

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Budget: GFW School Board OKs tax levy

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Teaching: Distance learning provides challenges for family that is deaf

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Schedule: Families petition to adopt new start times sooner

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: Sartell-St. Stephen superintendent to retire



MONDAY, DECEMBER 21

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Health: Anoka-Hennepin schools partner with Hazelden to help students with addictions

Teaching: Virtual learning comes with added challenges, small successes for special education students

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Teaching: Teachers union concerned and disappointed by plans to reopen St. Paul elementary schools

Teaching: Metro schools glad to reopen, but small towns bristle at new rules

MPR

Funding: Highlights of COVID-19 relief bill

NEWSWEEK

Opinion: U.S. Congress should invest in internet connectivity for underserved students

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Teaching: College students recruited as teachers to keep U.S. schools open amid substitute shortage

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Worthington: Linden Olson receives All-State School Board honors

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: Reporting during the pandemic

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Teaching: Brainerd discusses reopening options

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Health: Schools required to offer on-site COVID testing for staff

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Referendum: Fairmont seeks support for sports complex

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Teaching: Moorhead Area elementary school students to resume in-person learning



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Grant: ConnectedMN offering grant opportunity to help with high-needs students’ digital learning

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Teaching: Districts announce plans for elementary students’ return

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Administration: Stillwater Area’s divided board votes to renew superintendent contract again

Teaching: St. Paul to reopen elementary schools starting February 1

MPR

Diversity: How black male teachers are recruiting others into the profession

EDUCATION WEEK

Attendance: States renew efforts to track student attendance as pandemic stretches on

Testing: State school leaders push President-elect Joe Biden for wiggle room on accountability during pandemic

HEALTHDAY

Study: Schools, day care not a big factor in kids getting COVID-19

K-12 DIVE

Testing: Three assessment challenges and how districts are navigating them

KARE 11

Teaching: Minnesota teachers react to Governor Walz’s announcement to reopen elementary schools

KSTP

Learning: Minnesota school leaders discuss plans to return to in-person learning

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Sports: New Ulm accepts MSHSL payment plan

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Budget: Schools look at funding pressures at tax meeting

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Politics: Alan Page, Neel Kashkari push educational amendment

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Teaching: St. Cloud plans for in-person elementary on January 19

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Budget: Willmar school property taxes stay nearly the same



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Sports: High school sports can resume practice January 4

Teaching: Elementary schools can open January 18 with new protocols

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Teaching: What the executive order means for schools

MPR

Graduation: Fall college enrollment plummets

KARE 11

COVID-19: Expert explains why elementary schools are allowed to reopen in January

EDUCATION WEEK

Survey: Students want more opportunities to connect with teachers during the pandemic

THE CONVERSATION

Analysis: COVID-19 means more work for families of disabled children, but schools can help

THE ECONOMIST

Data: Shutting down schools has hurt poor American children’s learning

THE HILL

Politics: Ex-teachers union leader seen as leading candidate for President-elect Joe Biden’s education secretary

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

COVID-19: Pandemic, remote learning may halt traditional snow days

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Awards: Students earn ExCel nominations

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Buildings: GFW School Board approves Fairfax school sale

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Teaching: St. Cloud plans for in-person elementary on January 19



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Politics: Federal action alert and special session COVID relief bill update

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Financial relief headed for businesses, workers

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Teaching: Governor Tim Walz to allow elementary schools to open

Teaching: St. Paul agreement to shorten hybrid school day week

MPR

Diversity: Federal Reserve focuses on how racism affects the economy

EDUCATION WEEK

Court: U.S. Supreme Court declines challenge to district policy protecting transgender students

Learning: Students’ reading losses could strain schools’ capacity to help them catch up

Politics: Bipartisan COVID-19 relief package includes $54 billion for K-12 schools

Survey: Remote learning will keep a strong foothold even after the pandemic

NBC NEWS

Analysis: COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on children

PARENTS MAGAZINE

Study: Vulnerable students are falling behind in math and reading during pandemic

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Honors: Carver Elementary School staff receives service award

Learning: Jordan School District to continue distance learning through at least January 11

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Chatfield: School board sets levy

Houston: School district to remain in distance learning through January 8

Kingsland: School board discusses distance learning model

Pipestone Area: School safety improvements are coming together

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Budget: Austin School Board approves levy increase

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Teaching: Bemidji elementary students will continue in-person learning model

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Budget: Brainerd School Board approves 3.8 percent levy

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Budget: Duluth sets levy amount

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Budget: Blue Earth Area School Board passes levy

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Teaching: Staff defends distance-learning strategies

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Enrollment: Rochester School Board reviews enrollment boundary survey results

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Referendum: BOLD School Board trims bond issue by $1.5 million



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Legislature passes COVID-19 relief package

MPR

Grades: How to talk to your child about failing grades

CNBC

Survey: Twenty-seven percent of teachers consider quitting due to COVID-19

HIGHER ED DIVE

Report: Declines in high school graduation rates not as bad as projected

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Minnesota House, Senate pass $126 million relief package

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Albert Lea and German students collaborate on election section

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Youth: Owatonna girls unite to uplift each other

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Awards: Students win Congressional app challenge

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Budget: Willmar levy to change less than 1 percent



MONDAY, DECEMBER 14

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Safety: Minnesota sticks to its school plans as pressure to reopen grows

ABC NEWS

COVID-19: Education groups push for teachers, school staff to be included in second wave of COVID-19 vaccinations

K-12 DIVE

Food service: How U.S. schools plan to keep meals cooking amid colder weather, strained budgets

SESSION DAILY

Politics: COVID-19 relief packages proposed to assist child care providers

USA TODAY

Learning: Millions of U.S. students falling behind in school with remote learning

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

COVID-19: States consider requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for schoolchildren

COVID-19: CDC estimates schools need additional $442 per student to reopen safely

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Administration: Stillwater Area School Board gives green light to enter negotiations with interim superintendent

Board: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board appoints new member, recognizes retiring members

Budget: Eastern Carver County School District’s levy stays flat for 2021

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Aitkin: School board weighs funding options

Belle Plaine: School district embraces online synchronous learning

Benson and Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg: Districts reach agreement on cooperative

Ely: Distance learning in place until January 11

Wrenshall: School district anticipates levy decrease

Wrenshall: As COVID-19 cases fall, district officials start planning to get students back to school

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: Communication will always be important

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Teaching: Former Bemidji teacher leads educational Indigenous workshops

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Awards: Pierz announces ExCel winners

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Youth: Funding will bring more youth representation to boards

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Board: Willmar to hold Truth in Taxation meeting over Zoom



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Awards: Teen receives recognition for George Floyd video

Court: Group sues Governor Tim Walz seeking to end youth sports pause

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Court: Parents of high school athletes sue over Minnesota’s COVID-19 sports freeze

BLOOMBERG

Security: K-12 schools warned of increasing cyberattacks in U.S. advisory

K-12 DIVE

Research: In-school tutoring programs show promise in slowing COVID-19 slide

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Minnesota lawmakers agree to business relief package

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Study: Black, Latino parents more concerned about school reopenings than white parents

YAHOO! NEWS

Studies: The pandemic and shuttered schools have led to a crisis for childhood

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Public health officials ask schools to move to, continue distance learning

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Budget: Faribault levy a product of rising property values

MESABI DAILY NEWS

Safety: Group of Hibbing parents say they’ll keep students from distance learning if district doesn’t start in-person learning again

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Health: Kandiyohi County has highest 14-day case rate in state

Transportation: Medical emergency delays school bus loading at Paynesville



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Buildings: Mendota Heights high school will shed Sibley name

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Buildings: Hope Academy gets $23 million bond approval from St. Paul

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Minnesota lawmakers set to gather for seventh special session

CHALKBEAT

Learning: Evidence of learning loss is piling up — here’s how the U.S. could design a tutoring program to help

Politics: U.S. education secretary says schools on sitting on billions in COVID-19 relief — here’s why that’s misleading

K-12 DIVE

Privacy: Turning cameras off to keep student engagement on

Report: U.S. schools should look for long-term solutions to digital divide

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Finances: Audit shows increase in general fund due to COVID-19

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Teaching: Fairmont Area teachers feel the strain

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Teaching: East Grand Forks extends distance learning until January 4

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Safety: Mankato Area School Board deliberates continuing with resource officers

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Budget: Marshall talks proposed levy increase

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Budget: Sleepy Eye approves proposed levy increase

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Extracurricular: Local schools handle hands-on electives in different ways

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Discipline: Rochester School Board suspends superintendent for five days

Diversity: The march toward equitable education



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Advocacy: MSBA releases Legislative Agenda for 2021 session

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Vaccines are big issue for Minnesota businesses

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Learning: St. Paul School District offers high school students a second chance to make up grades

MPR

COVID-19: What you need to know as Minnesota prepares for a COVID-19 vaccine

MINNPOST

COVID-19: Why Minnesota high school students fought so hard to win pandemic unemployment benefits

KARE 11

Politics: Minnesota Republicans propose moving teachers, administrators towards the front of the line for COVID-19 vaccine

K-12 DIVE

Grading: How educators are tweaking grading approaches in response to the pandemic

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Politics: President-elect Joe Biden vows to reopen most schools after first 100 days on job

TIME

Report: Students of color could be 12 months behind by end of the academic year

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Budget: Albert Lea Area School Board approves levy increase

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Program: Partnership funds after-school homework help for Mankato Area students

WINONA POST

Learning: Most Winona County schools stay in distance learning



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Advocacy: MSBA releases Legislative Agenda for 2021 session

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: Another challenge for strained school budgets

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Buildings: West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area School Board drops Sibley name from Mendota Heights high school

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Court: Supreme Court rejects appeal to limit transgender students

THE HECHINGER REPORT

Special education: Is the pandemic our chance to reimagine education for students with disabilities?

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: Students are achieving industry certifications

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Graduation: Juniors encouraged to apply for township scholarship

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Teaching: Sleepy Eye to hear hybrid presentation

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Enrollment: Rochester seeks input for boundary changes

Teaching: Kingsland moves to distance learning



MONDAY, DECEMBER 7

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Proclamation: Governor Walz orders flags at half-staff to honor Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Community: Eden Prairie residents launch news site to replace shuttered local paper

Diversity: Surroundings make racial reckoning look different in rural areas

Teaching: As virus rages, a few schools still offer in-person instruction

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Teaching: Schools confront off the rails numbers of failing grades

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Learning: U.S. schools seeing more failing grades than usual in era of distance learning

CHALBEAT

Budget: Some U.S. schools have avoided deep budget cuts amid pandemic

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Computing curriculum

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Discipline: Cloquet school investigation results in no discipline

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Awards: Music teacher wins district honors as Teacher of the Year

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Teaching: Pandemic gives novice teachers a crash course in adjusting to change

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Teaching: Some schools stay open as pandemic worsens

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Teaching: Some Marshall students returning to hybrid learning

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Teaching: Schools see uptick in students failing classes

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Teaching: Some parents have mixed feelings on school district’s decisions

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Finances: Audit shows turnaround after three years of deficits at BOLD School District



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Budget: Projections show Minneapolis School District faces challenging financial future

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

COVID-19: Coronavirus pushes 47 of 50 largest Minnesota school districts into distance learning

MPR

Learning: Five things we’ve learned about virtual school in 2020

MINNPOST

Higher education: How Minnesota colleges are keeping study abroad afloat amid the pandemic

MINNESOTA STATE HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE

Activities: MSHSL Board of Directors approves plans for return to winter activities

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Special education: School closings threaten gains of students with disabilities

EDUCATION WEEK

COVID-19: Will a COVID-19 vaccine be mandatory for students?

Technology: Top cybersecurity official warns schools aren’t doing enough to protect their networks

K-12 DIVE

Report: More schools trending toward integration but challenges persist

POLITICO

COVID-19: Education groups say teachers should be near front of the line for COVID-19 vaccinations

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Six Northland school buildings added to Minnesota outbreak list



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: Minnesota courts rule that jobless high school students can access pandemic unemployment aid

Health: Minnesota considers shorter CDC quarantine guidelines

K-12 DIVE

Survey: Low-income families struggle with remote education

THE WASHINGTON POST

COVID-19: Experts says children will likely need to wait longer for COVID-19 immunization

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Administration: Rochester School Board approves goals for superintendent evaluation

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Teaching: St. Cloud Area offers homework hubs, mobile hot spots and meal delivery during distance learning



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2

THE WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Politics: Minnesota House and Senate announce committee chairs; state releases budget forecast

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Funding: Minnesota budget forecast shows $641 million surplus

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Administration: Lame duck board weighs extending Stillwater Area superintendent contract

MPR

Testing: Student reading gains are steady, but math slows down

EDUCATION DIVE

Food service: How U.S. schools are navigating meal logistics during pandemic

EDUCATION WEEK

Politics: President-Elect Joe Biden’s education department could offer states targeted waivers from ESSA requirements

HAZELDEN BETTY FORD FOUNDATION

Health: Anoka-Hennepin School District partners with Hazelden Betty Ford to provide care for staff and families

SESSION DAILY

Budget: Minnesota state budget forecast projects short-term surplus, shortfall in 2022-2023

Politics: Minnesota House committee chairs named for 2021-2022 biennium

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Advocacy: Anoka-Hennepin reviews its legislative priorities for next session

Board: Hopkins School Board seeks new member

Finances: Osseo Area audit produces clean results

Learning: Elk River Area moves to distance learning for K-12

Learning: All Stillwater Area students returning to distance learning for K-12

Personnel: Robbinsdale Area School Board discusses student resource officers

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Caledonia Area: School board discusses sports, COVID-19 and mental health

Braham Area: District manages teaching challenges amid COVID-19 surge

Little Falls: School district receives positive opinions by auditor

Pierz: Auditor reports district had another good financial year

Royalton: School board hears audit report

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Funding: Funds available to encourage urban agricultural education

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Feature: Teacher brought history to life

BRAINERD DISPATCH

COVID-19: Area sees virus decline, but distance learning complicates count

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Teaching: GFW School Board approves move to distance learning

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Teaching: Medford, Blooming Prairie extend distance learning

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Budget: Rochester approves property taxes

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Teaching: Distance learning a challenge at times as family weighs children’s health



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Obituary: Robbinsdale English teacher dies of COVID-19 complications

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Awards: Nothing stops these kids

Diversity: MDE to add nonbinary gender options for student data collection

MPR

Teaching: Most students buckle up for another stretch of distance learning

Teaching: Virtual charter schools are booming despite a checkered reputation

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Study: U.S. students falling behind in math during pandemic

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: COVID-19 in schools decreases due to distance learning

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Buildings: Roosevelt addition gets board’s OK

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Administration: Superintendent apologizes for plagiarized letter

COVID-19: Rochester schools report 18 new cases

November 2020

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Graduation: Minneapolis adds ethnic studies to high school graduation requirements

Teaching: Last big school districts shift to distance learning

Teaching: Online schools see surge in new students

Column: Our duty is to students of color falling behind

Editorial: Early results show too many students are failing online

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Buildings: Charter school expansions get preliminary bond approval

MINNPOST

Teaching: Why one district decided to keep elementary students in school even as COVID-19 cases climb across the state

EDUCATION DIVE

Learning: Decisions to stop or start in-person K-12 learning aren’t getting easier

Testing: Pandemic postpones national math and reading tests until 2022

USA TODAY

Testing: Coronavirus forces postponement of national math and reading achievement tests until 2022

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Teaching: Schools to stay in distance learning through end of December

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Arts: Native artist teaches through innovation

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Testing: Duluth East senior achieves highest score on ACT

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Administration: Martin County West chooses interim superintendent

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Diversity: Channeling Ojibwe pride

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Teaching: Second pivot to distance learning much smoother than the first

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Enrollment: Numbers dip during COVID-19

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Teaching: Red Wing to explore adaptable plan for return to school

Youth: Too young to vote, but not too young to get involved

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Case rates in west-central counties all above 100



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Funding: Minneapolis pushing for more parents to complete free and reduced-price lunch applications

Funding: High school students sue for unemployment aid

Sports: Smaller MSHSL fee hikes still leave some schools displeased

Testing: Schools uncertain about standardized tests amid a pandemic

EDUCATION DIVE

Funding: As Individuals with Disabilities Act turns 45, advocates continue call for Congress to guarantee full special education funding

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Board: New Osseo Area School Board member Tamara Grady strives for inclusion

Board: Diversity and culture among new Osseo Area School Board member Thomas Brooks’ goals

Budget: St. Louis Park School District leaders look to make cuts

Honors: Intermediate School District 287 honored with NAMI educator award

Learning: Elk River Area School District moving K-12 to distance learning

Learning: Minnetonka School District moving to distance learning for K-12 students

Learning: Osseo Area School District to move to distance learning

Learning: Shakopee students adjust to virtual learning

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Ely: Schools move to distance learning

Kingsland: School district dealing with staff shortage

Mabel-Canton: District mulls uncertainties of the winter ahead

Nevis: District moving to distance learning for grades 3-12

New York Mills: District extends distance learning to December 4

Rushford-Peterson: School board will see new faces

Sleepy Eye: District to continue with learning model

Spring Grove: Elementary student learning model changes from in-person to hybrid

Staples-Motley: District launches long-term facilities website

Stewartville: School district going to exclusive distance learning

Tracy Area: District makes changes to schedule

Truman: Pandemic pummels prepared plans

Wadena-Deer Creek: School board approves distance learning after holidays

Wadena-Deer Creek: Barb Tumberg joins school board

Windom Area: School board extends distance learning through Christmas break

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Health: Albert Lea Area School District distributes nearly 20,000 meals

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Duluth extends distance learning

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Planning: Fairmont Area schools plan for the future

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Referendum: BOLD School District to put $58.9 million bond plan to voters



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Feature: Edina middle schoolers keep peers in the know with daily philosopher’s papers

MINNPOST

Health: How a mindful approach helped a youth mental health program gain acceptance in St. Paul’s Hmong community

EDUCATION DIVE

Report: 67 percent of schools nationwide lack recommended internet connectivity speed

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: Be positive leaders for students

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Politics: Republicans call for statewide academic progress report during pandemic

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Two months in, nearly every area school has switched to distance learning

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Choice: Metro leaders describe magnet themes Faribault might consider

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Teaching: All East Grand Forks schools to transition to distance learning

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Testing: Area schools exceed state ACT score average

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Teaching: Owatonna extends distance learning until January

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Planning: Rochester reviews goal to eliminate the achievement gap by 2025



NOVEMBER 23, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Demand for COVID-19 tests surges as deaths soar

Enrollment: Minneapolis on track with rollout of redistricting plan

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Courts: Families lose “Nerf Wars” crash lawsuit against Lakeville Area School District

EDUCATION WEEK

Testing: States push to ditch or downplay standardized tests during virus spurge

USA TODAY

COVID-19: More school districts nationwide are shifting to remote learning due to increased spread of virus

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Teaching: Alden-Conger, Glenville-Emmons to be in distance learning through mid-January

Teaching: Walk and talk program, led by counselors, builds connections

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Extracurricular: High school sailing team navigates uncertain waters

Teaching: Crosslake director found a passion for helping kids

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Health: School nurses take on extra responsibility of contact tracing

Teaching: Ely moves to distance learning

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Teaching: Pandemic has schools struggling to fill teaching gap

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Board: Owatonna to discuss commitment to help students achieve

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Feature: Everyone’s favorite substitute teacher turns 100

Teaching: Teachers, students navigate pandemic together

Teaching: Stewartville to move to distance learning in December



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: November on track to be deadliest for COVID-19 cases

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Teaching: Minnesota’s 20 largest school districts move to distance learning as 69 more schools report outbreaks

MPR

Teaching: Education is at a crossroads for students with disabilities

KARE 11

Special education: Minnesota allows in-home help for special education students

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Board: Two applicants interview for Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board appointment

Calendar: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Board reviews proposed calendars

Honors: Hopkins School District recognized for financial accountability and transparency

Learning: Anoka-Hennepin elementary schools going online on November 30

Learning: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage elementary schools will being distance learning on November 30

Learning: Edina School District shifts to virtual learning

Learning: Farmington Area will move to all distance learning by December 1

Learning: Forest Lake Area High School moving to distance learning

Learning: Fridley and Spring Lake Park elementary students to start distance learning on November 30

Learning: Jordan School District shifts to distance learning

Learning: Prior Lake-Savage Area will transition to distance learning by November 30

Learning: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan elementary students moving to distance learning

Learning: Shakopee School District moves up distance learning start time

Learning: St. Francis Area switches to distance learning

Learning: Stillwater Area School Board moves secondary education online

Learning: Waconia schools move to distance learning

Learning: Watertown-Mayer School District to return to distance learning

Program: Federal program allows Burnsville-Eagan-Savage to continue serving free meals to all children

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Alexandria: Elementary schools moving to distance learning

Belle Plaine: All students to move to distance learning on November 30

Blue Earth Area: School board gets COVID-19 update

Braham Area: Students receive invention grant to create microgravity washing machines

Cambridge-Isanti: Schools switching to distance learning

Crookston: Superintendent to hold Zoom meetings with families

Detroit Lakes: District makes plans to phased switch to distance learning

Ely: School district sticking with current learning plan

Fergus Falls: School board canvasses vote

Fergus Falls, Perham-Dent and West Central Area: School districts see shifts to distance learning

Le Sueur-Henderson: District switches to distance learning

Litchfield: District will transition to distance learning

Milaca: Elementary students moving to distance learning on November 30

Minnewaska Area: District moves to distance learning for grades 7-12

North Branch Area: District to move to distance learning

Princeton: District gets ready for districtwide distance learning

Randolph: School district will use hybrid distance learning schedule

Sibley East: School district to shift to distance learning on November 30

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Teaching: Crosslake school starts distance learning

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Cook County moves K-3 to distance learning

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Teaching: Fairmont Area extends distance learning

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Teaching: As Medford moves to distance learning, superintendent hopes to get students back in person

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Teaching: Waseca schools move to distance learning

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Teaching: Marshall extends distance learning

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Teaching: New Ulm School District hears plan for distance learning

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Teaching: Pine Island moves to distance learning

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Teaching: Sauk Rapids-Rice extends distance learning

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

COVID-19: West-central Minnesota’s COVID-19 rates increase dramatically



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Sports: Sadness, frustration as sports face another shutdown

Teaching: No more snow days for Minneapolis students

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Sports: Players, parents urged to take sports restrictions seriously

MINNPOST

Health: Minneapolis’ school-based clinics try to hang on

EDUCATION DIVE

Curriculum: Four ways COVID-19 could alter long-term curricular approaches

Learning: Librarians become go-to resource during school closures

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Health: Albert Lea Area providing food for students, adults

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Teaching: Bemidji Area schools shift models

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Rock Ridge School District moves to distance learning

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Administration: Moorhead Area hires equity and inclusion director

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Diversity: Pandemic widening disparities among families

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Teaching: Medford superintendent discusses upcoming distance learning



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: More restrictions likely in Minnesota

MINNPOST

Teaching: What the widespread shift to distance learning means for support staff

U.S. NEWS & WORD REPORT

COVID-19: Mass nationwide school closures loom as coronavirus cases spike

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: Everyone has to be a flexible learner now

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Teaching: Aitkin extends, expands distance learning

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Arts: Faribault High School theatre moves online

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Safety: Mankato Area hears feedback on police officers in schools

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Teaching: New Ulm to shift to distance learning

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Calendar: Blooming Prairie switches calendar because of COVID-19

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Schedule: Rochester approves new start times for schools

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Teaching: Time to count on Winona Area school community to mask up



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Sports: Minnesota Health Department seeks pause on prep winter sports

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

COVID-19: Minnesota health commissioner wants to “pause” all youth sports to curb COVID-19

EDUCATION DIVE

Accountability: States’ accountability changes may impact school designations, improvements timelines

Analysis: U.S. school districts lack “comprehensive” plans to address learning loss this fall

WNMU-FM

Court: Permanent injunction granted over CARES Act funding for public schools

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Climate: NRHEG project encourages gratitude

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Referendum: It’s back to the drawing board

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Teaching: Mankato Area’s remote learning plan includes more live lessons

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Administration: Marshall starts search for district leader

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Teaching: GFW approves two days off for staff lesson planning

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Community: Owatonna ALC students send inspirational message

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: Rochester seeks input on short list for elementary school name

Teaching: Dover-Eyota moves all students to distance learning

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Teaching: Willmar to begin distance learning November 30



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Teaching: COVID-19 surge pushes more schools to distance learning

Teaching: Program aims to retain American Indian teachers

Teaching: Schools struggle with staffing

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Teaching: St. Paul, suburban schools to stop in-person instruction as pandemic grows

AXIOS

Poll: Majority of Americans find inequity in our education system

CHALKBEAT

COVID-19: Surges in COVID-19 cases are upending school reopening plans across the United States

EDUCATION DIVE

Poll: Lack of extracurriculars hurts school engagement during pandemic

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: Celebrating Education Week

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Teaching: Austin shifting to distance learning

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Teaching: Crosby-Ironton, Little Falls announce distance learning plans

Teaching: Walker-Hackensack-Akeley to start distance learning

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Teaching: Fairmont Area schools go to distance model

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Teaching: Moorhead Area switching elementary students to distance learning

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Board: Self-evaluation gives high marks except for accountability

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Administration: East Grand Forks OKs additional student success coach

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Teaching: Schools move to distance learning

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Teaching: Multiple area schools move to distance learning

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Elections: Two newcomers to join Sartell-St. Stephen School Board

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Buildings: BOLD School Board moves building project ahead



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: Bills introduced during Minnesota Legislature’s sixth special session

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Teaching: St. Paul high schoolers struggle with distance learning

Teaching: Schools abandon in-person classes as virus rages

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

COVID-19: Report suggests 62 counties should close all schools as pandemic grows

CHALKBEAT

Politics: Joe Biden’s education secretary will face quick decision on testing

EDUCTION DIVE

Courts: Despite broad compliance with U.S. school mask policies, lawsuits persist for some

Learning: Remote learning places new hurdles in fight against chronic absenteeism

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Governor Walz’s emergency powers unchanged after sixth special session

WCCO

COVID-19: COVID-19 cases surging in Minnesota schools, prompting rollbacks

BRAINERD DISPATCH

COVID-19: Hundreds in quarantine as Brainerd schools move to full-time distance learning

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Duluth asks community to give grace as schools enter distance learning

Teaching: Hibbing to start a two-week COVID-19 reset

Teaching: Proctor to remain in distance learning

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Administration: Fairmont Area hires school outreach coordinator

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Teaching: Medford to switch to distance learning

MANKATO FREE PRESS

COVID-19: Mankato Area schools tally 21 virus cases

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Buildings: GFW School Board to discuss Fairfax school sale

Elections: Sandra Gonzalez wins Sleepy Eye seat

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Teaching: Byron moves to distance learning

Teaching: Rochester moves all grades to distance learning

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Buildings: BOLD moves building project ahead

COVID-19: Three area counties above 100 cases in last two weeks

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Teaching: Winona Area schools switch to distance learning



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Awards: White Bear Lake superintendent earns top honor

Teaching: Northern Minnesota on defense as schools move to distance learning

MPR

Diversity: Somali American educator becomes first black school board member in Shakopee

Teaching: More schools halt in-person classes as COVID-19 cases rise

EDUCATION DIVE

Politics: What do leading K-12 organizations expect from a Joe Biden presidency?

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Teaching: Staffing concerns prompt distance learning for several schools

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Buildings: Fairmont Area talks trades building

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Teaching: COVID-19 surge drives Faribault schools to distance learning

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Teaching: All Mankato Area schools to go to distance learning

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Teaching: COVID-19 cases complicates school staffing

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Buildings: Bird Island asks district for funds to help preserve a portion of elementary facility



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Finance: Minnesota House Research releases school finance guide

MINNESOTA ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS

Honors: White Bear Lake Area’s Dr. Wayne Kazmierczak is named the 2021 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

COVID-19: Short on staff, Anoka-Hennepin to close elementary schools

Teaching: St. Paul high schoolers are failing 2 in 5 classes during distance learning

MPR

Curriculum: Vanessa GoodThunder is revitalizing the Dakota language

MINNPOST

Referendum: Voters largely say no to fall school questions

KSTP

COVID-19: Spread within Minnesota schools not as high as initially feared, but problems remain

NBC NEWS

COVID-19: Schools increasingly return to online learning as COVID-19 spikes across the United States

NPR

Politics: What a Joe Biden presidency could mean for education

WCCO

Teaching: Minnesota school districts look at myriad factors when deciding to switch gears

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Teaching: Brainerd announces distance learning model

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Duluth switches elementary schools to distance learning

Teaching: Moose Lake to switch learning models

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Referendum: Blue Earth Area celebrates new levy

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Awards: White Bear Lake Area superintendent named Minnesota Superintendent of the Year

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Teaching: Northfield switches to distance learning

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Teaching: St. Peter schools shift to distance learning

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Buildings: Architects release design updates for new school

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Elections: Former board member returns to Byron board with write-in votes

Enrollment: Rochester begins redistricting process

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Funding: Willmar on track to spend more than $1 million in pandemic aid before the end of the year

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Awards: Three teachers named Winona Teachers of the Year



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Funding: School Finance Working Group presents its final report

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Virus has schools scrambling for substitute teachers

Election: Stillwater Area hoping to move beyond contentious year with five new members

Referendum: Shakopee, other school districts that failed to pass local funding measures, plan for cuts

Teaching: Minneapolis dials back reopening plans

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Sports: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan parents push for winter sports

FINANCE AND COMMERCE

Referendum: School requests fall short

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Teaching: Minneapolis School District to “pause” some in-person supports, continue distance learning

Elections: Somali American educator Ibrahim Mohamed brings diversity to school board as Shakopee’s first Black member

Elections: Meet the Latina and Hmong candidates who won school board seats in Minnesota’s three biggest cities

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Sports: Parents worry about fees

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Referendum: Frustrated by no vote, some residents donate directly to Bemidji Area school

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Barnum moves to distance learning

Teaching: Esko plans to switch to distance learning

Teaching: Hermantown to switch learning models

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Health: Moorhead Area to provide free meals to adults, students during holiday season

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Teaching: Increase in COVID-19 cases moves Faribault, Owatonna schools to distance learning

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Teaching: Transition to distance learning imminent at East Grand Forks schools

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Teaching: Most area schools remain open but warn that distance learning could be coming soon

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Teaching: Marshall schools move to distance learning

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Teaching: Sleepy Eye to discuss hybrid model, more prep time

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Teaching: Elementary school moves to distance learning

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Health: 40 new COVID-19 cases in Rochester schools

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Planning: Willmar School Board hope to guide district through pandemic to return to earlier priorities

Teaching: Montevideo to return to hybrid learning

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Teaching: Winona Middle School to transition to distance learning



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Politics: Divided state legislature could bring bipartisanship or gridlock

MPR

Referendum: During pandemic, levy requests hit a 24-year low

CHALKBEAT

Politics: On COVID-19 and schools, President-elect Joe Biden has promised a different approach

EDUCATION DIVE

Politics: What President-elect Joe Biden could mean for K-12 education

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Facilities: U.S. school districts seek out extra square footage to reduce in-person learning risks

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Sports: Area schools share concerns over MSHSL fee increase

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Election: Two incumbents, one newcomer earn seats on Bemidji Area School Board

Referendum: Red Lake referendum passes

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Area cases surge in schools

Health: Duluth launches COVID-19 dashboard

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Teaching: Schools receive clarity from Governor Walz

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Teaching: Many factors, or just one, could trigger distance learning

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

COVID-19: Health department adds Owatonna to list of schools with five or more cases

Teaching: Schools provide extra support for distance learning students

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Enrollment: Rochester to discuss school boundaries

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Teaching: Sauk Rapids-Rice to move two more schools to distance learning



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: Lawsuit alleges Anoka-Hennepin subsidizes union activities

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

COVID-19: 30 more school outbreaks reported, including two in Ramsey County

Teaching: Walz aims to lighten load on teachers with executive order

Teaching: Stillwater Area, South Washington County move grades 6-12 to distance learning

EDUCATION DIVE

Learning: Low-income students of color at edge of widening opportunity gap

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

COVID-19: Hopkins School District combats COVID-19 with upgrades to ventilation systems

Event: Hopkins School District staff members will host conversations on race

Learning: Bloomington School District considers returning secondary students to the classroom

Learning: Centennial School District delays shift to distance learning

Learning: With new guidance, move to distance learning is an ongoing debate in White Bear Lake Area

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Aitkin: High school to switch to distance learning

Alexandria: District moves grades 7-12 to distance learning until December 2

Cloquet: School district switches to distance learning at all levels

Detroit Lakes: High school moves to distance learning model

Detroit Lakes: Three candidates elected to school board

International Falls: School board discusses support needed for students and staff

Kenyon-Wanamingo: One incumbent, two newcomers elected to school board

Kenyon-Wanamingo: Operating levy falls short

Littlefork-Big Falls: District orders distance learning for high school students

Minnewaska Area: Superintendent explains how school decides on COVID-19 issues

Red Wing: Three candidates elected to school board

Red Wing: District shifting to distance learning on November 16

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Teaching: Alden-Conger to move to distance learning

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Referendum: Budget cuts likely after failed Aitkin school levy

Teaching: More schools change learning models as virus cases rise

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Funding: St. Louis County schools receive $1.8 million in CARES Act funding

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Sports: Decision-making process for forming, dissolving athletic co-ops receives a review

MANKATO FREE PRESS

COVID-19: Mankato Area schools report 23 virus cases

ST. CLOUD TIMES

COVID-19: Governor Tim Walz order includes protections for special education

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Chippewa County has state’s highest COVID case rate



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Safety: Fairmont High School students ask their county nicely to mask up

Elections: Jim Vue wins St. Paul special election race

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Elections: Minnesota Legislature largely status quo

MINNPOST

Elections: Two incumbents, two newcomers win in Minneapolis

CHALKBEAT

Politics: Some education issues in limbo pending election’s outcome

EDUCATION DIVE

Analysis: Budget concerns, litigation adds to pandemic special education struggles

TEACHING & LEARNING MAGAZINE

Technology: Pandemic hastens acceptance of digital learning

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

COVID-19: Anoka-Hennepin to form COVID-19 data advisory group

COVID-19: COVID-19 cases on the rise in Edina schools

Election: Incumbent, two newcomers elected to Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board

Enrollment: Fewer students means tighter budget for Anoka-Hennepin

Learning: Eden Prairie schools will remain in hybrid learning for grades 2-6

Learning: Osseo Area to move to distance learning for secondary students

Learning: Waconia School Board gets hybrid learning update

Learning: Wayzata superintendent says learning model shift possible as county virus cases rise

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Bertha Hewitt: Students in grades 7-12 begin distance learning

Cleveland: Three candidates earn school board seats

Dassel-Cokato: Three candidates elected to school board

Fillmore-Central: Board adds additional early dismissals to calendar

Le Sueur-Henderson: Three candidates elected to school board

Litchfield: Incumbent, two newcomers leading in school board race

Litchfield: School board reviews building improvement plans

Menahga, Laporte and Bemidji Area: Area school districts get tough feedback on referendums from voters; three candidates elected to Nevis School Board

Milaca: Three candidates elected to school board

Montevideo: School district moves to all distance learning

Nevis: School district resumes in-person classes

Nevis: District ends fiscal year with healthy fund balance

New Prague Area: Four incumbents leading in school board race

New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva: Referendum falls short, one new school board member added

New York Mills: Students in grades 7-12 switch to distance learning

Park Rapids Area: Voters nix school bonding questions

Pine City: Three incumbents, one newcomer elected to school board

Pipestone Area: District expands in-person learning

Princeton: Four candidates elected to school board

Sleepy Eye: MASBO honors former school finance director

Tri-City United: One incumbent, two newcomers fill school board seats

Waseca: Incumbents, newcomer elected to school board

Worthington: District switches to full distance-learning model

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Referendum: USC request passes, NRHEG request voted down

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Elections: Three new faces elected to Austin board

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Referendum: Bemidji Area referendum fails, district responds

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Safety: Growing COVID-19 numbers imperil Pine River-Backus school operations

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Cloquet schools switch to distance learning

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Election: Incumbents sweep Moorhead Area election

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Election: One incumbent, one former member and one newcomer win Faribault seats

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Referendum: Referendum success split locally and across the state

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Election: Owatonna to see some new and some familiar faces

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Elections: Two new faces and an incumbent win Rochester races

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Teaching: St. Cloud Area to move to distance learning

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Referendum: New London-Spicer question fails, Montevideo passes one question, not the other



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Buildings: Board explores renaming Henry Sibley High School in Mendota Heights

Elections: Incumbent Kim Ellison wins at-large seat on Minneapolis School Board

Health: Minnesota school meal programs require new calculations in the pandemic

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Elections: Newcomers dominate in Stillwater Area School Board race

MINNPOST

Elections: Two incumbents, two newcomers win in Minneapolis

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

Technology: Cyberattacks on K-12 education increase as remote learning expands

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

COVID-19: Anoka-Hennepin to form COVID-19 data advisory group

Court: Anoka-Hennepin School District, teachers union face lawsuit over teacher leave

Donations: Dakota Electric donates to Burnsville-Eagan-Savage and Hastings school projects

Elections: Three candidates lead Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board field

Elections: Three candidates elected to Robbinsdale Area School Board

Elections: Three new faces elected to Stillwater Area School Board

Facilities: Richfield school construction continues

Learning: Forest Lake Area elementary schools move to hybrid model

Learning: Educational shifts underway in St. Louis Park schools

Referendum: Orono School District voters narrowly reject technology referendum

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Big Lake: Schools prepare for return to distance learning

Monticello: District holds firm with learning models

Onamia: Two incumbents, one newcomer elected to school board

Upsala Area: District continues with in-person learning, makes adjustments

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Referendum: Albert Lea Area request voted down

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Elections: Two incumbents, one newcomer elected to Bemidji Area School board

Referendum: Bemidji Area levy approval seems unlikely

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Elections: Incumbent, two newcomers look to join Brainerd School Board

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Elections: Kelly Durick Eder wins special Duluth School Board election

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Elections: Incumbents sweep Moorhead Area School Board election

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Elections: Three candidates earn seats on Faribault School Board

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Elections: Mankato Area School Board to get four new members

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

COVID-19: Rochester School District releases COVID-19 dashboard

Elections: Two new faces and an incumbent win Rochester School Board races

Learning: Dover-Eyota moves more than half its grades to distance learning

Learning: Red Wing School District outlines distance learning transition plan

Referendum: Early results don’t favor referendum for Austin School District

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Elections: Three candidates leading Sartell-St. Stephen School Board race

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Elections: Willmar School Board incumbents appear headed to new terms

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Elections: Winona Area School Board sees two incumbents re-elected; new member wins tight race



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Athletics: Push builds to rethink Minnesota prep state tournaments as alternatives emerge

Crime: Another student says he was abused by former Anoka teacher

Negotiations: St. Paul teachers, district negotiate in pandemic

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Buildings: School to be named for Alan Page

EDUCATION DIVE

Data: English learners face more hurdles amid lost in-person learning

WCCO

Learning: Mahtomedi High School to transition back to distance learning

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Teaching: Brainerd transitions to distance learning

Technology: T-Mobile to provide free and low-cost hotspots to Brainerd school families

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Teaching: Fisher students go to distance learning for two weeks

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Accident: Bus garage fire sends two to hospital

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Health: Marshall looking at COVID-19 tracking

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Planning: GFW details budget, strategic planning

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Elections: Owatonna School Board candidates vie for votes

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Teaching: St. Charles moves to distance learning



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Politics: Lawmakers aim for pandemic relief

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: Fight Minneapolis racial health disparities by keeping schools locked down

Graduation: Minnesota high school seniors navigate fall college application season

Teaching: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan, Osseo Area plan shift to distance learning

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Curriculum: Police union says book in Burnsville class encourages children to fear officers as racist

Extracurricular: We’re playing football, but why is the math team stuck at home?

Teaching: St. Paul schools to stay in distance learning until at least January

MPR

Elections: School board races are competitive and more racially diverse

EDUCATION DIVE

Survey: Distance learning creates more work with less rigor

KARE 11

Learning: Changes in Minnesota school learning plans

USA TODAY

COVID-19: Large U.S. school districts reconsider reopening plans as coronavirus cases surge

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Learning: U.S. school districts uncertain how to assess learning loss caused by COVID-related closures

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: School district prepares for winter

BEMIDJI PIONEER

COVID-19: A high school homecoming that almost wasn’t

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: Full-size gym may be in the cards for remodel

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Duluth to extend hybrid, distance models through end of year

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Curriculum: Field biology internship a win-win

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Arts: School music programs play on through distancing, masks

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Referendum: Voters will decide on Owatonna school levy

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Teaching: Rice Elementary School moves to distance learning