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January 2019

MONDAY, JANUARY 21

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

MPR

Politics: Minnesota lawmakers seek to trim special education paperwork

Politics: Four ways Minnesota lawmakers hope to boost education

Politics: Minnesota legislators to debate cursive in school

MINNPOST

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

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

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

SESSION DAILY

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

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

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: St. Francis Area School Board selects next superintendent

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

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

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Policy: Blackduck School Board allows yearbook photo with shotgun

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Board: Brainerd School Board welcomes new member, elects chair

Facilities: Brainerd School District building projects moving along steadily

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

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

CROOKSTON TIMES

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

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Administration: Blue Earth Area School District searching for superintendent

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

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

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

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

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

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

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



TUESDAY, JANUARY 15

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: MSBA to present at two education committees this week

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Politics: Minnesota House and Senate leaders set priorities

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Buildings: Growing charter school takes over McNally Smith college building

Safety: Hastings student arrested after alleged Snapchat threat

BEMIDJI PIONEER

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

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Courts: Johnston settles with Duluth board

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Buildings: Fairmont Area schools are well-maintained

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Safety: Teen arrested after threats to Cleveland school

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Discipline: Student expelled for selling drugs

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Feature: OAKS recipients show determination, diverse backgrounds

Health: Recovery school offers students a path to sobriety

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Buildings: Fire damages Pleasantview school



MONDAY, JANUARY 14

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Crime: Mayor arrested for DUI on school bus

Health: Thousands of kids receive free vision screening

Editorial: Tracking investment in early learning system

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Discipline: St. Paul teacher suspended for demeaning Instagram posts

MPR

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

LOS ANGELES TIMES

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

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Buddy classrooms

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Extracurricular: Building support for VEX Robotics

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Board: Pequot Lakes swears in new board members

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

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

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Diversity: Collaborative research project to serve students of color

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Funding: Byron High school receives a grant for food truck

Health: Students share stories of overcoming addiction

ST. CLOUD TIMES

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



FRIDAY, JANUARY 11

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

MPR

Technology: Can virtual assistants help with homework?

MINNPOST

Politics: Governor talks climate change with students

EDUCATION WEEK

Analysis: Special education is broken

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Sports: NRHEG’s first female wrestler

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Courts: Bus company settles lawsuit

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

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

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Curriculum: Celebrating good behavior

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Health: Board reviews student supports

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Board: Medford opts for consistency with officers

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Column: The many high school advancement opportunities

WAHPETON-BRECKENRIDGE DAILY NEWS

Safety: Breckenridge works on emergency drills

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

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



THURSDAY, JANUARY 10

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

MPR

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

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Minnesota House DFL leaders present first 10 priorities

MINNESOTA STATE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS

Politics: Minnesota Senate Republicans unveil first five priorities

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Negotiations: Los Angeles teachers union postpones strike until Monday

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Discipline: LeRoy-Ostrander heading in new direction

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Curriculum: Bemidji hosts CEO in the classroom



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9

MPR

Politics: Your guide to the 2019 session

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Curriculum: District focuses on phonics

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Funding: Fairmont earns $152,000 rebate

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Diversity: Owatonna strives toward equity

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Transportation: Rochester abandons plan to use city buses

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Planning: School board resolutions for 2019



TUESDAY, JANUARY 8

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Buildings: Projects move forward

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Board: Loeffler-Kemp elected board chair

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Board: New board members sworn in

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Administration: Mankato Area superintendent announces retirement

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Board: Three new board members sworn in

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Board: Three join school board

MONDAY, JANUARY 7

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Diversity: Duluth promotes teaching, thinking critically about inequity

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

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

Health: Integrated mental health services help Minnesota kids

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Weather: Marine Mills Folk School moving for the winter

MPR

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

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Discipline: RAND Corporation releases study on restorative justice practices

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Buildings: SMEC prepares for $4.1 million education center project

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

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

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Elections: Duluth considers moving elections to even years



FRIDAY, JANUARY 4

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

MINNPOST

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

THE ATLANTIC

Study: Improving school climate can reduce suspensions

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Budget: Eden Prairie School Board approves tax levy

Budget: Forest Lake Area School Board approves tax levy

Budget: Mahtomedi School Board approves levy

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

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

ST. CLOUD TIMES

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



THURSDAY, JANUARY 3

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

MPR

Feature: Minnesota education commissioner’s five lessons learned

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Funding: Minnesota awarded federal grant to coordinate early learning systems

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Barnum: School taxes remain low

Willow River: Principal rethinks how MCA downtime is spent

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

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Safety: Class focuses on snowmobile safety

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

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



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Discipline: New rules on sexual misconduct could affect Minnesota schools

Editorial: Hits and misses in federal school safety report

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Aitkin: School board discusses budget

Big Lake: Parents struggling to pay for student lunches

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

Carlton: School board approves levy increase

Cloquet: Board OKs levy increase

Detroit Lakes: Bus drivers remind people to stop for students

Hancock: School board readies for bond sale

Kingsland: School board approves tax levy

Kingsland: Elementary school students show growth in reading

Lake Superior: Board approves slight proposed levy decrease

Lanesboro: School levy to increase

Mabel-Canton: Board OKs fundraising for basketball uniforms

Morris Area: School board sets tax levy

Nevis: School board sets levy increase

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

Rushford-Peterson: Superintendent, school board discuss hiring process

Rushford-Peterson: Backpack program fills nutrition gap

Spring Grove: School district receives clean audit

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

Worthington: Early and absentee voting begins for referendum

BRAINERD DISPATCH

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

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

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

December 2018

MONDAY, DECEMBER 31

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

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

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

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Teaching: Widespread teacher strikes expected to continue in 2019

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Testing: The ACT can prepare you for your future

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Curriculum: Martin County West tries updated DARE program

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Health: How integrated mental health helps your child



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Enrollment: Perpich High offers new deal to boost enrollment

MINNPOST

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

KARE 11

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

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Arts: Pilot program helps students craft connections

BEMIDJI PIONEER

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

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

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

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Awards: New Ulm to be recognized at MSBA conference

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Recruitment: Promoting Rochester Public Schools

ST. CLOUD TIMES

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



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

ABC NEWS

Transportation: School bus driver shortage creates headaches for districts

THE HILL

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

THE WASHINGTON POST

Safety: Numerous school lockdowns are traumatizing kids

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Pipestone Area: School board pass levy increase

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

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

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

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Transation: Rochester School District sells property to medical center

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Enrollment: Winona Area School Board examines enrollment projects



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

Safety: Student suicide tracking bolsters support for prevention

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

EDUCATION WEEK

Discipline: DeVos revokes Obama discipline guidance

MINNPOST

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

Awards: Alt is first recipient of MSBA Rising Star award

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Administration: District restructures some administrative positions

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Column: The relevance of technology in education

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Curriculum: Mock trial activity offered for students

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Administration: Superintendent looks ahead to momentous 2019

ST. CLOUD TIMES

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



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21

STAR TRIBUNE

Politics: Governor-elect Tim Walz selects education commissioner

ST. PAUL PIONEEER PRESS

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

MPR

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

MINNPOST

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

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

St. Peter: School district ratifies levy increase for 2019

BRAINERD DISPATCH

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

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

BEMIDJI PIONEER

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

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Court: Duluth teacher in sex abuse case receives prison sentence

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

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

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Budget: New Ulm School Board OKs levy cut

ST. CLOUD TIMES

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

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



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

Negotiations: Los Angeles teachers announce January 10 strike date

USA TODAY

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

Budget: South Washington County School Board approves levy increase

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

Honors: Minnetonka School District places on AP District Honor Roll

Safety: Anti-bullying group organizes in Farmington

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Aitkin: Coach compensation to be negotiated via contract

Monticello: School district benefits from disbanding of TIES

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

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

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

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Budget: Pequot Lakes School Board approves final levy

Fundraising: Brainerd Public Schools Foundation to host The Big Event

Honors: Freshwater Education District educator wins agricultural literacy grant

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Curriculum: Martin County West High School adding Spanish class

NEW ULM JOURNAL

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

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

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



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

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

MPR

Higher education: University of Minnesota regents select next president

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO

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

THE WASHINGTON POST

Safety: Federal Commission on School Safety releases its recommendations

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

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

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

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Budget: Bemidji Area School District finalizes local tax bill

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

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

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

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

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



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

CHALKBEAT

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

THE HECHINGER REPORT

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

THE HILL

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

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

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

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

MANKATO FREE PRESS

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

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

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

ST. CLOUD TIMES

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



MONDAY, DECEMBER 17

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Event: Reimagine Minnesota Strategy Review Session slated for January 14

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

MPR

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

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

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

MINNPOST

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

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO

Safety: Sandy Hook parents promote app for reporting school threats

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Blue Earth Area: School district names interim superintendent

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

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

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

Red Wing: Board to discuss possible sale of school building

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Honors: Albert Lea Area makes AP District Honor Roll

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

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Community: Bemidji middle school students fight hunger with art

CROOKSTON TIMES

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

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Arts: Fairmont Area School District buys instruments

MANKATO FREE PRESS

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

Honors: New Ulm teacher recognized by Minnesota Department of Agriculture

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

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

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

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



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

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

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

MPR

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

CHALKBEAT

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

THE JOURNAL

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

USA TODAY

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

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

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

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

BRAINERD DISPATCH

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

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Honors: Proctor elementary school assistant principal receives national award

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

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

NEW ULM JOURNAL

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

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Project: Stewartville students create goodwill with portraits

ST. CLOUD TIMES

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



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13

MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Advocacy: MSBA releases 2019 Legislative Agenda

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO

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

THE WASHINGTON POST

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

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

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

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

Grants: Hopkins Education Foundation awards fall grants

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

Honors: Mound Westonka High School recognizes distinguished students

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

Project: Farmington Area elementary school students test pollinators

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

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

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Braham Area: School district receives clean opinion on annual audit

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

Cloquet: School board approves levy increase

Kingsland: School board talks facilities, funding and football

Little Falls: Teacher leaves a lasting impact

Monticello: School board honored for education efforts

Pierz: School district maintains healthy financial status

Sartell-St. Stephen: Community discusses levy referendum result

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Event: Middle school students explore STEM, college and careers

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Food service: Fairmont Area School District offering share tables

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Technology: Mankato students interview astronaut, NASA engineers

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Feature: A century old and still a teacher at heart

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Budget: Sleepy Eye School Board OKs levy

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Safety: Rumor of online threat unsubstantiated at Pine Island

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

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

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



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: USDA publishes final rule for school meals

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Crime: Man tried to abduct girl outside Minneapolis elementary school

MINNPOST

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

VARIETY

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

Worthington: School board continues levy-drop debate

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Budget: Austin School Board certifies 2019 levy

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Budget: Brainerd School Board approves levy increase

Facilities: Brainerd School District working on parking plan

CROOKSTON TIMES

STEM: Crookston School Board sees STEM in action

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Budget: Duluth School Board to set tax levy

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Administration: Blue Earth Area School District eyes interim superintendent

Project: Fairmont Area School Board OKs tax break request

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

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

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Budget: Willmar School District to increase levy in 2019

Referendum: MACCRAY School District to survey residents

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

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



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

MPR

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

Higher education: University of Minnesota president finalist begins statewide tour

MINNPOST

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Goodhue: Planning committee sketches school additions

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



MONDAY, DECEMBER 10

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

MPR

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

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

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

BEMIDJI PIONEER

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



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Politics: Minnesota projects $1.5 billion surplus

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Politics: Minnesota has a projected $1.5 billion budget surplus

THE HILL

Politics: USDA scales back school lunch standards begun in 2012

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Latest state budget forecast projects $1.5 million surplus

MANKATO FREE PRESS

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

NEW ULM JOURNAL

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

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Court: Winona Area School District to sue Save Our Schools



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

MINNPOST

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

THE JOURNAL

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Aitkin: School board discusses new superintendent, site planning

Chatfield: Residents tour newly renovated high school

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

Randolph: School district receives positive audit report

Red Wing: Senior living proposed for Jefferson School block

Spring Grove: Students learn design ins and outs of architecture

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

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



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Enrollment: Enrollment falls again in St. Paul School District

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Negotiations: Teachers go on strike at charter network in Chicago

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO

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

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

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

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

Facilities: Stillwater Area School Board votes to expand elementary school

Facilities: Wayzata School Board approves expansion of elementary school

Grant: Intermediate School District 287 receives mental health grant

Personnel: Eden Prairie communications director leaving to take another position

Personnel: Jordan School District has incoming, departing staff

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

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

Referendum: Mahtomedi School Board gives thanks for levy support

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

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

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

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

Red Wing: District discusses upcoming levy increase

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

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

BEMIDJI PIONEER

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

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Facilities: Brainerd School District scales down proposed parking lots

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Court: Duluth teacher apologizes, seeks probation in assault case

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

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

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

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

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Buildings: Local businesses pledge support of new high school

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Budget: Rochester School Board proposes levy increase

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Court: Winona Area School Board to discuss school sale litigation

Program: St. Charles High School teachers help struggling students



TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

STEM: Women-only summer camps ignite debate

MINNPOST

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

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Budget: Board approves an increased tax levy

BEMIDJI PIONEER

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

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Referendum: Consultant recommends May vote for buildings

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Buildings: Local businesses pledge support of new high school



MONDAY, DECEMBER 3

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Buildings: Westonka opens deluxe athletic and theater centers

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

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

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

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

BRAINERD DISPATCH

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

Finances: Pequot Lakes approves revised budget

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Finances: County, city and school taxes all rising

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

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

Teaching: Children need time to be kids

November 2018

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Safety: Osseo Area transgender student alleges harassment over bathroom use

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Buildings: Stillwater Area votes to expand Woodbury elementary school

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Community: Students take reins in cancer fight

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Referendum: Russell-Tyler-Ruthton to have special election in February

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Finances: District gets a clean audit

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Arts: Ballroom dance brings students together

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Willmar students learn about space travel from the real deal

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Board: How will Winona Area board pick its new chair?



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Court: Hockey transfer wins eligibility after reporting bullying by Hill-Murray teammates

Crime: Burnsville High student arrested after Instagram post threatened shooting

MINNPOST

Study: Children who are youngest in their classroom are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cleveland: School district sees dramatic change in budget numbers due to bond sales

Glencoe-Silver Lake: School district hosting annual truth-in-taxation hearing

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Workforce: In attempt to address workforce shortage, officials turn toward education

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Policy: Brainerd School District to permit dogs, mini horses as service animals

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Testing: Duluth East High School student receives perfect scores on ACT and SAT

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

STEM: School puts focus on science

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Workforce: Construction trades fair shows students they can learn on the job

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Boundaries: Rochester School District wants to hear from public about redistricting plans

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Referendum: Sartell-St. Stephen School Board to hold community meetings in response to defeated operating levy

WAHPETON-BRECKENRIDGE DAILY NEWS

Curriculum: Breckenridge students taking unique class in Wahpeton

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Court: Lawsuit over sale of school buildings moves forward



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Buildings: Hutchinson names high school gym for Whalen

MPR

Safety: Michigan hands out hockey pucks as defense against active shooters

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Project: White Bear Lake Area School Board recognizes project promoting inclusiveness among students

Testing: With improved test scores, South Washington County’s Newport Elementary School defying expectations for a “high poverty school”

Testing: Fourteen Mounds View students receive perfect 36 on ACT

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Chatfield: School board continues discussion on potential board member conflict with coaching

Windom Area: Board discusses lease

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Program: Austin High School students attend leadership training conference

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Facilities: Elementary school’s kindergarten classes to head “home”

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Facilities: Brainerd School Board reviews designs for elementary school update

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

STEM: School puts focus on science

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Transportation: Marshall School District says bus service is still on

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Facilities: Owatonna School Board presented with recommendation for new high school

WAHPETON-BRECKENRIDGE DAILY NEWS

Project: Breckenridge High School will shut down first week in June

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Program: Learning beyond the classroom in Willmar



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Diversity: Wisconsin school responds to Nazi salute photo with peace

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Buildings: Stillwater Area School District may expand new Woodbury school

MPR

Curriculum: Tech colleges see surge in skilled-trades training

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Big Lake: ECFE program receives recognition

Chatfield: School board hears personalized learning presentation

Chatfield: Resident discusses heroes and bullies with third-grade students

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: School officials discuss HVAC system project

Kingsland: District considers next move after referendum vote

Kingsland: Board mulls football coaching change

Lanesboro: School board accepts election results

Little Falls: School district has $1 million budget surplus

Little Falls: Tower gardens teach students about aeroponics

Mabel-Canton: District sets student goals

Mabel-Canton: Speaker believes in small school education

Royalton: School board’s emergency action increases custodial pay and restructures administration office

Rushford-Peterson: District waits on school purchase agreement

Sleepy Eye: Board approves new HVAC system for elementary school gym

Sleepy Eye: School’s agriculture department is recipient of grant

Staples-Motley: Plans to repurpose middle school to proceed

Zumbrota-Mazeppa: School board has open seat

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Buildings: City cites parking concerns with new Hammer complex

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Graduation: Adult diplomas – advantageous option or isolating mandate?

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Funding: In visit, Cassellius touts Dayton’s investment in education

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Politics: Teachers say Walz will give them a voice



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Court: Minnesota Supreme Court reverses lower court decision in Blake School student crash

Grants: Minnesota awards $5 million for specialized mental health at schools

Teaching: Minnesota schools embrace hands-on learning with “makerspaces”

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Investigation: Police investigating alleged assault of St. Paul assistant principal by student

Teaching: After seven years of work, Minnesota has a new system for licensing teachers

MPR

Curriculum: Minnesota proposes teaching climate change as human-caused

MINNPOST

Health: How one school district is looking to reconfigure mental health services for Minnesota’s most at-risk youth

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO

Safety: Parkland school shooting commission calls for code red alarms and bleeding control kits

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Report: Black teachers improve outcomes for black students

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Program: Austin High School students learn about government through Model Legislature

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Curriculum: All Ojibwemowin all the time — Red Lake educators envision a K-12 language immersion track

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Referendum: Pillager School District officials working on revised referendum plan

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Consolidation: Carlton School Board shelves consolidation talks with Wrenshall School District

Election: Resident wins write-in bid for Lake Superior School Board

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Planning: Martin County West School Board receives report from World’s Best Workforce committee

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Project: Owatonna Middle School store is reinforcing positive behaviors among students

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Learning: How Winona Area students are understanding their emotions in the classroom

Negotiations: Winona Area School Board approves new contract agreement



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21

MPR

Award: Former Eden Prairie student named Rhodes scholar

MINNPOST

Health: Farm-to-school programs have been good for farmers and students

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Spring Grove: School office closer to completion, new workforce goals named

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Discipline: LeRoy-Ostrander parents demand details over investigation of two coaches

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Budget: Duluth won’t refinance Red Plan debt

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Health: Area studies how to best serve students with severe behavioral and mental health needs

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Budget: Parking lot renovations get board’s approval

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Buildings: RTR offers tours of three schools

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Planning: Owatonna to present World’s Best Workforce plan



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Ceremony: At namesake school, students cheer Alan Page’s presidential honor

Program: Prince's Paisley Park starts program with Minneapolis School District

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Crookston: Re-elected school board members sworn in

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Planning: Albert Lea Area School District plans to address student safety, teacher retention

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Project: Brainerd Learning Center students create business, bust stereotypes

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Administration: Blue Earth Area seeking superintendent

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Teaching: Teachers say they’ve “become better teachers” as North Dakota school adopts four-day week

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Project: Falcons For Change project inspires Faribault middle school students to give back

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Planning: Marshall School Board OKs special work session

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Transaction: Winona Area owes state money from sale of elementary school



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Diversity: Families welcome the world into their home

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Courts: St. Paul settles lawsuit over English language learners

MPR

Safety: Inside the business of school security

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

St. Peter: Student wins state agricultural discussion meet

Tri-City United: Board awards school building project bids to construction company

Waseca: High school honors veterans at assembly

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Policy: Students challenge ban on water bottles

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Column: Taking action to reduce lead in water

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Technology: Granada-Huntley-East Chain students explore new worlds

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Feature: Teacher, student celebrate cancer milestones

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Transportation: Bus study approved



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

ST. PAUL PIONEEER PRESS

Court: Former Shakopee superintendent pleads guilty to public corruption

Discipline: St. Paul teacher suspended for incident that occurred last spring

MPR

Learning: The future of learning? Well, it’s personal

THE HECHINGER REPORT

Learning: Education technology designers need classroom observation to make products accessible

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Program: Fairmont Elementary School offers “Elf Shop”

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Report: Northwestern Minnesota school districts named among safest in state

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Facilities: Marshall High School students use new lab equipment

Facilities: Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School Board decides to move ahead with task force’s recommendations

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Election: New Ulm School Board affirms results of election

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Election: 21-year-old alumnus elected to Kasson-Mantorville School Board

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Facilities: City of Montevideo, Southwest West Central Service Cooperative breaks ground on school for students with special needs

WINONA DAILY NEWS

Negotiations: Winona Area School Board approves contract settlement with the teachers union



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Calendar: Minneapolis will return to starting school after Labor Day

Safety: Brooklyn Center raises minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21

MPR

Safety: How can schools reduce sexual violence?

MINNPOST

Referendum: Bond referendum requests fare better in 2018, but rural-urban divide persists

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Glencoe-Silver Lake: School board will have some new faces

Glencoe-Silver Lake: Voters reject school district’s operating levy request

Maple Lake: Veterans honored at celebration

Maple Lake: Three school board members elected

Pipestone Area: School board approves new three-year contract for superintendent

Pipestone Area: Board considers attendance policy

Pipestone Area: Survey says voters would support new school building

St. Peter: School board committee seeks levy savings

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Awards: Austin names its teacher of the year

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Awards: Mankato’s gifted program earns national recognition

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Awards: St. Peter paraprofessional earns state award

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Survey: Results provide valuable data for facilities task force

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Curriculum: Students pick up skills at STEAM summit

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Finances: Audit shows spending on par with state averages



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Crime: Former Shakopee superintendent facing additional bribery charges

Safety: Gas leak led to significant bus delays for some Minneapolis students

MPR

Curriculum: Should schools be teaching consent?

HUMPHREY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Honors: Schools named recipients of Local Government Innovation Awards

THE WASHINGTON POST

Study: Schools spend billions on school safety with little evidence of efficacy

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: School board saves big, reviews e-learning and transportation

Cleveland: Veterans honored at program held at school

Kenyon-Wanamingo: School honors veterans

Le Sueur-Henderson: School district receives clean audit

Le Sueur-Henderson: School board, city council to look at community center director structure

Mountain Lake: School district cancels classes Friday for football game

Northfield: School district leaders begin work on bond referendum projects

Northfield: High school gymnastics loses practice space

Sibley East: Three candidates win school board seats

St. Peter: School board committee seeks levy savings

Tri-City United: High school pays tribute to veterans

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Health: Vaping is an issue in schools

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Extracurricular: High school A Cappella Choir selected for state performance

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Cooperation: City, schools discuss more parking at Brainerd schools

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Buildings: Eveleth-Gilbert schools closed because of heating issues

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Board: Teachers’ union offers update

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Community: Online exchange shows community’s expectations of schools

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Obituary: Former MSBA Board president Jon Hovde dies

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Community: New Ulm school marks Veterans Day

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Curriculum: Authors discuss writing with elementary students



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Community: St. Paul has plan to better engage with parents

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Curriculum: Navy pilot shares stories with Woodbury eighth-graders

Discipline: Wisconsin district investigates students’ apparent Nazi salute photo

MPR

Health: School-grown produce teaches students to eat their veggies

HECHINGER REPORT

Technology: Rural districts’ broadband plans delayed by FCC licensing decisions

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Honors: Forest Lake Area elementary school principal accepts national award in Washington, D.C.

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Community: Veterans honored at middle school

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Community: Schools pay tribute to veterans

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: Board reviews plans for Nisswa Elementary

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Buildings: Sleepy Eye School Board to hear about long-term maintenance plan

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Community: Owatonna schools honor veterans



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: Schools that won support need to show results

Feature: Teen finds her calling

MINNPOST

Election: Two newcomers win board seats

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Politics: Midterm election results may undermine charter school movement

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Politics: Few teachers win office in midterm elections

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Blue Earth Area: Student representing Taiwan in exchange program

Brandon-Evansville: Three candidates elected to school board

Hancock: Yes vote means go for school project

Hancock: Newcomer, two incumbents elected to school board

Pierz, Royalton and Swanville: New faces elected to school board

Red Wing: High school honors veterans

Sleepy Eye: Agriculture students learn by doing

Worthington: School district nearing closes to February 12 referendum

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Funding: After referendum fails, Glenville-Emmons looks elsewhere for bus fund

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Diversity: Austin developing programs to better serve students

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Diversity: White Earth superintendent visits Bemidji

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: Public input sought on next phase of building plans

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Editorial: ACT scores tell truth about Minnesota schools

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Facilities: New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva contemplates improvements to facilities



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

SESSION DAILY

Politics: DFL chooses Rep. Melissa Hortman as next Minnesota House speaker

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Communication: Edina School District invites community to take online survey

Facilities: St. Michael-Albertville leaders tour new ice arena

Grant: St. Francis Middle School selected for state safety grant

Honors: Forest Lake Area High School student named National Merit Semifinalist

Program: Bloomington School District to hold Veterans Day flag raisings

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cleveland: Write-in candidate, two incumbents win school board seats

Eveleth-Gilbert: Elected board member currently on military deployment

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: Voters extend annual operating levy

Kenyon-Wanamingo: School district holds Veteran Day programs

Little Falls: School board changes meeting date

Monticello: School district plans Veterans Day celebrations

Pierz: School officials seek long-term facility maintenance funding

Rushford-Peterson: School board kick-starts superintendent hiring process (MSBA mentioned)

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Personnel: Austin School District finance director resigns to take new job

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Program: Brainerd elementary school celebrates Veterans Day

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Finances: Granada-Huntley-East Chain School District’s finances doing well

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Projects: Mankato West High School student entrepreneurs start their own businesses

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Safety: Owatonna School District changing plans for dealing with active shooters

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Election: New St. Cloud Area School Board members share goals

Referendum: Sartell-St. Stephen School District, new board members look forward after referendum setback

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Winona Area school projects will begin next summer



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Referendums: Minnesota school districts fare well with referendum results

MINNPOST

Elections: Two newcomers win at-large Minneapolis School Board seats; Twin Cities referendums pass

EDUCATION WEEK

Every Student Succeeds Act: U.S. Education Secretary releases parents guide to ESSA report cards

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Strong suburban support puts DFL in control of the Minnesota House of Representatives

THE WASHINGTON POST

Politics: U.S. Education Department will “certainly be responsive” to Democratic oversight efforts

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Randolph: Voters approve school referendum

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Referendum: Alden-Conger School District voters approve reallocating funds

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Election: Austin School Board incumbents maintain seats

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Project: MPR series brings classical music into schools

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Election: Two new members elected in Pequot Lakes School Board race

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Election: Three candidates elected to Hermantown School Board

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Election: Voters elect school board members for Fairmont Area, Truman, Martin County West and Granada-Huntley-East Chain

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Election: Three incumbents re-elected to Virginia School Board

Elections: Local school boards see new faces

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Referendums: Referendums sees some success across region

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Referendum: MACCRAY School Board to discuss next steps following bonding defeat

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Transportation: Winona Area preps student for bus routes



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Referendums: Twin Cities metro districts win in high-stakes school levy votes

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Referendums: Voters approve measures in St. Paul, Minneapolis and suburban districts

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Election: Voters elect candidates to Burnsville-Eagan-Savage, Lakeville Area and Farmington Area school boards

Election: Brooklyn Center voters elect two incumbents, one newcomer to school board

Election: Columbia Heights voters elect school board members, approve bond referendum

Election: Three incumbents, one newcomer win seats on Eastern Carver County School Board

Election: Candidate keeping seat on Eden Prairie School Board

Election: Two candidates unofficially elected to Elk River Area School Board

Election: Two incumbents, one newcomer win spots on Farmington Area School Board

Election: Three candidates elected to Mahtomedi School Board; voters approve levy renewal

Election: Three New Prague Area candidates win school board seats

Election: Four candidates elected to Osseo Area School Board

Election: Incumbent is top vote-getter in Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board race

Election: Rockford Area voters elected board members, split on ballot measures

Election: Four candidates elected to Shakopee School Board

Election: Stillwater Area voters elect incumbent, three newcomers to school board

Election: Incumbent, two newcomers expected winners in St. Francis Area School Board race

Election: Two candidates elected to St. Michael-Albertville School Board

Election: Waconia voters select two incumbents, two newcomers to school board

Referendum: Robbinsdale Area voters approve referendum

Referendum: Waconia voters OK school district’s levy request

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Adrian: Voters deny school district’s operating levy proposal

Benson: Four candidates win school board seats

Cleveland: Two incumbents return to school board

Crookston: Trio of incumbents elected to school board

Detroit Lakes: Three candidates elected to school board

Detroit Lakes: School referendum wins approval

Frazee-Vergas: Voters approve referendum to fix up elementary school

Goodhue: Voters approve building referendum

Hancock: Voters show big support for school referendum

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: Voters easily approve operating levy

Kenyon-Wanamingo: Four candidates take school board seats

Mora: Incumbents claim school board seats

Morris Area: Three candidates elected to school board

Northfield: Referendum passes with overwhelming majority

Perham-Dent: Four candidates elected in close school board race

Red Rock Central: Operating referendum fails

Red Wing: Voters approve two referendum questions

Tri-City United: Three incumbents, one newcomer elected to school board

Waseca: Incumbents earn top votes on school board

Wrenshall: School referendum fails

Worthington: Three candidates elected to school board

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Election: Albert Lea Area voters elect four to school board

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Referendums: Southland, LeRoy-Ostrander see large voter turnout for key items

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Election: Three candidates top voting for Bemidji Area School Board

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Election: Two incumbents, one newcomer elected to Brainerd School Board

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Referendum: Duluth voters say yes to smaller class sizes

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Election: One incumbent, three newcomers earn seats on Faribault School Board

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Referendums: Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown referendums pass by large margins

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Safety: Rumors of threat to New Ulm High School unfounded

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Election: Four incumbents earn four more years on Owatonna School Board

Election: Four candidates fill spots on Medford School Board

Election: Pair of new members will join re-elected incumbents on New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva School Board

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Election: Incumbents triumph in Rochester School Board race

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Election: Three candidates elected to St. Cloud Area School Board

Election: Two incumbents, one newcomer elected to Sartell-St. Stephen School Board

Election: Three candidates elected to Sartell-St. Stephen School Board

Referendum: Voters reject Sartell-St. Stephen operating levy

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Election: Four candidates elected to New London-Spicer School Board

Referendum: MACCRAY School District voters reject bond referendum

Referendum: Willmar School District’s operating levy passes

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Election: Four candidates elected to Winona Area School Board

Referendum: Winona Area voters approve referendum



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Results of Senate Education Policy meeting on special education

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Board selects superintendent

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: School board gears up for e-learning, schedule changes

Delano: School board candidates identify priorities

Detroit Lakes: Elementary school receives safety improvement grant

Goodhue: School district asking voters to approve proposal

Minnewaska Area: District to host veterans program

Red Wing: School district asking voters to approve referendum

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Buildings: Naming process begins for new construction

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Awards: Local educators name Teacher of the Year

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Elections: Board candidates answer questions from Chamber

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Safety: student allegedly threatened school shooting at Blue Earth Area high school

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Finance: Marshall board hears fiscal audit review

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Negotiations: Teacher talks to restart with mediator



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5

U.S. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Testing: Former North Carolina governor appointed chair of the National Assessment Governing Board

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Feature: Stillwater’s Friendship Club expands social life for kids with disabilities

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Election: A lot is at stake in Tuesday’s elections

Referendums: Crowded ballots include a few school levies

MPR

Referendums: School districts across Minnesota have bond requests, operating levies on Tuesday’s ballot

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Program: Glenville-Emmons students lead drug- and alcohol-free initiative

Project: Albert Lea Area students add color to walls

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Program: Pine River-Backus students celebrate Farm to School Month

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Personnel: Retiring Le Sueur-Henderson activities director coach several sports

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Higher education: Minnesota State chancellor gets feedback from employers and educators

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Winona Area School Board details upcoming referendum



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2

MINNESOTA ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS

Honors: Farmington Area’s Jay Haugen named Minnesota Superintendent of the Year

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: St. Paul superintendent builds his leadership team

Election: Minneapolis School Board candidates discuss ways to attract students

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Referendum: St. Paul School District referendum set for Tuesday

MPR

Community: St. Paul high school students gather stories for documentary on neighborhood

Investigation: Rochester School District investigating racially charged image

MINNPOST

Reading: Minnesota educators continue to grapple with reading instruction

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Facilities: High lead levels discovered in water at Wayzata School District

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Aitkin: Social studies students get a lesson on community economics

Kingsland: School board ballot to list just one name, but write-ins seek to fill three openings

Pipestone Area: Construction managers interviewed for future facilities project

Spring Grove: Athletic director named regional athletic administrator of the year

Spring Grove: Students become part of the voting process as election judges

Willow River: School board approves new playground sets

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Program: Albert Lea Area hosts anti-bullying workshop

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

STEM: Outdoor classroom brings students into the wild

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Facilities: School board supports location for new elementary school

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Facilities: Duluth charter school acquires property

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Technology: Fairmont Elementary School acquires heart monitors

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Facilities: Moorhead Area considering another new school to accommodate growing enrollment

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Safety: Police investigating threats to shoot up two schools

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Advocacy: New Ulm school officials ask senators to reduce special education paperwork

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Safety: Marshall School District staff take part in ALICE shooter training

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Referendum: Cedar Mountain School District voters to decide operating levy rate on November 6

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Investigation: Rochester School District investigate “racially charged” costumes

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Referendum: Sartell’s school ballot question

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Program: MACCRAY students’ Christmas decorations on the way to Washington, D.C.

Referendums: Area school districts have operating levies, seek bond approval

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Safety: Student arrested after alleged threats of school shooting

October 2018

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31

MPR

Funding: Why it is good economics to invest in early childhood

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Tri-City United: Board candidates hope to increase achievement, continue positive work

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Elections: Forum points to school board focus

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Curriculum: Promoting science and learning about the world

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Accident: Students escape serious injury in bus crash

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Facilities: Board hears the pros for property acquisition

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Buildings: Moorhead dedicates new timeline in middle school lobby

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Safety: Police investigating threats to shoot up two schools

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Buildings: Russell-Tyler-Ruthton task force recommends building a new school

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Referendum: Sartell’s school ballot question

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Elections: Will Election Day yield a shake-up for school board?



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Politics: Education Minnesota’s election strategy — get more teachers to vote

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Safety: Man charged with firing gun at St. Paul youth football game

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Group: Farmington High School student eager to teach American Sign Language in new club

Personnel: South Washington County School District’s facilities and construction manager to retire

Program: Roseville Area School District pilots plastic trays to ditch polystyrene

Safety: Farmington Area School Board, parent discuss bullying

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Delano: School board discusses goals, new targets

Fillmore Central: School board receives facilities updates

Goodhue: Superintendent accepts position with Shakopee School District

Hancock: Residents will vote on referendum on November 6

Kenyon-Wanamingo: Board candidates speak to tough questions at forum

Lanesboro: School secretary retires after 35 years

Le Sueur-Henderson: District names new activities director

Menahga: School Board candidates discuss issues

Morris Area: Board candidates discuss issues

Morris Area: Superintendent outlines enrollment trends

Spring Grove: Math learning center now open

Upsala Area: Safety threat assessment completed at school district

Zumbrota-Mazeppa: Board candidates field questions at forum

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: The next chapter begins

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Technology: Students dive into careers through virtual reality

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Facilities: Solar array going up at Pine River-Backus

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Safety: Repellent spray prompts high school evacuation

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: After heavy blow to building proposal, Winona Area schools try again



MONDAY, OCTOBER 29

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Proclamation: Gov. Dayton orders flags at half-staff for victims of Pittsburgh attack

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Community: Parent-led group hopes to help hungry kids

Community: St. Paul’s Asian Penguins schooled in shrinking the digital divide

MPR

Holidays: Should schools drop holiday celebrations?

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Community: Business, industry partner with school district

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Column: Promoting science and learning about the world

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Curriculum: Students delve into robotics

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Election: Candidates gather to discuss facilities

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Inclusion: Map of the world brings Willmar students together



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Funding: Minneapolis high school gym is refurbished, thanks to Cal Ripken Foundation

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Discipline: St. Paul principal suspended one day for dating staff member

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cromwell-Wright: Political candidates make impression on civics students

Detroit Lakes: Students get lesson on government from U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson

Detroit Lakes: School board, city council answer questions during forum

Hutchinson: High school students score high on ACT

Lake Superior: Five candidates running for school board seats

Lake Superior: Girl Scouts request better bathroom stalls

Lake Superior: Sixth-graders tend garden at school

Lake Superior: Students tackle fall chores for neighbors

Le Sueur-Henderson: Nine candidates seek four spots on school board

Sartell-St. Stephen: Five candidates running for school board

Tri-City United: Waste Management sponsors high school’s PBIS program

Waseca: Seven candidates vie for four spots on school board

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Safety: Parents speak with district about bullying

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Feature: Fertile welcomes back a hero

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Students benefit from time spent with therapy dog

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Community: Marshall gathers input on long-range facilities planning

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Election: Candidates talk about need to revamp Apollo gym space

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Funding: For the first time, district could get funding to help Native students succeed



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25

MINNPOST

Elections: Candidates make final pitches for two Minneapolis School Board seats

THE 74

Report: National Education Association reports declining membership after Janus ruling

STEM: Schools working to integrate soft skills with STEM to focus on workforce

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Aitkin: Buddy Bench impacts elementary school students

Aitkin: Students learn about opioid addiction

Cambridge-Isanti: Middle school principal highlights innovative new area

Hill City: Mock crash delivers strong message to students

Monticello: Lunch and Learn turns meal time into an educational opportunity

Monticello: High school hosting renowned music ensemble

Pipestone Area: Seven candidates running for three school board seats

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Teaching: Chemistry fun ignites imagination

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Crime: County reviewing assault case for charges

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Diversity: Unity Day brings together 1,500 students

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Election: Sauk Rapids-Rice candidates talk about open enrollment

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Safety: Mold found in lower level of school



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Safety: EPA presenting two “Reducing Lead in Drinking Water” webinars

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Buildings: Construction in St. Paul schools costing more than expected

THE JOURNAL

Every Student Succeeds Act: U.S. Education Department releases guide to help parents understand ESSA

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Election: Former board member looks to return

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Teaching: Science Fair Mentoring Project expands

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Elections: Candidates share ideas, strategies

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Crime: Video shows assault outside East High School

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Finances: Fairmont Area receives good financial audit

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Testing: Faribault ACT scores slightly below state average

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Administration: Medford principals discuss lessons learned from visits to other districts

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Elections: Rochester school board Seat 4

Program: Hungry for trade workers, industry goes back to school



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Buildings: Minnehaha Academy celebrates school rebuild

Editorial: Star Tribune endorses Minneapolis School Board candidates

MPR

Funding: Minneapolis Fed tackles education this week

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Shakopee School Board offers superintendent job to candidate

Grant: White Bear Lake Area school receives state safety grant

Testing: South Washington County School District outperforms state average on college readiness test

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Becker: Superintendent to resign in June 2019

Blue Earth Area: District to sell former school building to city

Cleveland: School district moves ahead on bond project updates

St. Peter: Students beat state ACT scores

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Discipline: Board votes to fire teacher arrested for cocaine possession

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Elections: Pequot Lakes forum set for Thursday

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Buildings: Marshall seeks input on facilities

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Election: Candidates agree on direction of district

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Elections: Rochester seat 2 race

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Elections: Sauk Rapids-Rice board candidates talk priorities

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Community: Students can earn bicycles through reading program

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: After school sale, public has a chance to suggest what’s next



MONDAY, OCTOBER 22

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: Voters should approve Minneapolis, St. Paul school requests

Feature: Sixth-grade hero assures safe crossing for fellow students

Referendums: Twin Cities school districts go to voters to right fiscal ships

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Politics: Trump administration considering rolling back Title IX transgender protections

THE 74

Referendums: Voters in 13 states to vote on education-related initiatives

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Brandon-Evansville: School district receives clean audit

Ely: Board sees graduation, test score data

Hancock: School officials field questions on building project

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted: School board to discuss morning practices

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: School board approves changes to sports fee system

Kingsland: School board member announces her departure

Little Falls: Area schools closer to high tech workforce development classes

Mabel-Canton: School district to post policies on website

Pequot Lakes: Board renews superintendent contract

Pine River-Backus: School district survey results are positive

Pine River-Backus: Staff works hard to connect with students

Red Wing: School board approves labor agreement

Royalton: School board approves joining athletic conference

Sleepy Eye: School board hears report from custodial and facility maintenance provider

Sourcewell: Online safety tools available for Sourcewell members

Worthington: Referendum proposal dominates work session discussion

Zumbrota-Mazeppa: Five candidates up for three spots on school board

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Community: Community gathers to remember Albert Lea High School student

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Teaching: Bemidji Area School District might “grow” its own teachers

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Referendum: Duluth voters asked to help lower class sizes and update technology

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Election: Four candidates vie for Fairmont Area School Board seats

Program: Fairmont High School joins National Honor Society



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Testing: Minnesota ACT scores remain among the best in nation

Community: MEA Weekend draws crowds to the airport

Safety: Report by Minnesota groups condemns anti-Muslim rhetoric

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Testing: ACT scores stay strong, but fewer than 1 in 3 are completely college ready

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Safety: MnDOT offering schools Safe Route funding

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Testing: Area schools excel on ACT scores

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Technology: Teens develop app to help immigrants

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Election: Trio running for Sauk Rapids-Rice board becomes a duo after one candidate’s comment denying the existence of indigenous people in the U.S.

Election: St. Cloud candidate wants Bible-based teaching for public schools

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Referendum: MACCRAY voters consider $56.1 million investment

Election: Willmar candidates discuss strength of district

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: Winona sells two former school buildings



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