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.)

October 2020

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Teaching: Language immersion teachers work to replicate bilingual experience online

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

COVID-19: Rising coronavirus cases mean 19 counties may have to close all schools

CHALKBEAT

COVID-19: As more students head back, here’s what we now know (and still don’t) about schools and COVID-19 spread

EDUCATION DIVE

Learning: How deeply will digital learning transform K-12 long term

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Administration: Community input sought on Austin superintendent search

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Teaching: Parents of children with special needs feel education is hindered with COVID learning models

Weather: Thanks to distance learning, storm days may be a thing of the past

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Elections: Where do the Faribault School Board candidates stand?

MANKATO FREE PRESS

COVID-19: Mankato Area schools had seven COVID-19 cases over the past week

NEW ULM JOURNAL

COVID-19: New Ulm School District has 14 student virus cases since the start of the school year

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Buildings: Medford talks facility use during pandemic

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Funding: Rochester has saved $79,000 from pandemic federal relief funds

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Health: Most area counties show increase in virus rates



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Sports: Area youth sports coaches add COVID-19 protocols to daily routines

MPR

Diversity: Minnesota students of color lead movement for equity in schools

Safety: Are the risks of reopening schools exaggerated?

ABC NEWS

Teaching: Minnesota high school teacher lets students snooze in class as part of unit on sleep

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Safety: MnDOT offers funding for Safe Routes to School

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Weather: Five districts announce e-learning days because of inclement weather

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Safety: Uncertainty reigns for young Duluth panelists

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Funding: Martin County West awarded virus relief

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Safety: Medford to hire school resource officer

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Elections: Topics range from COVID-19 to construction at Marshall School Board candidate forum

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Extracurriculars: High school debate team finds ways to press forward amid the pandemic

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Buildings: Hearing shows divide over closing Bird Island campus

WINONA POST

Buildings: Elementary school may return in Rollingstone

Program: New teachers receive mentorship



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Teaching: St. Paul won’t reopen schools for grades 3 and up until at least January 19

MPR

Teaching: First-year teachers get a crash course on dealing with chaos and change

MINNPOST

Teaching: Doing school from home without a home

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Minnesota House select committee looks at economic impacts of racism

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

COVID-19: U.S. education secretary says it is not U.S. Department of Education’s job to track school districts’ reopening plans and COVID-19 cases

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Election: Eden Prairie School Board candidates discuss achievement gap and diversity

Funding: Prior Lake-Savage Area allocates COVID-19 relief funds

Learning: Older students set to begin hybrid model at St. Louis Park after reversal

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Ely: School district adjusts to ever-changing budget in COVID-19 era

Montevideo: School district asks voters to approve operating referendum

Stewartville: School board candidates discuss COVID-19 response

Stewartville: Football game canceled after football player tests positive for COVID-19

Wadena-Deer Creek: Staff and students adjust to hybrid learning

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Budget: Albert Lea Area School Board voices continued concerns over MSHSL fees

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Teaching: Disparities within distance learning revealed

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Community: Library gets creative with school readiness goal

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Health: Group elevates youth voices in mental health conversations

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Weather: Schools close early, cancel activities

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Teaching: Medford, Blooming Prairie sticks to learning model

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: Rochester School Board reviews projects tied to referendum

WINONA DAILY NEWS

Community: Deadline extended to provide input on Winona Area’s curriculum



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: Pandemic relief remains out of reach; USDA extends school nutrition waivers

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Enrollment: Pandemic pushes down kindergarten enrollment

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

COVID-19: If coronavirus has you feeling anxious, study says to get more sleep

EDUCATION DIVE

COVID-19: Three COVID-19 education trends set to persist post-pandemic

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Board: Elk River Area School Board hears from student reps for the first time this school year

Budget: Anoka-Hennepin approves preliminary levy increase

Budget: Hopkins School Board adopts preliminary levy

Budget: Robbinsdale Area School Board approves preliminary levy

COVID-19: Technology implemented to help track COVID-19 for Osseo Area schools

Election: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage candidates air views in forum

Election: Robbinsdale Area School Board candidates address priorities, equity during forum

Project: Edina School District installs final solar panels as part of years-long initiative

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Caledonia Area: Two candidates file for three open school board seats

Isle: School district office closed following positive COVID-19 case

Little Falls: District to transition to distance learning plan on October 26

Monticello: School district in bottom 7 percent for school funding

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Teaching: Bemidji Area School Board to hear COVID-19 updates

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Teaching: Little Falls moves to distance learning, Staples-Motley and Walker-Hackensack-Akeley announce changes

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Feature: Message found 27 years after Duluth teachers launched it into Lake Superior

Teaching: Proctor students march for more time with teachers

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Teaching: Fairmont Area returning to hybrid learning

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Technology: App makes access to Falcons’ activities a breeze

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Safety: Activities vs. pandemic

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Buildings: GFW to negotiate purchase agreement for Fairfax school

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Teaching: Owatonna sticks to learning model despite rise in county virus cases

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Diversity: Rochester School District requests gender neutral restrooms

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Safety: Activities continue at St. Cloud schools during distance learning

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Buildings: BOLD hears divided views on closing Bird Island Elementary



MONDAY, OCTOBER 19

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Proclamation: Governor Walz orders flags at half-staff in honor of lives lost to COVID-19

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Funding: Coronavirus relief for schools may slip past election

Column: People are giving up on work

Safety: Company that supplies schools recalls frozen meat products

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

COVID-19: St. Paul School Board to resume in-person meetings next week

ABC NEWS

COVID-19: Health experts unsure if in-person schooling contributes to spreading coronavirus

USA TODAY

COVID-19: Ventilation and air filtration play a key role in preventing the spread of COVID-19 indoors

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Election: Albert Lea Area School Board candidates discuss issues

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Curriculum: Hitting the high note

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Youth: Youth Council wants to make a difference

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Diversity: Equity Task Force begins work

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Buildings: Developers plan to turn Old Central High into apartments

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Testing: Middle school grading system aims for more clarity, objectivity

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Teaching: Rochester will keep current learning plan

WINONA DAILY NEWS

Teaching: We’re March tired in October



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Surge in cases means fewer schools meet in-person rules

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

COVID-19: Virus outbreaks hit three metro schools as case growth could push more toward distance learning

MPR

Enrollment: During pandemic, student enrollment is declining in Twin Cities schools

KSTP

COVID-19: Minnesota school officials grapple with learning plans amid surging COVID-19 cases

WCCO

COVID-19: Anoka-Hennepin considers return to distance learning for most students

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: Brainerd opens buildings for non-district use

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Buildings: Bonding bill will give Duluth special levy authority

Teaching: Mountain Iron-Buhl reports 11 COVID cases and moves to distance learning

MANKATO FREE PRESS

COVID-19: Schools report virus cases

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Buildings: GFW considers Fairfax school sale

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Curriculum: Owatonna School Board reviews career pathways for students

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Column: Schools will continue to adapt, learn and change

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Virus rate jumps in Kandiyohi County



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Grants: Minnesota Department of Transportation offers funding to develop Safe Routes to School programs

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Testing: Minnesota students continue to lead nation on ACT

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Buildings: Duluth developer seeks to turn Old Central into apartments

Testing: Minnesota keeps top spot for ACT scores

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Teaching: St. Paul says it’s not ready to reopen elementary schools next month

Teaching: Roseville Area schools begin reopening amid rising COVID-19 cases

Testing: Minnesota ACT scores strong, but falling

EDUCATION DIVE

Health: How to detect mental health issues in remote schools

EDUCATION WEEK

COVID-19: CDC offers cautions, guidance for schools’ COVID-19 testing strategies

KSTP

Athletics: Minnesota’s winningest high school sports coach dies

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Minnesota House passes bonding, tax, spending bill with bipartisan support

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Teaching: Pine River-Backus sees first COVID-19 case; Crosby-Ironton reverses elementary hybrid plan

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Teaching: Fairmont Area schools troubled by virus

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Administration: Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton takes first step in superintendent search

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Cooperation: Faribault drafts guidelines for forming, dissolving athletic co-ops

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Teaching: More students are leaving distance learning for in-person learning in Sleepy Eye

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Buildings: BOLD has decisions to make on scope of new school project in Olivia



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Elections: St. Paul candidates discuss positions on teachers’ strike

Sports: Youth sports play on unevenly as indoor seasons approach

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Transportation: Stillwater Area breaks through bus garage logjam

EDUCATION DIVE

Enrollment: Dipping enrollment, funding implications worrying U.S. school district leaders

USA TODAY

Health: Experts predict dramatic rise in childhood obesity due to pandemic restrictions

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Budget: Austin sets levy at 2.5 percent

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Buildings: Duluth School Board moves forward with sale of Old Central

Teaching: Cook County approves hybrid plan

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Arts: Martin County West planning fall play

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Curriculum: What would a Faribault magnet school look like?

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Buildings: Maple River breaks ground on long-awaited school

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Students: Blooming Prairie announces homecoming plans

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Awards: Pine Island music teacher recognized for work

Politics: Rochester School Board forms legislative committee

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Teaching: Many factors weigh in on changes related to COVID-19



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Founder of Hmong charter school dies from coronavirus

Sports: Pandemic gives high school officials one more call to make

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Teaching: Union survey warns of teaching burnout, especially in hybrid schedules

MPR

COVID-19: Brooklyn Park charter school principal dies of coronavirus

CHALKBEAT

Initiative: Dozens of U.S. districts sign on to national effort to promote school integration

CNBC

Teaching: Nationwide teacher shortage exacerbated by pandemic

DETROIT FREE PRESS

Security: Hackers increasingly targeting U.S. school districts

KARE 11

Survey: Nearly one-third of Minnesota’s educators are considering quitting

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Bonding bill headed to Minnesota House floor

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Enrollment: Enrollment drops worry U.S. public schools as pandemic persists

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Board: Jen Holweger resigns from Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board

Grant: State awards computer science grant to Burnsville-Eagan-Savage

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Safety: Brainerd student quarantine helped to stop spread of COVID-19

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Cook County schools may change learning model for younger students

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Teaching: Start of Granada-Huntley-East Chain school year successful

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Teaching: Detroit Lakes switching to hybrid learning

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Teaching: No changes yet to East Grand Forks as Polk County surpasses state criteria for hybrid learning

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Awards: School officials receive Live United awards

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: Construction begins on new Rochester middle school

Teaching: Hayfield to move to hybrid model

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Teaching: Willmar moves elementary schools to hybrid learning



MONDAY, OCTOBER 12

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: Seniority layoff system still expels educators of color

Enrollment: Schools face challenges of counting students from afar

Testing: Minnesota students named National Merit Semifinalists

MPR

Curriculum: Teaching kids Indigenous language and culture

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Milaca: Six candidates running for school board

Princeton: Five candidates running for school board

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: School technology, referendum needed

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Teaching: Schools discuss data behind potential learning model shifts

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Teaching: Attendance, homework are issues for some distance learners

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: 32 superintendents sign letter asking public to follow CDC guidelines

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Enrollment: Blue Earth Area numbers steady

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Teaching: St. Clair teacher tries synchronous approach to teaching from home

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Teaching: Marshall school to switch to distance learning

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Curriculum: Driving students can now take learner’s permit online



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9

STAR TRIBUNE

Athletics: Season-opening game between Rosemount and Lakeville North has been canceled

PIONEER PRESS

Athletics: Some spectators now allowed at indoor school events

Athletics: Contact tracing leads to cancellation of football game between two private schools

COVID-19: Coronavirus surge may push more Minnesota schools to close

MPR

Athletics: Minnesota State High School League to allow spectators at indoor events

Enrollment: Enrollment is dropping in public schools around the country

CHALKBEAT

Survey: U.S. parents says they want better virtual instruction

EDUCATION DIVE

Curriculum: Three steps for integrating art into other classes

Learning: Social media use in distance learning raises privacy concerns

THE HILL

Poll: Nearly half of parents polled “very worried” kids will get COVID-19 at school

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Calendar: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Board reviews calendars for next two school years

COVID-19: Orono schools see additional COVID-19 case

Election: Five candidates vie for three seats on Farmington Area School Board

Election: Seven candidates vie for three seats on Lakeville Area School Board

Equity: Lakeville Area School Board reviews “Justice in Education” resolution

Facilities: Forest Lake Area School District preps for new sports complex

Learning: Brooklyn Center School District to remain in limited campus hybrid model through October

Learning: St. Louis Park students in grades 6-12 will remain in distance learning

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Belle Plaine: Six candidates are running for three school board seats

Caledonia Area: School board irked by MSHSL fee hike

Crookston: School board approves preliminary tax levy

Hutchinson: School models stay put despite rise in county’s COVID-19 case rate

Pipestone Area: School district grapples with pandemic

Red Rock Central: Meeting dates set for school vote information

Royalton: School district reports confirmed cases of COVID-19

Sleepy Eye: Residents will vote for three school board members in November

Tracy Area: District reports confirmed COVID-19 case

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Grand Rapids High School reports seven cases of COVID-19 in students and staff

MANKATO FREE PRESS

COVID-19: Mankato Area schools had three COVID-19 cases over the past week

Investigation: Threat against Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton school under investigation

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

COVID-19: Case number prompts Wabasha-Kellogg High School to go to distance learning

ST. CLOUD TIMES

COVID-19: New data backs up St. Cloud Area School Board’s distance learning decision

WINONA DAILY NEWS

Enrollment: Winona Area enrollment continues to decrease



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8

STAR TRIBUNE

Athletics: At least eight Minnesota high school football games canceled because of virus issues

Buildings: Duluth School Board nearing sale of Historic Old Central High School

MPR

COVID-19: Minnesota is surrounded by outbreaks

Learning: An impossible choice for homeless parents — a job or their child’s education

Politics: Minnesota Senate control hinges on battleground seats

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Governor Walz calls lawmakers back for fifth special session, intends to extend COVID-19 emergency powers

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Election: Brainerd School Board candidates discusses racial equality, COVID-19, workforce skills at forum

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Election: Mankato Area School Board candidates meet-and-great slated for October 10

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Personnel: Marshall School District hires nurse aide for COVID-19 tracking

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Learning: St. Cloud Area School District to move to distance learning for grades 6-12 next week



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7

MPR

COVID-19: Hospitalization data change draws questions

COVID-19: Health officials tie northern Minnesota COVID-19 surge to everyday gatherings

Equity: As schools promise racial equity, the path forward is often met with resistance

MINNPOST

Attendance: Minnesota schools try to balance accountability, flexibility in tracking attendance amid pandemic

CHALKBEAT

Learning: Projections suggest how much learning students have lost amid pandemic

EDUCATION DIVE

Special education: IEPs altered to reflect remote learning changes

Testing: State education experts discuss COVID-19 era assessment challenges and solutions

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Minnesota House panel hears about impact of racism in America

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Election: Albert Lea Area School Board candidates share their views

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Learning: Distance learners catalyst for Mankato Area secondary hybrid schedule change

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Budget: Rochester School Board approves preliminary tax levy

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Learning: Sauk Rapids-Rice secondary schools to remain in hybrid model



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6

MPR

Learning: Teachers, parents, districts at odds over learning scenarios

FOX 9

Lawsuit: Families sue Minnesota State High School League over “arbitrary” spectator restrictions

EDUCATION DIVE

COVID-19: How U.S. schools are navigating privacy concerns in COVID-19 contact tracing

THE HECHINGER REPORT

Study: Students receive higher reading scores when they delve into social studies

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

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

Election: Six candidates jockey for spot on Waconia School Board

Equity: Elk River graduates ask school to address race

Equity: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Board approves new Equity Advisory Council members

Facilities: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board agrees to sell middle school building

Referendum: Waconia School District makes case for operating levy

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Big Lake: Online school has 529 students enrolled

Braham Area: School district adjusts amid coronavirus pandemic

Cambridge-Isanti: District outlines possible action to be taken if November operating referendum does not pass

Monticello: First week enrollment falls below projections

Onamia: School board discusses shift to hybrid model

Pierz: School board discusses hybrid learning

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Community: Proctor High School students make the most of distance learning by volunteering

ST. CLOUD TIMES

COVID-19: St. Cloud Area launches COVID-19 dashboard to track active cases, those in quarantine



MONDAY, OCTOBER 5

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: Short-term spending measure averts government shutdown

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Minnesota reports school virus data — seven schools have outbreaks

Editorial: Welcome support for distance learners in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Learning: Some St. Paul public school students to begin returning to classrooms

Teaching: Minnesota teachers of color grapple with extra pressures

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Board: Mahtomedi School Board member Mike Chevalier resigns

COVID-19: State has recorded 864 coronavirus cases in 509 school buildings so far

Election: Sixteen former Stillwater Area School Board members back slate of candidates

Learning: St. Paul School District to reopen select special education schools, programs part-time on October 19

EDUCATION DIVE

Report: Tutoring by teachers, staff leads to greater academic improvement

THE 74

Opinion: National School Boards Association CEO calls for more federal funding for public schools

THE HECHINGER REPORT

Learning: Some U.S. students thriving as remote learning continues amid pandemic

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Honors: Nominations open for Minnesota Teacher of the Year

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Food service: Regional schools finding healthy, local options for lunch programs

Personnel: Award-winning Mankato East High School employee retires at 90

Referendums: Six area school districts holding referendums

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Equity: Equity study may come to Winona Area

Personnel: Cultural liaison position added to tasks of Winona Area’s Student Support Service Study Group



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Safety: Sibley East School Board rejects, then reconsiders guidelines to reopening schools

Election: Candidates for Minneapolis School Board push for equity in education

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Teaching: Metro teachers call for more distance learning

MPR

Sports: Limited winter prep season approved

MINNPOST

Youth: Denied unemployment benefits, high schoolers push for reforms

CHALKBEAT

Teaching: Some U.S. educators say teaching in-person and virtual students at once is an instructional nightmare

EDUCATION DIVE

Budget: U.S. school district budgets, expenses in flux while in-person learning remains uncertain

FOX 9

COVID-19: Minnesota Department of Health to start reporting COVID-19 cases in schools

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Honors: Apple Valley elementary school earns National Blue Ribbon School recognition

Learning: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan officials say challenges remain with hybrid learning

Referendum: Waconia School District makes case for operating levy

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Crookston: School board agrees to pay Minnesota State High School League

Houston: School board shows its flexibility

Lanesboro: School year off to a good start

Rushford-Peterson: Board gets update from new school nurse

St. James: Elementary school named National Blue Ribbon School

St. James: Administration announces plan to move high school to distance learning

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Budget: Albert Lea Area School Board approves levy increase

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Teaching: A look inside a hybrid classroom

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Cloquet students to switch learning models

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Teaching: Fairmont Area changes learning model again

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Election: Faribault School Board candidates talk COVID-19 and budget during forum

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Teaching: Mankato Area to increase in-person learning

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Safety: Police report high number of school bus stop violations

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Budget: Willmar adopts preliminary levy



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: State reports highest number of deaths in a month

MPR

Teaching: Twin Cities educators seek assurances for safe return to classroom

ABC NEWS

Special education: U.S. parents of special needs kids in “panic mode” as virtual learning falls short

FORBES

Investigation: How the SAT failed America

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Equity: Minnetonka students lead march for equitable education, speak out against racism

Honors: Wayzata High School math instructor earns national teaching award

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Bertha-Hewitt: District breaks ground on fitness center addition

Braham Area: School district adjusts amid coronavirus pandemic

Ely: School project advances

Truman: Schools scramble to keep up with model changes

Wadena County: County to share $370,000 in CARES Act funding with school districts

Windom Area: School board OKs plan to add coach, director for fall activities

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Budget: Austin School Board sets levy at 4.75 percent increase, could go lower

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Teaching: A look inside a distance-learning classroom

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Budget: Brainerd School Board approves 3.8 percent levy increase

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Teaching: Martin County West transitions to distance learning, hybrid

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Curriculum: Seven-period day opens new opportunities for ag students

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Budget: Owatonna School Board approves levy

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Safety: Rochester School Board, police discuss school resource officers

Teaching: Kasson-Mantorville switches secondary students to hybrid model

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Teaching: School to reopen for in-person classes

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Buildings: Benson school improvements reaching finish line

Safety: Students evacuated from New London-Spicer school after gas leak

September 2020

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: Appeals Court rules against Anoka-Hennepin schools in transgender bias case

Policy: Lakeville Area’s ban on Black Lives Matter signs prompts debate

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Courts: Roseville Area teacher facing lawsuit was forced to quit after several incidents with students

FOX 9

Politics: Rep. Tom Emmer introduces teacher tax credit increase to help with in-person learning expenses

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Minnesota House committee members hear about impact of racism on kids

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Administration: New principal of Forest Lake Area’s Linwood Elementary School finds niche in change

Budget: Minnetonka School Board approves preliminary 2021 tax levy

Grant: Columbia Heights School District receives farm-to-school grant

Health: Spring Lake Park, Anoka-Hennepin school districts work to help students and staff breathe easier

Learning: Forest Lake Area’s Wyoming Elementary School moves to distance learning following COVID-19 cases

Learning: Orono school switches to distance learning for 14 days after more COVID-19 cases confirmed

Learning: Rush City School District moves to distance learning after positive COVID-19 tests

Nutrition: Free school lunch program resumes at Waconia

Policy: Lakeville Area’s policy ban on Black Lives Matter signs causes a stir

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Little Falls: Superintendent urges people to consider the big picture

Spring Grove: District explores outdoor classroom options

Upsala Area: District sets preliminary levy

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Sports: Albert Lea Area School Board questions increased MSHSL fees

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Sports: Two Brainerd School Board members advocate for reinstating sports

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Budget: Owatonna School Board approves levy

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Buildings: BOLD School Board to hold hearing on closing Bird Island facilities

Facilities: Benson School District’s improvements reaching finish line, but it’s only the start of new opportunities

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Community: Winona Area looks for volunteers to share thoughts on curriculum



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Teaching: Schools grapple with shifts in COVID-19 cases

Column: In patriotic education, pride overcomes shame

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Budget: St. Paul eyes 5 percent tax increase

MPR

COVID-19: Feds to ship millions of tests in push to reopen K-12 schools

CNBC 9

COVID-19: CDC study finds coronavirus rates among teens nearly double compared with children

FOX 9

COVID-19: Elk River Area School District unveils new COVID-19 dashboard

KARE 11

Court: Minnesota schools must allow students to use locker rooms that align with their gender identity

WCCO

Court: Minnesota Court of Appeals rules separate locker room violated transgender boy’s rights

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: Groundbreaking celebrates new Early Childhood Center

Sports: Brainerd School Board debates reinstating sports practice

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Buildings: Vacant since 2011, Central High School has sat untouched

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Teaching: Fairmont Area schools change course

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Teaching: Moorhead Area students, teachers start distance learning

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Health: East Grand Forks closely monitors COVID-19 numbers

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Awards: Two area schools honored for achievement gap progress

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Curriculum: Pine Island adds home construction course

Safety: Should police be in schools?

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Elections: Get to know St. Cloud Area School Board candidates

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Budget: Willmar adopts preliminary levy



MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Budget: State commissioner says “everything will be on the table” to solver budget deficit

Politics: U.S. House passes continuing resolution

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Child care: Minnesota school districts providing emergency child care face changing demand, staffing shortages

Equity: Minnesota schools seize on momentum to tackle racism, achievement gaps in education

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

COVID-19: Masks upset classroom communication

Crime: Former Roseville Area employee charged with criminal conduct

Personnel: Citing lack of staff, St. Paul School District to wait on reopening schools

MPR

Special education: Under pandemic stressors, special education teams vow to “put children first”

Technology: In internet dead zones, rural U.S. schools struggle with distance learning

BLOOMBERG

Facilities: Deteriorating buildings contributing to spread of U.S. school health gaps

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Finances: Pine River-Backus School Board refinances bonds, approves preliminary levy

Learning: Aitkin, Pillager school districts alter schedules to accommodate more distance learners

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Learning: Granada-Huntley-East Chain sticking with hybrid model

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Learning: Lewiston-Altura staff expresses concerns about learning model

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Election: Seven candidates running for four open seats on St. Cloud Area School Board

Personnel: Sauk Rapids-Rice hires new business director

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Willmar schools reporting 12 COVID-19 cases

Finances: Willmar School Board to certify levy



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Honors: U.S. Department of Education recognizes eight Minnesota schools as 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Awards: National Blue Ribbon Schools named

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Community: Athletes Helping Students event aims to collect school supplies

Teaching: Some large school districts move toward in-person classes

MPR

COVID-19: Cases are already closing some school buildings

Teaching: Principals share a look inside Minnesota schools

MINNPOST

Funding: How schools are putting federal CARES Act money to use

NBC NEWS

Politics: Group of U.S. senators seek to ban transgender girls from female sports

THE HILL

Opinion: Congress must act now to assist schools

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Early education: U.S. parents delaying preschool and kindergarten amid pandemic

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Administration: Forest Lake Area’s Scandia Elementary School welcomes new principal

Administration: Fridley Middle School welcomes new assistant principal

Back to school: Hopkins School District officials give update on school opening

Board: Edina School Board shifts to partial in-person meetings

Board: Fridley School Board welcomes interim member

COVID-19: Despite a few COVID-19 cases, in-person classes continue for Eden Prairie schools

Election: Eastern Carver County School Board candidate forum is back on

Enrollment: Kindergarten enrollment drops in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage

Enrollment: Lakeville Area’s enrollment decelerates

Enrollment: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan attendance area discussions put on hold

Learning: Back to in-person classes for Chanhassen and Chaska high schools

Learning: Start-up plan for Osseo Area remains intact

Learning: Return to instruction in schools is still in flux in St. Louis Park

Personnel: Literacy specialist joins Edina School District staff

Personnel: Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board approves additional staffing

Testing: Edina students maintain high AP results despite COVID-19

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Aitkin: School district pairs with firm for levy work

Alexandria and Brandon-Evansville: Thousands of face mask neck straps delivered to schools

Carlton and Wrenshall: Districts set preliminary levies at maximum

Glencoe-Silver Lake: District will welcome its K-6 students back to school on September 28

Moose Lake: School board sets preliminary levy

Nett Lake: School board member Marilyn Geshick passes away

St. Louis County: Lynette Zupetz remembered at school board meeting

United South Central: School board sets preliminary tax levy for 2021

Wrenshall: School board clears the way for kids to return

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Teaching: Albert Lea Area to resume hybrid instruction

BEMIDJI PIONEER

COVID-19: Four cases identified in Bemidji Area schools

BRAINERD DISPATCH

COVID-19: New cases reported at Brainerd middle school

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Election: Mankato Area School Board candidate Q & As

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Health: School COVID-19 plans are working

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Teaching: Owatonna hosts first state of the district address

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Administration: School board candidates question leadership of superintendent

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Health: Area sees COVID-19 rates climb



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Administration: St. Paul superintendent gets high marks but board wants progress on equity, enrollment and student achievement

MPR

Truancy: Student attendance in the COVID-19 era

ABC NEWS

COVID-19: U.S. teachers raises concerns about inadequate ventilation in schools

NBC NEWS

COVID-19: Expert says schools requiring children to get a COVID-19 vaccine could be a “huge issue”

NPR

Data: New dashboard tracks coronavirus cases in schools across 47 states

POLITICO

COVID-19: The pandemic could widen the achievement gap

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Election: Three more Austin School Board candidates look at referendum, other issues

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Health: Brainerd superintendent stresses importance of following guidelines after COVID-19 outbreak at high school

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Buildings: Hearing set for possible closure of historic Old Central High School

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Teaching: Martin County West adjusts to pandemic

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Community: Program helps students with disabilities transition

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Administration: Stewartville adds COVID-19 coordinator

Teaching: Winona Area switches to all hybrid teaching

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Health: South Junior High has COVID-19 case

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Buildings: BOLD School District considers closing Bird Island Elementary School



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Funding: School Finance Working Group set to release recommendations on October 1

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: St. Paul school chief praised in job review

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Enrollment: St. Paul reports enrollment drop as pandemic moves school online

EDUCATION WEEK

Technology: How to thwart “Zoombombing” in the remote classroom

FOX 9

COVID-19: Minnesota Department of Health says 524 COVID-19 cases have been reported in 351 different schools

GOVERNING

Broadband: FCC has money, but lacks data for broadband implementation

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Policy: Prior Lake-Savage Area discusses communications protocol

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Safety: Bemidji Area School Board meets to discuss enrollment, virus protocol

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Teaching: COVID-19 drives Brainerd High School into distance learning

Teaching: COVID-19 cases prompt changes at Pierz schools

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Teaching: Fairmont Area switches learning model

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Politics: Governor Walz visits Moorhead school with message of thanks

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Buildings: Checking progress on construction

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Teaching: Medford discusses substitute teacher needs

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Curriculum: Great Outdoors is classroom for Spring Grove elementary students

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Safety: Governor Walz urges compliance to keep kids in school, sports



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Arts: School music programs play on

Sports: Football, volleyball players scream, rejoice for one more chance to play this fall

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Back to school: Waconia students return to school for an unprecedented year

Transportation: Eastern Carver County School District looking to lease-to-own 25 buses for transportation operations

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Brandon-Evansville: Confirmed case of COVID-19 at high school

Hutchinson: K-5 students will return to in-person learning

Lanesboro: School facilities project on track to finish by December 31

Litchfield: Nearly 80 students start year as online learners

Luverne: School board approves union contracts

Mabel-Canton: School district preps for possible COVID-19 changes

Morris Area: District goes hybrid; Hancock stays with in-person learning

Pipestone Area: Brick and roof work begin on new elementary school

Red Rock Central: District starts school year with full in-person learning

Sleepy Eye: No senior trip to Florida this year

St. James: Program receives MASSP Star of Innovation Award at school board meeting

Tracy Area: District welcomes students — along with unique rules

Tracy Area: So far, busing students under hybrids plan is working well

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Referendum: Austin School District makes case for referendum

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: Kickoff set for Warrior Early Learning Center

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Wrenshall moving to distance learning

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Budget: Mankato Area school levy to grow slightly

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Finances: Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop School Board OKs bond refinancing

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Health: Public Health notifies three Rochester elementary schools of COVID-19 confirmation

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Back to school: All Winona Area students to learn in hybrid format starting September 28

Election: Candidates vie for spots on Winona Area School Board



MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

THE WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Politics: Lawmakers are close to government funding deal

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Risks are real as MSHSL considers restart of football, volleyball

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Graduation: COVID-19 has students taking a semester off before starting college

MPR

Safety: Teen tested positive for COVID-19 and was sent to school anyway; others isolated

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Administration: Fridley Middle School welcomes new assistant principal

Community: Fridley School District hosts drive-thru resource fair

Election: Judy Keliher seeks reelection to Lakeville Area School Board

Learning: COVID-19 cases cause Forest Lake Area elementary school to close in-person learning

Learning: Stillwater Area students returning to classes during the COVID-19 era

Personnel: Stillwater Area School Board fires finance director

Safety: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan to continue using school resource officers

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Pierz and Little Falls: Superintendents keep eye on reported increase in community COVID-19 cases

Swanville: School remains in person learning despite spike in new COVID-19

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Teaching: Alden-Conger, Glenville-Emmons to switch learning models

Column: Welcome home to all of our students

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Election: Candidates talk referendum and achievement gaps

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: Brainerd School Board heaps praise on construction crews

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Ely switches model for secondary students

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Teaching: Moorhead to move to all distance learning after COVID-19 rates climb

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Safety: Students, staff adjust to safety guidelines

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Safety: Protesters demand that police officers be removed from Mankato schools

Teaching: For 20 percent of students, distance learning has evolved

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Teaching: Lyon County schools to stay with hybrid learning

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Election: Six candidates make their pitches at forums

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Teaching: Three Sauk Rapids-Rice schools to change learning models

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Elections: Eight candidates compete for four seats on Willmar board



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Governor Walz proposes benchmarks to end COVID-19 emergency

Elections: Youth voter registration on the rise

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Safety: Virus rates suggest six counties should close schools

MPR

Teaching: Teachers feel torn between their students and their own kids

AXIOS

Politics: President Trump says he will create “1776 Commission” to promote “patriotic education”

EDUCATION DIVE

Survey: One-third of teachers considering resigning, early retirement due to coronavirus

KARE 11

COVID-19: Rising case rates put six Minnesota counties under distance learning recommendations

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Politics: U.S. Education Department threatens to withhold funding for Connecticut school districts over transgender athletes policy

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Teaching: Albert Lea Area to switch to distance learning for a week after a dozen new cases reported

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Health: COVID-19 cases temporarily close Brainerd Head Start Center

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Health: Moorhead Area students, staff test positive for COVID-19

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Funding: School districts turn to CARES Act funding to pay for MSHSL fee increases

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Health: Mankato Area stays with hybrid learning after four COVID-19 cases reported

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Administration: Rochester superintendent receives new contract

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Courts: Families sue MSHSL over fall sports

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Elections: Willmar hosts first school board candidate forum



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Safety: The rules on masks in schools

Courts: Family sues Chisago Lakes School District over student suicide

MPR

Sports: MSHSL set to revisit decision on restricting fall sports

MINNPOST

Teaching: Distance learning while homeless is challenging

EDUCATION DIVE

Teaching: U.S. school districts struggle to find balance in online instruction

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Belle Plaine: School to receive $515,000 in CARES Act funding

Park Rapids Area: Principals report to board about first day of school year

St. Peter: Former superintendent Jeff Olson receives state leadership award

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Politics: Governor Walz visits high school

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Administration: Austin School Board chooses MSBA team for superintendent search process

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Referendum: Blue Earth Area unveils website to explain referendum

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Awards: Equity coordinator wins advocacy award for helping immigrant students

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Politics: Governor visits Byron, offers no hint that emergency measures will end soon

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Health: Sauk Rapids-Rice confirms first COVID-19 case



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Sports: Minnesota State High School League now to consider fall football, volleyball

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Obituary: Former state education commissioner Ruth Randall dies

Teaching: St. Paul distance learning deal calls for regular, not daily live teaching

MPR

Curriculum: Growing demand for wilderness education may widen learning inequality

CHALKBEAT

Facilities: Pandemic is spotlighting longstanding issues with America’s school buildings

EDUCATION DIVE

Teaching: Growing number of U.S. school districts embrace in-person learning pods for marginalized students

KARE 11

Sports: Minnesota State High School League sued over football, volleyball move to spring

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Climate: Hermantown students work to keep spirit up during pandemic

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Teaching: Blue Earth Area will switch to in-person school

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Buildings: Faribault School Board approves Roosevelt addition for early childhood classes

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Diversity: Student group plans Black Students Matter rally

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Teaching: Good grade on start of school from Owatonna leaders

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: Rochester School Board votes to close middle school



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Health: As schools reopen, parents are urged to keep sick kids home

Teaching: Teacher departures leave schools scrambling for substitutes

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Teaching: Bemidji Area students head back to school

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Health: Brainerd reports first COVID-19 case

Teaching: Staffing shortages a concern as district embarks on hybrid model

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Teaching: Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton schools switch to virtual learning due to COVID-19 cases

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Health: Three quarantined, 15 isolated after first week of school in East Grand Forks

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Teaching: St. Cloud Area starts in-person classes



MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: Congress grapples with funding deadline

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Curriculum: After traumatic summer, after-school programs prepare to listen to the kids

Health: As COVID-19 outbreaks occur, school leaders put contingency plans to the test

Safety: St. Paul spells out how to get kids back in class

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Buildings: Council debates halting charter school bond requests for six months

Community: Sanneh Foundation offers students a digital learning site

Sports: 73 high school athletes test positive for COVID-19 within two weeks

MPR

Funding: Betsy DeVos loses fight to reroute aid to private schools

MINNPOST

Diversity: How school leaders are advancing equity work in a shaky back-to-school environment

EDUCATION DIVE

Poll: Most voters see digital divide as problem, want federal funds to expand access

KARE 11

Athletics: Minnesota parents make final plea to Governor Walz to allow fall high school sports

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Teaching: Teacher departures leave U.S. schools scrambling for substitutes

TODAY

Special education: Special education students struggle with distance learning

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Health: School administrators work to help students through recent deaths of classmates

BEMIDJI PIONEER

COVID-19: Bemidji to enact distance learning Wednesdays

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Health: USDA to provide free school meals through December

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Teaching: Mankato Area welcomes back students part-time

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Grading: Four big ideas to lead grading at Rochester schools

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Worthington teachers bring cheer with COVID-19 parody

Health: Shining a light on suicide prevention in Willmar

Teaching: COVID-19 cases prompt Yellow Medicine East to change learning models



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Proclamation: Governor Walz orders flags flown at half-staff in honor of September 11

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Health: Minnesota hopes to avoid twindemic of COVID-19 and flu

Health: Pandemic takes a toll on mental health of young adults

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Administration: Bus garage issue cited as one reason for termination of school finance director

COVID-19: School guidance darkens as college students bring more virus cases

MPR

COVID-19: What going back to school looks like during a pandemic

Technology: Shakopee students fix computers and give them to students

CBS NEWS

COVID-19: Coronavirus-related deaths of young teachers raise alarm as new school year begins

KAAL-TV

Grant: Austin School District to receive more than $460,000 in school safety grant funding

PEOPLE

Health: Nearly 2 minion U.S. teens have stopped vaping in the last year

THE HILL

Politics: Congressional Democrats call for greater broadband access for students during pandemic

THE WASHINGTON POST

Politics: U.S. education secretary drops controversial rule giving coronavirus aid to private schools after judge said it was illegal

SUBURAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Robbinsdale Area names interim assistant superintendent

Administration: New principals named for Robbinsdale Area

COVID-19: COVID-19 case confirmed at Edina High School

Board: Retiring school board members voice admiration for Burnsville-Eagan-Savage

Safety: Hopkins School Board votes to end presence of student resource officers

Teaching: Students are back in-person at Eastern Carver County School District

Teaching: What fall learning looks like at Jordan School District

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Pipestone Area: School district looking into solar array to replace wind turbine

Pipestone Area: New weight room and fitness room, expanded wrestling room coming

Windom Area: New building is highlight of many changes at elementary school

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Safety: As students spend more time online, parents are reminded to look for signs of online predators

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Teaching: Waseca shifts to more distance learning

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Safety: Sleepy Eye School Board discusses class trips

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Election: Rochester School Board candidates discuss equity

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Most West Central counties see increase in coronavirus cases



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: If you can’t play football this year, you caught a break

Column: Our commitment to back-to-school during a pandemic

Honors: National Merit semifinalists named

Sports: School districts hit with large fees to cover Minnesota State High School League costs

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Administration: Stillwater Area cuts ties to finance director

MPR

Community: How are Minnesota’s parents doing?

COVID-19: Schools battle coronavirus myths

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Buildings: Red Lake wraps up construction as school year begins at a distance

Teaching: Sundogala is a new space to learn

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: Nisswa school is more secure, more spacious

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Esko confirms COVID-19 case

Health: Proctor extends free meal program

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Teaching: Martin County West school year begins

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Teaching: Pelican Rapids finds strength in unity

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Enrollment: Marshall numbers holding steady

Health: Students to get free lunches until end of the year

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: Red Wing’s Jefferson building becomes a school again

Buildings: Groundbreaking for new Rochester school

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Teaching: Minnesota kicks off unpredictable school year

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Buildings: Electric panel caused smoke, power outage at high school



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Students return to in-person, online classes shaped by coronavirus

Courts: Former Rockford Area superintendent charged with stealing $42,000 on credit card purchases

Teaching: For one family, distance learning passes early test

Teaching: In Carlton, classes begin with seating charts, masks and other precautions

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Teaching: St. Paul to prioritize special education, elementary grades if schools reopen next month

MPR

Health: Why schools are struggling to feed students

Teaching: A first day of school like no other

KARE 11

Politics: Governor Tim Walz views schools as key test of COVID-19 control

KSTP

Back to school: Some Minnesota students kick off school year with distance learning

KTTC

Back to school: Minnesota schools return to in-person learning with new guidelines

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Technology: Computer glitches disrupt classes as U.S. schools return online

SUBURAN PUBLICATIONS

Administration: Coon Rapids elementary school principal looks to “pay it forward”

COVID-19: COVID-19 case confirmed at Edina’s South View Middle School

Election: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board election will usher in newcomers

Election: Resident announces candidacy for Lakeville Area School Board

Facilities: North Branch Area School District to lease space at outlet mall

Grievance: Edina teachers union files legal grievance over contract changes

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Big Lake: More than 500 students enroll in online program

Milaca: School district prepares for all-student welcome

Princeton: District ready for school start

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Teaching: Albert Lea Area School Board hears update on first two weeks of school

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Feature: A premature baby’s journey to kindergarten

Teaching: New year, new school, new regulations

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: How area schools’ plans compare and differ

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Teaching: Fairmont Area finds distance learning hiccups

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Teaching: Moorhead Area on track for full-time in-person classes for elementary students

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Health: Officials urge early flu shots

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Teaching: Owatonna schools welcome students back

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Safety: Matrix will help determine COVID-19 response at St. Cloud schools

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Teaching: Learning near and far starts for Willmar students



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: A daunting September lies ahead for Congress

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Back to school: Minnesota students return to class at school and at home

COVID-19: School leaders monitor virus counts as classes begin

Teaching: Return to school comes with a mix of excitement, anxiety

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Community: Barber readies youth resource center, offers backpack give-away

MPR

Diversity: Districts say they want more teachers of color but then have to lay them off

FAST COMPANY

Technology: How teachers would redesign and improve Zoom to more efficient remote learning

KSTP

Teaching: Here’s how each school district in the metro is holding classes this fall

POLITICO

Court: Judge strikes down U.S. education secretary’s plan to boost pandemic relief for private schools

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: Planning for school during COVID

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Transportation: Driver shortage complicates bussing

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Column: When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade

Teaching: Back-to-school plans vary in area

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Discipline: Cloquet teacher placed on leave

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

COVID-19: How students will be eating their noon meals safely

COVID-19: Keeping the air clean in schools

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Community: New report highlights challenges of children whose parents are incarcerated

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Teaching: Ten percent of East Grand Forks students registered for online only classes

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Safety: Petition seeks to remove school resource officers

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Health: A new situation for back-to-school

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Diversity: Rochester addresses equity with list of core beliefs

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Safety: Willmar teachers happy to start school, but find many changes because of COVID-19



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: Former Hermantown teacher admits to multiple encounters with teen she once taught

MPR

Safety: Anxious teachers prepare for a return to school

MINNPOST

Teaching: Farmington Area, Hastings hold student orientations

POLITICO

Testing: U.S. education secretary plans to enforce school testing mandates amid pandemic

THE HILL

Teaching: Schools nationwide brace for teacher shortages amid coronavirus

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Planning: Forest Lake Area moves forward with plan to reopen schools

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Butterfield-Odin: School board passes resolution to place levy on November ballot

Fergus Falls: School board adopts face covering policy

Glencoe-Silver Lake: Schools to open September 8 in hybrid mode

Hutchinson: Schools stay in hybrid learning despite rising case numbers

Hutchinson: High school students recognized by Advanced Placement program

Hutchinson: School board members discuss future pay change

Maple Lake: School is back in session

Minnewaska Area: School year to start with varying teaching models

Montevideo: Schools open with new guidelines

Montevideo: Staff members test positive for COVID-19

Monticello: Board approves back-to-school plan

Mora and Ogilvie: High school goes hybrid

Nevis: School board approves in-person learning

New Prague Area: Back to school, with changes

Onamia: School board opts for in-person model

Pine City: Four seats open on Pine City School Board

Pipestone Area: New school year is “off to a good start”

Redwood Area: District to start school year on September 8

St. James: School board passes resolution to adopt hybrid learning model

St. James: Staff member retiring after three decades

Thief River Falls: COVID-19 case reported at district

Tracy Area: School district to start year under hybrid learning guidelines

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Administration: Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig celebrates retiring staff

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Denfeld flips freshman orientation

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Teaching: As schools prepare to open, many choosing distance learning

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Teaching: Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton high schoolers return to distance learning

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Buildings: Unusual gift given to Owatonna schools

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Technology: Rochester spends more than $1 million for student laptops

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Safety: Many area counties see increase in virus rate

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Athletics: Winona High School to postpone all athletics for two weeks

Equity: Winona Area Diversity and Equity Committee suggests cultural liaison and climate study

Safety: Safety coaches proposed to Winona Area School Board



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: CDC tells states to prepare for a vaccine by early November

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

COVID-19: Educators to get one free coronavirus test

MPR

Safety: As COVID-19 cases spike, some schools rethink their plans

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Technology: Florida’s largest school district under siege by cyberattack

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Administration: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage superintendent joins task force on law enforcement education reform

Communication: Anoka-Hennepin engages parents with podcast

Planning: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage prepares for opening day

Planning: Mahtomedi school officials offer tips, guidance for uncertain school year

Planning: White Bear Lake Area elementary school principal offers advice for navigating unusual school year

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Blue Earth Area: District delays some in-school plans

Blooming Prairie: School board approves safe learning plan

Carlton: Middle school, high school students going to hybrid model

Carlton and Wrenshall: Study finds consolidation would cost Carlton taxpayers more

Cambridge-Isanti: School board approves operating referendum vote

Delano: School face covering policy approved

Detroit Lakes: Elementary schools’ start date moved to September 17

Detroit Lakes: Half-capacity buses, face masks and frequent cleanings will be the norm this fall

Ely: School officials ready for students in age of COVID-19

New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva: Hybrid learning model proposed for high school

United South Central: New principal is all ready for school

West Central Area: Schools set to reopen

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Administration: Kelliher welcomes new superintendent ahead of unusual year

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Administration: Two Harbors principal appointed as interim superintendent at Lake Superior School District

COVID-19: Minnesota Department of Health updates guidance for schools, child care programs

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Safety: Heightened protocols aimed at keeping kids safe in school, on the bus

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Safety: Le Sueur-Henderson, Tri-City United schools change fall plans

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Curriculum: State tells Red Wing that Edgenuity plan doesn’t meet state law

Teaching: Students head back to class

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Safety: What you need to know about St. Cloud schools mask mandate



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Educators, teachers’ union discuss concerns about reopening schools

Politics: Joe Biden hammers Donald Trump for not helping schools

Safety: Hopkins will pull police officer from high school

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Buildings: Room designs for a pandemic

Safety: Minnesota educators raise alarm as COVID-19 cases continue to climb

MPR

Teaching: Remote learning puts extra pressure on students with ADHD

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO

Safety: FEMA says it will stop paying for cloth masks for schools

EDUCATION DIVE

Technology: 1-to-1 school programs becoming increasingly popular amid pandemic

FOX 9

Video: Minnesota’s Teacher of the Year prepares classroom for hybrid learning model

GOVERNMENT TECHNOLOGY

Politics: Minnesota lawmakers divided on broadband funding issues

KARE 11

Safety: Minnesota educators voice back-to-school concerns

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Teaching: Martin County West ready for school

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Safety: Bus companies go the extra mile for safety during pandemic

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Column: Mankato Area schools begin with safety, student support

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: Rochester School Board delays vote on middle school

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Teaching: Winona Area changes learning model



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: Public schools always rise to the challenge

Column: A tipping point for standardized testing

COVID-19: Health officials warn against gatherings as virus cases grow

Teaching: Some schools offer connection days to kick off unusual year

MPR

Feature: First grade in Eden Prairie

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

Technology: “Zoom-bombers” hijack online classes at suburban Illinois middle school

EDSOURCE

Program: USA allows school districts to resume serving free grab-and-go meals through 2020

Report: Up to four months of “COVID slide” loss expected in K-5

KSTP

Politics: Governor Tim Walz calls for federal support as need for child care increases

THE HILL

Report: Teen and children hospitalizations, deaths from coronavirus are increasing

NBC NEWS

Column: How Minneapolis re-segregated its schools

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Teaching: For kids with special needs, online schooling divides the haves and have-nots

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Teaching: Relationship-building is top priority for Pillager charter school

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Safety: Schools prepare for new year during pandemic

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Feature: Transition Day slated for Martin County West

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Curriculum: Early Childhood teachers support relocation

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Safety: New Ulm schools respond differently to staff with coronavirus

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Teaching: Minneota starts school with hybrid, distance learning

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Teaching: Back to school for New Ulm

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Safety: COVID-19 stops in-person classes in St. Charles

ST. CLOUD TIMES

COVID-19: How the coronavirus is changing how St. Cloud schools will look

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Safety: Montevideo schools switch to distance learning after COVID-19 cases cause several people to be quarantined

August 2020

MONDAY, AUGUST 31

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: Delays continue for COVID-19 relief

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Reading, writing and air flow

Column: Seize the opportunity of virtual schooling and let our children sleep

Safety: Hopkins weighs removing police from schools

Teaching: Many schools are pushing back the first day of school

Teaching: First-year teachers prepare for the challenges of school amid a pandemic

Teaching: Teachers prep for a school year like no other

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Administration: New superintendent for South Washington County discusses pandemic impact

Community: YMCA offers supervision for students in distance learning

MPR

COVID-19: Coronavirus tracker keeps count of cases in schools

MINNPOST

COVID-19: Teachers question coronavirus protocols

CHALKBEAT

Teaching: U.S. teachers trying live virtual instruction for the first time

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO

COVID-19: National Education Association launches database tracking coronavirus cases in public schools

USA TODAY

Teaching: Teachers juggling in-school students, remote learners, and those “lost in the middle”

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Administration: New principals introduced to Elk River Area School Board

Election: Community member seeks election to Lakeville Area School Board

Election: Three candidates withdraw from Stillwater Area School Board race

Equity: St. Louis Park School Board commits to equity and anti-racism

Equity: Stillwater Area addresses equity and race

Facilities: Hopkins School District leases activity center for child care needs

Honors: College Board recognizes 771 students from Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan as AP Scholars

Planning: It’s not quite back to school in Bloomington

Planning: Edina School District refines plans for upcoming school year

Planning: Osseo Area School District goes back to planning to start year with distance learning

Planning: Waconia School District finalizing details for 2020 plan

Planning: Rush City School District outlines back-to-school plan

Policy: Waconia School Board weighs school board service, employment in district

Safety: Packing up PPE for Lakeville Area schools

Teaching: Elk River Area teachers ready to teach and protect

Teaching: Rising to the challenge in Lakeville Area

Teaching: North Branch Area hears enrollment update for Distance Learning Academy

Teaching: Stillwater Area School Board agrees to hire staff to support “On the Dial Learning” model

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Caledonia Area: School board weighs hiring freeze

Cambridge-Isanti: District seeks voter-approved operating referendum

Monticello: School district taking levy question to the voters

Pierz: School district considers busing needs

Spring Grove: School board switches learning model ahead of school start

Swanville: School district prepares for in-person and distance learning

Upsala Area: Plans finalized for start of school

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Calendar: Austin pushes back the start of school

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: Brainerd School Board raises concerns on Nisswa Elementary progress

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Safety: How St. Louis County public health is preparing for the school year

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Safety: Barnesville releases plan to protect students going back to school

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Health: Mental health strategy includes calming rooms

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Diversity: East Grand Forks makes inclusivity a priority issue

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Teaching: What will it be like on the first day of school?

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Teaching: About 10 percent of families in area choose distance learning

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Safety: Area counties see increase in COVID-19 rates



FRIDAY, AUGUST 28

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: Forest Lake teacher charged with sexually assaulting boys at his home

Column: Let’s provide a pod for every learner who needs one

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Teaching: Virus cases drop in metro counties, changing state guidelines for schools

Teaching: Despite virus surge, European schools reopen

EDUCATION WEEK

Teaching: Most urban schools will start with distance learning, most rural schools will start in-person

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Safety: Speed limits lowered near school

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Safety: Schools adopt mask policy

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: Rochester holds groundbreaking for new school

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Safety: St. Cloud delays in-person start by one week



THURSDAY, AUGUST 27

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

COVID-19: State licensing board hosting COVID-19 guidance webinar on August 28

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Minnesota holds firm on testing

Obituary: Shakopee Spanish teacher dies at 37

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Choice: Council OKs expansion financing for Hmong College Prep

Teaching: Union argues that live instruction should be once a week

ABC NEWS

Technology: U.S. districts scrambling to close digital divide with start of school year approaching

POLITICO

Court: Second federal judge blocks plan to send COVID-19 relief to private schools

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Court: Federal appeals court rules in favor of Virginia transgender student In bathroom case

WCCO

Planning: Osseo Area School Board pushes start date to September 14

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Aitkin and McGregor: School districts work to define “back to school”

Belle Plaine: School board adopts hybrid plan for reopening in September

Brandon-Evansville: School district reviews mask policy

Carlton County: Area districts plan for upcoming school year

Cloquet: School district still finalizing details of reopening plan

Crookston: New bus garage is taking shape

Ely: School district develops blueprint for reopening

Ely: With voter referendum support, school project hits the ground

Esko: School district adjusts reopening plans for grades 7-12

Minnewaska Area: District names new administrative team

United South Central: District plans for in-school learning

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Schedule: Albert Lea Area elementary schools have early release because of heat index

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Teaching: Blue Earth Area alters opening

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Community: Moorhead holds mask drive for students

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Teaching: Blue Earth Area, New Ulm shift reopening plans

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Safety: New Ulm meets to talk masks

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Safety: Updated Sartell Middle School offers flexible spaces to spread out



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Court: Federal court grants Washington state’s motion for injunction against U.S. Department of Education

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Buildings: Minnesota charter school to open temporary school at Mall of America

Column: Transgender athletes have a right to compete

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Courts: St. Paul School District to pay $48,000 for teacher’s achievement gap remarks

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Politics: U.S. education secretary softens position on schools reopening in Georgia visit

WCCO

Planning: White Bear Lake Area delays start of school year by one week

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Graduation: Hormel to provide free college education to children of its employees

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Teaching: Area schools kick off fall semester

BRAINERD DISPATCH

COVID-19: Essentia’s back-to-school kit focuses on safety

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Teaching: Fairmont Area finalizes plans to reopen

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Teaching: District achievements earn high praise

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Preschool: Child care need growing in Greater Minnesota

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Calendar: Minneota, Ivanhoe push back school start date

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Transportation: School bus routes are updated

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Teaching: Schools plan for substitute teachers

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Enrollment: Winona Area sees decline in numbers



TUESDAY, AUGUST 25

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Advocacy: MSBA releases 2020 Voter Guide

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Minnesota COVID-19 cases top the 70,000 mark

Higher education: University of Minnesota regents OK delayed reopening

Planning: Minnesota schools make last-minute pivot to distance learning

Planning: Duluth School District changes back-to-school plans again — with older students going online only

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Technology: Zoom glitches — briefly grinding U.S. schools to a halt

MPR

Planning: Minnesota schools scale back reopening plans

MINNPOST

Safety: After ending police contract, Minneapolis School District considers former officers for revamped school safety role

ABS NEWS

COVID-19: Five things school nurses want parents to know about school during the coronavirus pandemic

CBS NEWS

COVID-19: U.S. educators worry about the feasibility of returning to in-person learning

Technology: U.S. schools face shortage of laptops crucial for online learning amid pandemic

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Teaching: Albert Lea Area students return to school in different learning models

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Health: Brainerd School Board member speaks out against mask mandate

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Planning: Cook County School District implements learning model for start of school year

Planning: Duluth secondary students will start school year distance learning

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Teaching: Nearly 200 East Grand Forks students register for distance learning



MONDAY, AUGUST 24

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Funding: School Finance Working Group compiles list of preliminary recommendations

Politics: Impasse of COVID-19 relief continues

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Virus still spreading among young adults

Safety: As virus rages, parents face tough choices

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Safety: Confusion reigns as schools reopen

MPR

Teaching: For students with disabilities, parents say schools have to do better in the fall

EDUCATION WEEK

Court: Judge issues blistering injunction against U.S. education secretary’s aid rule

FORBES

Court: Judge rejects plan to send federal funds to private schools

THE WASHINGTON POST

Court: Federal judge halts U.S. education secretary’s rule sending coronavirus aid to private schools

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Technology: U.S. faces back-to-school laptop shortage

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Election: Farmington Area School Board candidates offer varying experiences

Election: Bob Erickson withdraws from Lakeville Area School Board candidacy

Election: Educator announces run for Robbinsdale Area School Board

Planning: Richfield School District continues with five-year strategic plan

Referendum: Waconia School District nails down figures for levy request

Teaching: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage approves hybrid school plan

Teaching: First day of school will be September 14 for Lakeville Area

Teaching: Robbinsdale Area School Board approves distance learning model for fall

Teaching: St. Louis Park School Board approves distance learning for start of fall semester

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Little Falls: School board approves in-person learning for fall 2020

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Teaching: Albert Lea Area readies for start of new year

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Community: Tech drive benefits schools

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Community: As some parents push for more in-person classes, local schools stand by hybrid plans

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Safety: Fairmont Area school nurses prepare for reopening

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: What to name Rochester’s new schools?

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Teaching: Schools seek substitute teachers



FRIDAY, AUGUST 21

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Teaching: Virus cases low enough that all schools can reopen, report suggests

MPR

Safety: As we return to school, can the air inside be kept safe?

MINNPOST

Teaching: Why Bloomington swapped out hybrid plans for distance learning

ABC NEWS

COVID-19: Experts warn many schools should delay reopening, as data indicates virus resurgence across much of country

COVID-19: Children with disabilities face additional challenges returning to school amid coronavirus

CBS NEWS

COVID-19: Coronavirus fears spur teacher protests, resignations and retirements

KARE 11

COVID-19: Most Minnesota counties remain under full in-person learning recommendations

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

COVID-19: States, districts have varying answers on when it’s safe to open schools

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Teaching: School guidance map shifts again

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Teaching: Woman launches business to guide parents into home schooling

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Community: Parents go online to find nannies as childcare providers see overwhelming interest

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Safety: Area superintendents back cops in schools

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Teaching: Mankato Area to start year in a hybrid format

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Teaching: Five things to know about back-to-school in St. Cloud Area



THURSDAY, AUGUST 20

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Elections: St. Paul schools will keep students home on Election Day

MPR

Teaching: Georgia teachers’ back-to-school rap goes viral

CNBC

COVID-19: Scientists warn it may be years before students can return to school without masks, social distancing

KARE 11

Teaching: Bloomington School District to start school year in distance learning

THE HECHINGER REPORT

Teaching: Experts discuss year-round school model to combat the “COVID slide”

THE HILL

Teaching: Iowa Community School District, Iowa teachers union sue governor over schools reopening

USA TODAY

COVID-19: Kids who seem healthy may be more contagious than sick adults, study says

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Election: Austin School Board candidates talk about the issues

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Teaching: Leech Lake recommends distance learning

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Teaching: Pequot Lakes to open with hybrid model

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Diversity: Group aims to amplify marginalized voices

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Teaching: St. Cloud Area School Board approves hybrid back-to-school plan

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Teaching: Learning a little differently at MACCRAY schools



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Proclamation: Gov. Walz orders flags at half-staff August 19 for Minnesotans who have lost their lives to COVID-19

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Schools plan on students studying from home during pandemic

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Administration: New assistant superintendent named in Stillwater Area

Sports: Access to St. Paul charter school’s sports dome at question

FINANCE & COMMERCE

Facilities: Minnesota school projects are wrapping up

USA TODAY

Survey: Parents say they’ve gone into debt to pay for kids’ breakfasts and lunches

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Poll: Six in 10 Americans oppose reopening schools in person

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Referendum: Albert Lea Area sets referendum for November

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Referendum: Bemidji will vote on schools in November

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Funding: Grants available to help children during pandemic

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Hermantown will begin school with hybrid format

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Teaching: Martin County West readies for reopening

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Teaching: Moorhead Area to start with combo of in-person classes and distance learning

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Teaching: East Grand Forks rolls out re-entry plan

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Curriculum: Educator starts center for autism families

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Referendum: Operating levy will help Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop keep programs

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Teaching: Medford’s back-to-school plan differs little from neighbors

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Teaching: Rochester School Board reviews staff input, discusses preparedness



TUESDAY, AUGUST 18

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Politics: Third special session recap

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Athletics: Minnesota high school athletes return to practice

Safety: Suburban Minnesota teachers challenge return to classrooms

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Athletics: With masks and hand sanitizer in tow, high school athletes are just excited to play

Opinion: Schools need rapid COVID-19 testing

CHALKBEAT

Funding: Why the breakdown of stimulus talks is doubly painful for schools — no money and added uncertainty

NBC NEWS

COVID-19: Coronavirus is spreading in schools, but the federal government isn’t keeping count

COVID-19: Educators feel trapped between bad options as the school year begins

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Alexandria: District to use mix of learning models

Crookston: School board to set school start path

Litchfield: School board debates mask policy

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Teaching: Bemidji Area elementary students will return in person; hybrid model for older students

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Hermantown school plan decision delayed

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Teaching: Marshall School Board OKs hybrid plan to start school year

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Facilities: Construction begins on new Rochester elementary school

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Teaching: ROCORI School District to reopen with in-person, hybrid model

Teaching: Sartell-St. Stephen to use hybrid model for grades 6-12

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Teaching: Willmar School Board to discuss school reopening



MONDAY, AUGUST 17

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Funding: School Finance Working Group discusses property tax equalization, basic formula

Politics: COVID-19 relief legislation stalled

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Athletics: As Minnesota prep fall sports resume, the hope is to finish them, too

COVID-19: CDC says coronavirus infections are rising in children

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

COVID-19: Most private schools plan for in-person classes

MPR

Athletics: Sports on hold for some young athletes in a summer marked by COVID-19

COVID-19: After 30 years of service, Warroad’s school nurse prepares for a year unlike any before

ABC NEWS

COVID-19: Many U.S. school districts’ reopening plans remain in flux

EDUCATION DIVE

Analysis: More states including teachers on state education boards

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Broadband: Rural families without internet face tough choice on school

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Election: Nine candidates running for Austin School Board

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Election: Four candidates file for open seats on Bemidji Area School Board

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Health: Focus put on students’ mental health

Transportation: School bus firms tackle virus safety

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Referendum: Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop School Board to make election result official

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Food service: Rochester School District announces plan to return to fee-based lunch system

WINONA POST

Athletics: Winona Area School District plans for sports after state COVID-19 guidance

Teaching: Winona Area chooses part in-person, part distance learning for all students



FRIDAY, AUGUST 14

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: It is time to declare an education emergency

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Administration: South Washington County looks within to hire next superintendent

Elections: Stillwater Area race now down to 14 candidates after two withdraw

Teaching: Weekly virus update has mixed results for school reopening plans

MINNPOST

Teaching: England is launching a national tutoring program — could the U.S. be next?

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

COVID-19: Dr. Anthony Fauci says schools should be outdoors as much as possible

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

COVID-19: School reopening thresholds vary widely across the country

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Elections: Six candidates file for Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board

Elections: Five candidates emerge for Eastern Carver County School Board openings

Elections: New leaders to be elected to Farmington Area School Board

Elections: Lakeville Area School Board, Lakeville City Council races have crowded fields

Equity: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan seeking members for equity advisory council

Graduation: Orono Class of 2020 creates permanent legacy

Teaching: Teacher of the Year Qorsho Hassan wants to be a “mirror” for students of color

Teaching: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage announces hybrid learning

Teaching: Centennial School Board sets learning model

Teaching: Eastern Carver County announces return-to-school plan for secondary schools

Teaching: Eastern Carver County announces return-to-school plan for elementary schools

Teaching: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Board reaffirms back-to-school plans

Teaching: Shakopee School Board approves learning models

Teaching: Westonka School Board OKs plans for in-class and hybrid models

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Aitkin and McGregor: Districts want to return in full

Belle Plaine: District leaders get clarity on reopening plans

Cambridge-Isanti: District rolls out “return to learn” plan

Cloquet: School resource officer, restorative practices make an impact

Cloquet: School officials discuss reopening

Fergus Falls: School board approves base learning model for 2020-2021 school year

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted: School board to decide learning model for school year on August 17

Hutchinson: Ten candidates file for school board race

Hutchinson: Board approves in-person learning for start of 2020-2021 school year

Hutchinson: Board approves elementary school work bids

Isle: School board honing details for fall

North Branch Area: District lays out five-phase plan

South Koochiching-Rainy River: Students to return to classrooms this fall

United South Central and Blue Earth Area: Districts gear up for start of school

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Teaching: Crosslake approves opening plan

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Teaching: Granada-Huntley-East Chain plan wants students in classrooms

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Elections: Ten people running for school board

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Curriculum: Camp champions construction careers

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Teaching: Rochester working on ways to support teachers

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Teaching: Sauk Rapids-Rice to ease into in-person classes

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Teaching: Winona Area to start year in hybrid format



THURSDAY, AUGUST 13

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Election: Sixteen candidates vying for five open seats on Stillwater Area School Board

MPR

COVID-19: Interest in homeschooling has “exploded” amid pandemic

COVID-19: College professors say they worry about students and their families

COVID-19: How the coronavirus has upended college admissions

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

COVID-19: U.S. school boards are at the heart of reopening debate

WCCO

Politics: Minnesota lawmakers hear plans on safely starting the school year

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Elections: Some school board election races highlight lack of candidates

Teaching: Brooklyn Center School District takes hybrid approach

Teaching: Columbia Heights schools to take modified hybrid approach

Teaching: Fridley School District prepares for hybrid schedule

Teaching: Hopkins School District officials share initial plans for fall

Teaching: Mahtomedi schools to start with hybrid learning model

Teaching: Spring Lake Park to bring K-1 students back to class in person

Teaching: Wayzata School Board approves hybrid learning model to start new year

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Brandon-Evansville: District opts to use classrooms

Ely: Voters support school project

Maple Lake: New doors at high school mean safer schools for students

Maple River: Board discusses mandated safety items necessary to begin new school year

McGregor: Unofficial election results show one referendum question passes

Montevideo: Board discusses options for opening school

Monticello and Big Lake: Districts likely to open with hybrid instruction

Mora: School makes room to breathe

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Election: Five additional candidates share why they’re running for the Albert Lea Area School Board

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Facilities: Brainerd School Board approves construction project changes

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Extracurriculars: Fairmont Area School Board suspends activity fees for next school year

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Referendum: Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop superintendent comments on referendum results

Teaching: Sleepy Eye School Board OKs base learning model

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Election: Eight candidates file for Willmar School Board

Policy: Willmar School Board adopts policy requiring masks in buildings



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Elections: Kim Ellison, three newcomers advance for two Minneapolis School Board seats

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Board: Six candidates will vie for St. Paul School Board seat in special election

MPR

Health: Schools ready to address mental health needs

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

COVID-19: More than 900 students, employees under quarantine in one Georgia school district

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Personnel: Edina middle school hires two deans

Teaching: Edina School District delays start of academic year by one week

Teaching: Robbinsdale Area opts for distance learning model to start year

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Aitkin: School board looking to ask for taxpayer help in capital projects levy

Butterfield-Odin: School board discusses capital levy

Chatfield: School board continues COVID-19 planning

Dassel-Cokato: District selects in-person learning to start school

Ely: Voters approve bond referendum

Kingsland: District works on back-to-school plan

Lanesboro: District finalizes back-to-school plan

Lester Prairie: School board approves plan to start new school year with in-person learning

Park Rapids Area: School board sees fall start to come into focus

Park Rapids Area: Board OKs bond referendum

Pipestone Area: District could start school year with hybrid learning model

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton: Plans moving forward for in-person schooling

Sleepy Eye: Board approves school reopening plan

St. Louis County: Schools to resume in person

Tracy Area: Board approves back-to-school plan

Truman: District plans to open with in-school

Wadena-Deer Creek: School board shares in-person reopening plan

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Elections: Seven candidates file for Albert Lea Area board seats

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Administration: Austin superintendent announces retirement

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Teaching: Brainerd to purchase webcams, microphones for distance learning

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Teaching: Blue Earth Area studies reopening options

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Teaching: District letter discusses flexible learning plan

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Elections: Nineteen people running for Mankato Area School Board

Referendum: GFW approves operating levy

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Referendum: GFW voters approve school funding

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Teaching: Rochester School Board OKs plan for start of school year



TUESDAY, AUGUST 11

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Federal legislative alert: Congress needs to hear from school leaders on issues of funding, liability and nutrition

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Elections: MPR News, League of Women Voters of Minnesota create online voter guide

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: No prison time for man who purposely ran over Edina student about to board a bus

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

COVID-19: U.S. schools mull outdoor classes

MINNPOST

Elections: Five school districts have primary ballot votes

THE CONVERSATION

COVID-19: How to use ventilation and air filtration to prevent the spread of coronavirus indoors

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Graduation: Osseo Senior High School hosts virtual commencement

Nutrition: Anoka-Hennepin staff member returns to School Nutrition Association committee

Teaching: Brooklyn Center School District to decide learning plan on August 20

Teaching: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage to announce learning model on August 13

Teaching: Lakeville Area will begin year with hybrid model

Teaching: Minnetonka School Board approves hybrid learning plan for fall

Teaching: Osseo Area to implement hybrid learning in the fall

Teaching: St. Francis Area prepares for hybrid learning

Teaching: Stillwater Area School Board reviews back-to-school plan

Teaching: Wayzata School District lays out hybrid learning plan for fall

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Belle Plaine: Schools ready for hybrid learning after state guidance

Caledonia Area: New work-based learning program to start at high school

Onamia: Survey data sparks school board discussion

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Elections: Two candidates file for Albert Lea Area School Board seats

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Teaching: Students head back to the classroom

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Teaching: Brainerd School Board approves hybrid learning plan

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Teaching: Granada-Huntley-East Chain eyes options for reopening

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Teaching: East Grand Forks looks at hybrid and in-person models

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Diversity: Mankato Area to develop equity plan

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Buildings: Storm damages Yellow Medicine East middle/high school

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Teaching: New Ulm will have in-person school for lower grades

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Teaching: Rochester’s hybrid plan gets mixed response from parents

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Teaching: Sauk Rapids-Rice OKs three models

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Teaching: Willmar to announce plan in two weeks

WINONA DAILY NEWS

Teaching: Majority of students, staff want to return to school



MONDAY, AUGUST 10

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: Minnesota House Education Finance Division to discuss executive order, planning guidance on August 12

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Governor Walz calls lawmakers back for summer’s third special session

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: School bus companies in search of drivers

Editorial: Delaying some high school sports is painful, prudent

Teaching: Several of state’s largest districts plan to start school with hybrid model

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

COVID-19: Some districts settle on a reopening plan that’s more cautious

MPR

COVID-19: Georgia school with photos that show crowded hallways reports COVID-19 cases

Safety: Students call for an end to school resource officers

ABS NEWS

COVID-19: Why stopping COVID-19 at schools may not be as easy as taking temperatures

BLOOMBERG

COVID-19: Schools face billions in bills to shield U.S. kids from pandemic

CBS NEWS

Court: Federal court rules that transgender students must be allowed to use bathrooms that match their gender

NBS NEWS

Teaching: Amid a racial reckoning, teachers are reconsidering how history is taught

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

COVID-19: U.S. schools face big virus test as students return to classroom

COVID-19: U.S. schools mull outdoor classes amid virus, ventilation worries

BEMIDJI PIONEER

COVID-19: Red Lake schools opt for distance learning

BRAINERD DISPATCH

COVID-19: Brainerd signals support for hybrid school reopening

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Teaching: Area schools make plans for fall learning

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Teaching: Special meeting to decide on school in the fall

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Teaching: Rochester will have hybrid for elementary, distance learning for secondary

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Editorial: School decisions will require cooler heads if we are to prevail over the pandemic

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Referendum: BOLD moves building project forward with an eye to a February referendum

WINONA DAILY NEWS

Teaching: No answers yet on how school will start in the fall



FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Latest virus counts alter school planning for 27 counties

Teaching: Parents rush to set up learning pods to boost distance learning

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Awards: Burnsville fourth-grade instructor named Minnesota Teacher of the Year

COVID-19: County data suggests that all elementary schools may be able to reopen safely

MPR

COVID-19: St. Cloud to offer hybrid plan; St. Paul distance learning

MINNPOST

COVID-19: Rural schools make plans and prepare to pivot

KARE 11

COVID-19: Health officials update data guiding Minnesota school decisions for fall

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Duluth approves starting in hybrid model

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Curriculum: Hands-on learning program goes online

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Teaching: Tri-City United seeks Reading and Math Corps tutors

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Election: Three file for four seats in New Ulm

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Health: What if a teacher gets COVID-19?

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

COVID-19: West central schools planning on in-person or hybrid models

WINONA DAILY NEWS

Sports: After COVID-19 scare, Lewiston-Altura grateful for opportunity to play football in spring



THURSDAY, AUGUST 6

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Awards: St. Paul teen among five national student poets

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

COVID-19: St. Paul votes to start year with distance learning

MPR

Safety: Most teachers concerned about in-person school

EDUCATION DIVE

Study: State budget cuts feed declines in test scores

Special education: New guide aims to help schools navigate privacy concerns for students with disabilities

KSTP

Teaching: Minnetonka School District presents seven options for students returning to school

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Transportation: U.S. districts struggling with school bus reopening plans

USA TODAY

COVID-19: Kids less likely to die from coronavirus, but schools could become hot spots for spread

BRAINERD DISPATCH

COVID-19: Schools appreciate autonomy, future still uncertain

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Buildings: Rock Ridge School District breaks ground on new school

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

COVID-19: Fairmont Area plans for in-person learning

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Energy: District cuts energy bill with solar gardens

MESABI DAILY NEWS

Buildings: Rock Ridge School District breaks ground on new school

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Sports: MSHSL tried to do what is best for students

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Survey: Majority of parents support in-class learning

ST. CLOUD TIMES

COVID-19: St. Cloud plans hybrid model with K-2 on site



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Funding: School Finance Working Group focuses on basic formula

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Buildings: Rock Ridge School District strikes deal to end property dispute with charter school

COVID-19: Duluth considers hybrid learning for fall

Sports: High school football, volleyball moved to March

MPR

COVID-19: Parents unhappy with school options assemble learning pods

CHALKBEAT

COVID-19: Just bring young students back? Some schools are trying, while others see familiar roadblocks

CNN

COVID-19: Educators face new cases and shifting guidance as they try to reopen schools safely

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Equity: Osseo Area School Board approves resolution pledging to end racism

Equity: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan superintendent says district takes equity seriously

Graduation: Eden Prairie High School students celebrate at delayed commencement ceremony

Teaching: Anoka-Hennepin adopts hybrid model for return to school

Teaching: Eden Prairie School District plans to offer online-only option for the next school year

Teaching: Under new state guidance, Edina educators working on learning model

Teaching: Farmington Area to finalize fall 2020 plan by August 17

Teaching: Forest Lake Area announces in-person learning for preK-6, hybrid for secondary students

Teaching: Lakeville Area to make fall 2020 school reopening plan by August 14

Teaching: Richfield School District likely opening with hybrid instruction

Teaching: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan to being school year with hybrid learning model

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Cambridge-Isanti: District utilizing CARES funds to purchase 1,200 more Chromebooks for upcoming school year

Little Falls, Pierz, Pillager, Royalton and Upsala Area: Area school districts discuss hurdles, tentative plans for 2020-2021 school year

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Duluth recommends in-person for elementary, hybrid for secondary

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Health: Schools prepare for students who need social, emotional support this fall

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Sports: Online book study sparks meaningful discussions for coaches

MANKATO FREE PRESS

COVID-19: Three area districts preparing for hybrids

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

COVID-19: Marshall prepares for hybrid plan in fall

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

COVID-19: Details, but no decision on Owatonna’s plan

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Safety: Area schools deciding on plans to reopen



TUESDAY, AUGUST 4

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Election: Judge extends vote by mail changes to General Election

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Safety: Parents struggle as schools open amid coronavirus surge

MPR

COVID-19: School nurses brace for fall semester

COVID-19: Parents struggle as schools reopen

CHALKBEAT

COVID-19: Educators rally on national day of action as school reopening debate continues

KARE 11

Athletics: What should happen with fall sports?

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

COVID-19: Parents struggle as U.S. schools reopen amid coronavirus surge

COVID-19: Dr. Anthony Fauci discusses reopening some schools, mask mandates

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Calendar: Start of school pushed back to August 24

BEMIDJI PIONEER

COVID-19: Your COVID-19 back-to-school list

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Teaching: Longtime teacher pens advice book for new teachers

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Safety: New hire will address, communicate COVID-19 cases

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Election: Eighth candidate files for Mankato Area School Board



MONDAY, AUGUST 3

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID: How case rates will affect school reopening plans

COVID: Schools brace for a scramble to the start

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Teaching: Anoka-Hennepin, Roseville pick hybrid models for return to school

Teaching: St. Paul board not ready to approve distance learning for all students

MPR

COVID: School nurses brace for fall semester

COVID: Parents struggle as schools reopen

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Teaching: More questions than answers as planning is underway amid new guidance

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Column: Will healthy schools be traumatic?

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Community: Group struggles to meet demand for school supplies

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

COVID: Falling behind on immunizations

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

COVID: Nevis shares back-to-school preparations

ST. CLOUD TIMES

COVID: Schools praise reopening flexibility

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

COVID: Winona yet to determine plan for start of school year