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NOVEMBER 2017

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Court: Minnesota Supreme Court upholds Gov. Dayton’s veto of Legislature’s budget

Referendums: Minnesotans say “yes” to schools at the ballot box, approving 82 percent of operating levies

MPR

Safety: How mass shootings are forcing schools to re-evaluate safety

SESSION DAILY

Court: Minnesota Supreme Court back Gov. Dayton’s veto of Legislature’s funding

THE 74

Early education: New report shows that reaching infants and toddlers reduces special education placement, leads to soaring graduation rates

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

Honors: Humphrey School recognizes 25 innovative and collaborative government projects

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Election: St. Anthony-New Brighton School Board unchanged after election

Honors: North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale elementary school honors veterans

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Detroit Lakes: School district receives a clean audit

Hutchinson: High school will personalize learning with varying classroom layouts

Sartell-St. Stephen: Students honor school resource police officer

Sartell-St. Stephens: Students participate in National STEM/STEAM Day

Wadena-Deer Creek: School program honors area veterans

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Honors: Pillager School District wins honor for innovation

CROOKSTON TIMES

Program: Crookston High School’s Construction Trades class takes on bigger challenge

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Finances: Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School District experiences increase in fund balances

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Finances: New Ulm School District receives clean audit



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Fundraising: Schools, nonprofits benefit from today’s Give to the Max Day

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Court: Wisconsin boy sues Minnesota State High School League over girls-only dance team policy

Higher education: With funding uncertain, Minnesota State sets out to build $150 million student records system

MPR

Court: Minnesota Supreme Court case could reshape teacher tenure

NBC NEWS

Report: Cyber criminals targeting schools “all across the nation"

THE 74

Research: Career and technical education done right should serve both college-bound and career-focused students

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Chatfield: Students, community support food shelf during holiday season

Fillmore Central: Elementary school students honor veterans

Glencoe-Silver Lake: School board reviews project list, looks at future improvements

Pipestone Area: Ninth-graders pledge to graduate

Pipestone Area: Students given second change to eat breakfast

CROOKSTON TIMES

Administration: Crookston School Board’s goal is to hire superintendent by end of February (MSBA mentioned)

Finances: Bond rating upgraded for Crookston School District

Maintenance: Crookston School Board OKs three-year maintenance agreement with Johnson Controls

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Safety: Fumes from roof project close Wrenshall school

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Referendum: Canvass confirms Mankato Area referendum passed by 29 votes

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Fianances: Rochester School District receives clean marks on annual audit

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Winona Area eyes November 2018 ballot for facilities



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Budget: Minneapolis weighing all options to counter $33 million deficit

Crime: Former Shakopee superintendent charged with theft, embezzlement

Crime: School bus driver accused of raping prostitute

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Court: Minnesota Supreme Court agrees to hear case challenging teachers union protections

MINNPOST

Board: Meet St. Paul’s newest board member, Marny Xiong

KTTC

Referendum: Six-year-old girl helps Triton Elementary School after operating levy fails

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Higher education: U.S. education secretary calls for “major shift” in higher education

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Diversity: As diversity in student body changes, challenges remain for Woodbury area schools

Testing: South Washington County high school student nails perfect ACT score

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cannon Falls Area: Enrollment close to last year

Minnewaska Area: Staff, students honor local veterans

Minnewaska Area and Sauk Centre: Students attend workshop on ethics

Randolph: Bigger preschool pushes enrollment higher

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Negotiations: Board OKs secretarial contract

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Buildings: Demolition of former middle school to begin

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Curriculum: Fairmont gets the spotlight for vocational learning

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Referendum: Community surveys could help school board better target future referendums

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Safety: Tweet prompts lockdown at Sleepy Eye school

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: Longfellow will become a neighborhood school

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Administration: BOLD School District investigating shared superintendency

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Award: Winona Education Association picks teacher of the year

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Buildings: Committees consider space, facility options



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Referendums: MSBA’s 2017 referenda analysis

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Policy: Veterans Day assembly protests roil Edina High School

MINNESOTA ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS

Administration: North Branch Area’s Deb Henton named 2018 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year

EDUCATION WEEK

Politics: School choice would get boost from proposed amendments to Senate tax bill

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Pipestone Area: Referendum recount likely

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Column: New teacher mentoring

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: Two sites chosen for proposed Baxter Elementary School

Buildings: Schools may see new Baxter elementary, but not Harrison

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Safety: Duluth’s mulch replacement costs less than expected

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Administration: Moorhead Area Superintendent Lynne Kovash, fighting pancreatic cancer, to retire earlier at end of November

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Accident: Woman arrested after crash with school bus

Graduation: What should a high school graduate know?

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: Sauk Rapids-Rice principal among three finalists for Minnesota State High School League post

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Finances: Willmar has positive audit report



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: Metro area voters demonstrated support of schools

MPR

Discipline: Two Champlin Park High School students punished for racial slur in video

Health: In the age of legalization, talking to kids about marijuana gets tougher

MINNPOST

Negotiations: Why the numbers in teacher pay negotiations can be misleading

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Safety: Schools respond to “alarming” rise in racial incidents

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Ely: Overdose at high school leads to drug bust

Fillmore Central: District makes accommodations for expanding choir

Menahga: After five attempts, school bond referendum finally passes

Morris Area: School board gives superintendent a positive evaluation

Morris Area: Students tour ethanol plant

Park Rapids Area: Auditors issue a clean audit report for school district

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Referendum: Red Wing schools regroup after failed levy



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Tell Congress to reject provisions of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that would harm public school districts

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Crime: Former Minneapolis principal pleads guilty to theft

Safety: Racist graffiti found in Champlin Park High School restroom

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Budget: St. Paul school taxes going up, but not as much as expected

Complaint: St. Paul schools to pay former equity director $5,000 in salary dispute

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

Readiness: Students in states with high expectations are better prepared for college

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cloquet: School district wants community members to fill out online survey

Dassel-Cokato: School district responds to message written on bathroom wall

Detroit Lakes: Minnesota Department of Transportation offers funding for safe routes to school

Eden Valley-Watkins: Two former teachers recognized

Hutchinson: Middle school students sock it to cold feet

Kenyon-Wanamingo: Both referendum questions pass

Le Sueur-Henderson: School board votes to develop special education program

Maple Lake: School district earns state honor for effort to save on energy

New Prague Area: Voters approve operating levy

Ogilvie: School bond referendum passes

Perham-Dent: What will happen to Perham High School once it’s no longer a school?

Sartell-St. Stephen: Students raise more than $18,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Staples-Motley, Wadena-Deer Creek and Verndale: An investment in the next generation

Tri-City United: AVID program helps students become better learners

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Referendum: Voters OK operating levies in Blooming Prairie and Grand Meadow

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Duluth boosts school garden efforts

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Referendum: Voters OK operating levies in Blooming Prairie and Grand Meadow

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Q Comp: Sleepy Eye looks at program

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Awards: Minnesota Teacher of the Year nominations open

Awards: Click here to nominate a teacher

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: La Crescent-Hokah, Caledonia Area voters approve new operating levies



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Funding: U.S. Bank spending $1 million on Places to Play program

Referendum: Metro area voters say yes to $1 billion in school funding

MPR

Referendum: Across Minnesota, school funding finds support at the polls

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Politics: U.S. education secretary assesses school recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

THE WASHINGTON POST

Politics: Education secretary seeks to reduce size of U.S. Education Department

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Referendums: Onamia referendum fails, but Menahga gets $14 million

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Referendum: Disappointed with failed referendum, Faribault School Board members look ahead

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Elections: Voter turnout in area around 15 percent

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Curriculum: ALC students find success

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: After failed referendum, Winona Area School Board seeks another solution



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Referendum: Anoka-Hennepin School District wins record $249 million for schools

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Election: Endorsed candidates win in St. Paul School Board race

Elections: Election results for east-metro school boards

Referendums: School districts score at the ballot box with money for school operations and improvements

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Election: Community selects next Anoka-Hennepin School Board members

Election: Candidate elected to Brooklyn Center School Board; both referendums pass

Election: Three candidates elected to Eden Prairie School Board

Election: Two incumbents voted out in Edina School Board election

Election: Hastings voters elect school board members

Election: Three elected to Hopkins School Board; three referendum questions pass

Election: Three candidates elected to Minnetonka School Board

Election: Richfield School District voters approve referendums; incumbents remain on school board

Election: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan voters elect newcomer, two incumbents to school board

Election: Three candidates elected to Rush City School Board

Election: Five candidates elected to South Washington County School Board

Election: Two new, two returning faces on Spring Lake Park School Board

Election: Three candidates win election to St. Louis Park School Board

Election: Wayzata School District voters re-elect school board members and approve funding requests

Election: White Bear Lake Area and Mounds View voters elect school board members, approve referendums

Referendum: Voters push Anoka-Hennepin referendum through

Referendum: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage voters approve levies

Referendum: Residents reject Columbia Heights referendum

Referendum: Edina School District referendum passes easily

Referendum: Forest Lake Area voters reject two levy questions

Referendum: Voters approve Hastings School District referendum

Referendum: Lakeville Area voters approve operating levy

Referendum: School levy vote passes in New Prague Area

Referendum: Prior Lake-Savage Area referendum passes

Referendum: Rush City School District referendum fails

Referendum: South Washington County School District voters approve three referendum questions

Referendum: Residents approve St. Francis referendum

Referendum: St. Louis Park School District referendum questions pass

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Benson: Voters approve operating levy

Braham Area: School board hears update on assessments

Caledonia Area: Voters approve operating referendum

Le Sueur-Henderson: Voters approve referendum

Menahga: Unofficial results indicate referendum passes

Monticello: Three candidates join Monticello School Board

Mora: School bond referendum passes

Morris Area: Voters approve referendum

Mountain Lake: Three candidates elected to school board

Northfield: School board referendum fails, levy increase passes

Pipestone Area: Voters OK levy renewal

Red Wing: District voters oppose two referendum questions

St. Peter: Three candidates elected to school board

Upsala Area: School district renews operating referendum

Wadena-Deer Creek: District voters pass both ballot questions

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Program: Austin High School partners on scholarship program

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Referendums: Pillager and Cass Lake-Bena referendums falter

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Election: Incumbent, three newcomers win seats on Duluth School Board

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Referendum: Truman School District voters OK levy renewal

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Referendum: Voters reject Faribault School District facilities referendum

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Elections: Incumbents re-elected to Mankato Area and St. Peter school boards

Referendum: Mankato Area School District levy referendum passes by 29 votes

Referendums: Voters reject referendum requests in Maple River and Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop; Le Sueur-Henderson voters approve operating levy

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Elections: Westbrook-Walnut Grove passes referendum; Russell-Tyler-Ruthton fills three school board seats

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Referendum: Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop voters turn down referendum

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Referendum: All three questions succeed in Blooming Prairie’s referendum

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Referendum: Holdingford residents oppose two school levies

Referendum: Rocori voters approve technology referendum

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Voters strike down Winona Area referendum

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Election: Resident joins Worthington School Board

Referendum: Luverne School District voters approve bond referendum



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Elections: Turmoil in D.C. animates voters in nonpartisan races

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Preschool: A typical day at preschool

MPR

Pre-K: Free books boost early literacy

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Safety: Student data increasingly at risk from cybercriminals

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Calendar: District will start before Labor Day again

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Finances: Marshall fund balance tops $5 million

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Buildings: Deal closes on middle school property

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Budget: Byron will look for $800,000 in cuts

Curriculum: Can your kids spot fake news?

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Pre-K: Benson schools takes on child care needs

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Voters to decide fate of school referendum



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: Taxpayers need to do their homework on school referendums

Teaching: Florida, New York, Texas expedite certification process for Puerto Rican teachers

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Preschool: We’re spending $125 million a year to teacher 4-year-olds — here’s why

MPR

Higher education: University of Minnesota deals with large freshman class

MINNPOST

Election: St. Paul School District is facing some tough decisions

CROOKSTON TIMES

Safety: Crookston School District waiting for word on grant for school resource officer

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Program: Duluth high school begins new work to improve student outcomes

Referendum: Cromwell-Wright School District residents to vote on building referendum

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Election: New building and Flexible Learning Year are top issues in Russell-Tyler-Ruthton race

Elections: Area school board elections set for Tuesday

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Testing: Experts say school tests limited in what they can measure



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Transforming an airport hangar into a classroom for aviation students

Health: Girls’ soccer concussions are No. 1 concern for some

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cloquet: School apartment plan gets funding

Lake Superior: Physics students take voyage on Lake Superior

Perham-Dent: School board talks changes in daily procedures

Sartell-St. Stephen: District appoints new activities director

St. Peter: Elementary school student organizes free cold weather clothes event

St. Peter: New high school class offers real-world culinary experience

Wadena-Deer Creek: School board approves audit, agreement with teachers

Wadena-Deer Creek: District has two questions on November 7 ballot

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Administration: Superintendent search underway

Choice: New charter school for Nary?

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Referendum: Residents inquire about next week’s vote

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Safety: Only half of students show up at Thief River Falls school after threat

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Election: Special election will fill Eveleth-Gilbert board seat

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Editorial: Invest in education for economy, community

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Funding: School board reviews grant proposals

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Accident: No one injured in SUV-bus crash

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Elections: Several school elections slated for Tuesday

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Board refutes misconceptions



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: Sex assault charges dismissed against former Champlin Park soccer coach

Crime: Police investigate Duluth candy tampering report

MINNPOST

Politics: A new way to organize the public school system

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Election: Four candidates running for Hastings School Board

Election: Roseville Area ballot includes building bond, three candidates for three school board seats

Election: West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area School Board candidates focus on facility needs and college readiness

Event: Prior Lake-Savage Area students and staff unite against bullying

Negotiations: Farmington Area School District, teachers reach contract deal

Program: Woodbury High School student completes prestigious leadership program

Referendum: Maintenance, upgrades highlight Hastings School District’s bond measure

Safety: What part of stopping for school buses do motorists not understand?

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Benson: School district putting operating levy before voters on November 7

Le Sueur-Henderson: School tax levy referendum vote set for November 7

Pipestone Area: District voters will answer two questions on November 7

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton: Election will fill three school board seats

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Health: Heart rate monitors impact student health

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Preschool: Greater Minnesota child care crisis not just words

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Referendum: Will voters pay more for schools?



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Retired Shakopee superintendent to lead district temporarily

Election: Early voting opens around the state

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Veterans: November is Veterans and Service Member Appreciation Month

CHALKBEAT

Teaching: Study finds pay incentives effective in reducing teacher attrition

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: Five candidates running for three open school board seats

Cannon Falls Area: Bond refinancing to save more than $600,000

Fillmore Central: District plans to update stage gym before December concert

Goodhue: Five candidates vying for three seats on school board

Greenway: School board pleased with superintendent’s performance

Houston: School board selects new member, talks sports cooperation with Caledonia Area

Kenyon-Wanamingo: Residents have three issues to consider on Election Day

Kingsland: School board meets, but child care proposal is “off the table”

Minnewaska Area: Student participation in falls sports increases

Rushford-Peterson: New school theater hosts first performance

Sibley East: School board discusses test scores

Sleepy Eye: Students interview for BizTown positions

Sleepy Eye: Kids learn about trash, recyclables and careers

Upsala Area: School district proposes to renew referendum

Windom Area: Four candidates running for three open school board seats

Zumbrota-Mazeppa: Former superintendent diagnosed with cancer

Zumbrota-Mazeppa: Residents will vote on two questions

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Referendum: Farmers receive referenda relief through Ag2School tax credit

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Buildings: County OKs $1,200 to turn on lights at Clarkfield gym

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Testing: Drop-off in test scores tells partial story

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Referendum: No shortage of school questions on the ballot

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Some residents seek alternatives to referendum

OCTOBER 2017

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Court: Minnesota Supreme Court to hear data practices case

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: Don’t underestimate the role of school resource officers

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Enrollment: Special education numbers decline for sixth straight year in St. Paul

MPR

Technology: Alexa, are you safe for my kids?

KSTP

Referendums: More than 70 school districts will go to voters on Election Day

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Accident: Two injured in Glenville-Emmons science room explosion

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Survey: Results encourage possible referendum

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Referendum: Truman levy vote set for next week

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Crime: School employee charged with assault after allegedly throwing a knife at student

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Referendum: Four area districts hold building or operating referendums

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Transportation: Students could get a little more sleep, thanks to bus sharing



MONDAY, OCTOBER 30

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: No more jail time for ex-Hopkins staffer who admitted sexually touching students

Discipline: Stillwater Area School Board votes to investigate two members

Referendum: Twin Cities school districts ask voters to fund millions in building projects

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Referendum: Is your district asking for more money? Here’s why

MPR

Safety: Learn how bullying happens in order to prevent it

USA TODAY

Survey: Teachers’ mental health declining amid job stress

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: What is Makerspace?

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Election: District 1 candidates differ on key issues

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Extracurricular: Medford’s visual arts program now an official MSHSL activity

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Safety: Waseca school locked down while police searched for teen

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Curriculum: Future of Rochester’s science fair in flux

Administration: Service co-op names new director

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Buildings: Another delay for New London-Spicer school theater

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Vote would ask to add secondary gyms, improve locker rooms



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Open Meeting Law: Absences, Skype fuel debate among Blaine city leaders

Opinion: Saving teachers of color and other complex challenges in Minneapolis

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Election: St. Paul School Board candidates air a few differences in last forum

MPR

Data: Learning how bullying happens in order to prevent it

MINNPOST

Program: St. Paul libraries look to expand in-demand Internet hotspot program

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Technology: Cass Lake-Bena’s 3-D computers aid science instruction

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Program: Parents, local organization considering adding Nordic immersion school to Duluth area

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Budget: Duluth School District nearly out of reserve money

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Program: Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School Board hears issues with Flexible Learning Year

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Negotiations: New Ulm School Board changes co-curricular pay rules

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Program: Future of Rochester’s science fair is in flux

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: St. Cloud Area School Board evaluates superintendent

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Budget: Winona Area braces for budget cuts

Event: Winona Area sixth-graders test their vocabulary skills

Referendum: Winona Area officials host informational meetings



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Choice: Hiawatha Academies celebrates spread to full charter high school campus

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Negotiations: St. Paul school nutrition workers would get $15 minimum by 2019 under tentative deal

MPR

Health: Teachers report stressed, anxious students in the Age of Trump

Technology: Best Buy expands after-school tech program

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Aitkin: Students learn a lot on annual trip

Glencoe-Silver Lake: School board accepts offer

Kingsland: School board members considering day care proposal again

Kingsland: Lions Club gives dictionaries to third-graders

Monticello: Three candidates vie for three school board spots

Mountain Lake: Big decisions ahead for school board

Pipestone Area: District to host community information meeting about levy request

Rushford-Peterson: School board discusses e-learning days

Spring Grove: School district receives $10,000 grant

Spring Grove: Student council leading school, communitywide food drive

St. Louis County: Superintendent to resign at end of December

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Safety: Recognizing Unity Day

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Accident: Driver of truck sent to hospital after hitting school bus

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Column: The hidden discrimination facing Hispanic students

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Safety: United against bullying

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Health: Marshall High students join the breakfast club

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Referendum: Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius seems to like single site idea for Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Arts: Music to their ears

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Community: School greeter programs seeking volunteers



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Shakopee superintendent takes leave after cancer diagnosis

Choice: Charter school opens in the woods

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Shakopee interim superintendent diagnosed with cancer

Court: Lawsuit claims former student bullied at Eden Prairie High School

Election: Betterment of district multicultural approach is focus at Hopkins School Board candidate forum

Finances: Prior Lake-Savage Area receives clean audit report

Fundraising: Prior Lake-Savage Area middle school students raise $40,000 for school programs

Honors: MSBA honors Rep. Jenifer Loon

Milestone: Book celebrates 100 years of Rosemount High School

Referendum: Hastings School District seeking voter support

Referendum: Wayzata’s referendum fueled by development surge in northern portion of school district

Safety: Sandy Hook parent shares story of loss at security symposium

Safety: Eastern Carver County School District continues to focus on security

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Kenyon-Wanamingo: Referendum vote approaches for school district

New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva: Elementary school now a healthier place for staff and students

Sibley East: School board discusses locker options at Arlington site

Windom Area: School board receives update on e-learning

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Safety: School briefly evacuated after reported gas leak

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Negotiations: Teacher contract OK’d

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Energy: Board approves LED light project

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Election: Board candidates support referendum

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Negotiations: Board to act on item related to teachers’ contract

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Budget: How to fix Winona Area schools’ financial ills?

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Planning: Worthington discusses strategic/master plan



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: Star Tribune endorses two incumbents and first-time candidate for St. Paul board

Sports: Crunch time never ends for coaches

USA TODAY

Politics: Melania Trump talking bullying in surprise visit to Michigan school

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Election: Five candidates vie for three seats on Anoka-Hennepin School Board

Election: Twelve candidates running for four seats on Edina School Board

Election: Edina School Board candidates address claims of liberal indoctrination

Election: Inver Grove Heights School Board candidates focus on budget and career readiness

Election: Mounds View School Board candidates say schools are overcapacity

Election: Spring Lake Park School Board candidates introduce themselves

Election: St. Anthony-New Brighton School Board candidates name achievement gap, hiring new superintendent as top challenges

Obituary: Former Spring Lake Park School Board member Stan Kowalski dies

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Blue Earth Area: Parent voices concerns about school policies

Chatfield: School district reduces achievement gap

Lanesboro: School library gets an overhaul

Little Falls: School board approves agreement for Mid-State Education District

Mabel-Canton: School board selects another new member

Zumbrota-Mazeppa and Kenyon-Wanamingo: Superintendents work on busing agreement

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Arts: Theatre Trust holds workshops at Bemidji High School

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Sports: Speaker tackles our fear

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Administration: Battling cancer, Moorhead Area superintendent to retire in June

Negotiations: Two-year contract approved for Moorhead Area teachers

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Negotiations: Contract talks moving closer

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Elections: Board, referendum elections coming November 7

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Health: NRHEG Elementary School now a healthier place

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Youth: Keeping the lights on after school

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: Sartell-St. Stephen hires new activities director

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Buildings: Board tours Willmar High School addition



MONDAY, OCTOBER 23

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: Sure, you can weed out bad schools, but it starts at home

Funding: In Minnesota lake country, cabin owners shoulder a big share of property tax burden

Negotiations: Tight budgets ramp up tension as teacher contract talks begin

Politics: Seventy-two federal education disabilities regulations erased

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Negotiations: St. Paul teachers, district at odds over tax increase, performance pay

Safety: Forest Lake students share dragon wings photos to inspire, not cut down others

MPR

Politics: GOP lawmakers ask feds to reject Minnesota school accountability plan

Youth: Switching to middle school can be hard on kids, but there are ways to make it better

MINNPOST

Discipline: Whatever happened to time outs?

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Curriculum: School libraries evolve to engage

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Curriculum: Students visit historic battle site

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Nordic immersion school being considered

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Extracurriculars: School’s debate team is on

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Referendum: Area school boards grapple with aging buildings, equipment

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Courts: Teen charged with threatening school shooting

MESABI DAILY NEWS

Administration: Nashwauk-Keewatin principal resigns

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Curriculum: Longfellow looks to become neighborhood school

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Policies: Breckenridge to review one-third of all policies each year



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19

THE HILL

Opinion: America’s schools are essential public infrastructure

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Boundaries: Farmington Area School District may redraw boundaries

Court: Mahtomedi School District asserts innocence in student expulsion case

Donation: Westonka School District receives $1.25 million for scholarships

Program: Mahtomedi School District rolls out staff innovation program

Program: White Bear Lake Area career pathways enrollment jumps

Referendum: Levy renewal on the ballot for White Bear Lake Area schools

Safety: Rash of fights at Mahtomedi High School stem from social media squabbles

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: School board discusses technology

Caledonia Area: School district officials hold referendum meeting

Cloquet: Discussion continues over “mature content” of fall musical

Glencose-Silver Lake: School board sets special meeting to discuss elementary school site

Hutchinson: Student pitch outdoor feature for high school

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: Board gives superintendent positive evaluation

Laporte: School board suspends all international travel

Le Sueur-Henderson: Even raises $4,200 for school activities

Moose Lake: New school athletic fields discussed

Mountain Lake: Candidate drops out of school board election

Perham-Dent: For the love of art

Pipestone Area: For levy vote, two questions equals four potential outcomes

St. Peter: School board candidates talk vision, issues during forum

Wadena-Deer Creek: School district recognizing National School Bus Safety Week

Walker-Hackensack-Akeley: Enrollment is up from last year

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Winona Area’s referendum would fund new gyms



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Proclamation: Gov. Dayton orders flags at half-staff for Marina DeSteno Challeen

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Awards: Hastings marching band wins state championship

Schedule: St. Paul votes to change school start times

MPR

Attendance: Educators employ strategies to help kids with anxiety return to school

Sports: High school sports goes digital

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Lawmakers worry student data vulnerable with state law behind the times

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Board: Austin picks new mission statement

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Enrollment: Eleven classes at Bemidji schools exceed recommended size

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Safety: Duluth playground material questioned

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Testing: Proficiency for district’s special education third-graders similar to state numbers

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Community: Excited about education

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Negotiations: Blooming Prairie approves master contract for teachers

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Board: Former board member to return as chairman

Finances: Byron audit prompts discretionary freeze

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Column: Enrollment growth prompts February bond vote



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: Legislative commission to discuss Student Data Privacy Act

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Accident: Medical condition was cause of death of Burnsville teen visiting NDSU

Column: The new gap in Minnesota is a formative thing

MPR

Travel: MEA travel rush nears

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Award: Nominations open for 2018 Minnesota Teacher of the Year

Curriculum: Richfield High School students set higher goals, access more advanced courses

Election: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Board candidate forum set for Wednesday

Election: St. Paul School Board candidates discuss school safety and enrollment

Event: Osseo Area invites families of future kindergartners to information fair

Extracurriculars: More than meets the eye with robotics

Facilities: St. Michael-Albertville celebrates high school additions

Honors: Elk River Area School District music programs rewarded for efforts

Investigation: Stillwater Area School Board votes to investigate two board members after allegations by employee

Planning: Watertown-Mayer faculty reviews two-year plan

Policy: Elk River Area policy review puts light on 87 policies

Program: Music group visits Central Elementary School students

Program: Title I programming in Robbinsdale Area will place more emphasis on “family engagement”

Referendum: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage makes case for levy renewal, new tax authority

Referendum: St. Francis School District lays out needs ahead of vote

Safety: Security cameras to be placed in Farmington Area school buildings

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Big Lake: School board meets with new executive director of Wright Technical Center

Dassel-Cokato: Sixth-grade teacher passes away

Evansville: Student’s blood drive efforts earn scholarship

Red Wing: Trades workers speak to high school students

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Testing: High school sees trend of opt-outs for state tests

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Safety: A bright light for student safety

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Technology: Don’t like kids tethered to screens at school? Ask questions

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Election: Two drop out of St. Peter school board race

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Buildings: Board continues facilities discussion

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Students have much to gain, lose as district tackles facilities



MONDAY, OCTOBER 16

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Election: Charge of political indoctrination heats up Edina School Board race

Editorial: Twin Cities GED campaign is worthy effort to address disparities

Graduation: Efforts to champion alternatives to four-year degrees slow to gain traction

Sports: Anthem protest sparks emotionally charged scene at Forest Lake volleyball game

THE SEATTLE TIMES

Politics: U.S. education secretary promotes school choice at event

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Teaching: Nebraska, Iowa legislators working to address substitute teacher shortage

Technology: South Carolina school district to replace SMART Boards with next-generation panel devices

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: South Washington County School Board, superintendent to negotiate renewing contract

Honors: South Washington County elementary school named National Blue Ribbon School

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Referendum: Carlton weighs options for facilities

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Crime: Bus driver charged with assault

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Curriculum: Construct Tomorrow offers hands-on experience

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Curriculum: Prairie students create rock garden



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Higher education: University of Minnesota looks at 15 percent tuition hike for out-of-state students

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Higher education: University of Minnesota regents unsure about 15 percent tuition hike for nonresidents

Investigation: Stillwater Area School Board member says complaint is an attempt to stifle dissent

MPR

Athletics: Mountain biking booms among Minnesota high school students

MINNPOST

Project: How one man is challenging the over-representation of black students in special education

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Politics: Betsy DeVos touts school choice, STEM for $4 billion in grants

THE WASHINGTON POST

Politics: Betsy DeVos releases her priorities for U.S. Education Department grants

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Detroit Lakes: School district works on interventions to improve kindergarten readiness

Fulda: School board hires junior high coaches

Lake Superior: School board declares seat vacant, appoints new member

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Funding: Mankato Area School District leaders say insufficient state funding necessitates local tax increase

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Advertising: New Ulm School Board discusses advertising on sports fields

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Teaching: Teaching is more than a science at Pine Island High School



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Report: Minnesota Department of Education releases report on special education costs

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Analysis: A decade of mayoral control over Washington, D.C., schools

Politics: U.S. education secretary outlines her vision for American education

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Budget: Brooklyn Center sets 2018 levy

Election: Edina School Board candidates address claims of liberal indoctrination

Election: Five candidates running for three St. Louis Park School Board seats

Election: Three incumbents running unopposed for three seats on Wayzata School Board

Election: Early voting opens for Wayzata School Board election and referendum questions

Grant: Bloomington School District receives preschool grant

Honors: Rockford Area, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose school district staff honored

Politics: Sen. Al Franken seeks U.S. Service Academy applicants

Program: Waconia students experience the outdoors

Referendum: Columbia Heights school forums continue

Referendum: St. Louis Park ballot includes two referendum questions

Safety: Central School Board discusses underpass

Scam: Waconia School District alerted to scam

Study: Students receiving Minnesota Math Corps tutoring significantly exceed expectations

Technology: Central High School rolls out Chromebook program

Testing: Forest Lake Area School District meets achievement gap goal

Testing: Hopkins School District shows improvements in both math and reading proficiency

Tour: Magnet Schools of America choose Richfield Dual Language School for tour

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Ellsworth: School bus rear-ended by semi

Glencoe-Silver Lake: School board splits on vote to sell property

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: Students learn fire safety from firefighters

Monticello: Tech specialists, high school students report favorably on Chromebook rollout

Mountain Lake: Program provides job shadowing for students

Red Wing: Operating levy referendum approaches

Red Wing: Roundabout bumps up bus route efficiency

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton: High school students tour ethanol plant

Thief River Falls: Minnesota education commissioner visits schools (video)

Tri-City United: School board votes to fund ACT test for juniors

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Personnel: Albert Lea Area staff member hopes to use technology to engage students

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Honors: Austin kindergarten center principal heads east to accept national award

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Transaction: Brainerd School Board approves property purchase

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Forum: Community tackles issues of race

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Honors: Retired Faribault educators honored by state association

Referendums: Faribault residents weigh in on school referendums

Program: STEM-based Lego class coming to Faribault Community Education

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Honors: Austin school sends off “distinguished principal”

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Facilities: Winona Area officials say they won’t use eminent domain to seize properties near school

Facilities: Winona Area taking wait-and-see approach with possible closure



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Commentary: It’s not “student flight” if you’re exercising choice

Safety: Video shows the danger when motorists don’t stop for school buses

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Editorial: North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale elementary school — and its students — win again

Higher education: University of Minnesota will consider 15 percent tuition hike for nonresident students

Negotiations: St. Paul school food-service workers threaten to strike

MINNPOST

Discipline: How some Minnesota schools are working to reduce discipline disparities

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Administration: Austin School Board praises superintendent

Program: Austin middle school students enjoy Nature Center

CROOKSTON TIMES

Facilities: Crookston School Board checks out renovated learning center

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Policy: Lawyers for Superior boy threaten legal action over girls-only dance competition policy

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Testing: Fairmont Area School Board gets update on test results

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Collaboration: Chisholm School Board members weigh in on joint meeting

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Safety: Owatonna School Board and superintendent hear various perspectives on nut products in schools

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Facilities: MACCRAY interim superintendent urges school board to resolve facilities issue

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Facilities: Winona Area School Board hires architect for facility plan

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Initiative: Worthington School Board recommends home initiative approval

Tour: Worthington Middle School students tour local farms



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Budget: Minneapolis schools forecast $33 million debt

Column: To this white male, there’s no culture of intimidation

Column: Why it’s crucial to unlearn racism

Diversity: Somali girls make history on St. Cloud swim team

MPR

Curriculum: Should agriculture be taught in schools?

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Budget: Stillwater Area approves preliminary levy

Election: Boundary plan divides South Washington County School Board candidates

Election: Resident announces candidacy for Spring Lake Park School Board

Facilities: New Prague Area holds open house for renovated buildings

Fundraising: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan elementary school principal fulfills promise to sleep on roof after students raise more than $25,000

Grant: Shakopee schools get grant for farm-to-school support

Planning: Richfield High School aims to increase diversity in advanced courses

Program: Farmington Area superintendent talks Innovation Zones

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Teaching: Engaging students through technology

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Enrollment: Student numbers on the rebound

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Crime: Music equipment stolen from East Grand Forks schools

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Safety: Evacuation was a precaution

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Enrollment: Willmar enrollment grows in first month



MONDAY, OCTOBER 9

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: What’s with the golden parachute for a school chief?

MPR

Politics: Betsy DeVos’ first semester — a status report

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Alexandria: With visit to high school, Minnesota Supreme Court hopes to show human side of justice system

Blue Earth Area: Elementary school students learn through cleanliness challenge

Fillmore Central: School board approves construction bids for high school, storage building

Nevis: School board sets preliminary levy

Osakis: Partnership nets cash for schools

Zumbrota-Mazeppa: District hosting two meetings on operating referendum renewal

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Graduation: Eighth-graders will need one more credit to graduate than students who go before them

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Teaching: New licensing system aims to reverse teacher shortage

Teaching: Mankato Area School Board member appointed to state licensing board

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Teaching: Jefferson Elementary teachers to take part in study

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Budget: Byron to tap local optional revenue



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6

MINNPOST

Curriculum: Amid push for ethnic studies classes in high school, St. Paul elementary school starts them in kindergarten

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Budget: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage sets preliminary levy, eyes November election

Budget: Spring Lake Park School Board sets preliminary levy

Budget: St. Francis School Board approves tax levy

Election: Spring Lake Park School Board candidate forum set for October 11

Program: Minnesota House of Representatives high school page program applications due by December 1

Program: Fridley School District celebrates National GEAR UP Week

Program: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan American Indian Education Program celebrates new school year

Project: Apple Valley Rotary, Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District partner to provide books and dictionaries for students

Referendum: Brooklyn Center hosting referendum meeting

Referendum: Forest Lake Area School Board discusses bond and levy spending details

Transportation: St. Michael-Albertville School Board hears of transportation successes, challenges

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Braham Area: School board hears concerns with sixth-grade class sizes

Cambridge-Isanti: School for All Seasons highlights flexible seating options

Cloquet: District grapples with traffic, testing and worries about musical rating

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: Janesville city officials seek community input over safe routes to school

Le Sueur-Henderson: Enrollment numbers show growth

Monticello: School board approves new position at elementary school

Monticello: Interim superintendent has passion for people

Perham-Dent and Frazee-Vergas: School districts to join forces on community education

Proctor: School district to break ground for hockey arena

Sartell-St. Stephen: Students help in new school design process

Sartell-St. Stephen: High school students excel on ACT tests

Wadena-Deer Creek: Elementary school project receives a boost

Wadena-Deer Creek, Staples-Motley and Verndale: With CEO program, students began the journey of a lifetime

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Referendum: Faribault voters see both sides of upcoming school referendum

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Collaboration: Chisholm, Hibbing school representatives gather for informal discussion

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Facilities: Medford technology room shifts focus to collaborative learning

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Testing: Byron students test above state average on ACT

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Facilities: Winona Area has no plans to use eminent domain to expand elementary school

Grant: Winona Area elementary school awarded $170,000 grant for kindergarten students



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Court: Charges allege St. Paul high school student attacked three staff members

Curriculum: Drone classes landing at Anoka-Hennepin schools

Editorial: Increased competition can lead to improved traditional public schools in Minnesota

Negotiations: St. Paul School District outlines bargaining strategy

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Court: Judge says Teacher’s lawsuit alleging retaliation by St. Paul School District can continue

Negotiations: St. Paul School District sets 1 percent target for employee raises

MPR

Projects: Want change in education? Look beyond the usual suspects

Safety: How teachers and schools can help when bad stuff happens

Segregation: The re-segregation of American schools

MINNPOST

Program: Texted tips help parents turn routine tasks into pre-K learning opportunities

CHARLESTON POST AND COURIER

Politics: President Trump nominates former South Carolina schools chief as deputy secretary of education

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Maple Lake: School support staff honored at ceremony

McGregor: School district awarded $622,000 grant

McGregor: District offering gifted and talented program

Murray County Central: Messages of encouragement greet students

Murray County Central: Football team raises more than $1,200

Murray County Central: Students learn about farm safety

Pipestone Area: Two student representatives will join school board

Pipestone Area: School district to host information meeting for operating levies

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Contest: Essay contest announced for elementary school students



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Investigation: Edina High School teacher accused of accessing child porn for years

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Negotiations: St. Paul School District proposes $15 minimum wage by 2020

Policy: St. Paul School Board poised to relax graduation dress policies

THE HILL

Commentary: Millennials more likely to embrace charters

THE 74

Politics: Senate committee holds hearing on Every Student Succeeds Act

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Osseo Area superintendent announces intent to retire

Administration: Principal ready for new challenges at Spring Lake Park High School

Boundaries: Hopkins School Board denies fourth detachment request since 2002

Budget: Osseo Area projects positive variance in general fund revenues, expenditures

Budget: Osseo Area School Board approves preliminary levy

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

Collaboration: Central High School teacher looks to local businesses for partnership

Election: Resident announces candidacy for Fridley School Board

Election: Five candidates vying for three seats on Hopkins School Board

Election: Minnetonka School Board candidates participate in forum

Election: Voting is open for Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Board election

Fundraising: Golf event raises $40,000 to support grants in Wayzata School District

Program: Robbinsdale Area School Board discusses increase to alternative learning program funding

Program: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan high school students to receive fine-free county library cards

Referendum: Richfield City Council supports Richfield School District’s levy referendum

Referendum: Wayzata School District hosting informational session on funding requests

Testing: Minnetonka middle school students recognized for test scores

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: School board OKs preliminary levy

Mountain Lake: District sees enrollment increase

Walker-Hackensack-Akeley: School district is making good progress toward Level 1 High Reliability Schools certification

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Curriculum: Albert Lea Area middle school offering more course options

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Finances: Byron School District to tap local optional revenue

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Feature: St. Cloud Tech High School history will be in the spotlight Wednesday

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Program: Winona Area elementary school provides creative space for kids



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Proclamation: Flags ordered at half-staff in honor of Las Vegas victims

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Funding: Kansas Supreme Court rules state’s school funding increase wasn’t enough

MPR

Preschool: Getting the most out of pre-K

Program: Clueless consumers motivate agriculture educators to reach more students

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Analysis: Betsy DeVos no longer seeking federal school choice program

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Board: Rush City School Board welcomes new student members

Budget: North Branch Area approves preliminary levy

Curriculum: Anoka-Hennepin to offer drones course next year

Election: League of Women Voters to host Anoka-Hennepin School Board candidate forum

Feature: Forest Lake Area educator leaves legacy of caring

Finances: Elk River Area School District refinancing its debt

Personnel: Elk River Area decides to hire paraprofessionals

Planning: Rush City School District starts the year with positive points

Referendum: Anoka-Hennepin hosts referendum meetings as early voting begins

Referendum: Rush City School District asking for community to support referendum

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Caledonia Area: Students, parents, community lend voices in video supporting upcoming referendum

Chatfield: Administrators report positive start to school year

Dassel-Cokato: School board fills vacancy

Hancock: School district grows from within

Houston: School board talks enrollment, approves proposed levy

Kenyon-Wanamingo: School district educates residents on upcoming referendum

Kingsland: School board seeks busing bids

Lanesboro: School board agrees to sponsor dance activity

Lanesboro: School district looking for more bus drivers

Mabel-Canton: School board members interview candidates to join board

Mabel-Canton: Resident voices concerns

Monticello: School board gets positive enrollment update

Park Rapids Area: School board approves preliminary levy

Princeton and Milaca: School districts, teachers ratify contracts

Stewartville: Ag credits expected to reduce district levy hike

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Preschool: Bemidji Area’s new pre-K sections are filling up

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Policy: Family seeks clarification after teacher told Alexandria student to change clothes three days in a row

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Food service: Vendor gives update to Marshall School Board

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Budget: Winona Area’s deficit mystery unfolds



MONDAY, OCTOBER 2

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Former St. Paul superintendent takes job at New York academy

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Court: Minnesota Supreme Court demands answers in governor-Legislature budget clash

Funding: St. Paul teachers will push for more tax revenue for schools

MPR

Study: If your teacher looks like you, you may do better in school

MINNPOST

Election: What Minneapolis mayoral candidates plan to do about education — even though they can’t really do much

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Referendum: Cass Lake-Bena holds public meeting on school referendum

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Referendum: Pillager School District’s referendum asks voters to plan for the future

CROOKSTON TIMES

Budget: Crookston School Board approves preliminary budget and tax levy

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Wisconsin budget brings lifetime licenses for teachers

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Program: Martin County West partners with food plant

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Honors: Lake Park-Audubon student news story up for national award

MESABI DAILY NEWS

Athletics: School districts face off with declining sports

Tour: Virginia School Board visits forest land

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Facilities: Rochester elementary school’s space crunch indicative of trend

ST. CLOUD TIMES

STEM: St. Cloud Area school preparing students for the future by “STEMifying” the curriculum

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Winona Area School Board rejects referendum delay

SEPTEMBER 2017

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Crime: Former assistant principal in Bemidji pleads guilty to child porn

Elections: Minneapolis mayoral hopefuls weigh in on city’s K-12 education system

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Awards: St. Paul, Woodbury, Lakeville get Blue Ribbon honors

Funding: Charter schools get a boost from federal grants, with maybe more to come

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Honors: U.S. secretary of education recognizes eight Minnesota schools as 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools

THE 74

Grants: U.S. Education Department awards more than $250 million in charter grants

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Discovering local history

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Awards: Hoover Elementary receives national honor

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Budget: Board OKs levy for next year

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Safety: Crossing guards focus on safety

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Awards: Washington school named Blue Ribbon school

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Enrollment: Area districts see more growth

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Teaching: Winona always looking for substitutes



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Accident: Worker hurt at Bemidji new elementary school site

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Administration: Former St. Paul superintendent takes job with New York nonprofit

Teaching: Minnesota Teaching Board says it’s not obligated to report teacher misconduct

MPR

Curriculum: St. Paul tries free college prep for grads needing a boost

MINNPOST

Teaching: Meet the new Minnesota board that will begin overseeing teacher licensure

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Crime: Washington County authorities believe four additional children were victims of molestation by former bus attendant

Discipline: State says expelled Mahtomedi student should be in school

Facilities: Community invited to see new Carver Elementary School

Health: Prior Lake-Savage Area schools replace 600 food items with cleaner options

Negotiations: Eastern Carver County School Board approves teacher contract

Referendum: St. Anthony-New Brighton voters will consider $14 million bond referendum

Safety: After complaints, superintendent orders cameras removed from Shakopee High School bathrooms

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Aitkin and Hill City: High school students can explore trades, construction careers at expo

Braham Area: District to host World’s Best Workforce planning meeting

Caledonia Area: School board welcomes student members

Caledonia Area: Board approves trapshooting team

Caledonia Area: School board approves election officials for upcoming levy referendum

Caledonia Area: Teacher writes $500 grant which will be used to purchase books for classroom

Kenyon-Wanamingo: Education foundation puts the fun in funding

Rushford-Peterson: School board discusses nurse needs, trash contracts

Spring Grove: School board sees math learning increase, approves contracts

St. Peter: City approves agreement with school district on street improvements

Waseca: School board sets preliminary levy

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Budget: Board OKs maximum levy

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Accident: One injured at school construction site

Administration: Parent files complaint against superintendent

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Referendum: ALC, Nerstrand Elementary and middle school included in bond vote

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Budget: Chisholm sets preliminary levy

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: Century High School to mark 20th anniversary



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Budget: Counties, school districts set maximum tax levies

Column: School choice offers worthy goals, but brings downsides, too

Crime: Four more girls added to list of Woodbury school bus sex assaults

Safety: Three teens charged in gun flashing incident at St. Paul Central High School

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Awards: Maplewood elementary wins business group’s award for second year

Funding: Minnesota receives $21 million federal grant to improve literacy

MPR

ESSA: Most states plan to use student absences to measure success

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Grant: Minnesota awarded $21 million grant to improve reading skills of 30,000 students

REUTERS

Technology: Major companies pledge $300 million to boost U.S. youth computer science

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Minnewaska Area: Student enrollment grows

Sibley East: High school will try a year without a principal

Sibley East: Busing issues addressed at school board meeting

Windom Area: Superintendent clarifies elementary school’s new temporary building location

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Technology: Students up for production awards

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Referendum: School districts benefit from new ag property tax credit

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Budget: School tax levy set at 6 percent

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Testing: Nashwauk-Keewatin concerned with scores

MESABI DAILY NEWS

Collaboration: Chisholm and Hibbing look for collaborative ideas

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Budget: Owatonna certifies maximum levy

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Teaching: Educators see teachable moments in NFL protests

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Budget: Willmar preliminary levy shows decrease



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

MPR

Curriculum: What can we learn from the Chinese education system?

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

STEM: President Trump calls for $200 million a year to boost STEM in schools

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Communication: Farmington Area to survey students and parents on venue, tickets

Facilities: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan’s new East Lake Elementary School has modern, innovative design

Fundraising: Health Solutions Center raises $2,500 for Hastings area schools

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Lester Prairie: Maximum school levy up slightly

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Attendance: Research shows chronic absenteeism has direct effect on achievement

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Personnel: Bemidji Area hires new American Indian culture and curriculum specialist

Referendum: Community meeting set to discuss Cass Lake-Bena referendum

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Facilities: School auditorium officially named after longtime Faribault educator

MESABI DAILY NEWS

Board: Mountain Iron-Buhl looks to an old friend to fill school board seat

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Referendum: Standing room only at Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop school referendum meeting

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Budget: Winona Area increases tax levy

Program: Chamber, schools address workforce shortage



MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: What if we treated schools like we treat hospitals?

Crime: School staff reflect on shooting 20 years later

Election: Shakopee group sets sights on ousting school board

Enrollment: School choice splits Twin Cities suburbs into haves and have-nots

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Administration: Former charter school leader says religious discrimination led to his firing

Buildings: Rosemount celebrates 100 years of high school

MINNPOST

Diversity: How districts are responding to tension over immigration issues

THE WASHINGTON POST

Segregation: Segregation lingers in U.S. schools 60 years after Little Rock

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Budget: Columbia Heights School Board hears 2018 preliminary levy proposal

Election: Resident to run for Anoka-Hennepin School Board

Enrollment: Enrollment continues to grow at Elk River Area schools

Event: Public school funding seminar set for September 26 in Hopkins

Honors: Bloomington elementary school named School of Excellence

Honors: Forest Lake Area’s Wyoming Elementary School recognized as Sustained Exemplar PBIS school

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Fillmore Central and Lanesboro: Local communities come together to adopt Texas classroom devastated by hurricane

Houston: School board sits down for self-evaluation (MSBA mentioned)

Little Falls: Refunding bonds could save school district $63,000

Milaca: Elementary school awarded literacy grant

Milaca: High school student is a meteorologist in the making

Monticello: School board sets maximum preliminary levy

Pine Island: District may close open enrollment at preK-4 building

Royalton: School board reinstates wrestling coach

Royalton: Board considers lowering age for unsupervised use of school’s fitness center

Sleepy Eye: School board approves two-year agreement with teachers

Swanville: Board approves preliminary levy increase

Swanville: School district introduces a “skinny” class

United South Central: School board to hold planning meetings with MSBA

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Recruiting teachers with a social justice hook

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Curriculum: Learning gets personal at Fairmont Area

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Crime: East Grand Forks assistant hockey coach arrested

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Graduation: Hibbing may increase graduation standards

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Curriculum: New year means changes to curriculum

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Budget: Willmar to adopt preliminary levy



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: You call it fleeing, I call it parent empowerment

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Budget: St. Paul tax hike may be lower than expected

Transportation: Licensing delays leave Stillwater students without buses

MPR

Funding: Schools say new pre-K money will help meet rising need

HOPKINS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Event: Hopkins School District hosting workshop on public education funding on September 26

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Mounds View Schools Education Foundation appoints new board president

Election: Resident announces candidacy for Edina School Board

Enrollment: White Bear Lake Area enrollment jumps from last school year

Facilities: Courtyard turned classroom at Watertown-Mayer school

Project: Service and spirit go hand-in-hand at Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan high school

Teaching: Language arts teacher named Mahtomedi’s Teacher of the Year

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Detroit Lakes: School district facing tough achievement gap

Heron Lake-Okabena: Proficiency rates on the rise

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: Superintendent is “cautiously optimistic” about growth as enrollment climbs

Litchfield: Enrollment increases at schools

Monticello: School board approves solar energy partnership

Moose Lake: School starts with 29 new students

Ogilvie: Teacher brings back lesson of the Holocaust

Pine River-Backus: Students treated to NASA, STEAM Fair

St. James: School improvement commemorated by ceremony

Wadena-Deer Creek and Verndale: Enrollment up at schools

Wadena-Deer Creek: Students canoe the Crow Wing River

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Curriculum: Five things kids learned at Day at the Farm

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Referendum: District releases more details on building proposals

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Budget: Nashwauk-Keewatin approves preliminary levy

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Community: Students launch Change is Now group



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Technology: Digital divide lingers in Minnesota

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Music: Henry Sibley band will march in D.C. July 4 parade

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Communication: Edina School District to host operating levy community conversations

Elections: Public invited to ask questions to Minnetonka and Hopkins school board candidates

Enrollment: Elk River Area’s student count is up

Facilities: Science addition nearly finished at Spring Lake Park High School

Honors: Columbia Heights community education director receives award

Investigation: Questions, grief remain after Burnsville High School student’s death

Personnel: North Branch Area honors staff member for 36 years of service

Referendum: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage voters will see two funding requests on November ballot

Referendum: Minnesota Department of Education approves Wayzata School District’s bond funding proposal

Teaching: Diverse group of new teachers brings fresh perspectives to Hopkins schools

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Benson: School day care gets state approval

Braham Area: Elementary school selected as a 2017-2018 Minnesota School of Excellence

Butterfield-Odin: Charges against former superintendent dropped

Caledonia Area: Tour of elementary school building shows extensive needs

Princeton: Schools ready for 2017-2018 year

Windom Area: Standards-based grading makes districtwide debut

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Teaching: Using language to help

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Diversity: Immigrant students say parents want them to achieve the stars

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Crime: Student in custody after bomb threat at Cass Lake-Bena

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Referendum: Board debates referendum date

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Buildings: Board tables decision to increase spending for mulch

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Math event adds up to fun

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Referendum: Questions abound at Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop presentation

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Budget: Credit card payments for school lunch are costing Rochester district



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Enrollment: Black families lead the way in fleeing to other schools

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

ESSA: Minnesota proposes a new way to grade schools

MPR

Teaching: How one group is working to build a more diverse teaching force

MINNPOST

Community: How much influence do Twin Cities mayors have on education?

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Program: Federal E-Rate program dramatically expands high-speed Internet access for schools

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Budget: Board looking at tax increase

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Art: Mural shows power of understanding

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Testing: Medford delves into MCA results

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Consolidation: Southland considers consolidation with LeRoy-Ostrander



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Crime: Three arrested in St. Paul high school fight

ESSA: Minnesota set to revamp how public schools are graded

Obituary: Former MSBA director Pat Gilstad of Blackduck dies, funeral will be Thursday

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

ESSA: Minnesota’s new accountability system up for federal review

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

ESSA: Minnesota submits Every Student Succeeds Act state plan with focus on improving equity in schools

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Report: United States spends less on schools than other developed nations

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan’s food and nutrition coordinator to serve as president of Minnesota School Nutrition Association

Administration: New year means new principal for Mounds View High School

Enrollment: Early enrollment shows Farmington middle school imbalance

Facilities: Roseville Area School District seeks building bond for updates and space

Program: Chaska High School student conducts scientific research in Costa Rica

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

St. Peter: School board sets levy

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Promoting Albert Lea Area schools

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Testing: Students score higher on ACTs

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Technology: Teaching with tech

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Editorial: Disrupting meetings too hard to define

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Curriculum: Nearly 250 students attend Jump Start program

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Graduation: Area employers looking to local students to fill jobs



MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Diversity: Offensive Burnsville homecoming sign comes under fire

Enrollment: Rising exodus of students puts pressure on Minnesota schools

Enrollment: What are the trends in your school?

MPR

Curriculum: How to make every grade more like kindergarten

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: New Blaine High School principal looks to build relationships

Administration: Spring Lake Park High School principal ready for new challenges

Enrollment: Lakeville Area welcomes more kindergartners

Enrollment: Wayzata elementary schools under pressure as student population grows

Equity: “Equity” on the tips of tongues in Richfield schools

Facilities: St. Michael-Albertville ushers in classroom addition at Albertville Primary School

Facilities: St. Michael-Albertville School Board updated about at-capacity high school

Grant: Columbia Heights receives $75,000 grant

Personnel: Spring Lake Park School District’s new hires are more diverse

Program: Brooklyn Center School District speaks out in support of DACA

Technology: Richfield Middle School rolls out 1-to-1 device program for sixth-graders

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Braham Area: School board appointee takes oath of office

Brandon-Evansville: Enrollment up as school year begins

Goodhue: School board promotes teacher to principal

Grand Rapids: Itasca County Board receives update on “space problem” at area elementary schools

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted: Levy triggers discord at meeting

Kingsland: High school to join Southeast Conference

Monticello: New stadium impresses in football debut

Pierz: Officials to begin new school year with community survey

Sleepy Eye: Staff incorporates Top 20 into curriculum

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Health: Summer lunch program for students a success

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Environment: Tree Trust is deeply rooted

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Consolidation: Cloquet, Carlton discuss consolidation

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Awards: Six to be inducted into school Hall of Fame

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Enrollment: Austin sees growth in numbers, diversity



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Every Student Succeeds Act: Minnesota Department of Education shares public comments regarding state’s ESSA plan

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Funding: Lunch money fundraiser far exceeds goal

Policy: Protest over dress code erupts at Edina High School

MPR

Diversity: Schools seek to help immigrants amid mixed DACA signals

MINNPOST

Students: EDTalks to focus on student homelessness and reframing disabilities

EDUCATION WEEK

Politics: U.S. House OKs bill to slash education budget as school choice push loses out

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Hopkins School District welcomes its first female superintendent

Boundaries: South Washington County School Board selects task force’s middle school boundary plan

Community: Volunteer creates state-of-the-art display case for Prior Lake High School

Elections: Three seats up for election for Mounds View School Board, bond referendum announced

Facilities: Donation will pay for playground upgrade at South Washington County elementary school

Honors: Jordan Elementary School named a Minnesota School of Excellence

Personnel: Farmington Area’s new operations director overseeing building projects

Policy: Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board adopts new substance abuse policy

Program: Backpack program equips Centennial students with tools to learn

Project: Centennial School District finishes up three-year project in time for school year

Report: Employee error cited in South Washington County’s private student data release

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Chisago Lakes: A new school year is at hand

Detroit Lakes: School board talks attendance, enrollment and achievement gap

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: School officials discuss testing, student preparation

Lake Superior: School board sets 2018 levy

Milaca: School committee decides no fence makes sense

Mora: School repurposes food scraps

New Prague Area: School construction nearing an end

Perham-Dent: High school group supports hurricane relief effort

Sartell-St. Stephen: Students rally in support of DACA

Tri-City United: School board authorizes February referendum

Yellow Medicine East: Board weighs new testing options

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Election: Races set for Duluth board election

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Technology: Apps helping teachers communicate with parents

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Administration: Principal urges others to achieve

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Negotiations: District approves teacher agreement

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Pre-K: Meeting young students where they are at

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Negotiations: Board approves teacher contract

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Small crowd shows up for referendum meeting

STEM: Winona Area to add STEM to all schools



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Procalmation: Gov. Dayton orders flags at half-staff for police officer

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Board: The fuzzy line between dissent and disruption

MPR

Technology: In the age of screen time, is paper dead?

KEYC

Advocacy: MSBA listening to school districts’ concerns

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Choice: Study highlights long-term costs of charter school expansion

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Enrollment: Austin numbers up 5 percent

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Community: Dauer offers a look into Community Education

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Buildings: Proposed early childhood center would lighten elementary schools’ load

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Safety: Board mulls building security

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Testing: Districts examine latest ACT results

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Pre-K: Meeting young students where they are at

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Technology: Bridging digital divide will be costly in Yellow Medicine County



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Advocacy: Send letter of support for School Trust Lands deal

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Testing: National Merit Semifinalists named for 2018

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Budget: St. Paul residents could see school taxes rise 6.9 percent

Schedule: St. Paul won’t change school start times next year

MPR

Data privacy: One click exposed private information on students

EDUCATION WEEK

Poll: Poll finds parents prefer good neighborhood schools over more school choice

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL

Safety: Parents increasingly fret about bullying — and with good reason

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Politics: U.S. education secretary asks education establishment to “rethink” schools

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cleveland: Resident files for interim school board position

Windom Area: School leaders give thumbs up to opening week

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Referendum: Hayfield bond vote passes

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Safety: Bus safety drill surprises parent

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Election: Three candidates advance to November election; one spot too close to call

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Safety: Demonstrations make Waseca youth safer

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Buildings: Board tours Owatonna Middle School

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Referendum: Triton to ask for $1 million operating levy

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Negotiations: St. Cloud Area teachers ratify contract



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Diversity: DACA’s demise starts push to help Minnesota’s Dreamers

Politics: Legislature, Gov. Dayton head for mediation

MPR

Diversity: Schools struggling to keep black male teachers

MINNPOST

Teaching: Taking the fuzziness out of improving student motivation

AUSTIN KAAL-TV

Referendum: Hayfield bond vote passes

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Sports: Board looks at lacrosse changes

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Election: One Duluth board race has a primary today

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Budget: Blue Earth Area begins process to set levy

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Administration: Lunak named acting superintendent for Moorhead Area

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Editorial: Improving school diversity goes beyond hiring practices

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Teaching: Teacher makes sure students know what happened on 9-11

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Facilities: Winona Area might consider delaying facility plan

Program: Winona Area embraces “compassionate schools” model

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Buildings: Council approves permits for school district building



MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Proclamation: Gov. Dayton orders flags at half-staff for anniversary of 9/11 attacks

Court: Gov. Dayton’s veto of legislative budget ruled constitutional

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Pensions: Minnesota’s systems seek legislative action on proposed reforms

Buildings: Shakopee’s revamped community center opens

Safety: Teen driving deaths plummet

Community: Home host program helps homeless teens in the suburbs

Safety: Do I stop for a school bus on a divided road?

MPR

Teaching: Relating to students who were born after Sept. 11

MINNPOST

Community: Meet the only public school ombudsperson in the state — St. Paul’s Dana Abrams

THE 74

Every Student Succeeds Act: How to make sure your state’s new education plan does well by English learners

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: New St. Michael-Albertville principal promotes school district’s excellence

Column: A look back as North Branch Area starts 2017-2018 school year

Court: Former Richfield school worker files discrimination charge against school district

Election: Eight candidates file for three Eden Prairie School Board seats

Event: Stillwater Area High School takes a new approach to homecoming

Facilities: Prairie View school in Otsego opens

Personnel: Spring Lake Park School District’s new hires are more diverse

Personnel: Coon Rapids High School hires new activities director

Program: Columbia Heights School Board hears update on ENCORE program funding

Program: Edina students attend leadership program

Testing: St. Michael-Albertville students beat state average on MCA scores

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Chatfield: District continues construction project

Ellsworth: High school career class learns the newspaper business

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted: Board to approve teacher contract and levy

Jackson County Central: New faces as a new school year fires up

Le Sueur-Henderson and Tri-City United: Bus drivers sought through innovative recruitment, increased incentives

Litchfield: School board sets special election to fill vacant seat

Milaca and Princeton: Test scores show good news

Moose Lake: Community celebrates new school

Park Rapids Area: School board approves teacher evaluation plan

Pine River-Backus: NASA chose students to talk to astronauts

Princeton: Middle school has familiar face as new assistant principal

Red Wing: School board names student representatives

Sauk Centre: From blackboards to white board to SMART board

Wadena-Deer Creek: District honors staff for years of service

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Referendum: Hayfield votes today on school bonds

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Technology: Apps help teachers communicate with parents

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Cooperation: Wrenshall, Carlton school districts ponder path to the future

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Buildings: Trio saves school site

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Enrollment: Schools see favorable student numbers

MESABI DAILY NEWS

Safety: Teaching the consequences of distracted driving

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Board: Byron School Board chair to resign

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Curriculum: District prepares to roll out STEM



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Testing: Minnesota ACT scores rise, but challenges persist

MPR

Education: Commissioner talks about ACT scores, teacher diversity

Union: Former lunch lady now heads NEA

MINNPOST

Policy: Trump’s Justice Department gears up to review schools’ affirmative action policies

MSN

Teaching: Some states ease licensing requirements in face of teacher shortage

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Branding: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan’s new logo brings unity and possibility

Column: Back-to-school an exciting time in Edina

Equity: Eden Prairie High School hosts equality vs. equity conversation

Facilities: St. Michael-Albertville High School prepares for construction projects

Safety: Fines increase this year for motorists who don’t stop for school buses

Teaching: Elk River Area teachers encouraged to empower students

Transportation: Stillwater Area School District considers $6.85 million site for buses

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Aitkin: New school year, new superintendent at school district

Aitkin: Rep. Dale Lueck reminds parents of back-to-school tax benefits

Benson: School board member resigns seat, leaving vacancy

Benson: High school trades class to build house this year

Braham Area: Education foundation officially takes flight

Caledonia Area: New facilities director happy to be part of school district

Cambridge-Isanti: Minnesota Reading Corps and Math Corps seeks tutors for area schools

McGregor: District gears up for 2017-2018 school year

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Testing: New Ulm leads area schools in ACT scores

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Testing: ACT scores above state average at all schools

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Community: Listening Sessions establish openness and transparency

Enrollment: Rochester welcomes nearly 18,000 students



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Policy: ROCORI flag ban on vehicles is reversed

Testing: Minnesota ACT scores rise, remain among nation’s best

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Curriculum: Pre-K is a priority

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Buildings: Cloquet Middle School open for business

Testing: Duluth’s ACT scores improve

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Administration: Moorhead Area superintendent working as health, energy allow

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Graduation: Commencement moves to new night

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Editorial: Resuming the school year rhythm

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Technology: Students reach finals of app competition

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Youth: Sartell students walk out to show support for DACA



WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Buildings: Minnehaha students check out new digs

Safety: With air safe, classes start at Crossroads School

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Courts: Appeals court upholds dismissal of teacher tenure lawsuit

THE 74

Politics: Congress returns to a lengthy education to-do list, from implementing ESSA to rewriting Higher Education Act

THE WASHINGTON POST

Analysis: Letting teens sleep in would save the country roughly $9 billion a year

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Curt Tryggestad returns to arts education

Back to school: Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith welcome elementary students on first day of school

Back to school: What’s new with Hopkins School District

Back to school: Spring Lake Park School District staff starts the school year with laughter

Boundaries: Hopkins School Board delays action on detaching property in district

Branding: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan’s new brand symbolizes infinite possibilities for students

Collaboration: Interfaith Outreach steps up partnership with Wayzata and Orono school districts for community initiative

Column: North Branch Area is easing the transition to high school

Court: Case against Stillwater Area School District now in judge’s hands

Election: Resident seeking seat on Bloomington School Board

Energy: Lakeville Area to pursue solar garden

Enrollment: Mounds View school enrollment at a 15-year high

Facilities: Anoka-Hennepin plans more “Fit for the Future” community meetings

Facilities: Elk River Area School Board looks at school expansion

Facilities: Science addition nearly finished at Spring Lake Park High School

Personalized learning: South Washington County School District changing how students are educated

Program: Full STEAM ahead for Brooklyn Center schools

Program: Columbia Heights introduces “early college” program

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: School board reaches tentative deal with two unions

Belle Plaine: District aiming to help students make the grade

Delano: School district saves $508,000 by refunding bonds

Minnewaska Area: School district honors veterans with monument dedication

Red Wing: Teachers dipping into their own pockets to provide back-to-school supplies

Red Wing: School’s out for former principal

United South Central and Blue Earth Area: A new school year for all, including new faculty members

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Administration: Board approves new three-year contract for superintendent

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Buildings: Water main cracks on first day of school

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Election: At large candidates weigh in on the issues

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Enrollment: Moorhead Area, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton see rise in student numbers

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Community: Buddy Backpack sees increase in kids served

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Negotiations: Mankato Area approves contract with teachers

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Enrollment: Marshall sees another year of student growth

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Buildings: Students will start the year on schedule

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Curriculum: Elementary starts one-on-one time

Administration: Area school leadership in flux



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Sports: Austin football player dies two weeks after collapsing during practice

Legal: Attorney says school districts need to improve response to Minnesota data law

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Safety: Chemical vapor delays classes at one St. Paul school

Buildings: Stillwater, Rosemount districts open new schools to meet growing needs

Administration: After controversies, St. Paul schools and new superintendent press on with racial equity work

MPR

Diversity: Diversity grows in Minnesota schools, but not on school boards

Truancy: 13 percent of state schools have extreme chronic absence rates

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: To new year beginnings

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Teaching: New English Language teachers are eager for first day

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Truancy: New PSA stresses importance of school attendance

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Testing: Schools studying test results

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Administration: Area superintendents talk about the lack of women in the top job

Buildings: Moorhead’s newly built schools ready for students

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Safety: Officials hope heftier fines increase bus safety

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Chisholm Oks new courses

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Teaching: Third-grade teachers bringing science knowledge back to school

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Administration: Superintendent movement mirrors bigger trend

Referendum: Hayfield seeks $14.3 million for building project

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Curriculum: How STEM education leads to quality employment

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Buildings: As district addresses facilities, Rollingstone remains a question mark



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Funding: Castile fundraiser brings in $6,000 to help pay for lunch debts of St. Paul students

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Back to school: Minnetonka School District prepares for back to school

Court: Judge to decide whether case against Stillwater Area School District goes to trial

Referendum: Anoka-Hennepin asking voters to support $249 million bond referendum

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Aitkin: New reading materials implemented in 2016-2017 (MSBA mentioned)

Brandon-Evansville: School referendum fails

Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart: Three communities join to build learning center in Buffalo Lake

Hutchinson: School district will focus on achievement gap

Northfield: New contract gives teachers pay hikes in both years

Perham-Dent: School year starting early to make time for construction

Red Wing: First phase of summer construction nears completion

Red Wing: District adds 10th section of kindergarten

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Buildings: A grand opening for Moose Lake school

Election: Meet the Duluth School Board at large candidates

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Teaching: Union president urges teachers to stick with the job

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Technology: Alexandria schools to unveil Wi-Fi on school buses

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Policy: Chisholm adopts meal policy

AUGUST 2017

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Fraud: Minnehaha warns of fundraising scam near State Fair

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Youth: Back-to-school tips for older students

MINNPOST

Election: St. Paul School Board candidates lay out priorities

USA TODAY

Facilities: Harvey wreak havoc on Houston schools

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School Board approves appointment of assistant high school principal

Column: Start of school year filled with excitement and expectations

Election: Resident announces candidacy for Edina School Board

Election: Four candidates file for three seats on Fridley School Board

Election: Six candidates to run for Hastings School Board

Election: Candidates file for Mounds View School Board

Election: Eight candidates to run for Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Board

Election: Fifteen candidates step up for South Washington County School Board

Election: Election for White Bear Lake Area School Board, levy renewal announced

Enrollment: Mahtomedi accepts all open enrollment middle school students

Facilities: New facilities greet students at Stillwater Area High School

Negotiations: Farmington Area booster parents voice concern over tentative agreement

Referendum: Referendum is focus of Rush City School Board meeting

Technology: Osseo Area School District considers new iPad management strategies

Testing: Annual test scores hold good news for Waconia School District

Transportation: Transportation changes in Anoka-Hennepin

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Aitkin: High school principal welcomes students

Benson: School district seeks lease for north end of civic center

Caledonia Area: District uses data to drive decisions

Caledonia Area: Homecoming parade a welcome addition to the school district landscape

Caledonia Area: District hires third kindergarten teacher

Glencoe-Silver Lake: Despite construction, district expects to start school on September 6

Mountain Lake: District gets set for opening day

Pipestone Area: New position at district will prepare students for a technological world

Pipestone Area: Program opens local paths for students

St. Peter: Academies get specially designed space in new high school

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Accident: Nobody injured in crash with bus

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Community: That other education is making an impact

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Administration: Bemidji superintendent to retire

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Buildings: Open house at new Moose Lake school

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Extra funding expands hours of Area Learning Center

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Buildings: Tracy schools to light up with solar arrays

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Youth: Open houses at New Ulm schools

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Calendar: Blooming Prairie students get a jump on the school year

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Choice: Imagine school won’t be a reality

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Board: Sartell-St. Stephen fills vacated board seat



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30

MPR

Pre-K: What should we be teaching young children?

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Alexandria: Film illustrates different style of school success

Belle Plaine: Late filings make school board election a contest

Brandon-Evansville: Voters to cast ballots today on building referendum

Ely: School board chair suggests public vote on plan to use campus site

Houston: School board looks to appoint a new member

Kenyon-Wanamingo: Board decides on two questions for building referendum ballot

Kenyon-Wanamingo: Ball field work nears completion

Kingsland: Board considers donating baseball field to city

Little Falls: Renovations on track for start of school year

Menahga: School board fine-tunes ballot for bond referendum

Menahga: Board revisits debate about school weapons policy violation from two years ago

Minnewaska Area: Board prepares way for back to school

Northfield: Elementary school leaders report mixed success in attaining goals

Pine Island: Protecting your child’s identity

Royalton: School-sponsored sporting events will be free for senior citizens

Royalton: Small town has big school updates

Royalton: Board asks for certificate of occupancy before school begins

Sibley East: District to lease parking lot in Arlington

St. Peter: All district buildings share in upgrades, educational changes

Windom Area: Students to learn in new environment, use new equipment

Zumbrota-Mazeppa: District names new superintendent

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Accident: Nobody injured in crash with bus

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Administration: Hibbing requests additional administrators

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Referendum: Winona leaders clash over facilities plan

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Negotiations: St. Cloud teachers, district reach tentative contract

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Courts: Man accused of damage, theft from Ellsworth school



TUESDAY, AUGUST 29

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Maintaining principals is new sign of stability in Minneapolis schools

Funding: Illinois Senate to take up school funding overhaul

Fundraising: Minnehaha Academy warns of fundraising scam outside State Fair entrance

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Facilities: New school for students with special needs to open in Lake Elmo

Referendums: A dozen east metro districts putting school levies before voters this fall

MPR

Health: How to counter back-to-school anxiety

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Minnesota Supreme Court takes up legislative funding battle

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

St. Peter: Jubilant school officials put new high school on display

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Teaching: Albert Lea Area graduate returns to inspire students to succeed

CROOKSTON TIMES

Program: Minnesota program gives students who age out of high school a path

MESABI DAILY NEWS

Board: Mountain Iron-Buhl School Board seeks to appoint new board member

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Facilities: Owatonna schools to be ready to receive students next week

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Construction: St. Charles High School extends summer vacation

Discipline: Rochester School District seeks consistency in discipline

Referendum: Back to the drawing board for Southland School District

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Facilities: Officials break ground on new Tech High School

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Policy: Willmar School Board adopts new policy for collecting overdue meal debt accounts

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Referendum: Winona Area School Board receives criticism over facilities plan



MONDAY, AUGUST 28

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Funding: Cuts to federal grants endanger sex education for teens

Teaching: Waconia teachers get immersion in Chamber of Commerce program

Health: Measles outbreak was costly, health officials say

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Choice: As Stillwater closes schools, a new charter moves in

Community: School supply lists pile up for St. Paul parents

MPR

Accident: Minnehaha parent opens up about explosion and upper campus move

MINNPOST

Teaching: Teachers grapple with how to talk about Charlottesville in their classrooms

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Referendum: Southland wants a new facility plan for a February vote

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Safety: Officer taking role at school

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Teaching: Faribault schools welcome new teachers

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Buildings: Construction project nearly completed at East Grand Forks Senior High

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Buildings: St. Peter dedicates new high school

MESABI DAILY NEWS

Safety: Administrators request secured entrances at Hibbing schools

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Election: Blooming Prairie draws four candidates for four spots

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Awards: Rochester students win national computer competition



FRIDAY, AUGUST 25

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: Man who raped fellow Shakopee student in boys’ locker room gets 12-year sentence

Safety: Bike cops for kids rolling along

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Buildings: Forest Lake Area students start early to give construction workers more time next summer

Courts: Former principal sentenced for stealing school district funds

MPR

Discipline: Colorado cheerleading coaches placed on leave after forcing cheerleaders into splits

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: St. Louis Park School Board welcomes new superintendent, honors IB students

Communication: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan undergoes technological makeover

Election: Eleven candidates file for Bloomington School Board

Election: Edina School Board authorizes referendum vote for November 7

Election: Three candidates file for Minnetonka School Board election

Election: Brooklyn Park City Council requests Osseo Area School District consider single-member district elections

Election: Three incumbents to face three challengers in Richfield School Board race

Election: Five candidates file for St. Louis Park School Board

Election: Three incumbents file for Wayzata School Board

Referendum: Bloomington School District to ask voters for referendum renewal

Referendum: St. Louis Park School Board gets referendum update, previews early concept designs

Testing: Wayzata School District scores high overall

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cloquet: Construction ongoing as school year looms

Le Sueur-Henderson: School board highlights strengths and weaknesses (MSBA mentioned)

Litchfield: District to ask for longer-term bus contract

Monticello: School board likely to have three new faces

Monticello: District extends interim job offer to Michael Favor

Mora: Students outperform state average on MCAs

Mountain Lake: Race is on for school board

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton: Roof repairs to begin

Sartell-St. Stephen: School board moves forward in filling vacancy

Sartell-St. Stephen: Students excel once again on MCAs

St. James: School board approves contract with bus company

St. Peter: New high school fulfills years of planning

St. Peter: New teachers welcomed (MSBA mentioned)

Waterville-Elysian-Morristown: More than 200 girls attend Female Empowerment Symposium

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Community: Middle school success coach pulls community together

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Finance: New Ulm schools to reduce its operating tax levy

MESABI DAILY NEWS

Teaching: Districts focus on teaching, learning methods

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Budget: New Ulm approves levy carryover

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Facilities: Winona Area School Board debates viability of keeping Rollingstone school open



THURSDAY, AUGUST 24

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: Spectators bear blame in football and brain injuries as well

MPR

Vouchers: In-depth on school vouchers

MINNPOST

Teaching: Mixing math and reading with stability balls and scoop rockers

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

ESSA: Duluth weighs in on Every Student Succeeds Act

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Teaching: Students, teachers prep for the classroom

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Buildings: Public invited to tour new St. Peter school

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Teaching: Incoming students tour school during Medford orientation

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Policy: Austin approves unpaid lunch policy

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Referendum: Board sets vote for February



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: Whither the charter school alternative?

Funding: Vikings launch foundation aimed at kids’ health

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Choice: Minnehaha Academy plans to relocate students to former Brown College campus

MPR

Courts: Judge finds racism behind Arizona law banning ethnic studies

KEYC

Teaching: Schools learning quickly to address teacher shortage

EDUCATION DIVE

Every Student Succeeds Act: Four ways ESSA’s impact will be felt by states and school districts

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Communication: Centennial School District and city of Lino Lakes to increase dialogue

Communication: Elk River Area School District looks to improve public relations

Election: Five new candidates vie for three spots on Hopkins School Board

Election: Eight candidates files for three seats on Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Board

Personnel: Elk River Area adds teachers at three growing schools

Policies: St. Michael-Albertville School Board adjusts policies, including open enrollment

Politics: State representatives update Columbia Heights School Board on legislative session

Program: Columbia Heights American Indian Education program empowers students and families

Program: Osseo Area’s Kidstop program included in STEM Day at the State Fair

Protest: Richfield School Board meeting again brought to a halt

Referendum: Forest Lake Area community likes its schools, uncertain about bond and levy

Referendum: Richfield School District asking voters to approve tax increase

Testing: Southwest metro schools performing above state average

Testing: Anoka-Hennepin’s MCA scores improve

Testing: Mahtomedi’s state testing proficiency is 20-plus points above average

Testing: Mounds View’s state testing proficiency is 10 points above average

Testing: White Bear Lake Area’s state testing proficiency is above average

Transaction: Elk River Area School Board OKs deal to sell former district office

Workshop: Minnesota Supreme Court justices speak to Anoka-Hennepin leaders

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: Three candidates file for school board election

Belle Plaine: MCA results show students exceeding state averages

Belle Plaine: High school student looking forward to her Korean education

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: Athletic facilities work still on schedule despite August rain

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton: New activities handbook includes “more specific” guidelines regarding chemical violations

St. Peter: School board approves two employee contracts

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Funding: Blue Earth Area receives $25,000 for technology

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Election: Moorhead special election set for Nov. 7

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Teaching: Students, teachers prep for the classroom

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Hiring: Junior High coaches getting hard to find

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Referendum: Minneota passes $5.2 million bond referendum 424-251

MESABI DAILY NEWS

Testing: Virginia meets standards on MCA testing

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Teaching: Medford gears up for new school year

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: Red Wing schools ready after long summer of construction

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Election: Amon wins Willmar School Board seat



TUESDAY, AUGUST 22

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Safety: Report says Minnehaha school worker desperately sought to sound the alarm

MINNPOST

Diversity: Immigrant groups seek new language-immersion programs in diverse Osseo Area

CNN

Report: Nationwide teacher shortage worsens

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Report: Worker urged evacuation before Minnesota school blast

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Big Lake: Elementary school busing plans are outlined

Houston: School board approves new policies, handbooks

Kingsland: New teacher hopes to instill love of music in students

Mabel-Canton: School board moves forward on hiring new superintendent

Monticello: School district selects three finalists for interim superintendent position (MSBA mentioned)

Rushford-Peterson: Lawsuit is over for school district

St. Peter: Open house, ceremony to introduce new high school

St. Peter: School district looks to use city debt as part of its payment for road construction work

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Health: Federal guidelines set for food service

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Referendum: Truman considers operating levy

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Testing: Marshall reports rising proficiency results

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Election: Special election in Willmar today for vacant board seat



MONDAY, AUGUST 21

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Budget: Willmar may pull sports, prom, parking privileges from non free and reduced lunch students if parents don’t pay debts

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Diversity: 15 years later, Minnesota schools are more segregated, achievement gap has barely budged

Election: The candidates who filed for east metro school board races

MPR

Study: Oldest kids in class do better, even through college

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Column: Don’t forget about back-to-school benefits

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Community: New logos for Crosby-Ironton

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Diversity: State toolkit meant to guide, not legally binding, says superintendent

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Community: Parents make annual pilgrimage for school supplies

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Referendum: Minneota voters to decide on bond question

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: Rushford-Peterson celebrates new school



FRIDAY, AUGUST 18

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Higher education: Colleges brace for more violence amid rash of hate on campus

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Data: Fifteen years later, Minnesota schools are more segregated and achievement gap has barely budged

Data: South Washington County School District investigates data release on “most” of its 18,000 students

MPR

Higher education: Hamline University picked to open racial healing center

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Politics: U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos denounces white nationalism and racial bigotry

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: New Hopkins superintendent preps for her first day of school

Elections: Five candidates file for Anoka-Hennepin School Board; seven file for Spring Lake Park Board

Elections: Five residents file for three Eden Prairie School Board seats

Elections: Twelve candidates file for four open Edina School Board seats

Facilities: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage’s accessible playground finally near reality

Facilities: Needed building and technology updates are coming to North Branch Area

Negotiations: Contract negotiations between Bloomington School District, teachers are complete

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Chisago Lakes: School board moves to take bids for middle school tennis courts

Esko: Long-term school projects near end

Fulda: School board approves wrestling coach contract

Lake Superior: School board accepts football jersey donation

Mora: New school board policy seeks to keep lunch accounts paid, emphasizes nutrition for all

Mora: Use of propane-fueled school buses discussed at school board meeting

North Branch Area: School board hears projects plan is advancing, public input sought

Sartell-St. Stephen: Seven candidates file for open seat

Wadena-Deer Creek: Board approves November vote on elementary school building bond

Yellow Medicine East: School board discusses nutrition planning

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Facilities: Bemidji Area staff tour future elementary school site

Facilities: Blackduck school locker room renovations wrapping up

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Program: Truman School District again offering voluntary prekindergarten program

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Board: Nashwauk-Keewatin School Board preparing for new year

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Every Student Succeeds Act: State officials, area educators review new way to rate schools

MESABI DAILY NEWS

Collaboration: Mountain Iron-Buhl School District to share positions with St. Louis County School District

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Every Student Succeeds Act: Education overhaul means “more community engagement”

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Facilities: No parking fees this year for Winona Area teachers

Testing: Achievement gap widens for younger students in Winona Area



THURSDAY, AUGUST 17

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Community: North Branch schools collecting supplies at Stuff the Bus event

MPR

Enrollment: Consultant says St. Paul schools should market to skeptical parents

THE HILL

Politics: U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos charges ahead on school choice

MINNESOTA TEACHERS RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION

Administration: Minnesota TRA names new executive director

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Data: South Washington County School District mistakenly emails data on more than 9,600 students

Facilities: Groundbreaking set for Intermediate School District 287’s Edgewood Education Center expansion

Referendum: South Washington County School Board plans three-question referendum

Safety: Farmington Area teacher on a mission of passion to teach public CPR class alongside police

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Caledonia Area: High school ranks toward the top of the state in MCA scores

Maple Lake: Asthma response training coming to all high school coaches in Minnesota

Mountain Lake: School board restarts plans for building

Murray County Central: School district partners with bank

Rushford-Peterson:New school ribbon cutting set for August 19

St. Peter: Race forum draws out conversation, optimism

Windom Area: School board moves toward future construction project

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Board: Three words could become new mission statement

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: Board seeks more input on facilities plan

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Feature: In senior photo, Ada-Borup student honors teammate killed by drunk driver

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Teaching: District strives for student and staff achievement

MESABI DAILY NEWS

Safety: Chisholm city, school agree on school resource officers

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Election: Candidate forum covers arts, school lunch, police in schools

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Referendum: Bond discussion at a standstill



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Accident: Memorial service held for Minnehaha Academy receptionist who died in blast

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Buildings: Lakeville Area debating solar garden plan that could save millions

Safety: St. Paul to have fewer cops in the schools

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Policy: Changes coming to district policy on student publications

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Election: Thirteen candidates running for one Moorhead Area special election seat

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Policy: Student handbooks in question

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Referendum: Maple River to ask for new school

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

ESSA: Education department asking for feedback

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Election: Two vying for seat on Willmar School Board



TUESDAY, AUGUST 15

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: Effective policing helps keep schools safer

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Lawsuit: Teacher sues St. Paul School District, saying she was fired for supporting students of color

MINNPOST

Diversity: Teachers of color reflect on navigating a mostly white education system

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Arts: High school student donates 22 musical instruments to Osseo Area School District

Program: New Lake Elmo school serves students with specialized needs

Technology: Rep. Erik Paulsen announces student app challenge for his congressional district

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Sauk Centre: Former band teacher featured in mural

Tri-City United: School district touts improvement in science proficiency

Waseca: Area superintendents say MCA results only one piece of how they measure growth

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Enrollment: Student numbers reach nearly 5,000

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Policy: Hibbing School Board OKs lunch policy

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Referendum: Mankato Area to ask for increase in operating levy

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Administration: Zumbrota-Mazeppa picks new superintendent

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Appointment: Seven apply for Sartell-St. Stephen open board seat

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Policy: Willmar considers new policy to recover lunch debt



MONDAY, AUGUST 14

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Graduation: Somali teen struggles to find a place after high school

Safety: Program puts brakes on teens’ bad driving habits

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Funding: Stuff the bus raises school supplies for Stillwater Area students

MPR

Curriculum: Ethnic studies is movement born of a ban

EDUCATION COMMISSION OF THE STATES

Study: Advanced Placement access and success — how do rural schools stack up?

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: Eastern Carver County School District hires new elementary school principal

Buildings: Elk River Area School Board expected to act on sale for former district office

Calendar: Early start date fast approaching at Forest Lake Area

Charter schools: Odyssey Academy loses charter, will close in September

Collaboration: Osseo Area, city partner to update three school playgrounds

Election: Two candidates file for Hopkins School Board

Funding: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage receives more prekindergarten funding

Referendum: Anoka-Hennepin School Board approves referendum questions

Testing: Anoka-Hennepin’s MCA scores improve

Testing: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage officials say test scores are encouraging

Testing: Elk River Area continues to improve on MCAs

Testing: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan students exceed state averages on tests

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted: School board to approve contracts

Zumbrota-Mazeppa: Board begins search for interim superintendent

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Policy: Board considers lunch account policy

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Buildings: New Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig school comes together in sections

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Hiring: Moorhead Area seeks substitute workers

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Safety: Teams testing out new helmet technology

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Election: Five now running for three board seats

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Courts: Former Rochester superintendent enters guilty plea

Health: Immunizations will be available in Rochester schools

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Appointment: Six apply for Sartell-St. Stephen open board seat



FRIDAY, AUGUST 11

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Grant: Apply for gifted student grant program by August 28

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Administration: New principal picked for School of Environmental Studies

MPR

Testing: Minnesota rethinks assessments of English language learners

MINNPOST

Testing: State revamps how it identifies low-performing schools

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Chisago Lakes: New superintendent starts in September

Cloquet: Excitement builds for new middle school

Fulda: School district releases statement on Postsecondary Enrollment Options

Hutchinson: District hires new assistant high school principal

Moose Lake: School-owned building goes to high bidder

Pine River-Backus: Students to communicate with International Space Station astronauts

Sartell-St. Stephen: District names interim activities director

Wadena-Deer Creek: School board hears proposal for building bond

Willow River: School board approves facility updates

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Testing: Granada-Huntley-East Chain tries learning-based grading

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Sports: VCA may join Hibbing-Chisholm boys soccer



THURSDAY, AUGUST 10

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Every Student Succeeds Act: Register for one of Minnesota Department of Education’s ESSA meetings; give input on state plan via online survey

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: Minnesota’s education brass should show some humility and listen to parents

Event: Minnesota State Capitol grand opening celebration kicks off Friday

USA TODAY

Homework: Schools ditching homework for younger students in favor of reading, family time

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Administration: New superintendent moves into role at St. Louis Park School District

Administration: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan chooses next principal at School of Environmental Studies

Administration: Eden Prairie selects interim elementary school principal

Back to school: Families may qualify for back-to-school tax credits

Branding: Waconia School District unveils new look

Election: Three candidates file for Wayzata School Board

Facilities: Elk River Area School Board eyes new school expansion

Funding: Robbinsdale Area receives highest allotment of preschool funding in the state

Honors: U.S. News & World Report honors Columbia Heights High School

Personnel: Central School Board reviews staffing, handbooks

Program: Richfield School District rolls out newly independent community education program

Project: St. Michael-Albertville School Board takes action regarding ice arena project

Referendum: Lakeville Area will only ask for levy renewal this fall

Teaching: Elk River Area School District to take new tack in finding substitutes for teachers

Teaching: Osseo Area teacher participates in national program focused on teaching across cultures

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Cambridge-Isanti: High school students visit Germany

Milaca and Princeton: School districts team in helping fund Native American Indian Liaison

Monticello: School district begins search for interim superintendent

Princeton: School board hires new choral director

Princeton: Settlement approved on tennis courts

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton: High school principal honored for 20 years of service

St. Peter: New park and sports complex to be maintained by school, city separately

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Community: Walmart apologizes for back-to-school sign placed on gun display

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Hiring: Change attracts teachers

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Funding: No free pre-kindergarten for Moorhead Area schools this year

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Extracurricular: Kids whining about what to do after school? We’ve got answers

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Election: Second candidate files to run for one of three seats on Mankato Area School Board

ESSA: State education officials seek feedback on proposed school rating system

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Tests: Schools study results from MCA tests

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: Another big year for Rochester school projects

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Buildings: Superintendent’s proposal for Lake George sites gets thumbs up



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Every Student Succeeds Act: Register for one of Minnesota Department of Education’s ESSA meetings; give input on state plan via online survey

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Dave Stead, longtime Minnesota State High School League leader, to step down

Column: Reading and math scores fail to budge, so maybe it’s time to try the obvious

Column: Federal education policy is deferring to states like Minnesota

Hiring: Minneapolis board votes to cut two officers

Policy: Charter school, family settle discrimination complaint over transgender student

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Elections: Fourth candidate to run for three seats on St. Paul board

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Budget: Anoka-Hennepin School District sets 2017-2018 budget

Budget: St. Francis School Board approves budget

Curriculum: St. Francis Board votes down new math curriculum

Election: Resident files to run for Anoka-Hennepin School Board

Feature: Beloved educator from Forest Lake Area High School leaves lasting legacy

Fundraising: Mounds View Schools Education Foundation makes a difference for 30 years

Program: Centennial Middle School implements midday experience this fall

Referendum: Forest Lake Area School Board approves bond and levy ballot questions

Referendum: Mounds View School Board puts $165 million bond referendum on November ballot

Referendum: St. Francis moves forward with single referendum question

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Belle Plaine: School board OKs facility funding for maintenance plan

Caledonia Area: School officials seek approval of operating levy referendum

Caledonia Area: Hard numbers put to the topic of new lighting in the school district

Le Sueur-Henderson: School board approves planning process for operating referendum vote on November 7

Minneawaska Area: New superintendent gets started

Monticello: School board moves to accept superintendent’s retirement

Walker-Hackensack-Akeley: Legion Auxiliary donates $1,000 for toward new playground

Walker-Hackensack-Akeley: School board will not contract out 2017-2018 transportation services

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Testing: Test scores hold steady in Bemidji area schools

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Funding: Area schools get pre-kindergarten funds

Referendum: Carlton school bond fails

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Funding: Elementary wins funds

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Funding: No free pre-kindergarten for Moorhead Area schools this year

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Testing: Faribault mostly dips in proficiency

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Safety: Public safety agencies hold shooting simulation at school

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Testing: Rochester anticipated part of the dip in scores

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Election: Candidate withdraws, two remain for special election



TUESDAY, AUGUST 8

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Every Student Succeeds Act: Register for one of Minnesota Department of Education’s ESSA meetings; give input on state plan via online survey

Politics: State Capitol grand opening event slated for August 11-13

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Commentary: Should kids still be playing football?

Politics: Improvements added in Minnesota State Capitol’s big restoration

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Investigation: Apple Valley High School security guard cleared of excessive force in Muslim girl’s case

Testing: St. Paul students’ test scores drop again

MPR

Higher education: At long last, signs that college tuition might come down

Testing: Minnesota math performance slipping; reading up slightly

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Dassel-Cokato: Principal accepts position at Chisago Lakes School District

Fillmore Central: Preparations continue for new school year

Grand Rapids: Board has concerns for November election, unanimous in favoring February ballot instead

Hancock: School board decides to use different levy option

Houston: School board honors two retiring teachers

Kingsland: Longtime administrator has new position at district

Lanesboro: School moves ahead with day care expansion

Mabel-Canton: School board deals with administration, transportation issues

Pierz: School officials target late September for post-referendum community survey

Rushford-Peterson: School board addresses coaching, training issues

Spring Grove: School board establishes prices for 2017-2018

Zumbrota-Mazeppa: Superintendent takes interim job at Shakopee

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Testing: Albert Lea Area School District has mixed results on MCA tests

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Testing: Test scores hold steady in Bemidji area schools

CROOKSTON TIMES

Funding: Crookston School District awarded early childhood funding

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Testing: Duluth School District’s test scores are a mixed bag

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Study: Minnesota, North Dakota ranking among best states to find a “good job” without a bachelor’s degree

Testing: Minnesota test results show minority students still struggle

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Testing: Marshall students improve scores

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Testing: New Ulm schools lose some ground in MCA testing

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Testing: Rochester students’ test scores slide

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Testing: St. Cloud Area reading scores remain steady; English learners gain

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Testing: Winona Area sees uneven results in state testing



MONDAY, AUGUST 7

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Testing: Minnesota test results show little change in 2017

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Accident: Minnehaha Academy explosion site not yet safe for investigators

Buildings: Effort to save Crosswinds school in Woodbury falls short

Enrollment: St. Paul looks to boost unpopular schools to turn enrollment tide

Funding: With $50 million infusion, Minnesota funds more preschool programs and scholarships

Politics: Capitol grand opening packed with events

MPR

Technology: Students’ robots fly into 3M headquarters

MINNPOST

Program: Organization aims to inspire Minnesota’s young African immigrants to become tech innovators

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Testing: Minnesota Department of Education releases 2017 MCA scores

CROOKSTON TIMES

Personnel: Summer staff moves continue in schools

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Referendum: Carlton School District residents to vote on spending for new school

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Funding: Faribault School District gets $245,000 more in pre-K funding

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Funding: Area school districts to receive pre-K funding

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Administration: New elementary school principal ready for new challenges and opportunities

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Administration: Get to know Rochester Superintendent Michael Munoz

Administration: Stewartville’s new superintendent wades into role

Funding: More children headed to pre-K

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE

Referendum: Worthington School District referendum date remains in question



THURSDAY, AUGUST 3

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Accident: Second body found in Minnehaha Academy explosion

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Youth: 13 students named to St. Paul schools advisory board

MPR

Graduation: New fears for public service loan forgiveness

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Open Meeting Law: Richfield board subject to continued protests

Referendum: Columbia Heights approves bond, tech questions

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Stewartville: Superintendent reviews plan for internal controls

Ely: Board hears mixed reviews on rec center plan

Red Rock Central: District reaches tentative deal on Jeffers building

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Parents: Making back-to-school shopping chaos easier

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Funding: Donated bike fleet will aid education at Mankato schools

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Buildings: Boy Scout building patio at Blooming Prairie High School



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Testing: New plan revamps grading of schools

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Election: Three candidates file for St. Paul school board on first day

MPR

Curriculum: We’re all born with math abilities

SUBURBAN WEEKLIES

Referendum: St. Francis moves forward with one question

Teaching: Elk River takes new tact in finding subs

Column: Support Rush City schools at the polls

Administration: Principal picked for Spanish immersion school in South Washington County

Enrollment: South Washington County considers enrollment boundary for middle school

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Safety: New Jersey girl kills herself after months of bullying

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Election: First candidate files for Moorhead School Board seat

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Column: Faribault schools expands opportunities for youth, adults

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Elections: Incumbent files for board seat as filing opens

MESABI DAILY NEWS

Cooperation: Eveleth-Gilbert and Virginia focus in on cooperative efforts



TUESDAY, AUGUST 1

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Crime: Acting teacher faces charges

Choice: SUN Academy shuts down abruptly

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Safety: New Minnesota guidelines aim to reduce bullying of transgender students

MPR

Curriculum: Florida law lets residents challenge school textbooks

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Little Falls: District formally withdraws from solar project

Rushford-Peterson: Board addresses coaching, training issues

Chatfield: An update on building projects

Mabel-Canton: Board in process of hiring new superintendent

Sleepy Eye: School board grants leave of absence request

Lanesboro: District moves ahead with day care expansion

Morris Area: Funding option approved on school project

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Policy: Chisholm spells out public participation parameters