MSBA eClippings Archive

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

August 2020

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

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

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

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

MPR

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

MINNPOST

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

KARE 11

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

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Duluth approves starting in hybrid model

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Curriculum: Hands-on learning program goes online

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

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

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Election: Three file for four seats in New Ulm

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Health: What if a teacher gets COVID-19?

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

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

WINONA DAILY NEWS

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



THURSDAY, AUGUST 6

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Awards: St. Paul teen among five national student poets

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

MPR

Safety: Most teachers concerned about in-person school

EDUCATION DIVE

Study: State budget cuts feed declines in test scores

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

KSTP

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

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

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

USA TODAY

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

BRAINERD DISPATCH

COVID-19: Schools appreciate autonomy, future still uncertain

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Buildings: Rock Ridge School District breaks ground on new school

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

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

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Energy: District cuts energy bill with solar gardens

MESABI DAILY NEWS

Buildings: Rock Ridge School District breaks ground on new school

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Sports: MSHSL tried to do what is best for students

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Survey: Majority of parents support in-class learning

ST. CLOUD TIMES

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



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Funding: School Finance Working Group focuses on basic formula

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

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

COVID-19: Duluth considers hybrid learning for fall

Sports: High school football, volleyball moved to March

MPR

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

CHALKBEAT

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

CNN

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

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Teaching: Richfield School District likely opening with hybrid instruction

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

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

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

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

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

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

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

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

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Sports: Online book study sparks meaningful discussions for coaches

MANKATO FREE PRESS

COVID-19: Three area districts preparing for hybrids

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

COVID-19: Marshall prepares for hybrid plan in fall

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

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

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Safety: Area schools deciding on plans to reopen



TUESDAY, AUGUST 4

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Election: Judge extends vote by mail changes to General Election

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Safety: Parents struggle as schools open amid coronavirus surge

MPR

COVID-19: School nurses brace for fall semester

COVID-19: Parents struggle as schools reopen

CHALKBEAT

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

KARE 11

Athletics: What should happen with fall sports?

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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

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

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Calendar: Start of school pushed back to August 24

BEMIDJI PIONEER

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

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Teaching: Longtime teacher pens advice book for new teachers

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

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

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Election: Eighth candidate files for Mankato Area School Board



MONDAY, AUGUST 3

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID: How case rates will affect school reopening plans

COVID: Schools brace for a scramble to the start

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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

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

MPR

COVID: School nurses brace for fall semester

COVID: Parents struggle as schools reopen

BEMIDJI PIONEER

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

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Column: Will healthy schools be traumatic?

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Community: Group struggles to meet demand for school supplies

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

COVID: Falling behind on immunizations

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

COVID: Nevis shares back-to-school preparations

ST. CLOUD TIMES

COVID: Schools praise reopening flexibility

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

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

July 2020

FRIDAY, JULY 31

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID: Minnesota plan sets thresholds for opening

COVID: Parents still left hanging after guidance on schools

Editorial: Schools plan offers hope, realism

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

COVID: St. Paul calls for full-time distance learning in fall

COVID: School reopenings to follow county virus data

MPR

COVID: Minnesotans react after state releases fall guidance to schools

MINNPOST

COVID: Districts to choose approach, with key guidance from state officials

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

COVID: District planning for in-person for K-5, hybrid for 6-12

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Teaching: Brainerd weighing options after Governor’s school announcement

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Northland schools prepare for fall school decision

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

COVID: Area schools react to state reopening plan

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

COVID: Schools get some flexibility for back-to-school

GRAND FORKS HERALD

COVID: East Grand Forks learning plan to be announced in mid-August

MANKATO FREE PRESS

COVID: School fall format to be decided on case-by-case basis

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

COVID: A safe return to school

NEW ULM JOURNAL

COVID: As of now, district meets guidelines for in-person elementary, hybrid secondary education

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

COVID: Owatonna superintendent reacts to state guidelines

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

COVID: Area districts respond to state decision

ST. CLOUD TIMES

COVID: Schools given flexibility on reopening plan

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

COVID: West Minnesota districts pleased the state allows some local decisions on reopening



THURSDAY, JULY 30

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: U.S. Senate Republicans release HEALS Act

Proclamation: Governor Walz orders flags at half-staff on July 30 to honor John Lewis

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: Toxic debate hinders real reform in schools

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

COVID-19: Anxiety grows as schools, parents await back-to-school ruling from state

MPR

COVID-19: Minnesota officials to announce fall school plans

MINNPOST

Politics: As U.S. Congress debates additional pandemic relief money, Minnesota debates how to spend the last of the funding it received in March

KARE 11

COVID-19: Infectious disease expert says flexibility will be central to Governor Walz’s school announcement

THE HILL

COVID-19: Study links spring school closures to decrease in COVID-19 cases, deaths

VOX

Curriculum: Student activists call for diversifying U.S. school curriculums

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Teaching: Desperate parents pay whatever they can to escape online schools

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Sports: Fairmont Area School Board OKs deal for gymnastics team site

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Health: Teens’ mental health advocacy reaches a national audience

GRAND FORKS HERALD

COVID-19: Area superintendents hope for clear guidelines for fall school

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Politics: Back to school opinions from legislative candidates



WEDNESDAY, JULY 29

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: FCC needs to expand broadband access program

Safety: Minneapolis schools plan remote start to school year

MPR

Technology: Can online learning be better this fall?

EDUCATION DIVE

Technology: More than 16 million students still lack home internet service

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Safety: American Federation Of Teachers supports strikes over reopening plans

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Planning: Back-to-school sales hit $102 billion as laptop sales surge

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Teaching: Some parents opt for home schooling instead of sending kids back to school in the fall

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Planning: Faribault School Board approves final draft of strategic plan

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Buildings: Roseau moves forward with major construction project

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

Discipline: Hibbing accepts teacher resignation after allegations surface

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Referendum: BOLD residents see need to improve facilities



TUESDAY, JULY 28

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Diversity: Should Esko change its mascot?

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Board: St. Paul appoints Jim Vue to fill school board seat

Teaching: California’s home schooling advice for distance learning

MPR

Safety: What schools might look like in return to the classroom

CHALKBEAT

Politics: U.S. Senate bill ties two-thirds of COVID-19 relief to schools reopening

EDUCATION DIVE

Report: Two-thirds of U.S. schools lack adequate access for students, staff with disabilities

WCCO

Survey: Minnesota schools rank seventh in nation

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Administration: Shakopee elementary school principal retires

Facilities: Anoka High School could get new stadium field

Planning: Eastern Carver County School Board reviews potential COVID-19 plans

Planning: Edina educators prepare for three potential fall scenarios

Planning: Forest Lake Area prepares for MDE announcement

Planning: Richfield School District preparing for possible options

Planning: Westonka School District offers more details on fall start

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Little Falls: School district looks at reopening plans as model for future of learning

Milaca: School board members get a COVID-19 planning update

Princeton: Fall school planning task force is hard at work

Upsala Area: Board discusses detailed school plan

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Elections: Filing for school board begins today

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Funding: Grant will pay for literacy coaches

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Administration: Rochester School Board offers superintendent contract extension

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Referendum: Pandemic suppressed turnout in Montevideo referendum



MONDAY, JULY 27

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: U.S. House Appropriations Committee advances education spending package

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: Strike a balance in school reopening in an abnormal year

Health: COVID-19 confirmed in every county as mask mandate starts

Safety: CDC guidance one factor among many for decisions on starting school in the fall

Safety: Fight for police-free schools has been years in the making

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Safety: Twin Cities teachers unions demand schools stay closed this fall

Teaching: Some question if masks for students as young as 5 is worth the trouble

MPR

Safety: In reversal, Trump says schools in virus hotspots should delay opening

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Poll: Teachers are growing more concerned about COVID-19 exposure

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Referendum: Albert Lea Area School Board begins talks on referendum

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Safety: A strange new year

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Safety: Trump’s push to reopen schools gets low grades from parents

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Teaching: Survey shows 35 percent of East Grand Forks teachers uncomfortable returning to school in person

MANKATO FREE PRESS

COVID-19: Schools prepare for three fall scenarios

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Editorial: Schools need to be funded to function

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Teaching: Two area teachers lose licenses



FRIDAY, JULY 24

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Health: Deadline approaching to apply for food benefits

Teaching: Teachers give nod to distance learning

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Safety: Half of Minnesota educators want distance learning over in-person classes this fall, union says

Teaching: What will school look like in the fall?

MPR

Teaching: Parents are hurting without child care, but in no rush to open schools

MINNPOST

Teaching: How other countries opened schools during the pandemic and what we can learn from them

Testing: Minnesota’s social studies standards are up for review

CNN

Health: New CDC guidelines come down in favor of opening schools

EDUCATION DIVE

Report: More than 16 million U.S. students still lack home internet access

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Grant: Minnesota Department of Agriculture receives Farm to School grant from USDA

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Graduation: High school graduations to be live-streamed

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Sewing teacher keeps students in stitches

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Finances: Federal funding to cover technology for COVID-19 expenses

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Teaching: Unlocking the keys to online education

COVID-19: Superintendent fields questions about school start



THURSDAY, JULY 23

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Governor Walz mandates face masks

MPR

COVID-19: Few Americans back full school opening this fall

Teaching: How decision to resume school might affect communities of color

ABC NEWS

COVID-19: With reopening looming, some public schools struggle to prepare

KARE 11

Teaching: What could hybrid learning look like?

KIMT

Politics: Minnesota Senate Republicans say decision for students to go back to school should depend on local leaders

KSTP

Program: Deadline approaching for Minnesota students to receive special COVID-19 food funds

ROLL CALL

Lawsuit: NAACP sues over federal coronavirus-related aid for private schools

THE HILL

Politics: White House, U.S. Senate Republicans agree to $105 billion in coronavirus aid for schools

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Administration: Jordan interim superintendent takes the reins at a difficult time

Graduation: Chanhassen, Chaska high school graduates get a chance to walk across the stage

Referendum: Shakopee School Board to ask voters for $9 million operating levy

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Glencoe-Silver Lake: Board considering legal action against community education director

Maple Lake: District is leader in alternative energy

Park Rapids Area: Survey shows support for referendum

Pierz: Board discusses potential plan for 2020-2021 school year

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Survey: Majority of Albert Lea high school students feel comfortable returning to school

BRAINERD DISPATCH

COVID-19: Pequot Lakes discusses school year options

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Safety: Duluth School Board resolution offers support to school resource officers

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Teaching: Questions abound about Alvarado-Warren-Oslo school year

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Teaching: As fall nears, schools face attendance anxiety

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: School referenda projects moving forward



WEDNESDAY, JULY 22

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Politics: Legislature OKs police reform bill, House adopts racism resolution, Senate wants local control on school reopenings

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Survey: Educators prefer to teach in the classroom, but worry about COVID-19

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

COVID-19: St. Paul details plans if hybrid instruction is needed

MPR

COVID-19: Should schools reopen this fall?

NPR

COVID-19: When can kids go back to school? Leaders say “as soon as it’s safe”

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

COVID-19: Virus concerns nudge some teachers toward classroom exits

COVID-19: U.S. Senate relief bill includes $105 billion for schools

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

Survey: Minnesota educators express concerns and hope about distance learning during COVID-19

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Budget: Albert Lea Area School Board simplifies student activity fees

BEMIDJI PIONEER

COVID-19: Bemidji Area School Board discusses reopening scenarios

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Duluth superintendent releases plan for first 100 days

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

COVID-19: Martin County West studying reopening plan

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Buildings: Faribault School District looks at expanding Roosevelt, moving ALC

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Teaching: MSU working with schools to expand teacher diversity

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Diversity: Demographic twist surprises Red Wing parents

Diversity: Rochester reviews three-year equity plan



TUESDAY, JULY 21

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Private schools see interest due to public school opening uncertainty

MPR

COVID-19: Kids get virus, but do they spread it?

MINNPOST

Teaching: How do substitute teachers fit into back-to-school plans?

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Minnesota House approves resolution declaring racism a public health crisis in state

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Administration: Stillwater Area School Board selects assistant superintendent

Administration: Edina names assistant principal for middle school

Planning: Elk River Area school officials waiting on state

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Belle Plaine: Three citizens announce candidacy for school board

Milaca: School district welcomes a familiar face as superintendent

Onamia: District braces for fall semester uncertainties

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Teaching: Tutors being hired to combat COVID-19 learning loss

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Cooperation: Agreement will continue

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Planning: Marshall outlines 10-year facilities plan

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Referendum: Gibbon-Fairfax-Wintrhop citizens comment on debt, taxes

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Teaching: New school-to-work pipeline will begin in fall 2021

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Willmar’s Cardinal Place offers glimpse of social distancing in a school

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Equity: Winona Area discusses funding for equity work



MONDAY, JULY 20

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Funding: National School Boards Association and governors join with other organizations calling for immediate education relief

Funding: School Finance Working Group discusses inequities, funding streams

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: Open schools to get mothers back to work

Column: Minnesota’s baffling collection of confederate high school mascots

COVID-19: Young adults drive new surge in virus cases

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Administration: South Washington County superintendent to depart early

COVID-19: Millions of kids told full return to school is unlikely

COVID-19: MDE prepares to announce guidance for school in the fall

ABC NEWS

Athletics: U.S. high school sports face many obstacles as school year nears

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

COVID-19: Facing an uncertain fall, U.S. schools make flexible reopening plans

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Community: Hy-Vee surprises local graduates

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Election: Longtime board member had desire to teach

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Teaching: Without safe classrooms, families take their kids’ education into their own hands

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Administration: Hermantown superintendent takes the helm during pandemic

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

COVID-19: Red Wing releases three scenarios for school year

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Technology: Willmar plans for fall by buying iPads for elementary students



FRIDAY, JULY 17

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Column: When I think about my classroom, I don’t see reopening

Column: Education amendment would impede, not improve, education mission

Courts: Former Anoka-Hennepin theater teacher charged with sexual abuse

COVID-19: Hourly school workers say they’re suffering without unemployment benefits

Diversity: Minnetonka group pushes schools to take a stand against racism

MPR

COVID-19: CDC won’t release school guidance this week as anticipated

EDUCATION DIVE

COVID-19: More robust coronavirus guidelines needed to protect high-risk educators

WCCO

COVID-19: Osseo Area elementary summer school staff walks out, saying COVID-19 precautions are “lacking”

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Ely: Survey shows area parents challenged by distance learning

Ely: School board works on varied topics this summer

Kingsland: District concerned over safety delays on street

Mora: New superintendent steps up to a challenging year

Pipestone Area: Wind tower in need of repair

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Safety: East Grand Forks schools have few answers about upcoming year as they wait for state guidance

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Finances: Schools face insurance price spike from pandemic unrest



THURSDAY, JULY 16

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Schools loom as next big decision

Sports: Kimball coach hoping for second chance after nightmare accusations

MPR

COVID-19: New report says schools should reopen for elementary students

KSTP

Finances: Cost of insuring safety complicates reopening plans

NBC NEWS

COVID-19: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says next phase of coronavirus relief to help schools reopen in the fall

WCCO

COVID-19: Minnesota teachers conflicted about returning to in-person classes this fall

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Administration: Waconia superintendent retires, signs two-year “return to work” contract with school district

Administration: Bloomington High School names new principal

Administration: Chanhassen High School hires next principal

Budget: Shakopee School District narrows budget options

Graduation: Shakopee School District suspends in-person graduation ceremony plans for July 25

Planning: Jordan School District develops plans for fall return — real, virtual or in-between

Safety: Bloomington School Board endorses safe and supportive environment

Safety: Richfield School Board considers role of resource officers

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Barnesville: Former school board member Don Vancura passes away

Ely: School board works on varied topics this summer

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton: School board moves back to on-site meetings

Windom Area: Elementary school is taking shape

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

COVID-19: Sumner taking first steps to reopen July 28

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Community: Bemidji Area sets dates for community conversations

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Discipline: New student handbooks promote disciplinary equity

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Safety: Parents, teachers uncertain about school reopening plans

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Referendum: St. Cloud scraps plan for referendum



WEDNESDAY, JULY 15

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Sports: Minnesota State High School League takes urgent steps to address fall sports budget woes

AXIOS

Poll: 71 percent of parents say sending kids back to school a health risk

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: Tours through construction sites show progress on Brainerd school buildings

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Safety: Duluth superintendent to ask for support for school resource officers if contract is not ready

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Referendum: Owatonna will place two questions on November ballot

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Discipline: Racial and economic disparities persist in Rochester discipline data



TUESDAY, JULY 14

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Politics: Minnesota Legislature convenes second special session

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Robbinsdale Area superintendent leaving for job in Madison

COVID-19: Contingencies, concerns abound for high schools as fall practice looms

Opinion: The push for an education amendment just become more relevant

MPR

COVID-19: Los Angeles and San Diego schools announce distance learning only

ABC NEWS

COVID-19: U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faces backlash after demanding schools reopen full-time amid pandemic

FOX 9

Teaching: Minnesota teachers express concerns two weeks before state’s announcement of return-to-school plans

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Minnesota Legislature’s second special session gets underway

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

COVID-19: United States debates school reopening; World Health Organizations warns “no return to normal”

COVID-19: Trump administration eyes school funds boost in next coronavirus aid bill

COVID-19: Educators try to navigate politicized debate over school reopening

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Board: Mark Burns resigns from Stillwater Area School Board

Program: Lunches for Lakeville program targets erasing school lunch debt

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Braham Area: Students address local and global hunger issues

Monticello: Former school board member Nancy Cassano passes away

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Graduation: Albert Lea finalizes plans

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Board: A love of education

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Diversity: Brainerd School Board won’t hear input regarding board member’s husband’s Sharia law comments on Facebook

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM

Teaching: Why the need for substitute teachers is about to boom

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Diversity: Mankato Area School Board to hire equity consultant

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Administration: Meet the new Sauk Rapids-Rice superintendent



MONDAY, JULY 13

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

COVID-19: National School Boards Association seeks targeted liability coverage for pandemic

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Stillwater Area names interim superintendent

Column: School reopening is not a one-size-fits-all affair

Politics: House GOP plan gives school districts control over fall classes

Teaching: Hybrid learning raises many questions for schools, families

Teaching: Minnesota districts experiment with hybrid version of summer school

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

COVID-19: Opening school this fall may depend on us

COVID-19: Virus spread, not politics, should guide schools, doctors say

CHALKBEAT

Funding: U.S. school districts in need of more funding to avoid financial disaster

FOX 9

Politics: Minnesota Republican lawmakers want school districts to make call on whether to reopen for fall

Reopening: Community group calls for Minnesota schools to reopen for fall

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Second special session to begin today

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Finances: Bemidji Area to offer community listening sessions on district finances

BRAINERD DISPATCH

COVID-19: Fear and anger as teachers feel pressure to return to class

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Teaching: Local schools look to diversify workforce

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Diversity: Mankato West High School students respond to racism with draw for unity

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Graduation: ROCORI celebrates 2020 graduates



FRIDAY, JULY 10

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Survey: Majority of respondents would feel comfortable sending their students back to school this fall, public health concerns remain

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Survey: Most Minnesota parents OK with school reopening

Reopening: CDC sticking to school-opening guides

Safety: Intermediate District 287 sees benefits to life after police in schools

MPR

Reopening: Top pediatrician says states shouldn’t force schools to reopen if virus is surging

Reopening: U.S. educators say “the devil’s in the details” when it comes to reopening schools

Survey: Unscientific survey shows most Minnesota families want in-person school, despise distance learning

MINNPOST

Campaign: Minnesota students, alumni, launch anti-racist education reform campaigns

KARE 11

Survey: 64 percent of Minnesota parents surveyed want kids in school this fall



THURSDAY, JULY 9

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Politics: President Trump to U.S. schools — reopen or you may lose federal funds

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Politics: President Trump to U.S. schools — reopen or you may lose federal funds

MPR

Politics: Trump administration pushes states to reopen schools in the fall

KARE 11

Video: Minnesota Department of Education commissioner weighs in on what this school year could look like

KEYC

COVID-19: High school sports keep busy with camps until announcement on school year plans

KTTC

COVID-19: Rochester elementary school releases back-to-school plan

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Administration: Hopkins names new elementary school principal

Budget: Anoka-Hennepin School Board approves preliminary budget with $1.2 million deficit

Budget: St. Francis Area’s preliminary budget projects deficit

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Braham Area: Parents, teachers, families credited for successful distance learning time

Crookston: School board accepts CARES Act funds, adjusts 2020-2021 calendar at special meeting

Montevideo: School district eyes options for opening school

Nevis: School board discusses options for fall

Pine City: School district making three contingency plans for fall

Pipestone Area: New school begins to take shape

Pipestone Area: School board adopts budget

Pipestone Area: District will prepare for various scenarios for the 2020-2021 school year

Tracy Area: District awaits update on 2020-2021 school year

Wadena-Deer Creek: District plans for fall schooling options

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Facilities: MACCRAY School Board approves new building plans



WEDNESDAY, JULY 8

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: New arson charges brought in fire at high school

COVID-19: Cities set their own requirements to wear masks

Politics: Minnesota Legislature called back for second special session

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

COVID-19: President Trump pushes state, local leaders to reopen schools this fall

MPR

Diversity: Why U.S. schools are still segregated, and an idea to change it

FOX 9

COVID-19: Twin Cities Catholic schools make plans to return to in-person classes this fall

KSTP

COVID-19: Governor Walz announces $56.6 million plan to help support child care providers amid COVID-19

WCCO

COVID-19: What are schools doing to plan for fall classes?

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Administration: New Centennial principal excited to develop relationships

Administration: Chaska Middle School West gets new principal

Budget: Eastern Carver County School Board adopts budget reductions of more than $6 million

Extracurriculars: William Maus is Chanhassen High School’s first national speech champion

Facilities: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage wades through decisions surrounding what to do next with closed school, other facilities

Planning: Mahtomedi School District readies for multiple back-to-school scenarios

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Alexandria: Rick Sansted steps in as district’s superintendent

Brandon-Evansville: District hosts graduation ceremony for 30 students

Hutchinson: Elementary school project ready for bids

Hutchinson: Administrators look ahead to an unclear school year

Litchfield: School board members discuss Pledge of Allegiance policy

Minnewaska Area: Board discusses options for school year

North Branch Area: Superintendent bids a fond farewell to school district

BEMIDJI PIONEER

COVID-19: School districts plan, wait for guidance

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: Public invited to Brainerd school tours

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Administration: Duluth hires assistant superintendent

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Curriculum: Adult ESL classes go online

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Planning: Public-private partnership seeks to ensure student Internet access



TUESDAY, JULY 7

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Court: Rock Ridge School District seeks to use eminent domain to seize charter school’s property

COVID-19: Minnesota districts experiment with hybrid version of summer school

Opinion: Compounding crises have collapsed early education

Program: St. Paul School District offers virtual enrichment program

MPR

Administration: As students, they never had Somali teachers — now they’re Minnesota’s first Somali public school principals

Higher education: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says foreign students must leave the country if their colleges go online-only this fall

MINNPOST

COVID-19: Social distancing on a school bus? Industry leaders in Minnesota explore options for a safe return

NBC NEWS

COVID-19: Schools want to reopen safely — without federal funds, many worry they can’t

KSTP

Program: Private schools among biggest Paycheck Protection Program loan recipients in Minnesota

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Administration: Stillwater Area School Board hires interim superintendent

Budget: Farmington Area School District looks ahead to 2020-2021

Budget: Lakeville Area School District looking to fill budget shortfall for new pool at middle school

Budget: St. Louis Park School District dips into reserves for its budget

Budget: Westonka School Board approves 2020-2021 budget

Facilities: Brooklyn Center School District to rename Earle Brown Elementary School

Facilities: Osseo Area School Board gets update on long-term facilities maintenance plan

Finances: Robbinsdale Area community discusses audit of district finances

Graduation: Columbia Heights honors Class of 2020

Graduation: St. Louis Park High School graduates celebrate together

Graduation: Wayzata’s Class of 2020 celebrates with online commencement, diploma pickup

Planning: Waconia School District plans for multiple 2020 scenarios

Politics: Some of Anoka-Hennepin’s priorities met during legislative session

Project: Solar panels will cover St. Louis Park school roofs beginning this year

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Big Lake: Superintendent says goodbye to district

Caledonia Area: School board approves abatement bond for parking lot project

Detroit Lakes: District planning for three possible back-to-school scenarios

Onamia: School board approves preliminary levy

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Safety: Students seek removal of Duluth school resource officers

Safety: Duluth teachers union president says school resource officers are a valuable resource

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Investigation: Mankato Area School District investigates student’s racist social media post



THURSDAY, JULY 2

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Contest: Moorhead Spuds is winner of best Minnesota high school nickname contest

Testing: University of Minnesota drops SAT/ACT requirement at Twin Cities campus

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Higher education: New president takes over at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul

ABC NEWS

COVID-19: U.S. teachers worry about return to classroom amid surges in COVID-19 cases

KVRR

Politics: Sen. Amy Klobuchar introduces Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act

THE HILL

Distance learning: The advantages and disadvantages of online learning during the coronavirus pandemic

WIRED

Safety: Schools already struggled with cybersecurity — then came COVID-19

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Curriculum: Brainerd School Board approves new language arts, algebra curriculum

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Administration: Duluth School District’s new superintendent is focused on the fall

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Obituary: Former Butterfield School Board Member Raymond Harder passes away

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Distance learning: Rochester School District attendance slumps during distance learning



WEDNESDAY, JULY 1

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Politics: MSBA updates 2020 Legislative Summary

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Courts: New arson charges brought in fire at high school

COVID-19: Businesses raise funds for distance learning tools

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Election: Changes coming to Stillwater Area School Board

Safety: Group leader opposes removing police officers from schools

MPR

Courts: Montana can’t exclude private schools from public money

OFFICE OF GOVERNOR TIM WALZ

Technology: Governor Walz announces public-private partnership to support technology needs of Minnesota students

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

Program: Deadline extended to July 31 for eligible families to apply for P-EBT food benefits

BLOOMBERG

Courts: U.S. Supreme Court boosts school vouchers in religious rights ruling

EDUCATION DIVE

Testing: Is this the end for college admissions tests

FOX 9

Politics: Back to classrooms? Minnesota school administrators say they'll need more buses, mental health funding

KARE 11

Technology: State teams up with businesses to get Minnesota students technology, internet access

KSTP

Technology: State announces public-private partnership to help tech needs of families with children in school

SESSION DAILY

Politics: What will school look like in the fall? Challenges are inevitable, educators say, but “students are No. 1”

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Survey: Two-Thirds of parents say they’ll send kids back to school this fall

WCCO

Politics: U.S. health officials outline plans for how schools can resume this fall

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Enrollment: Feedback sought on programming space at Brainerd High School south campus

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Administration: Iowa native to head Area Learning Center

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Planning: Red Wing crafting flexible options for students’ return

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Election: An advocate for art runs for re-election

June 2020

TUESDAY, JUNE 30

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Board: St. Paul School Board moves on two tracks to fill vacancy

Editorial counterpoint: Winona Area School Board member has no regrets about removing school resource officers from school

Investigation: Anoka County Sheriff’s Office investigating sexual allegations made against former school staffer

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Apology: Forest Lake Area School District apologies for 2016 blackface incident

Board: St. Paul School Board accepting applications to fill vacancy

MPR

Guidance: U.S. pediatricians call for in-person school this fall

Higher education: The wild card for an in-person fall — college student behavior

Teaching: How do you talk to kids about racism?

MINNPOST

Higher education: Despite pandemic fears, fall enrollment for Minnesota higher education looks relatively steady

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Grant: MDE announces grant opportunity to support expanded meal access for Minnesota children and adults

EDUCATION DIVE

Testing: States move toward waiving standardized tests for 2020-2021

USA TODAY

Distance learning: Some U.S. parents and kids hate online learning, but they could face more of it

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Redwood Area: Superintendent retiring after 44-year career

United South Central: High school principal retires after 34 years of service to district

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Budget: Brainerd School Board approves preliminary 2020-2021 budget



MONDAY, JUNE 29

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Administration: Duluth superintendent leaves after long history with district

Budget: Minnesota schools face uncertainty amid a pandemic-related budget crunch

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Budget: St. Paul School District sees enrollment loss, pandemic uncertainty

CHALKBEAT

Distance learning: America’s great remote-learning experiment — what surveys of teachers and parents tell us about how it went

Distance learning: Some students will stay home in the fall — school districts have to figure out how to teach them

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Administration: Robbinsdale Area superintendent announced as finalist for position at Wisconsin school district

Administration: Stillwater Area School Board seeks interim superintendent

Administration: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan selects next principal for Echo Park Elementary School

Equity: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board Member Abigail Alt says underfunding, other forces hamper diversity efforts

Budget: Lakeville Area reviews financial picture

Extracurricular: Apple Valley students are national speech and debate champions

Honors: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan recognized for financial reporting excellence

Meetings: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Board sets 2020-2021 meeting schedule

Policy: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board approves memorial policy

Safety: St. Louis Park School District officials consider relationship with police

Teaching: Westonka School District needs short-call substitutes

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Big Lake: School district gains new strategies with distance learning

Blue Earth Area: District honors staff technology specialist

Monticello: Administrator takes principal position at St. Michael-Albertville High School

Pierz: District planning for 2020-2021 school year

Upsala Area: Discussion of school reopening brings up many possibilities

ROCHESTER POST BULLETIN

Facilities: Zumbrota-Mazeppa primary school launches renovation project

Planning: Rochester School District looks toward three possibilities for school year



FRIDAY, JUNE 26

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Editorial: Minneapolis, St. Paul may regret scrapping school resource officer programs

MINNPOST

Safety: Intermediate School District 287 committed to an alternative to police four years ago

EDUCATION DIVE

Policy: U.S. school districts, boards reexamine policies amid calls for racial change

NBC

COVID-19: Reopening schools will bring new struggles

SESSION DAILY

Politics: School professionals call for changes to accommodate student learning and health

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Politics: U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos issues rule steering more coronavirus aid to private schools

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Honors: Duluth East High School students place first and sixth at National History Day competition

ROCHESTER POST BULLETIN

Referendum: Austin School District asks voters for operating referendum

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Planning: MACCRAY, Willmar, Hancock, Benson school districts surveying parents, making variety of plans for school in the fall



THURSDAY, JUNE 25

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Budget: St. Paul School District adopts $822 million budget

MPR

COVID-19: What parents can learn from child care centers that stayed open during lockdowns

MINNPOST

Politics: Despite new calls to fix Minnesota’s educational disparities, major policy reforms aren’t guaranteed in 2020

THE HECHINGER REPORT

Transportation: U.S. schools facing potential bus driver shortage this fall

POLITICO

Safety: FBI warns K-12 schools could see rise in cyberattacks

Survey: Rush to reopen schools worries a majority of voters

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Minnesota House education committees examine the report card on distance learning

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

COVID-19: Council of Chief State School Officers estimate U.S. schools needs $245 billion to reopen safely

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

COVID-19: Scott County school districts prepare for fall, whatever form it takes

Equity: Bloomington School Board passes racial equity resolution

Facilities: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Board discusses future of middle school property

Facilities: Wayzata School District construction projects continue into summer

Graduation: Wayzata High School details plans for diploma pickup, virtual graduation ceremony

Policy: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage aims for consistent rules for acknowledging student, staff deaths

Teaching: Award-winning teachers of color lost to budget cuts in Burnsville call for introspection, policy change

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Aitkin: Board members want local control for decision on returning to school

Aitkin: Businesses show support for graduates

Alexandria: School board approves preliminary budget

Belle Plaine: Board sets budget, plans for summer school

Isle: School board eyes expanding online opportunities

Kingsland: Board censures school board member

Mabel-Canton: Graduates favor setting up scholarship with activity fund balance

McGregor: School board accepts audit proposal, approves services contract with Arrowhead Regional Computing Consortium

Rushford-Peterson: District begins reopening process, adopts COVID-19 plan

Spring Grove: School board thanks retiring principal for her dedication



WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Q&A documents released for implementation of IDEA Part B, Part C dispute resolution procedures

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Minnesota will update modeling for second wave

Health: Pick-up meals available to students this summer

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Administration: Stillwater Area considers principal as interim superintendent

Safety: St. Paul School Board votes to remove police officers from high schools

MPR

Graduation: University of Minnesota Duluth is among growing number of universities going test-optional

CHALKBEAT

Research: Do police keep schools safe or fuel the school-to-prison pipeline?

EDUCATION DIVE

Funding: As states cut budgets, racial funding gaps between school districts could widen

Survey: U.S. school districts see room for growth in principal hiring practices

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO

Safety: Why there’s a push to get police out of schools

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Ag classroom tours adapting to COVID-19

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Courts: Iron Range schools argue unique case

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Curriculum: Online class timeline is set

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Referendum: Owatonna School District recommends operating levy

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

COVID-19: Not all Stewartville teachers ready to come to class



TUESDAY, JUNE 23

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Politics: Special session concludes

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: Congressional appropriations process inches forward; next steps for DACA unclear

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Safety: St. Paul protesters demand removal of police from public high schools

MINNPOST

Politics: Five things learned from Minnesota Legislature’s special session

KSTP

Safety: Petitions, concerns circulating in Bloomington and St. Paul over school resource officers

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

COVID-19: Budgets put limits on social distancing options for schools

EDUCATION DIVE

Teaching: Professional development for teachers remains difficult amid pandemic

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Administration: Waconia School District hires new principal for Laketown Elementary School

Board: Osseo Area School Board member resigns

Distance learning: Edina seniors collaborate on ideas to improve distance learning

Diversity: Eden Prairie School District brings back planning group during renewed focus on students of color

Personnel: Edina School District hires next director of teaching and learning

Planning: Orono School Board works to plan for multiple scenarios

Testing: St. Louis Park High School student earns perfect ACT score

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Blue Earth Area: School board votes to hold referendum

Crookston: District saw enrollment increase in 2019-2020 school year

North Branch Area: School board approves next year’s budget with no staff layoffs

Royalton: Art teacher retires after 38 years

Tri-City United: Teacher leaves behind ag legacy for high school, FFA

United South Central: School board told referendum is needed

Waseca: School district adopts pandemic preparedness plan to keep staff and students safe

OWATONNA PEOPLE’S PRESS

Graduation: A decade after 8-year-old’s heart attack, medics celebrate his graduation

WINONA POST

Safety: Winona Area School Board severs contract with Winona Police Department



MONDAY, JUNE 22

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: Joint Minnesota House education committee hearings will cover distance learning, 2020-2021 school year

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Parents seek strategies to help kids cope with anxieties wrought by pandemic, George Floyd killing

Safety: George Floyd’s death reignites debate over police in schools

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Graduation: Class of 2020 struggling to find jobs

DISABILITY SCOOP

Analysis: School districts continue to prevail in majority of special education disputes

EDUCATION DIVE

Politics: Rapid switch to online learning created cybersecurity risks

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Special session ends without agreement on policing overhaul, other key issues

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Community: Grants support farm to school connections

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Graduation: Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig celebrates 2020 graduates

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Diversity: Three grads launch petition to diversify Rochester schools

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Budget: Winona Area School Board approves preliminary budget



FRIDAY, JUNE 19

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Funding: School Finance Working Group reviews funding streams not equally available to all districts

Proclamation: Governor Walz orders flags at half-staff on June 19 in honor of Minnesota’s COVID-19 victims

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Athletics: Diminished prep fall sports offerings likely if Minnesota schools reopen

COVID-19: Minnesota schools get more guidance on fall start

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

COVID-19: Minnesota officials say coronavirus trends have schools on track to reopen this fall

COVID-19: Minnesota promises late July decision on K-12 schools

MPR

COVID-19: Six things to know about what school will look like this fall

COVID-19: In-school, online or both? State urges districts to prep for it all this fall

CHALKBEAT

Court: DACA decision offers relief for thousands of teachers and students

EDUCATION DIVE

Teaching: As schools reopen, black educators discuss bridging achievement gap in the fall

KARE 11

COVID-19: Minnesota Department of Education issues guidance for 2020-2021 school year

THE WASHINGTON POST

COVID-19: Most superintendents are unsure what schools will look like when they reopen

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Administration: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage superintendent meets or exceeds performance goals

Budget: Bloomington School Board finalizing 2020-2021 district budget

Distance learning: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage officials say distance learning not perfect, but efforts are praiseworthy

Facilities: Lakeville Area School District to build three additions

Graduation: Forest Lake Area schools celebrate graduations drive-in style

Planning: Osseo Area School Board creating scenarios for fall opening of school year

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Le Sueur-Henderson: School board discusses student equity achievement and goals

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Webinar: MSBA presenting webinar for prospective Mankato Area School Board candidates



WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Athletics: Minnesota high school athletes back with sanitizer, social distancing, questions

Finances: State auditor finds no evidence of wrongdoing at Robbinsdale Area schools

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Safety: St. Paul schools weigh removal of police officers

CHALKBEAT

Politics: Legal experts dispute U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ guidance requiring districts to allocate coronavirus relief for private schools

SESSION DAILY

Politics: “Slimmed-down” education policy bill heads again for House floor

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Graduation: Albert Lea Area School District looks closer at plans

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Budget: Bemidji School Board considers budget plan, referendum

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Buildings: Ground broken for new CTC Center at Pillager

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Safety: Students ask Duluth School Board to remove school resource officers from schools

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Hiring: Red Wing School Board questions hiring practices

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Safety: Winona Area School Board discusses ending partnership with local police



TUESDAY, JUNE 16

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Politics: Special session begins

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Athletics: For high school teams, return of offseason workouts bring sense of normalcy

Higher education: Minnesota State system to consider tuition break for fall semester

Teaching: Bolivian schoolteacher gives virtual classes as superhero

MPR

COVID-19: Minnesota state officials to announce K-12 academic year plans by late July

Higher education: University of Minnesota regents approve budget, plan to help offset pandemic losses

MINNPOST

Program: With IGF Kids, Irreducible Grace Foundation hopes to teach children key self-care strategies

BRING ME THE NEWS

COVID-19: Minnesota considering three scenarios for 2020-2021 school year

CHALKBEAT

Politics: Witnesses tell U.S. House Education Committee more federal support for public schools needed

EDUCATION DIVE

Court: U.S. Supreme Court signals willingness to consider bathroom rights in LGBT job discrimination ruling

Funding: Most states plan to use GEER funds to reduce digital divide among students

MINNESOTA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION

Teaching: Minnesota Ag in the Classroom program adjusts to bring teachers to the farm

THE WASHINGTON POST

Court: What the Supreme Court discrimination ruling means — and doesn’t mean — for schools

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Budget: Minnetonka School Board approves 2020-2021 budget

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Cambridge-Isanti: High school Class of 2020 celebrates commencement

Crookston: Bus garage excavation underway

Ely: School board moves forward with technology initiative

North Branch Area: Class of 2020 celebrates commencement

Northfield: Superintendent says district is taking steps to ensure racial equity

Northfield: School district weighing several fall learning options

Pipestone Area: New school is taking shape

Red Wing: School board discusses hiring practices

Rush City: Former superintendent takes assistant superintendent post at Elk River Area

Stewartville: Graduates drive past for diplomas

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Graduation: Proctor High School celebrates graduates

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Board: Mankato Area School Board continues race discussion with no resolution

WINONA DAILY NEWS and WINONA POST

Athletics: Winona High School kicks off summer workouts amid uncertainty

Report: Charges detail alleged discrimination



MONDAY, JUNE 15

THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE

Politics: U.S. Senate Education Committee focuses on return to school

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Fall outlook for Minnesota schools still hazy

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Graduation: A few words from our top graduates

EDUCATION DIVE

Survey: Teens experiencing “collective trauma” due to coronavirus

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Minnesota House public safety panel begins consideration of sweeping changes to policing

TODAY

Obituary: St. Paul’s Marny Xiong featured in “A Life Well Lived” segment

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Administration: St. Michael-Albertville School Board hires new high school principal

Graduation: Andover High School celebrates with online commencement

Graduation: Anoka High School celebrates Class of 2020 from a distance

Graduation: Champlin Park High School celebrates with virtual graduation ceremony

Graduation: Coon Rapids Park High School celebrates with online commencement

Graduation: Maple Grove High School Class of 2020 celebrates with drive-thru commencement ceremony

Graduation: Osseo High School Class of 2020 celebrates with drive-thru commencement

Planning: Osseo Area School Board to look into plans for next school year

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Monticello: Graduates encouraged to “finish the fight”

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Column: This year was like no other

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Awards: School recognized for behavioral intervention success

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Budget: Balanced budget expected for Duluth schools

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Sports: Athletic directors hope to improve sports cooperative

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Referendum: Byron voters weigh in on failed referendum

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Buildings: Willmar may rent part of art center to court system during pandemic

WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST

Board: First student rep on board reflects on the year



FRIDAY, JUNE 12

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Diversity: Comments on race from children 30 years ago are unsettling now

Elections: Fears grow about patchwork election system

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Administration: Stillwater Area School Board parts ways with superintendent

MPR

Graduation: Messages from front-line workers

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Bill could change how Minnesota polices

EDUCATION DIVE

Survey: Principals lack data on students’ social-emotional skills, postsecondary outcomes

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Safety: Education, health officials consider ways to ensure school safety this fall

Safety: U.S. districts reconsidering police in schools

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Administration: Eastern Carver County School Board approves contract for new superintendent

Administration: Stillwater Area School Board votes to cut ties with superintendent

Equity: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Board affirms commitment to justice and diversity

Graduation: Blaine High School seniors graduate virtually

Graduation: Farmington Area has prepared Class of 2020 to embrace change

Graduation: Strength and resiliency celebrated at Fridley graduation

Graduation: Hopkins Class of 2020 graduates at virtual commencement

Graduation: Lakeville Area speakers emphasize resilience

Graduation: Park Center High School celebrates graduates with a drive-thru commencement

Graduation: Spring Lake Park High School seniors graduate virtually

Graduation: St. Francis celebrates 106th graduating class

Personnel: Prior Lake-Savage Area hires back laid-off staff ahead of summer programs, higher enrollment

Publication: Wayzata High School student releases book through local teen publishing company

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Glencoe-Silver Lake: School board begins process of grading superintendent’s performance

St. Louis County: Uncertainties about next year cloud board meeting

Tri-City United: High school principal shares graduation speech

Upsala Area: School board approves outdoor lighting project bid

Waseca: More than 400 years of experience retires from school district

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Funding: Fees for new facilities are topic of discussion

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

COVID-19: Staff, teachers begin preparing for unpredictable months ahead

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Graduation: Watch 2020 videos

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Art: Area students win Congressional art display



THURSDAY, JUNE 11

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: Governor Walz convenes special session of the Minnesota Legislature

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Awards: State recognizes schools for work supporting positive student behavior

Community: Jobless students press for unemployment benefits in pandemic

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Court: Judge rejects class certification over payments to teachers’ union

MPR

COVID-19: Virus could surge again in fall, along with the flu

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Awards: Minnesota Department of Education recognizes schools and districts for excellence in positive school climates and student supports

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Minnesota Legislature to convene Friday for special session

CHALKBEAT

Court: Federal appeals court upholds Detroit literacy settlement

EDUCATION DIVE

Teaching: Cross-racial classrooms may help develop empathy and understanding

Safety: Amid protests, U.S. school districts re-examine police contracts and policies

NPR

Politics: U.S. Senate hearing considers cost of safety reopening schools

PEW CHARITABLE RESOURCES

Safety: Some U.S. school districts cut ties with police

ROLL CALL

Nutrition: School Nutrition Association asks USDA to extend school meals waivers

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Administration: Bloomington School District names new principal for Kennedy High School

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Referendum: Austin School Board sets operating levy vote for the fall

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Funding: Brainerd School Board learns of CARES Act funds

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Buildings: Future of Welcome School scrutinized

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Diversity: Faribault School District examines ways to make distance learning more equitable

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Buildings: Owatonna School District releases floor plan for new high school

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Elections: Candidate runs for St. Cloud Area School Board seat



WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Budget: Minneapolis School Board approves 2020-2021 budget and five-year capital plan

Investigation: Farmington High School student killed while cliff diving in lake

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Administration: Black students in Stillwater Area call on school board to keep superintendent

Safety: St. Paul School Board postpones meeting on school police after chairwoman’s death

MINNPOST

Graduation: Minnesota’s 2020 graduates take nontraditional ceremonies in stride

CHALKBEAT

Safety: U.S. districts contemplate ramifications of removing school resource officers

EDUCATION DIVE

Safety: Plexiglass dividers, health screenings among safety measures in districts’ reopening plans

THE HECHINGER REPORT

Study: Funding gap widening between high-income districts and other districts

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Administration: Elk River Area expected to hire former Rush City superintendent as assistant superintendent

Administration: Jordan School Board approves interim superintendent contract

Administration: Letters from district staff support Stillwater Area superintendent

Community: Hopkins School Board addresses systemic racism

Community: Robbinsdale Cooper High School football players give back

Graduation: Apple Valley High School graduates recognized

Graduation: Brooklyn Center’s Class of 2020 graduates virtually

Graduation: Burnsville High School graduates celebrate virtually

Graduation: Staff cheers on Eagan Class of 2020

Graduation: Edina graduates take to the streets for commencement

Graduation: Farmington High School graduates celebrate with parade

Graduation: Parade salutes Lakeville Area graduates

Graduation: Richfield High School to livestream commencement at end of June

Graduation: Robbinsdale Armstrong High School celebrates online commencement

Graduation: Rosemount High School celebrates graduation

Graduation: Stillwater Area High School’s newest graduates persist in the face of pandemic challenges

Graduation: St. Louis Park High School seniors celebrate virtually, plan for drive-in commencement

Graduation: Zimmerman High School seniors get diplomas in outdoor parade setting

Obituary: Intermediate District 917 School Board Member Jill Lewis dies

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Becker: School board discusses facilities plan

Chatfield: School board hears about distance learning successes

Crookston: Spring coaches to receive 50 percent pay

Crookston: School district wants to hear from families on distance learning

Crookston: Portion of playground to get some needed attention

New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva: Seniors graduate in atypical ceremony

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Equity: Brainerd School District issues letter of commitment to equity

Facilities: Brainerd School District facilities to open July 1 for summer sports programs

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Personnel: Duluth School District curriculum director resigns

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Athletics: Potential end to Faribault High School-Bethlehem Academy cooperative agreement sparks conversation

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Obituary: Former Lake Crystal superintendent dies

OWATONNA PEOPLE’S PRESS

Board: Graduation brings emotional goodbye for inaugural student rep on Owatonna School Board

ST. CLOUD TIMES

Election: Candidate hopes to bring “unique voice” as community health specialist to St. Cloud Area School Board

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Facilities: BOLD School District to survey residents on facilities needs

WINONA DAILY NEWS and WINONA POST

Budget: Winona Area School Board eyes re-adding fourth-grade orchestra

Election: Six candidates competing for open Winona Area School Board positions



TUESDAY, JUNE 9

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Guidance: New York-based organization shares guidance on responding to racism

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Order keeps schools closed; no decision yet on fall

Editorial: Mysterious condition linked to COVID-19 and kids

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Health: Students can get up to $325 for groceries to make up for lost school meals

MINNPOST

Diversity: Young kids need to be part of conversations about racism

CHALKBEAT

Survey: Police don’t make black students feel safer

EDUCATION DIVE

Report: Most U.S. districts lacked clear plans in shift to remote learning

Teaching: Some U.S. schools open for in-person summer instruction, but with added expenses

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Analysis: Education groups say federal bailout is needed to reopen schools safely

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Diversity: Brainerd School Board commits to promoting equality

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Health: Free breakfast, lunch available for Duluth students through summer

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Graduation: Commencement 2020

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Curriculum: Community education adapts with a mix of alternatives

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Graduation: Saying farewell to class of 2020

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Extracurricular: Students place third in national innovation contest

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Budget: Willmar School Board adopts budget in time of uncertainty



MONDAY, JUNE 8

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Politics: U.S. Senate Education Committee plans hearing about returning to school

Politics: U.S. House aims to pass fiscal year 2021 spending bills by August

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Board: St. Paul Board Chair Marny Xiong dies from COVID-19

Graduation: Minneapolis sends off graduates with high hopes

Teaching: Minnesota’s online schools attract interest

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Board: A look back at St. Paul School Board Chair Marny Xiong

Graduation: Twin Cities graduates make the best of coronavirus-altered celebrations

MPR

Graduation: South Minneapolis celebrates its seniors

MINNPOST

Teaching: For some students with learning disabilities, distance learning has been a disappointment

EDSOURCE

Survey: Many districts not prepared to offer summer school options

TIME

Safety: Student activists calling for their schools to cut ties with local police departments

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Graduation: A ceremony like no other

BEMIDJI PIONEER

Community: Elementary school hosts send-off

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Graduation: Seniors share thoughts about end of the year

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Curriculum: Community Education makes changes for summer offerings

Graduation: A celebration of Hermantown seniors

FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS

Awards: English learner students recognized for beating the odds

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Board: Mankato Area considers mediation after racism claim

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Graduation: Lakeview gives thumbs up to graduates

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Graduation: ALC students celebrate graduation

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Graduation: Stewartville seniors enjoy gifts as diplomas await



FRIDAY, JUNE 5

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Funding: School Finance Working Group discusses long-term facilities maintenance revenue, safe schools levy and lease levy

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Funeral: Memorial service for George Floyd a call for justice, change

Safety: Districts jettison school police officers amid protests

EDUCATION DIVE

Politics: All states have received approval for emergency education funding

REUTERS

Personnel: U.S. schools lay off hundreds of thousands, setting up lasting harm to kids

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Facilities: More than half of nation’s public schools need major repairs

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Community: Hopkins High School seniors organize supply drive

Graduation: COVID-19 changes commencement for Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan high schools

Graduation: Tonka Learning Center announces spring graduates

Graduation: Waconia High School commencement set for June 7

Honors: Burnsville High School students nationally awarded for community service

GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES

Rush City: School district names interim superintendent

St. James: Class of 2020 graduates in unique fashion

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Discipline: Teacher who made racist comments resigned

Buildings: Pillager names new auditorium

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Buildings: Roseau to begin $37 million project this summer

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Graduation: Class of 2020 not defined by pandemic

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Election: Rochester School Board incumbents will face a challenger



THURSDAY, JUNE 4

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Diversity: Keewatin teacher under review after telling county he would not be nice to any refugees

Safety: St. Paul to discuss future of police contract for school liaison officers

MINNPOST

Technology: Efforts to close Internet gap hampering distance learning are not being expedited

SESSION DAILY

Politics: Unemployment benefits proposed for teens in need facing tough choice — school, or financial well-being?

CHALKBEAT

Analysis: Nearly 500,000 public education jobs lost in April due to school closings

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Administration: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan hires new principal for Eagan elementary school

Administration: Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan names next principal for Eagan middle school

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Cambridge-Isanti: Drive-through graduation ceremony will be held June 5

Eveleth-Gilbert and Virginia: Schools challenged over campaign spending

Goodhue: District to install new football lights

Maple Lake: High school parking lot commencement has less pomp, but more heart

Maple River: Distance learning from the teachers’ perspective

Maple River: Class of 2020 celebrate with drive-in style commencement ceremony

Montevideo: Graduation takes on a new look

North Branch Area: Superintendent honored with MASA Educational Leadership Award

Pine Island: High school holds graduation with social distancing guidelines

Pipestone Area: District’s 2020-2021 school year will have early start, early end and early graduation

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE

Buildings: Board tours new athletic facilities

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Graduation: Lyle parade celebrates graduates

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Diversity: Petition seeks to fire teacher who made racist social media comments

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Technology: Cybersecurity breach at Duluth School District

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Diversity: Board member accuses colleagues of racism

NEW ULM JOURNAL

Administration: Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop hires new superintendent

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Graduation: Community can get involved in the celebration

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Buildings: Rochester reveals a glimpse of its new middle school

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Health: Willmar offering free meals this summer



WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Safety: Minneapolis School District terminates contract with Minneapolis Police Department

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Safety: Minneapolis School Board ends security contract with city’s police force

MINNPOST

Column: With schools closed in Minnesota, black students again struggle with hurt, heartache and trauma

CHALKBEAT

Teaching: How education leaders are responding to George Floyd’s death

EDUCATION DIVE

Study: Study looks at relationship between absenteeism and four measures of school climate

REUTERS

Survey: School closures taking profound toll on nation’s system of education

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Budget: Shakopee School District to host public conversation about budget shortfall

Summer school: Forest Lake Area School District deals with shifting summer school plans

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Becker: “Adopt a High School Senior” lights up Facebook

Blue Earth Area and United South Central: Graduation ceremonies finalized

Braham Area: Seniors participate in parking lot drive-thru ceremony

Brainerd: Middle school teacher’s racially divisive Facebook posts under investigation

Cambridge-Isanti: District becomes an online learning provider

Cambridge-Isanti and North Branch Area: Schools are finding new ways for making the grade

Crookston: School board to discuss how much spring sports coaches should be paid

Crookston: Portion of school playground to get some needed attention

Crookston: Minnesota State High School League sport fee increase raises concerns

Esko: School district builds new bus garage, paves parking lots

Kenyon-Wanamingo: School board approves budget reductions

Lester Prairie: District breaks ground on school project

Litchfield: Class of 2020 enjoys a different kind of commencement

Minnewaska Area: Seniors celebrate with parade and parking lot commencement

Onamia: Seniors take part in parade and outdoor graduation ceremony

Pierz: School district considers plans for 2020-2021 school year

Pierz: Teacher finds fun, educational way to interact with students

Tri-City United: Under COVID-19 restrictions, district holds 10-hour graduation procession

Upsala Area: Teacher retires after rewarding career

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Collaboration: St. Louis, Itasca county school districts consider academic collaboration

Election: Durick Eder to run unopposed in special Duluth School Board election

GRAND FORKS HERALD

Facilities: Roseau Community School to begin $37 million construction project this summer

OWATONNA PEOPLE’S PRESS

Graduation: Community cheers on Blooming Prairie graduates following brief ceremony

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Equity: Rochester School Board considers adding cabinet position to address inequity

WAHPETON DAILY NEWS

Graduation: Breckenridge High School celebrates Class of 2020



TUESDAY, JUNE 2

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Budget: Uncertain fall outlook has Minnesota State High School League grappling with possible ballooning deficit

Diversity: A black parent is at a loss for words in talking to her kids about George Floyd

EDSOURCE

Equity: Educators call for schools to be “safe havens” against racism

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Administration: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage superintendent says George Floyd’s death affected her personally

Food service: Richfield School District sponsors summer meal program

Honors: Eagan High School seniors committed to military service honored

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Cleveland: Graduates parade around town

Fillmore Central: Seniors graduate with outdoor ceremony

Redwood Area: Educator retiring at the close of school year

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton: A graduation like no other

Stewartville: Class of 2020 will be on parade June 7

Stewartville: School officials working to close achievement gap

St. James: Online auction nets $20,000

Tracy Area: Class of 2020 receive diplomas in parking lot ceremony

Truman: Class of 2020 pushes past pandemic with parking lot graduation

Wadena-Deer Creek: Graduates soar out of high school

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Health: Brainerd School Board reviews mental health services contract

MARSHALL INDEPENDENT

Diversity: Marshall School Board issues statement on flag controversy

OWATONNA PEOPLE'S PRESS

Graduation: Medford hosts drive-thru graduation

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

COVID-19: Health, safety and education meet at Kids Junction

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Graduation: A BOLD parade for the Class of 2020



MONDAY, JUNE 1

THE MSBA ADVOCATE

Board meetings: MSBA issues updated guidance for school board meetings

Politics: U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions plans hearings focused on return to school

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Virus-proofing sports facilities presents a big challenge

Safety: Minneapolis schools urged to break contract with police

ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS

Grading: No grades in some schools during distance learning isn’t making all students happy

CHALKBEAT

COVID-19: Who gets to decide how schools work this fall?

EDSOURCE

Administration: Superintendents from around U.S. hold discussion about online learning, rethinking education

EDUCATION DIVE

Survey: Lower-income students struggling with remote learning

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Finance: Schools nationwide brace for cuts from new financial crisis

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Program: USDA approves program to feed kids in Minnesota

SUBURBAN PUBLICATIONS

Grading: St. Michael-Albertville School Board talks grading, staff cuts

Teaching: Eastern Carver County teachers honored with retirement car parade

GREATER MINNESOTA PUBLICATIONS

Alexandria: Students and staff all smiles at graduation

Braham Area: High school celebrates commencement

Maple River: Families share the good and bad of distance learning

Maple River: High school student completes National Honor Society project to benefit veterans

Menahga: Graduates complete drive-in ceremony

Menahga: School board approves early learning model

Milaca: Parking lot graduation ceremony honors Class of 2020

Montevideo: School district seeks renewal of operating referendum

Mora: Classes resume for high school emergency response students

Nevis: School board approves summer programs

New Prague Area: Community celebrates graduates

North Branch Area: School board taking applications for vacancy

Northfield: Despite looming uncertainty, online commencement features hope, optimism

Park Rapids Area: Rain stops on time for high school graduation

Princeton: High school celebrates graduates with drive-through ceremony

Tri-City United: High school holds graduation experience

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

Graduation: Austin goes red and green in honor of graduates

BRAINERD DISPATCH

Teaching: Summer School to happen via distance learning

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE

Graduation: A celebration of East graduates

FAIRMONT SENTINEL

Awards: Martin County West student earns rare FFA award

MANKATO FREE PRESS

Teaching: Special education parents struggle, but feel supported during pandemic

ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN

Graduation: Six sets of twins graduate from Kasson-Mantorville

ST. CLOUD TIMES

COVID-19: How will back-to-school look this fall?

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE

Graduation: Willmar seniors honored in parade