Minneapolis Public Schools
School districts around the state are starting to make up days cancelled due to the extreme cold. In some cases, school was closed as many as six days this winter because of the sub-zero temperatures.
Minneapolis Police are investigating the alleged sexual assaults of two 10-year-old girls, which took place Wednesday morning on the playground at Anderson Elementary School. Joleana Williams, a parent of one of the alleged victims, says the assaults started as a game of chase between two 10-year-girls and three of their male classmates. “It turned into the boys aggressively chasing them. My daughter fell and one of the boys got on top of her,” Williams said.
Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) will offer its first-ever Spring Break Academy as part of an effort to reduce the learning gap and increase student achievement, Superintendent Dr. Bernadeia Johnson announced Tuesday night.
More severely cold temperatures are expected to hit Minnesota on Monday, and that means school could be cancelled yet again for thousands of students. Mary Olson, spokesperson for Anoka-Hennepin Schools, says the district has received many phone calls from parents asking if schools will be closed Monday due to the predicted cold. She says the district will wait until Sunday to make the call, but they will cancel school if the weather is cold as or colder than it’s been on previous “cold days.”
Thousands of school kids across the state got to stay home again Thursday because of the extreme cold. This is the third day this month, the sub-zero temperatures have kept students out of class and that’s very unusual for Minnesota school districts.
Frigid arctic air and brutal wind chills forecasted for Thursday have forced public schools in Minneapolis and St. Paul to cancel classes.
Minnesota’s largest school districts aren’t taking any chances with this bone-chilling cold. Anoka-Hennepin, Minneapolis, and St. Paul Public Schools will all be closed again Tuesday. The superintendents say it’s just too cold for students to wait for buses or walk to school.
Governor Mark Dayton closed every Minnesota school Monday because of the weather, but he’s allowing school districts to make their own decisions on Tuesday. State officials say the governor called off schools because the dangerous cold came while districts were not completely prepared after coming off of a two-week holiday. Many local districts are opting to close for a second day, including Anoka-Hennepin, Minneapolis and St. Paul.
The Minneapolis Public School system is re-evaluating how they discipline children after some alarming numbers is getting the district some negative attention.
The Minneapolis Public School system is reevaluating how they discipline children. This comes after some alarming numbers got the district some negative attention. Records show minority students and those with special needs are getting harsher punishments than white students. Last year, black students were suspended at a rate more than five times that of white students.
Joe Mauer was out of uniform this morning, but doing something he likes as much as baseball. He was helping kids in need. In this case, making sure they have school supplies.
The Minneapolis Public School District is expected to grow by more than 3,000 kids over the next five years. That means some big changes are going to have to take place to keep up with all the new students.
Despite oppressive heat, Minneapolis public schools again will be open Tuesday. The Minneapolis School District kicked off the new school year Monday as Twin Cities temperatures soared to a record 97 degrees.
The excitement of the first day of classes for Minneapolis Public Schools came with some apprehension due to Monday’s sweltering heat. The district got permission to begin the school year a week before Labor Day four years ago. Most classrooms are not equipped with air conditioning. The principals and teachers in Minneapolis did what they could to make sure students were as comfortable as possible.
We’re still a week away from Labor Day, but many Minnesota students went back to school on Monday. Minneapolis Public Schools and some other districts received waivers from the state to start this earl, which also means starting in record heat.