Minneapolis Public Schools
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.
Just days after taking the job, Washburn High School’s new principal has been put on administrative leave. Patrick Exner is accused of altering three students’ test scores while he was the assistant director at Ubah Medical Academy, a public charter high school in Hopkins.
Trent Tucker is a well-known name in the Minnesota sports scene. He was a senior guard in the 1982 University of Minnesota men’s basketball team that won a Big 10 title. Tucker has been a busy man of late as he recently took over as the athletic director for Minneapolis Public Schools.
Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) are canceling summer school programs for five buildings Monday due to power outages.
A few months ago, it seemed to be a great success story, but now a charter school in north Minneapolis is closing amid bitter feelings and allegations.
Washburn High School’s principal of six years has been removed from her post and reassigned within the Minneapolis school district.
Students involved in a violent food fight at Minneapolis South High School could face criminal charges.
On Jan. 11, four students at Washburn HS in South Minneapolis hung a dark-skinned doll from a rope in a school stairwell, took pictures of it and posted the images to social networking websites.
Minneapolis Public Schools will host a community meeting next month at Washburn High School following a racial incident.
The deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary has many parents thinking about the security measures at their child’s school.
Many kids would’ve liked to spend Monday at the Minnesota State Fair, but some gave up their pronto pups and favorite foods on a stick for backpacks and text books.
This year, students will see some big changes come lunch time. “This is the first in a long time that there’s some real changes in the USDA regulation and it’s across the nation,” said Bertrand Weber, director of culinary and nutrition services for Minneapolis Public Schools.
Minneapolis Schools are joining the growing list of districts that are reinventing lunch time.