Protesters Demand Mpls. Schools Cancel Contract With Company Over Racist BooksProtesters interrupted a Minneapolis school board meeting Tuesday night and brought it to an abrupt end. They were demanding that the district cancel a contract with a company that provided children’s books filled with racial stereotypes.
Experience Of Young Black Men Focus Of New Class In Mpls. SchoolsA new class offered at some Minneapolis public schools may raise eyebrows, but the district says it's needed. Last year, the school district created the Office of Black Male Student Achievement to improve the academic performance of African-American boys.
Volunteers Back In Class At Minneapolis SchoolsNow that students are back in class, so are a whole other group of folks: school volunteers.
Excellent Educator Jenny Lind Elementary's Leslie Rae FersterThis week WCCO paid a visit to Ms. Leslie Rae Ferster at Jenny Lind Elementary in north Minneapolis, who is our very first Excellent Educator of the 2015-2016 school year.
Good Question: How Much Do We Spend On Students?How much do we spend on students? And where does all that money go? Good Questions.
As Classrooms Go More Digital, So Do School Supply ListsStudents in Minneapolis Public Schools were some of the first students who headed back to class Monday morning. Most other students in Minnesota will return the day after Labor Day. That means families still have some time to finish their back to school shopping.
Bigger Call Center Staff Makes Back-To-School Easier In Mpls.Last year, the district's call center experienced problems with long wait times and some parents' questions left unanswered. This year, the number of call center staffers doubled from an average of eight to 16. Some also speak different languages to help address issues.
Some Minnesota Students Head Back To SchoolThe weeks of playing in the sun and killing afternoons with video games are now over for a number of metro area students. It's back-to-school time for students attending Minneapolis Public Schools. More than 35,000 are enrolled in the district.
Private School Helps Mpls. Public School Students Aim For GraduationFifty-nine percent of Minneapolis public school students graduate from high school, a number that is slowly increasing. But there is a program students can attend in the summer that will up those chances to 99 percent.
Autism Education Options Changing In Minneapolis Public Schoolsinneapolis Public Schools is changing the way it provides instruction for children with autism. The district will shift resources so students classified as Level 1 or 2 can get the instruction they need in community schools rather than specialized programs.
Minneapolis Schools Considering Plan For New Athletics ComplexMinneapolis Public Schools may soon be getting a new athletics complex. School officials are concerned that the district is falling behind other school districts when it comes to its athletic sites.
Minneapolis Students Flock To Classrooms On Spring BreakWhile most kids are on Spring Break having fun in the sun, some are spending their days in a classroom. More than 4,000 Minneapolis Public School students opted to spend their time off attending "Spring Break Academy," a week-long adventure hosted at more than two dozen schools.