White House Backing Program To Curb ISIS Recruiting In MinnesotaA quarter of ISIS recruits from the United States have come from Minnesota, as the state's large Somali community is often targeted by terrorist recruiters.
MPS Superintendent Candidates NamedThe search is on for the next superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools. Six candidates are in the running. Their names will be revealed later Monday at a district meeting.
Minnesotan To Meet: MPS Superintendent Michael GoarYou could say that interim Minneapolis Public Schools superintendent Michael Goar was made for the role. He oversees roughly 100 schools within the district. That's what makes him this week's Minnesotan to Meet.
Mpls. School District Cuts Ties With Publisher Over Racist BooksMinneapolis Public Schools has cut ties with a publisher that provided books with racial stereotypes.
Edina Hosts 4th Annual Races 4 ACES 5KThe 4th annual Races 4 Aces 'Jersey Jog' is taking place this weekend! On Saturday, join in as people help to raise money and awareness for ACES.
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.