Minneapolis Public Schools
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.
Two sixth grade students, Talia Bradley and Antonia Ritter feel too rushed to eat their school lunch at Minneapolis’ Seward Montessori.
Thousands of kids across the Twin Cities got new books thanks to Target.
Minneapolis Public School leaders are looking for help from taxpayers.
There have been many stories over the years about schools closing in Minneapolis because of declining enrollment. But today we can report that Minneapolis will re-open three schools because of growing enrollment.
The Minneapolis School Board will begin considering a $40 million plan Tuesday night to move 4,000 students to different schools in the next few years.
A local group is saying that big banks, like Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank, aren’t doing enough to help families in foreclosure.
A mother who confronted two boys who bullied her 10-year-old son has been banned from her son’s Minneapolis school and even her son’s bus stop for the rest of the year.
The government shutdown has led Minneapolis Public Schools to cancel retests required for graduation assessment.
The Minneapolis Fire Department is taking part in a musical instrument drive to collect new and slightly used instruments for low-income students in Minneapolis Public Schools.
Minneapolis Public Schools are making up for lost time — due to a few snow days in December.
The Minneapolis teachers’ union and the Minneapolis Public Schools have reached a tentative contract agreement, the two groups said Monday evening.