Patrick Henry High School Cancels Classes After Overnight FireClasses have been canceled at a Minneapolis high school after a fire broke out overnight, according to Minneapolis Public Schools. According to the Minneapolis Fire Department, crews responded to a call just after 2 a.m. Thursday of a fire at Patrick Henry High School.
Mpls. Public Schools Wins $88K Farm To School GrantMinneapolis Public Schools will be getting almost $88,000 over two years to help purchase food from local farmers, the school district announced Tuesday.
Progress For MPS Since Ban On Suspensions For Youngest StudentsMinneapolis Public Schools say they're seeing progress with new school discipline standards. This fall, Superintendent Bernadia Johnson put an end to non-violent suspensions of students in Pre-Kindergarten through first grade.
DFL Senators Face Ethics Hearings In Coming WeeksTwo Democratic state senators face ethics hearings in the coming weeks over Republican allegations that they misused their political positions for personal gain.
DPS: Minn. Traffic Crashes Up, But Fatalities Down In 2013A report by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety says that traffic fatalities in 2013 were the second lowest in a decade after a jump in 2012.
Mpls. Teacher Accused Of Soliciting A Minor For SexA teacher at Olson Middle School in Minneapolis is behind bars and accused of soliciting a minor for sex. Early Tuesday afternoon, social studies teacher Joel Fowler was arrested by St. Paul Police.
Mpls. Public Schools Open Black Male Initiative Office To Address Graduation CrisisMinneapolis Public Schools has one of the worst graduation rates for black males in the country. In response, the district is starting a Black Male Initiative office to address and correct the problem of low graduation rates.
Minneapolis Teachers Ratify Contract With Minneapolis Public SchoolsThe Minneapolis Federation of Teachers voted to ratify the contract agreement reached earlier this month with Minneapolis Public Schools Saturday. Votes were tallied Saturday morning after voting closed Friday night at 11:59 p.m.
Mpls. Police Investigate Alleged Sex Assault Of 2 PreteensMinneapolis 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.
Mpls. Public Schools To Offer 1st Ever Spring Break AcademyMinneapolis 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.
Study: Foreclosure Crisis Affecting Mpls Public SchoolsA local group is saying that big banks, like Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank, aren’t doing enough to help families in foreclosure.