Mpls. Public Schools Reports High Graduation Rates; St. Paul Remains SteadyA report from the school district says more than 64 percent of MPS students graduated within four years, up 5 percent from last year. The report also says graduation rates are up across all student groups.
Search Continues For New Superintendent Of Minneapolis Public SchoolsThe school board voted unanimously to end contract negotiations with their top candidate, Dr. Sergio Paez, Tuesday night.
Paez Out As Minneapolis Schools Superintendent CandidateSergio Paez was named the preferred candidate for the job in December. Two days later, an advocacy group released a report alleging staff at a school in Paez's former district in Holyoke, Massachusetts physically abused students during his tenure.
Potential MPS Superintendent Answers Questions On Abuse AllegationsThe man being considered for Superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools is visiting this week. Dr. Sergio Paez is here to answer questions about the abuse allegations in his former district.
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.