Lawsuit Accuses Mpls., St. Paul Schools Of Segregating StudentsA lawsuit has been filed against the state of Minnesota demanding desegregation at Minneapolis and St. Paul schools. The lawsuit, which was filed Thursday morning in Hennepin County District Court, challenges what it calls unlawful and unconstitutional segregation in the Twin Cities.
Lack Of Transportation Keeps St. Paul Schools From Later Start TimesThe push for a later start time for St. Paul High Schools has hit another road block. This time around the main setback is transportation.
St. Paul Teacher Named Minnesota's Teacher Of The YearA St. Paul high school teacher who teaches writing and English to immigrant students has been named Minnesota's 2015 Teacher of the Year. Amy Hewett-Olatunde was announced Sunday as the 51st winner of the award.
High School's Flight Simulators Turn Students Into PilotsAt St. Paul's Johnson High School, Scott Shaffer teaches lessons in physics. There are no textbooks or whiteboard lectures. Instead, students like junior Fabian Gutierrez will learn by taking flight.
St. Paul Schools Working On 'Gender Inclusion' PolicyThe St. Paul school district is seeking to establish a new policy to protect transgender students. The proposal was outlined Tuesday night by the district's strategic planning and policy administrator. A group of school board members plans to work on the "gender inclusion" policy with students, parents and staff in the coming months.
Heat Goes Out At St. Paul SchoolWhile many schools were closed Wednesday, St. Paul schools stayed open. Those who showed up to Mississippi Creative Arts Magnet School spent the day in their jackets because the building's boiler went out Wednesday morning. The district says students in colder classrooms were moved to warmer areas in the school while workers tried to get the heat going again.
St. Paul Schools Create Winter Cancellation PolicySt. Paul public schools have announced a plan for cancelling classes during extreme winter temperatures. The St. Paul School District said Wednesday that classes will be called off if the National Weather Service forecast at 6 a.m. predicts an air temperature below minus 25 or a wind chill of 40 below zero.
St. Paul Schools Not Changing Start TimesDespite a push to change starting times in the St. Paul School District, changes won't be made next year. The St. Paul School Board voted Tuesday night to wait at least one more year before considering the change.
St. Paul Schools Considering Changing Start TimesIt's the middle of August, which means school is starting soon for many students in Minnesota. The big talk in the St. Paul School District right now is a proposal to push back the start of the school day for secondary students.
Officials Consider Pushing Back Start Time At St. Paul SchoolsBig changes are in the works for the St. Paul School District. Officials are considering pushing back start times, beginning in the 2015-16 school year.
St. Paul Schools To Hand Out iPads To StudentsThe St. Paul school district plans to hand out iPads to all students in the next school year. That year, the district sought and won voter approval of a $9 million-per-year technology initiative that was to create a "teaching and learning platform," or Facebook-like webpage, through which teachers and students could interact, according to the Star Tribune. Its proponents insisted that the initiative was not about supplying devices to students.
Comcast Offers Students Low-Cost InternetAs technology begins to take on a greater role in education, the St. Paul, Minn. school district is trying to make it accessible to all students with a new grant. Comcast announced Tuesday that it gave $50,000 to non-profit community organizations in St. Paul to create, "Internet Essential Learning Zones."