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.
Mpls. School District Reaches Contract Agreement With TeachersAfter three days of negotiation, Minneapolis Public Schools has reached a contract agreement with its teachers late Saturday night. The specifics of the contract have not yet been released, but the district released the following statement: "We believe this contract will improve our overall effectiveness by investing in teachers and students who are at the core of our work."
School Make-Up Days An Uncertainty For Some DistrictsThe extremely cold weather means more days off for students, and more headaches for parents and schools. Tuesday marks the fifth time many schools have closed this month, including a rare, statewide shutdown by Governor Mark Dayton. For Marisa Lee's children, Iris and William, it's starting to feel like these cold, school-free days are becoming the norm. "They are really excited, of course. They're loving all the days off," Lee said.
Proposal: Uptick In Mpls. School Enrollment Equals ExpansionsFive years from now, the Minneapolis Public School District will look much different. Enrollment is up significantly and it's expected to continue to rise by 3,300 students, and that means there's a need for more space.
In Case Of Concussion, South Metro Schools Testing Athletes BeforehandSerious injuries are an unfortunate part of school sports, but efforts are under way in Minnesota to protect young athletes from long-term damage.
N. Mpls Charter School Closing Amid Allegations 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.