Peter: District prepares to approve levy increase Stewartville: Superintendent addresses food removal BRAINERD DISPATCH Budget: Brainerd Area approves 3 percent levy increase DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE Budget: Unexpected Duluth school cuts loom FAIRMONT SENTINEL Safety: School invests in security cameras FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM Administration: Moorhead Area hires MSBA for superintendent search HIBBING DAILY NEWS Awards: Two Chisholm School Board members recognized by MSBA for service ST. Stephen School District cooks, bus drivers, custodians give OK to strike WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE Program: New London-Spicer launches backpack food program WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE Milestone: Members mark 20 years on Worthington School Board MONDAY, DECEMBER 11 MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE Column: Legislature was wrong to weaken tenure Safety: Assault charges for Blue Earth Area football players have fueled demands for crackdown on bullying ST. Paul assistant principal suspended for having middle schooler handcuffed Funding: 3M flash-funds 160 St.
Paul school projects on Donors Testing: Reimagine classrooms aim to close achievement gap USA TODAY Politics: Tax bill expected to have significant impact on higher education U. NEWS & WORLD REPORT Funding: State education finance systems take center stage WCCO Facilities: Minneota teacher finds “many benefits” from comfy classroom remodel GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES Brandon-Evansville: School district eyes November referendum Pine Island: High school hosts clothing drive for veterans Zumbrota-Mazeppa: School board approves high school robotics program ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE Safety: Breaking down bullying DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE Awards: Proctor teacher awarded for special education work FAIRMONT SENTINEL Health: Fairmont Area schools will not deny lunch HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE Planning: Chisholm approves strategic plan ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN Arts: Area band directors step up to help Hayfield WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE Hiring: Still jobs to fill at Willmar school three months in FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8 MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE Courts: Five students, parents sue Edina on free speech grounds Health: Exercise improves test scores, study finds ST. Paul teacher’s race discrimination lawsuit go forward MPR Discipline: Minnesotans urge federal officials to not scrap school discipline guidelines AUSTIN DAILY HERALD Death: Hayfield mourns loss of band director ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN Discipline: Principal sees huge growth in mutual respect WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST Survey: Winona Board plans to survey entire community on facilities THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7 THE MSBA ADVOCATE Proclamation: Gov.
Paul School District, teachers union move to take talks into mediation Report: U. charter schools put growing numbers in racial isolation Safety: Threat from students puts Stillwater Area High School on edge ST.
PAUL PIONEER PRESS Collaboration: As schools drop out, Minnesota technology collaborative faces uncertain future THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Testing: Twelve North Dakota school districts opt for ACT over state assessments THE DENVER POST Teaching: Colorado state legislative task force addresses teacher shortage THE 74 Study: Government watchdog says Congress should require more information on special education rights in transition to private school THE WASHINGTON POST Politics: Here’s what the Senate tax bill means for schools, parents and students Report: Government Accountability Office sounds alarm about vouchers and students with disabilities ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE Safety: Bullying has potential to affect students in different ways DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE Program: New police, school partnership helps Duluth kids deal with trauma FAIRMONT SENTINEL Grading: Fairmont Area makes grading shift HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE Planning: Hibbing School Board chat leads to outline of priorities WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE Personnel: Worthington School Board terminates employee FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1 THE MSBA ADVOCATE Advocacy: Talk to your U. senator about tax-reform legislation Report: Minnesota Department of Education releases revenue disparity report MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE Budget: Minneapolis trims spending, but still million over budget MINNPOST Curriculum: Northfield’s TORCH program is raising the trajectory of Latino hopefuls ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN Teaching: Ameri Corps to offer three-day tutor positions THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30 MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE Column: Keep pressing to ensure that teacher quality is the top priority Health: Trump administration officials halt school lunch salt reduction CENTER ON BUDGET AND POLICY PRIORITIES Report: A punishing decade for school funding SUBURBAN WEEKLIES Boundaries: Farmington Area School District moves forward with boundary change study Court: South Washington County School District settles claim Graduation: Most survey respondents OK with Farmington Area’s graduation ceremony fee GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES Adrian: Elementary school receives grant Chatfield: Reports and presentations fill school board agenda Kingsland: Board gets good audit report, new member Lanesboro: Board looks at possible school improvements Rushford-Peterson: School board examines building insurance, facilities use Russell-Tyler-Ruthton: School board starts search for permanent superintendent Spring Grove: School board member to run for state House of Representatives in 2018 Windom Area: School district schedules Truth in Taxation hearing FAIRMONT SENTINEL Crime: Assault raises questions at Blue Earth Area MANKATO FREE PRESS Courts: Private school teacher pleads guilty to having sex with 17-year-old WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE Extracurricular: Science fair has a future in Rochester WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE Youth: Two middle schoolers create winning game-day snacks WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE Budget: Shakopee facing some tough decisions Policy: Stewartville votes for hot lunches for all students Crime: Vandals trash small American Indian school in Minneapolis ST.
Marco Rubio’s defection threatens Republicans’ slim majority on tax bill ST.
PAUL PIONEER PRESS Higher education: University of Minnesota to raise nonresident tuition 15 percent next fall Higher education: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, faculty union agree on new contract MPR Higher education: Mc Nally Smith College of Music closing due to lack of funds Politics: Republican tax bill drops controversial loan provisions Safety: Schools disagree over how to prepare for active shooters SUBURBAN WEEKLIES Administration: South Washington County School District superintendent gets three-year contract extension Data: Mahtomedi Middle School student breaches school district data GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES Hutchinson: What high school students will see when they return from holiday break Lake Superior: Students present street intersection solutions Lake Superior: School board approves deficit budget Lake Superior: Parent voices concern about movie shown in class Moose Lake: School district holds dedication ceremony Mora: School board takes up repair plan Paul Bunyan Education Cooperative: Disabled students learn life lessons with holiday craft sale Pequot Lakes: Culinary arts comes to high school classroom Sartell-St.
PAUL PIONEER PRESS Curriculum: Kindergarten is the new preschool Curriculum: Yoga? Students get their choice twice a week MPR Graduation: How far can grit get you? Senate to consider tax reform plan with K-12 ramifications THE JOURNAL Report: Motivation a major factor in U. student test performance REUTERS Report: Bullied teens twice as likely to bring weapons to school GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES Big Lake: School board to bond for 2018 improvements Blue Earth Area: Board hears residents’ bullying concerns Blue Earth Area: Students facing felony charges in alleged assault Chatfield: District implements new programs Ely: Sixth-grader raising money to fight childhood cancer Goodhue: Three candidates elected to school board Houston: School board hears praise of new math intervention program Kenyon-Wanamingo: Voters approve both ballot questions Kingsland: School board fills vacancy Lanesboro: Planning committee presents report to school board Mabel-Canton: Superintendent lays groundwork for the future Park Rapids Area: School concession stands facing greater scrutiny Rushford-Peterson: Board approves e-learning guidelines with concerns Zumbrota-Mazeppa: Voters OK referendum questions AUSTIN DAILY HERALD Extracurricular: Austin robotics teams advance to state BRAINERD DISPATCH Referendum: Brainerd officials crunch data to select polling places Referendum: Board sets bond vote for April MANKATO FREE PRESS Crime: Former school cooks union treasurer convicted of theft ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN Discipline: Red Wing teacher put on leave pending investigation Policy: Stewartville overturns lunch policy MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27 MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE Courts: Minnesota Supreme Court case should inspire another look at teacher tenure law Funding: Minnesota companies invest in high schools to boost vocational, engineering and other high-demand work Youth: Network of caring adults can be key to stopping youth homelessness ST.Stephens: Students participate in National STEM/STEAM Day Wadena-Deer Creek: School program honors area veterans BEMIDJI PIONEER Honors: Pillager School District wins honor for innovation CROOKSTON TIMES Program: Crookston High School’s Construction Trades class takes on bigger challenge MARSHALL INDEPENDENT Finances: Russell-Tyler-Ruthton School District experiences increase in fund balances NEW ULM JOURNAL Finances: New Ulm School District receives clean audit THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16 MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE Fundraising: Schools, nonprofits benefit from today’s Give to the Max Day ST. education secretary assesses school recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and U. Virgin Islands THE WASHINGTON POST Politics: Education secretary seeks to reduce size of U. Education Department BRAINERD DISPATCH Referendums: Onamia referendum fails, but Menahga gets million FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS Referendum: Disappointed with failed referendum, Faribault School Board members look ahead MANKATO FREE PRESS Elections: Voter turnout in area around 15 percent WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE Curriculum: ALC students find success WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST Referendum: After failed referendum, Winona Area School Board seeks another solution MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE Referendum: Anoka-Hennepin School District wins record 9 million for schools ST.PAUL PIONEER PRESS Court: Wisconsin boy sues Minnesota State High School League over girls-only dance team policy Higher education: With funding uncertain, Minnesota State sets out to build 0 million student records system MPR Court: Minnesota Supreme Court case could reshape teacher tenure NBC NEWS Report: Cyber criminals targeting schools “all across the nation" THE 74 Research: Career and technical education done right should serve both college-bound and career-focused students GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES Chatfield: Students, community support food shelf during holiday season Fillmore Central: Elementary school students honor veterans Glencoe-Silver Lake: School board reviews project list, looks at future improvements Pipestone Area: Ninth-graders pledge to graduate Pipestone Area: Students given second change to eat breakfast CROOKSTON TIMES Administration: Crookston School Board’s goal is to hire superintendent by end of February (MSBA mentioned) Finances: Bond rating upgraded for Crookston School District Maintenance: Crookston School Board OKs three-year maintenance agreement with Johnson Controls DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE Safety: Fumes from roof project close Wrenshall school MANKATO FREE PRESS Referendum: Canvass confirms Mankato Area referendum passed by 29 votes ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN Fianances: Rochester School District receives clean marks on annual audit WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST Referendum: Winona Area eyes November 2018 ballot for facilities WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE Budget: Minneapolis weighing all options to counter million deficit Crime: Former Shakopee superintendent charged with theft, embezzlement Crime: School bus driver accused of raping prostitute ST. education secretary calls for “major shift” in higher education SUBURBAN WEEKLIES Diversity: As diversity in student body changes, challenges remain for Woodbury area schools Testing: South Washington County high school student nails perfect ACT score GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES Cannon Falls Area: Enrollment close to last year Minnewaska Area: Staff, students honor local veterans Minnewaska Area and Sauk Centre: Students attend workshop on ethics Randolph: Bigger preschool pushes enrollment higher AUSTIN DAILY HERALD Negotiations: Board OKs secretarial contract DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE Buildings: Demolition of former middle school to begin FAIRMONT SENTINEL Curriculum: Fairmont gets the spotlight for vocational learning FARIBAULT DAILY NEWS Referendum: Community surveys could help school board better target future referendums MANKATO FREE PRESS Safety: Tweet prompts lockdown at Sleepy Eye school ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN Buildings: Longfellow will become a neighborhood school WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE Administration: BOLD School District investigating shared superintendency WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST Award: Winona Education Association picks teacher of the year WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE Buildings: Committees consider space, facility options TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 THE MSBA ADVOCATE Referendums: MSBA’s 2017 referenda analysis MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE Policy: Veterans Day assembly protests roil Edina High School MINNESOTA ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS Administration: North Branch Area’s Deb Henton named 2018 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year EDUCATION WEEK Politics: School choice would get boost from proposed amendments to Senate tax bill GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES Pipestone Area: Referendum recount likely AUSTIN DAILY HERALD Column: New teacher mentoring BRAINERD DISPATCH Buildings: Two sites chosen for proposed Baxter Elementary School Buildings: Schools may see new Baxter elementary, but not Harrison DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE Safety: Duluth’s mulch replacement costs less than expected FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM Administration: Moorhead Area Superintendent Lynne Kovash, fighting pancreatic cancer, to retire earlier at end of November ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN Accident: Woman arrested after crash with school bus Graduation: What should a high school graduate know? CLOUD TIMES Administration: Sauk Rapids-Rice principal among three finalists for Minnesota State High School League post WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE Finances: Willmar has positive audit report MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13 MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE Editorial: Metro area voters demonstrated support of schools MPR Discipline: Two Champlin Park High School students punished for racial slur in video Health: In the age of legalization, talking to kids about marijuana gets tougher MINNPOST Negotiations: Why the numbers in teacher pay negotiations can be misleading THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Safety: Schools respond to “alarming” rise in racial incidents GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES Ely: Overdose at high school leads to drug bust Fillmore Central: District makes accommodations for expanding choir Menahga: After five attempts, school bond referendum finally passes Morris Area: School board gives superintendent a positive evaluation Morris Area: Students tour ethanol plant Park Rapids Area: Auditors issue a clean audit report for school district ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN Referendum: Red Wing schools regroup after failed levy FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10 THE MSBA ADVOCATE Advocacy: Tell Congress to reject provisions of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that would harm public school districts MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE Crime: Former Minneapolis principal pleads guilty to theft Safety: Racist graffiti found in Champlin Park High School restroom ST. Paul school taxes going up, but not as much as expected Complaint: St. PAUL PIONEER PRESS Election: Endorsed candidates win in St.PAUL PIONEER PRESS Curriculum: Zombie apocalypse writing assignment leads to controversy at Parkers Prairie SUBURBAN WEEKLIES Facilities: St.Paul’s Johnson High School renovations are wrapping up GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES Belle Plaine: School board discusses next move on i Pad “refresh” plan Belle Plaine: Three candidates elected to school board Belle Plaine: Board member to resign to take job at district BEMIDJI PIONEER Administration: Ami Aalgaard to lead Gene Dillon Elementary DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE Buildings: Duluth School Board approves changes to mulch replacement cost ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN Health: Stewartville backtracks on alternative meals in schools WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE Buildings: Move to Willmar’s Lakeland Elementary will begin next month TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21 MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE Administration: MSHSL approves Sauk Rapids-Rice principal as new leader Diversity: Edina to host second meeting on race and equity Health: Kimchi for kids?PAUL PIONEER PRESS Court: Minnesota Supreme Court upholds Gov.