These stories from 2020 — including the St. Paul teacher strike and anti-racist reform efforts — are worth keeping an eye on into the new year.
In Minnesota, a vaccine allocation workgroup will begin to iron out the details for the next phase the week after Christmas.
The onset of COVID-19 and corresponding job loss has disrupted plans for high school workers just as it has for adults.
Some schools have cancelled their programs, while others are considering virtual options. At least one school has continued sending students abroad.
Many school district leaders across Minnesota have decided to shift all students to distance learning. But St. Michael-Albertville has not for its elementary students. Here’s why.
The Minnesota Department of Education has said the expectation is that districts find a way to keep staff on payroll, which in many cases means reassigning people.
Across the state, only 17 of 33 operating levies and only one of the five bond requests passed this fall.
Plus: Kim Ellison retains seat and newcomer Sharon El-Amin wins one on Minneapolis Public Schools board.
The impact of school boards has never felt more immediate as 301 school districts hold school board elections.
For live class meetings, she has a Zoom app on her phone. But she’s hesitant to engage fully on that platform. “I prefer not putting the camera on,” she said, adding she doesn’t “want people seeing where I’m staying.”
How school districts across the state are sorting out the ins and outs of tracking student attendance.
Youthprise, a local nonprofit, has filed a lawsuit in federal court against DEED for barring high school students in Minnesota from receiving CARES Act funding designed for workers otherwise ineligible for unemployment benefits.
Minnesota schools have received access to three main buckets of federal funding to help get students back to school safely.
How Minneapolis and St. Paul districts are supporting their homeless and highly mobile populations during the outset of this school year.
While anti-racism efforts have been taking shape in districts for a while now, many called for a renewed sense of urgency around it in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
This week a handful of Minnesota districts kicked off their new formats of part in-person, part-distanced learning.
School administrators in several metro districts are hoping a COVID-19 information dump will offer teachers some added assurances about staying safe. In some instances, though, it’s having the opposite effect.
COVID-19 rates weren’t the driving factor in Bloomington. Rather, district leaders flagged staffing limitations as a deal breaker for the hybrid model.
Both the Minneapolis Public Schools district and the Red Lake School District are holding school board races.
In-person learning, a hybrid or distance learning? Districts are carefully watching county coronavirus numbers as they get ready to be nimble.