As board members listened to more than 100 supporters and opponents in a virtual meeting, critics held a drive-by protest outside district headquarters. In the end, the vote to approve was 6-3.
For now, the board is slated to continue its discussion of the final proposal at its next virtual board meeting, on April 28, with a possible vote to follow on May 12. That timeline could change.
The official rollout for board members focused on three main structural changes: centralizing magnet schools, reconfiguring grade levels and changing school boundaries.
The district is in the midst of re-evaluating its strategies for driving up academic achievement, boosting enrollment, and creating more equitable access to programming, districtwide.
Kimberly Caprini and Josh Pauly win the two at-large school board seats in Minneapolis.
Minneapolis voters will also be asked to consider an $18 million increase to the existing operating levy and to establish a $12 million tech levy to support technology upgrades and maintenance expenses.
The first ballot question will ask voters to consider an $18 million increase to the existing operating levy. The second will ask them to approve a new pocket of revenue via a capital projects/technology levy.
Two years into his tenure, Graff reflects on his progress.
While two former Harrison principals call “fresh start” efforts a failure, the current principal says, “I’ll fight tooth and nail to keep this place open.”
Our students, families and staff are inspiring, courageous leaders who strive each day to leave the world a little better than they found it.
Protesters raised issues involving student discipline, and several said they were wrongfully pushed out of their jobs after advocating for students.
Officers are chosen and members salute their outgoing colleagues.
In alignment with best practices, the district is looking for a curriculum that focuses on the so-called “Big Five” factors of literacy acquisition: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and text comprehension.
Minnesota Comeback has positioned itself to serve as an umbrella entity to help coordinate education reform dollars — and efforts.
My colleagues on the Minneapolis School Board and I are committed to using our community’s collective strengths to find the best superintendent possible.
Here are five directions the Minneapolis Public Schools board could take at this point.
Johnson weighs in on where Sergio Paez went wrong, the continuing saga to name her successor, and her plans to write a ‘tell-all’ book.
At an impasse, the board called for a 30-minute recess, then voted to table the motion to move forward with contract negotiations with interim Superintendent Michael Goar until a later date.
At Seward Montessori elementary school, the school buses stop about a half-mile short of the school doors. All the kids get out, and everyone walks together to the building.
Community Partnership Schools offer teachers greater autonomy and richer engagement with students, parents and community leaders.