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 By Steve Brandt    News    December 9, 2013

Minneapolis schools look at new ways to discipline students

Facing federal scrutiny, Minneapolis schools are considering revisions to a discipline policy that is intended to keep order in classrooms but has imposed heavier ­penalties on black and American Indian ­students, especially boys and special education students. The first revision in 10 years - and the fifth in the past 30 -...

 By Steve Brandt    News    October 17, 2013

Minneapolis school board: Of 5 applicants, most from outside District 3

The contest to get appointed to the school board vacancy created by the death of Hussein Samatar appears to be shaping up as a race between candidates with few, if any, ties to the district. All but one of five applicants for the post have moved into the district recently, in some cases after Samatar died on Aug. 28. The lone exception is Samatar’s widow, Ubah Ali Jama. She...

 By Steve Brandt    News    November 29, 2012

New coalition targets achievement gap in schools

An influential collection of metro-area organizations goes public Thursday with a new attempt to focus the spending of millions intended to erase the achievement gap in inner-city schools. The Generation Next partnership, to be formally announced Thursday, will focus first on fostering research-based strategies for closing racial and economic achievement gaps in Minneapolis...


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