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Minneapolis, MN, United States

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Past articles by Mara:

Minnesota students’ low test scores offer glimpse of pandemic challenges

New state data provides the first substantive look at how the pandemic disrupted learning. → Read More

Lawsuit alleges Minneapolis Public Schools discriminates by protecting teachers of color

The lawsuit alleges that contract language to protect teachers of color is illegal, as is using taxpayer money to implement it. → Read More

Minneapolis' Patrick Henry High School to get a new name

The school board voted Tuesday to start the process. → Read More

Racial discrimination suit against Eastern Carver County Schools to move to trial

The case alleges that the district knowingly allowed racism in its schools. → Read More

Minneapolis interim superintendent announces changes to cabinet positions

The new organizational structure includes positions for an assistant and a senior advisor to the superintendent. → Read More

Rochelle Cox begins year as interim superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools

Friday marked her first day on the job. → Read More

Minneapolis seniors celebrate graduation after high school years marked by disruptions

Their high school careers have been affected by the pandemic, a racial reckoning and the teachers strike. → Read More

Facing two extra weeks of school, Minneapolis families wonder if students really have to go to class

The district says students are required to attend until June 24, but principals can approve student absences if they have conflicts. → Read More

Greta Callahan re-elected president of Minneapolis teachers union

Catina Neal Taylor was elected president of the education support professionals chapter. → Read More

Minnesota experts offer advice for parents to talk to children about tragedy

It's important to help children understand what they've heard and might be feeling about tragic events like the Texas school shooting. → Read More

Minneapolis school board appoints interim superintendent, new board member amid budget crunch

The district is looking for ways to cut millions from its budget. → Read More

Minneapolis Public Schools names Rochelle Cox as interim superintendent candidate

Cox is currently an associate superintendent with the district. → Read More

Minneapolis Public Schools lift mask mandate, change quarantine protocol

The decision comes the same week as St. Paul's school board voted to lift that district's mask mandate → Read More

After Minneapolis teachers strike reveals divisions, 'all eyes are on the district'

Appointing new leadership, rebuilding trust are among the tasks the district faces. → Read More

Minneapolis Federation of Teachers leader is resolute in 'righteous' fight for students

Greta Callahan rallied union members through a strike, but some in the community question whether the fight hurts efforts to secure more funding for schools. → Read More

Superintendent Ed Graff to leave Minneapolis schools when contract expires in June

The Minneapolis superintendent informed school board members in an email, just days after the district's 28,700 student returned to class after a teachers strike that lasted nearly three weeks. → Read More

What you need to know about the tentative agreements with Minneapolis teachers, support professionals

The union began to schedule information sessions and voting over the weekend. → Read More

Negotiations continue on third day of Minneapolis teachers strike

Classes are canceled for duration of the strike. → Read More

Minneapolis teachers union pushes support-staff raises; district questions how much it can afford

The district on Wednesday released what it says are the latest wage proposals. → Read More

Minneapolis classes canceled indefinitely as teachers strike

With staffers heading to picket lines Tuesday, families of the 28,700 students scrambled for fallback options. St. Paul schools averted a strike with a tentative agreement. → Read More