The district reports that while it has the second largest school district in Minnesota, it has one of the lowest voter-approved operating levies as compared to the state’s 10 largest districts.
The food trucks (and a food bus) are stationed at approximately 10 school sites — including Anwatin Middle School, Heritage Academy and Washburn High School — throughout the city each week. The food trucks offer a rotating menu of fresh-cooked lunch options, including Philly cheesesteaks, Korean rice bowls and Angus burgers. The bus, which has actually been around for five years, serves cold, picnic-style meals.
The May 22 beating of Mohammed Dukuly by a White high school student, Corey Burfield, left him critically injured and on life support – and left staffers in fear of their own lives.
There are problems in River City, and again, the source as always is education. The Minneapolis Public Schools District in recent years has seen an explosion of success, growth and positivity. Ninety-eight percent of student-athletes in Minneapolis public schools have been graduating. This has been led by the remarkable comeback of success at North High […]
Some feel these decisions need more community involvement Several Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) capital projects totaling over $13 million could begin as early as next winter, officials say. Their announcement raised questions among some on the part parental involvement plays in making such decisions. The MPS School Board on May 9 received the district’s “1+1+5-Year […]
Eight candidates are running for four seats on the Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education, an “overshadowed” race, says Animate the Race, a local group that is sponsoring four community events prior to the November 8 election. In this election year, the presidential contest gets most of the attention. Only approximately a dozen community members […]
Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) opened its 2016-17 school year Monday, August 29 under its “MPS Strong” theme. This theme was oft-repeated in first-year Superintendent Ed Graff’s “State of the Schools” address last week at Orchestra Hall. Graff told attendees in the packed auditorium that every MPS student, regardless of ethnicity, grade level, or socio-economic situation, […]
New Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) Superintendent Ed Graff promises to get as much information as possible from community members, students, families and others so he can best serve the city and the district. He was officially welcomed last week prior to the July school board meeting at Davis Center. “I’m looking forward to being a […]
Student impressions may have tipped the scale The Minneapolis Public Schools Board last week voted to hire Ed Graff as the new superintendent. He and Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius were both finalists for the job to succeed Bernadeia Johnson as the district’s top leader. If MPS is indeed willing to finally serve all […]