Bills in the state House and Senate would let districts decide whether to shorten their weeks, without state permission.
Bernadeia Johnson leaves behind a plan to close the achievement gap and a debate about whether her plan should be scrapped.
The Minneapolis Police Department did a sweep of the building this morning, and found no "unsafe material."
Although Gov. Mark Dayton's budget includes a $174 million increase to the per-pupil funding formula, the 1 percent increase is half of what school officials say is needed.
The school board will hear public input on the policy before it comes to a final vote in the spring.
If their plans are approved by the school board this spring, school leaders would get the freedom to make decisions on budgets, hiring, scheduling and curriculum.
Estimates presented to the St. Paul school board tonight will help district officials plan for future program and building needs.
Johnson joined The Daily Circuit, her first media interview since her resignation, to look back at her time as superintendent, and ahead to the challenges facing Minneapolis schools.
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Minnesota school leaders say it's always tough to make the call to close schools due to weather, though technology's made the decision a bit easier.
Two of the three largest districts in the state will be closed Wednesday because of the forecast for bitter cold. St. Paul schools will be open. State officials say there will be no statewide closing order.
Students at St. Louis Park High School say learning about sex ed in class doesn't allow for meaningful discussion. They say teens are more likely listen to peers than teachers.
Faced with past financial mismanagement and a $1.3 million deficit, Technology, Information and Education Services wants to hold on to the 49 school districts its serves.
Bernadeia Johnson said Tuesday she'll leave in January. The board may launch a nationwide search, but some say the best choice may be in-house.
Minneapolis Public Schools' superintendent Bernadeia Johnson is stepping down from the job she has held for more than four years, creating more turmoil in the district at a time when it faces tough challenges.
After months of review, the Minnesota State High School League voted Thursday to let transgender athletes play on the sports teams that best align with their gender identity.