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.
The Minnesota State High School League is expected to vote today.
The Minnesota State High School League board is expected to vote this week on a proposal to allow transgender athletes to play on the team of their choice.
The results show Minnesota should invest more in preschool programs to help narrow the state's racial achievement gap, early childhood education advocates say.
The move is part of a larger effort to reduce suspensions across the state.
Bill Mack left his position as director of the School Safety Technical Assistance Center last week, citing person reasons.
The St. Paul Public Schools Foundation hopes to raise $500,000 to expand screenings and eye care to students in third, fifth and sixth grades, in addition to the screenings now provided to students in kindergarten and first grade.
Aaron Harper quit abruptly Nov. 6. Woodbury police say they're investigating based on information provided by the school district indicating a potential misuse of district funds or resources.