WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6 THE MSBA ADVOCATE Grants: 2017 Border-to-Border Grants awarded Politics: U. Senate passes tax reform legislation paving way for conference committee School Trust Lands: Minnesota Office of School Trust Lands announces new website MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE Buildings: Clearing debris at Minnehaha Academy starts this week Column: Bus crash survivor was broken, but never defeated MPR Diversity: Charter schools and the resegregation of public education MINNPOST Discipline: Minnesota educators weigh in on student discipline debate THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Politics: Republican tax plan extends 529 plans to cover private school, homeschooling SESSION DAILY Politics: November forecast projects red ink for state budget U. GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES Dassel-Cokato: School board ratifies 2017-2019 teacher contracts Delano: School board addresses unpaid meal charges Nevis: Audit indicates healthy fund balance Park Rapids Area: Changes to label collection programs impacts PTA’s efforts Stewartville: School board OKs revised school lunch policy ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE Budget: Board increases levy 5 percent BEMIDJI PIONEER Negotiations: Bemidji Area, teachers agree on new contract DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE Weather: A few school closings in the Northland MANKATO FREE PRESS Editorial: Shaming students at lunch unacceptable MARSHALL INDEPENDENT Budget: Board approves 1.94 percent levy increase ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN Discipline: School discipline changes come with frustration Discipline: Some teachers believe their authority is held back ST.
CLOUD TIMES Buildings: Mayor, superintendent propose giving Tech High School to city WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE Discipline: Board terminates employee MONDAY, DECEMBER 4 MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE Negotiations: St.
PAUL PIONEER PRESS Court: Minnesota Supreme Court upholds Gov.
Dayton’s veto of Legislature’s budget Referendums: Minnesotans say “yes” to schools at the ballot box, approving 82 percent of operating levies MPR Safety: How mass shootings are forcing schools to re-evaluate safety SESSION DAILY Court: Minnesota Supreme Court back Gov.
Peter: District prepares to approve levy increase Stewartville: Superintendent addresses food removal BRAINERD DISPATCH Budget: Brainerd Area approves 3 percent levy increase DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE Budget: Unexpected Duluth school cuts loom FAIRMONT SENTINEL Safety: School invests in security cameras FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM Administration: Moorhead Area hires MSBA for superintendent search HIBBING DAILY NEWS Awards: Two Chisholm School Board members recognized by MSBA for service ST. Stephen School District cooks, bus drivers, custodians give OK to strike WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE Program: New London-Spicer launches backpack food program WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE Milestone: Members mark 20 years on Worthington School Board MONDAY, DECEMBER 11 MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE Column: Legislature was wrong to weaken tenure Safety: Assault charges for Blue Earth Area football players have fueled demands for crackdown on bullying ST. Paul assistant principal suspended for having middle schooler handcuffed Funding: 3M flash-funds 160 St.
Paul school projects on Donors Testing: Reimagine classrooms aim to close achievement gap USA TODAY Politics: Tax bill expected to have significant impact on higher education U. NEWS & WORLD REPORT Funding: State education finance systems take center stage WCCO Facilities: Minneota teacher finds “many benefits” from comfy classroom remodel GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES Brandon-Evansville: School district eyes November referendum Pine Island: High school hosts clothing drive for veterans Zumbrota-Mazeppa: School board approves high school robotics program ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE Safety: Breaking down bullying DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE Awards: Proctor teacher awarded for special education work FAIRMONT SENTINEL Health: Fairmont Area schools will not deny lunch HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE Planning: Chisholm approves strategic plan ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN Arts: Area band directors step up to help Hayfield WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE Hiring: Still jobs to fill at Willmar school three months in FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8 MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE Courts: Five students, parents sue Edina on free speech grounds Health: Exercise improves test scores, study finds ST. Paul teacher’s race discrimination lawsuit go forward MPR Discipline: Minnesotans urge federal officials to not scrap school discipline guidelines AUSTIN DAILY HERALD Death: Hayfield mourns loss of band director ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN Discipline: Principal sees huge growth in mutual respect WINONA DAILY NEWS & WINONA POST Survey: Winona Board plans to survey entire community on facilities THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7 THE MSBA ADVOCATE Proclamation: Gov.
Paul-Mendota-Heights-Eagan Area School Board approves bond referendum for May GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES Alexandria: Rep.
PAUL PIONEER PRESS Fundraising: With a 0 equipment budget, this St.CLOUD TIMES Group: Local advocates want to take Tobacco 21 fight to state WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE Curriculum: Worthington School District collaborating with college to offer “hybrid” introduction to education course MONDAY, DECEMBER 18 MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE Editorial: Metro school leaders craft a new plan to tackle learning disparities Extracurricular: Wayzata student becomes one of nation’s few chess grandmasters Safety: Benson High School evacuated after terroristic threats Safety: Schools looking at ways to address bullying THE 74 Technology: Net neutrality vote could hamper schools’ technology programs GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES Alexandria: What’s the policy for overdue lunch accounts?Kenyon-Wanamingo: School district presents World’s Best Workforce plan Kingsland: New school board member eager to get to work Morris Area: Superintendent plans to retire at end of the school year ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE Safety: There’s been cyberbullying ever since social media started AUSTIN DAILY HERALD Buildings: Committee forming to conduct study of space at preschool, elementary schools DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE Buildings: Carlton School Board to vote on .5 million in projects Schedule: Duluth explores schedule options MANKATO FREE PRESS Column: Polling places not meant to manipulate results WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE Teaching: Cadets get a taste of future career in Willmar schools FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15 THE MSBA WEEKLY ADVOCATE Politics: Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act bill update MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE Facilities: Minnehaha Academy staff looks at old digs before damaged buildings come down Politics: Sen.You bet MPR Curriculum: Tech center offers chance to build critical skills THE 74 Discipline: U. Education Department poised to reverse Obama-era school discipline guidance SUBURBAN WEEKLIES Athletics: Centennial wrestling coach passes away Program: Cultural liaisons build bridges between home and White Bear Lake Area School District GREATER MINNESOTA WEEKLIES Big Lake: School district in good financial condition Big Lake: Students honor veterans ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE Buildings: Survey shows desire for updates to Hammer Field complex FAIRMONT SENTINEL Safety: Bullying, assault sparks outcry MARSHALL INDEPENDENT Finance: Marshall reports 0,000 general fund turnaround ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN Teaching: Make no mistake, she’s in the classroom WAHPETON-BRECKENRIDGE DAILY NEWS Safety: Resources for parents on safe Internet use for children WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE Discipline: Jackson County Central reinstates assistant football coach MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20 MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE Budget: Minneapolis announces hiring freeze, travel reductions ST.PAUL PIONEER PRESS Extracurricular: Rosemount sends off marching band for Macy’s parade Politics: Battered St.