>> Shift: Reshaping the educational experience at Minneapolis Public Schools
The Minneapolis Board of Education approved the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 calendars during a board meeting Tuesday, February 12. Dr. Bernadeia Johnson, superintendent of schools, called the revised calendars the strongest options for approval and said the calendars addressed many of the concerns community members, parents and staff members voiced regarding time in school.
Highlights: In 2012-13, MPS added four days of school to the year: three days during winter recess and one day prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. In 2013-14: