MPS in the news
You can’t skate by this day.
Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) is proud to celebrate National African-American Family Involvement Day on Feb. 8. Throughout the day, schools across the district will host individual events like concerts, dances, school tours, breakfasts, lunches and workshops. The day will culminate with a districtwide family roller-skating party.
It may not be summer, but it’s definitely time for a Fair
Minneapolis Public Schools is partnering with schools throughout the city to host the upcoming School Fair Showcase, an annual event where more than 70 public and charter schools gather to share the programs, activities and educational opportunities they can offer to students.
Come see the brand new Webster!
Webster is all new — and it’s the place to be this Saturday. Come see the devoted staff teaching at Minneapolis Public Schools’ newest elementary school, explore its unique programs like Literacy Hour and Family-Style Dining, and take a tour of the school’s amazing architectural design.
Michael Goar Withdraws from Minneapolis Superintendent Search
Today Interim Superintendent Michael Goar sent a letter to Minneapolis Public Schools Board Chair Jenny Arneson requesting that his name be withdrawn immediately from consideration for the position of Superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools. Arneson, in response to Goar's request, has respectfully removed Goar from consideration for the post.
LEGOs and robots and trash…oh my!
On Jan. 16, nearly 1,500 students from 40 Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) will come together to participate in civic-minded robotics activities. Kindergarten through eighth grade students will participate in the MPS Robotics Exhibition; fourth through eighth grade students may also participate in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Regional Robotics Tournament.
Superintendent search update
Wondering what's happening? Looking for an update? Review answers to frequently asked questions for more information about the Superintendent search.
Minneapolis Board of Education seeking full information before finalizing Superintendent contract
Due diligence by the Minneapolis Board of Education in its Superintendent hiring process will continue with a site visit to Massachusetts on Friday, Dec. 18, and further gathering of information regarding allegations about the treatment of special education students in the Holyoke school district under the leadership of then-superintendent Dr. Sergio Páez. To facilitate this due diligence, the Board of Education voted to suspend Superintendent contract negotiations with preferred-candidate Páez.
Minneapolis Board of Education continues due diligence
The Office of the General Counsel, on behalf of the Minneapolis School Board, has reached out to and is receiving cooperation from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education regarding their review of complaints made about the handling of special education students in Holyoke Public Schools.
Public comment, please!
Members of the public are invited to share their thoughts on the Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent search process and the finalist candidates following the next round of interviews on Dec. 3. Individuals will have up to three minutes in which to address the Minneapolis Board of Education.
Public viewings of semifinalist interviews
Didn’t have a chance to catch the Superintendent semifinalist interviews? Come watch the three interviews of the candidates selected as finalists at the Davis Service Center (1250 W. Broadway Ave.).
Superintendent search finalists
Tonight the Minneapolis Board of Education narrowed the list of Superintendent candidates to three finalists: Charles Foust, Michael Goar and Sergio Paez, Ed.D.
Seeking a student rep
The search for a new superintendent isn’t the only important search happening right now…Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) is also looking for its next Student Board Representative.
Next stop state
The North High School Football team plays for the State Championship at T.C.F. Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus this Saturday, November 14th, at 10:00AM.
Superintendent search semifinalists
On Nov. 9, Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, the firm hired by the Minneapolis Board of Education to conduct the search for a new superintendent, recommended six semifinalists for the position.
100 Black Men Strong
How do we improve outcomes for our Black male students? We lead by example. And this Friday at Patrick Henry High School, 100 strong, compassionate, committed Black men will set an example for our Black male scholars.
It’s time to focus on kids.
As of today, Reading Horizons instructional materials will no longer be used in K-2 classrooms in Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS).
Apples aren’t just for teachers…
On Thursday, Oct. 22, Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) will celebrate Food Day and National Farm to School Month with a Great Lakes Apple Crunch!
South High teachers kick math
South High School math teachers Morgan Fierst and Stephanie Woldum have been named State finalists for the 2015 Presidential Awards in Math and Science Teaching.
Remembering our roots
In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Southwest High School will host Native American flutist Aaron Erdrich to welcome students and teachers to school through song.