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Minneapolis Superintendent search process advances with site visits and public comment period

The Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent search process continues, as established at the March 15 Board of Education meeting, with site visits conducted by Board Directors and an upcoming public comment period.

Minneapolis Superintendent Selection Committee names finalists

The Superintendent Selection Committee interviewed a group of highly qualified Superintendent candidates and has forwarded its recommended finalists to the full Board. Those selected to be brought forward as finalists are Minnesota Commissioner of Education Dr. Brenda Cassellius and Anchorage School District Superintendent Ed Graff.

Minneapolis Board of Education congratulates Interim Superintendent Michael Goar

The Minneapolis Board of Education congratulates Interim Superintendent Michael Goar on his selection as the next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities. 

These kids can stand the heat

So they’re heading into the kitchen. In the second annual Minneapolis Public Schools Junior Iron Chef competition, 12 middle school students will be paired with six of Minneapolis’ hottest chefs as they compete for the title of Junior Iron Chef.

Minneapolis Board of Education appoints 11-member Superintendent Selection Committee

The selection process for Minneapolis Public Schools next superintendent achieved an important milestone on April 5th with the confirmation of an 11-member Superintendent Selection Committee.

Minneapolis Board of Education finalizes Superintendent search process and timeline

At a special business meeting on March 15, the Minneapolis Board of Education finalized an updated Superintendent search process and set a timeline for hiring the next Superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools.

Good luck Polars!

The North Community High School Boys Basketball team won their games in each round of the Minnesota State High School League State Tournament and will be competing Saturday for the title of State Champions! On Thursday, the Polars won their opening state tournament game against St. Clair (80-27). On Friday, they bested the Red Lake Warriors (76-58). 

Minneapolis Board of Education selects search and community engagement firms for Superintendent search

At its March 8 meeting, the Minneapolis Board of Education selected two firms to manage candidate recruitment and community engagement during its search for the next Superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools. 

Check out our chess tournament!

Minneapolis Public Schools’ (MPS’) Check It Out Chess Tournament is happening this weekend. This fun and casual chess tournament is for players of all levels.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

South High School students to perform at Carnegie Hall

South High School juniors Marie Berlovitz and Ethan Davenport have been selected to take the stage at Carnegie Hall in the 2016 High School Honors Performance Series on Feb. 7, 2016.

Minneapolis Public Schools developing 2016-17 budget

The 2016-17 Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) budget process is in full swing. As a public institution, MPS is committed to using resources in a way that’s best for students.

2016 Minneapolis Public Schools District Spelling Bee

Come join the fun this Thursday as Minneapolis fifth- through eighth-graders vie for the (unofficial) title of best speller ever at the 2016 Minneapolis Public Schools District Spelling Bee.

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.

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.

Minneapolis Public Schools celebrates increasing graduation rates

For the second year in a row, Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) saw a 5 percent increase in its graduation rates. More than 64 percent of Minneapolis students graduated within four years, the highest four year graduation rate in a decade.

Minneapolis Board of Education announces Shaadia Munye as new Student Representative

The Minneapolis Board of Education has announced Patrick Henry High School sophomore Shaadia Munye will serve as the next Student Representative. She will officially join the Board in February.

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.

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.

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.

Minneapolis Board of Education thanks Student Representative Noah Branch for service

The Minneapolis Board of Education would like to thank Student Representative Noah Branch for his service on the Board. After nearly a year, tonight will be Representative Branch’s final meeting.

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.

Minneapolis Public Schools receives “best opinion an auditor can issue” for 2015 budget audit

Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) received an unmodified opinion in the 2015 budget audit conducted by independent auditing agency BerganKDV, Ltd. In a presentation to the Minneapolis Board of Education’s Finance Committee, MPS’ auditor said this is the “best opinion an auditor can issue.”

Celebrating our Native students

Minneapolis Public Schools’ (MPS’) Indian Education department is proud to host the 6th annual Native American Achievement Celebration. The celebration honors extraordinary Native students who are making a difference in their schools and community.

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.

Native American Family Involvement Day

Native American Family Involvement Day (NAFID) is tomorrow, Thursday, November 19. At Minneapolis Public Schools, we are proud of our Native heritage. 

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.). 

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.

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. 

Minneapolis Public Schools and the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers settle teacher contract

The Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) and Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) settled the 2015 teacher contract last night. After seven months of negotiations, MPS and MFT reached a deal that is good for students and teachers while keeping the district on the path toward a sustainable future.

Minneapolis Public Schools cancels all after-school activities on Feb. 2

Minneapolis Public Schools has canceled all student after-school and evening activities and athletic events scheduled to occur on Tuesday, Feb. 2, due to expected inclement weather and road conditions.

Superintendent search update

Wondering what's happening? Looking for an update? Review answers to frequently asked questions for more information about the Superintendent search.

Updated Acceleration 2020 Scorecard now available

Learn more about Acceleration 2020, Minneapolis Public Schools’ strategic plan, and see an updated Scorecard showing the district’s progress toward reaching Acceleration 2020 goals. 

Minneapolis Public Schools unveils new data dashboard

Minneapolis Public Schools’ Research, Evaluation and Assessment Department shared a new tool to monitor academic progress and outcomes. 

You'll definitely want a taste of this JAM.

You won’t be able to put it on your toast, but the sounds of Jazz88’s JAM High School Jazz Festival will be as smooth as butter. 

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.

Suspending suspensions

Minneapolis Public Schools stop elementary suspensions for nonviolence

Summer Classes Assist ELL Students

Read more at Minneapolis.edu.

Principal placements for 2015-16

See an updated list and read more on our ongoing seach for leaders.