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December 14, 2016

Minneapolis District Declares Itself a 'Safe Place' for Immigrants

Since the election of Donald Trump, some school districts have passed resolutions affirming that their schools will be "safe havens" for students, regardless of their immigration status or national origin.

August 29, 2016

Urban Educators Stress Value of Big-City Schools Group

With the Council of the Great City Schools now in its 60th year, urban school leaders say the depth of its staff's expertise, the organization's effectiveness in advocating on their behalf, and the sense of camaraderie they feel being part of the group are unmatched elsewhere.

June 29, 2016

Black Lives Matter Activist Appointed to Baltimore Schools Cabinet

DeRay Mckesson left his career in education in 2014 amid the unrest in Fergsuon, Mo., after Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was fatally shot by a white police officer.

May 25, 2016

Minneapolis Chooses Anchorage Schools' Leader as New Superintendent

Ed Graff, the superintendent of the Anchorage, Alaska, school district beat out Minnesota's education commissioner Brenda Cassellius for the top job in Minneapolis.

May 16, 2016

Minneapolis Narrows Its Search for Superintendent to Two Finalists

Brenda Cassellius, Minnesota's education commissioner, and Ed Graff, the superintendent of the Anchorage, Alaska, school district, are the two finalists for the top job in Minneapolis.

January 13, 2016

Minneapolis Ends Contract Negotiations With Sergio Paez for Superintendent Job

The Minneapolis school board picked Sergio Paez as the new superintendent in December. Paez's candidacy was derailed after the publication of a report by a Massachusetts advocacy group that alleged that some special education students had been mistreated at a school in Paez's former district.

December 30, 2015

The Year in District and Leadership News

Race, education disparities, school-leader standards, and criminal proceedings (in Atlanta and Chicago) were among the top stories on the District Dossier blog.

December 22, 2015

Minneapolis' Choice for Superintendent Defends Actions in Special Ed. Case

Sergio Paez was chosen to lead the Minneapolis Public Schools two days before a Massachusetts advocacy group published a report alleging that special education students had been mistreated at a school in the Holyoke district where he was superintendent.

December 16, 2015

Minneapolis Suspends Contract Negotiations With Superintendent Pick

Minneapolis school officials said it was seeking more information about the treatment of special education students in Holyoke, Mass., while Sergio Páez served as superintendent of the district.

December 14, 2015

Minneapolis Promises 'Due Diligence' on Preferred Superintendent Pick

Sergio Paez, who was picked last week to lead the Minneapolis school district, is facing questions in his old district, Holyoke, Mass., about allegations of abuse and neglect at one school.

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