Does surge of students mean it's time to reopen two Mpls. schools?

  • Article by: COREY MITCHELL , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 3, 2011 - 10:53 PM

Minneapolis, faced with an unexpected enrollment surge, is weighing a plan to undo changes made in '09.

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mplsprofOct. 3, 1111:13 PM

Best hire some consultants quick... otherwise the "leadership" of the MPS might have to do their core job

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reggie12Oct. 3, 1111:26 PM

With all the money this district spends annually, you would think that they could find a better measure of future enrollment than once every ten years census data. All they need to do is ask Target for local store diaper sales trends...probably more accurate than the census.

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mugsdilOct. 3, 1111:42 PM

This story will bring all the conservative nuts out of the woods. Ugh.

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mutt10ROct. 3, 1111:57 PM

Glad to see Howe getting saved. Those charming older school buildings are jewels worth preserving.

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lachowskyOct. 4, 11 1:37 AM

Why can't the International Newcomers School retain the Wellstone name?

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danderson1966Oct. 4, 11 5:42 AM

All this just to teach discipline? The reason I moved away from Minneapolis was the schools.

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damag001Oct. 4, 11 6:03 AM

I think the district is getting things right. This is a good plan. Unfortunately, it will create yet more changes for so many families, but in the long run will make much needed improvements, especially in reducing class sizes where lack of space or overcrowding has been a persistent concern.

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chuckdancerOct. 4, 11 7:05 AM

Why don't they just do what a charter school would do, say they are full and cann't take the children.

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wakeupmplsOct. 4, 11 7:11 AM

Kenwood school is awesome. Don't know why everybody hates on the Mpls. schools. Some people just like to jump on the hate bandwagon I guess. What is a joke, is that the district paid money for consultants to tell them to close the schools. Will we get our money back from the consultants?

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minneg56Oct. 4, 11 7:12 AM

@reggie12- gotta' agree! Using the census- totally inefficient. I'd bet some students from UST Grad Business School or Carlson @ U of M on an internship, probably could have found a way to use the internet for free -and come up with more accurate info than the census. As a 6 decade lifer in the city, I am frustrated by the money this school district consumes and the inefficiencies they exercise. Finally- projecting how long these folks with their kids will actually stay in the city and use the public school system. By middle school likely 90% will have moved to a suburban district or transferred to private school.

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