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Any way you slice it, this year’s Junior Iron Chef Competition is sure to be spicy

Six of the Twin Cities’ hottest chefs and twelve middle school students will team up to compete for the title of Junior Iron Chef and the opportunity to have their recipe added to the MPS lunch menu next school year in the fifth annual Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) Junior Iron Chef Competition. 

Minneapolis sees graduation rate increases, commits to making progress for all students

Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) saw graduation rates rise districtwide. Nearly 70% percent of Minneapolis students graduated in four years, the highest graduation rate of the past decade. Districtwide, the four-year graduation rate for 2018 was 69%, and the average seven-year rate was 76%. 

“Love Them First” documentary offers firsthand look into successes and challenges at North Minneapolis school

Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) has a great story to tell, and over the course of the 2017-18 school year, allowed KARE11 news unprecedented access into Lucy Craft Laney Community School to help share the realities of education in an urban school district. What started as a series of news stories on Lucy Laney morphed into a documentary chronicling the ups and downs of life in the North Minneapolis elementary school.

Minneapolis Board of Education renews contract with Superintendent Ed Graff

The Minneapolis Board of Education voted tonight to extend for another three years the contract of Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) Superintendent Ed Graff. Hired in 2016 after two unsuccessful superintendent searches, Graff has been a stabilizing force at MPS and set the district on a strong path forward. He received a favorable review when the Board evaluated his performance in October.