class=img_thumbleft>This week's cover story, Mission: Impossible
, by Beth Hawkins
, looks at the challenges facing the reshuffled Minneapolis School Board and its most controversial member, Chris Stewart: "Of course, Minneapolis Public Schools has a reputation problem of its own. In four years the district has lost 10,000 students and had four superintendents, two of whom left following flare-ups involving race. The board gave the third, African American Thandiwe Peebles, a $180,000 settlement to leave despite evidence that, in addition to having a caustic style, she used highly paid district staff to do university coursework she needed to complete to get her superintendent's license, to walk her dog, and to run other personal errands." Read the cover story here
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