Carol Johnson

  • News

    February 21, 2007

    Mission: Impossible

    A radically retooled Minneapolis School Board tries to stop the bleeding and start over

  • News

    February 8, 2006

    We're All Bozos on This Board

    After watching the last two superintendents it tabbed go up in smoke, what will the Minneapolis School Board do for an encore?

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2005

    Educators Doomed to Repeat History

    Peebles isn't the Minneapolis School Board's biggest problem Here's hoping Minneapolis School Board members don't honestly believe they're off the hook, now that they've announced they're investigating charges Superintendent Thandiwe Peebles ordered district staff to walk her dog, do her university ... More >>

  • News

    October 15, 2003

    White Meat

    Jennings steps aside, and fingers are pointing

  • News

    October 1, 2003

    The White Man

    Can David Jennings please inner-city minorities and neo-con legislators?

  • Books

    August 28, 2002

    The Content of His Character

    Why is Gregory Gray so important to Paul Wellstone?

  • Books

    August 21, 2002

    The Learning Curve

    What happens when good schools get a failing grade?

  • News

    August 21, 2002

    The Gospel According to Carol Johnson

    Minneapolis's top teacher keeps the faith in trying times

  • News

    July 10, 2002
  • Books

    January 2, 2002

    Tales out of School

    An exit interview with former Minneapolis school-board member Bill Green

  • Books

    November 28, 2001

    Survival of the Biggest

    Minneapolis public school officials make some hard budget-trimming choices

  • Books

    August 9, 2000

    School's Out

    It's elementary: Money talks

  • News

    May 17, 2000

    Magic Bus

    The NAACP's education lawsuit promised to be a watershed case for poor and minority kids. So when exactly did the wheels come off?

  • News

    March 15, 2000

    Hell on Wheels

    From small-town Lois Lane to south Minneapolis waitress to city-hall power broker: Lisa McDonald has come a long way. Now is she ready to go full throttle?

  • Books

    December 8, 1999

    The Wrath of Cooper

    A Minneapolis elementary school sends the Edison Project packing--and district administrators back to the drawing board

  • News

    October 20, 1999

    Reading, Writing, and Revenue

    The Edison Project's formula is simple: Take a Minneapolis public school, add some entrepreneurial savvy, and watch the profits roll in. Trouble is, it doesn't add up.

  • News

    March 17, 1999

    Black Like Us

    Political machinations, intrigue, and good old-fashioned mudslinging: A look behind the scenes of the Minneapolis NAACP election scandal

  • Books

    December 9, 1998

    A Matter of Convenience

    SuperAmerica is selling expansion at 40th & Lyndale. The neighbors aren't buying.

  • Feature

    December 1, 1998
  • News

    April 15, 1998

    Officer Not-So-Friendly

    A scuffle at Minneapolis's South High has caused some parents to ask whether school police liaisons should be allowed to use force as readily as cops do elsewhere

  • News

    August 20, 1997

    Race to Reform

    Like Wendell Maddox, African Americans and Latinos increasingly support vouchers as a viable alternative to schools that fail them. Opponents say minorities are being used as pawns in an ideological battle.

  • News

    June 25, 1997

    No Exit, II

    Monday's U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on the Confinement of Sex Offenders Leaves Questions Unanswered, Including the Fate of Minnesota's Sexual Psychopath Laws.

  • News

    June 4, 1997

    Class Dismissed

    Peter Hutchinson: The ousted superintendent took a personal leave in April. When he came back, it was to clean out his desk