Thandiwe Peebles

  • News

    February 21, 2007

    Mission: Impossible

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

  • News

    August 30, 2006

    Running Man

    Keith Ellison, the DFL's endorsee for Congress in the Fifth District, has spent the summer countering attacks from Republicans—and Democrats. What made him everyone's favorite target?

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2006

    MPS Superintent Green at Barton: Big Changes Ahead

    Interim Superintendent Bill Green of the Minneapolis Public Schools held a town hall meeting at Barton Open School in south Minneapolis Monday night to update parents on the state of the district three months after his predecessor, Thandiwe Peebles, acrimoniously "resigned" her post after an extende ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2006

    Still Bozos: Minneapolis School Board members resist electoral reform

    Rep. Jim Davnie has a good chance at passing legislation that would make Minneapolis school board members more accountable to specific regions of the city. He says the board is "repeatedly testifying against it."

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2006

    Mpls city councilors win new cars!

    Last Thursday, lifelong Minneapolis resident (and my sister-in-law) Kim Walsh was watching Fox 9 News, which reported that the Minneapolis City Council was preparing to vote on a "car allowance" for council members. The report told viewers that the $400 monthly maximum stipend is the largest stipend ... More >>

  • 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?

  • News

    September 28, 2005

    Blacked Out

    Immigrants sue Minneapolis school for the right to a decent education

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2005

    English 101: Sue the School

    Later on Tuesday, MPS legal counsel Allen Giles and Lincoln High Executive Director Joel Gibson held their own press conference at Lincoln to rebut the charges. This turned into a small disaster when it was quickly revealed that not only hadn't either Giles nor Gibson read the details of the lawsuit ... More >>

  • 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 20, 2004

    The Grinch Who Stole Recess

    Minneapolis's new top teacher rankles the rank and file

  • News

    August 25, 2004

    Special Victims Unit

    Teacher "realignment" threatens special ed in Minneapolis