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Erin Golden

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Denver, CO, United States

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Past articles by Erin:

Minnesota students brace for uncertainty, hope for normalcy in new school year

Across Minnesota, students are leaping — or trudging — into a third school year shaded by the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

More Minnesota school board members resign in turbulent year

Record number have resigned in Minnesota this year amid controversies. → Read More

State budget help too late to head off some school cuts

Legislature raised per-pupil spending, but districts were hurt by enrollment drops. → Read More

Boom in online programs could reshape Minn. education

From Albert Lea to Bemidji to St. Paul, the number of public school districts and charters racing to build online academies is soaring. → Read More

Scoring error prompts confusion over Minnesota state robotics championship results

Faribault was named the winner but a scoring shake-up could shift the results. → Read More

Minnesota schools brace for big budget cuts amid pandemic fallout

Enrollment declines and funding losses are forcing teacher layoffs. → Read More

Finalists named for Minnesota Teacher of the Year

The winner will be named at a ceremony later this year. → Read More

With funding uncertain, Minnesota schools make plans for expanded summer school

Districts want to make up for pandemic setbacks but worry about funding. → Read More

St. Paul will consider renaming Ramsey Middle School

The community will be asked to participate. → Read More

Walz to announce new plans to return more Minnesota middle, high school students to classrooms

The governor will detail the new guidelines in a live address at noon. → Read More

Bloomington schools move back to distance learning after COVID-19 outbreak

An outbreak of the virus among transportation staff forced the switch. → Read More

In the pandemic, field trips go virtual for Minnesota students

In classrooms or at home, students have more options for virtual tours and visits. → Read More

Rochester superintendent apologizes after plagiarizing letter to school staff

Michael Muñoz said he had made an error in judgment and would work to regain staff members' trust. → Read More

A Minnesota teacher's online request for children's books yields a tale of generosity

Teenage sisters in Woodbury are sharing the gift of books with hundreds of students. → Read More

White Bear Lake schools superintendent gets top honor

Wayne Kazmierczak was recognized for his work on equity and leadership in passing a major bond referendum. → Read More

COVID-19, quarantines have Minnesota schools scrambling for substitute teachers

As teachers test positive or have to quarantine, districts are struggling to staff the classrooms. → Read More

Dan Knuth, Minnesota lawmaker who shaped environmental policies, dies at 75

Follow the StarTribune for the news, photos and videos from the Twin Cities and beyond. → Read More

Surge in COVID-19 cases means fewer Minnesota schools meet guidelines for in-person instruction

More than 500 schools reported at least one positive case and just two counties now meet the metrics to keep schools fully open. → Read More

Minnesota schools seize on momentum to tackle racism, achievement gaps in education

Follow the StarTribune for the news, photos and videos from the Twin Cities and beyond. → Read More

Minnesota students return to online, in-person classes reshaped by COVID-19

The state's traditional post-Labor Day start to the school year is anything but typical, with various distance strategies at work. → Read More