Beena Raghavendran | Star Tribune
Reporter | Education

Beena Raghavendran covers Minneapolis schools. She previously covered suburban schools and charters schools in the Twin Cities.


Kimchi for kids? Minneapolis schools say, you bet

Schools use cafeteria taste tests to expand young palates.


Minneapolis School District announces hiring freezes, travel reductions

The district is grappling with a $33 million deficit for the next school year.


Minnesota Supreme Court to hear teacher tenure challenge

The suit claiming tenure makes it difficult to fire bad teachers has been dismissed twice by lower courts.


Mpls. schools weighing all options to counter $33M deficit

Superintendent Ed Graff discussed large-scale changes to curb deficit at Tuesday school board meeting.


Veterans Day assembly protest raises tensions at Edina High

Video calls out disparaging comments allegedly made after some sat for anthem.


U report calls for 'bystander intervention' training to curb sex assaults

"It's got to stop. We have to stop it," said President Eric Kaler. "And history shows we have to confront it every day at the university."


Metro area voters say yes to $1 billion in school funding

They approved more than $1 billion in school construction, renovations and technology.


Anoka-Hennepin district wins record $249 million for schools

The state's largest school district says it's crowded, and among its goals are building two elementary schools and lowering class sizes.


Golden Valley woman missing after going to store is found a day later

Rose Hildebrand hasn't been seen since Thursday.


Al Franken, David Letterman dine together at St. Paul deli

The two got together at the Afro Deli, where they taped a segment for Letterman's new Netflix documentary.