Beena Raghavendran | Star Tribune
Reporter | Education

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


Minneapolis schools work to close the early reading gap

Minneapolis school leaders say they hope that by boosting reading skills, they will lift all other academic performance measures as well. And in doing so, they hope to attract students to a district that's long been losing kids to other areas.


Striking a pose: Mpls. school turns to yoga to help students manage emotions

A Minneapolis school is turning to Yoga Calm to help kids manage emotions.


Sober Bowl offers a Super Bowl celebration without alcohol

The event included live music, celebrity speakers and a watch party.


Construction again topped $1 billion in Minneapolis during 2017

Sixth year in a row of brisk development likely to continue, officials say.


Anonymous Vikings fan donates Super Bowl tickets to Eagles fan

The tickets were part of a charity raffle for the nonprofit Spare Key.


Minneapolis private, charter schools launch school choice fair

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 301 NE. Main St.


"Coats, hats and gloves:" Minneapolis kids rap tips for Super Bowl guests

Franklin Middle School video shows visitors how to have fun — and bundle up.


Minnesota kids get a taste of Super Bowl excitement

Charity event at Edina's Braemar Field helps to create a new generation of football fans.


Minneapolis schools enrollment director's consulting work raises conflict concerns

District's lawyers, school board reviewing the policy.


Start times changing for 20 Minneapolis schools under budget-cut plan

Changes would help district curb a $33M deficit next school year.