Erin Golden | Star Tribune
Reporter | Politics and government reporter

Erin Golden is the statewide education reporter for the Star Tribune. She previously spent two years covering Minnesota politics and government and another two years covering Minneapolis City Hall. 

Before joining the Star Tribune, Golden covered business, city government, public safety and other topics at newspapers in Nebraska and Oregon.


St. Paul teacher quits after being caught using slur on video

The teacher was in her fourth year at Highland Park, and taught Spanish and Global Studies, according to a school webpage that is no longer active.


Forest Lake High School, Minnesota education official honored for environmental efforts

The school and state education leader won awards from the national Green Ribbon Schools program.


Top school counselors recognized with award

School counselors from Bloomington, Minnetonka and an online school program based in Fergus Falls have been recognized with the Minnesota School Counselor of the Year…


St. Paul school staff member on leave after using racial slur in 'disturbing' video

District officials said the Highland Park Middle School staff member's language was damaging to St. Paul Schools' relationship with students and the community.


Two Twin Cities students selected as U.S. Presidential Scholars

The students from Wayzata and Mounds View high schools are among 161 students recognized for top academic performance.


Former Minnesota education commissioner picked to lead Boston schools

For eight years, Brenda Cassellius was the state's top education official.


Minnesota graduation rate hits all-time high; racial gap narrows

More than 83 percent of students graduated on time, with some progress in narrowing the achievement gap.


Burnsville school board picks St. Paul administrator as new superintendent

Theresa Battle, the board's preferred candidate, has served in the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Osseo school districts.


After referendum defeat, Floodwood schools plan for major cuts

The northeast Minnesota school district's financial woes were highlighted in Gov. Tim Walz's recent address.


Nine finalists named for Minnesota Teacher of the Year

Winner will be named at a banquet on May 5.