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.

'Get the job done': Minnesota students call for climate action

Several thousand young people emptied local classrooms on Friday as part of a coordinated global movement seeking greater government action on climate change.

More Minnesota students opt out of state tests, create a dilemma

Around the state, the rate of students choosing to bypass the state's largest standardized exams has risen steadily for more than a decade.

Parent sues Edina schools over strip-search of second-grader

An Edina schools spokesperson said the district "vehemently denies the allegations in this lawsuit and will defend itself from these inaccurate and misleading claims."

A day of firsts marks opening day for Minnesota schools

The emphasis was on the new: New shoes. New start times. New principals. New clothes — even uniforms pulled together at the last minute.

Twin Cities suburbs feel effects of school enrollment boom

In some cases, it is raising tough new questions on how the district will pay for the growth.

Minnesota students' math and reading scores drop

New data released by state education officials shows little improvement in other measures, including attendance and students' progress over time, although graduation rates are on the rise.

As some Minn. students prepare for fair, others already are in class

Most state districts won't start until after Labor Day.

Minnesota seeks applicants for "Farm to School" grants

Districts have used the funds to outfit kitchens with on-site cooking equipment and tools.

Low graduation rate prompts ads branding Minnesota as 'worst' for students of color

A nonprofit foundation says state's low graduation rate needs more attention than it is receiving.

Minneapolis police investigating anti-Semitic graffiti on school door

It's not clear how long the graffiti, which include a swastika and a threatening message that used an ethnic slur, were at Lake Harriet Upper School.