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.


Minnesota gets $4.7 million to assess early learning programs

Officials say federal planning grant will make early education programs easier for families to access.


New rules on sexual misconduct could affect Minnesota K-12 schools

Federal changes in colleges' investigations of sex misconduct may have wider impact.


On lawmakers' education agenda: school funding, safety and prekindergarten

School groups are hoping state education spending increases during new session.


Tickets available for Tim Walz inaugural party

The Jan. 12 public event at Minneapolis' Orpheum Theatre will be free.


Crane lowers 'Nimbus' into its new Nicollet Mall home

The 10-ton sculpture is located across from Minneapolis Central Library.


U president finalist unafraid of challenges, say those who know her

Joan Gabel has brought a collaborative style and low-key charisma to academia.


Hastings administrator, coach demoted over allegations of misspent funds

Josh McLay allegedly spent thousands of dollars meant for the school's wrestling team on out-of-state trips to college football games.


Minnesota awards $5 million for specialized mental health at schools

The "innovation grants," approved by the Legislature in 2017, were divided between the state's four intermediate school districts.


Gov. Mark Dayton's education legacy: a new focus on early learning

Investment in all-day kindergarten, free pre-K shifted focus in state.


Minnesota schools embrace hands-on learning with 'makerspaces'

That's a place for creativity and hands-on learning, and it's increasingly becoming a part of school buildings, classrooms and courses.