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 school board member won't seek second term

Mary Vanderwert decided to leave the race after failing to win key endorsements.


John Schatzlein, accessibility advocate and U.S. sled hockey team founder, dies at 70

For Schatzlein, making sports arenas — and sidewalks, hotels and more — more accessible for people with disabilities was a lifelong mission.


Two metro school districts will ask voters to help stave off steep cuts

Amid cuts, districts plan to put referendums on the ballot in November.


Drum class aims to equip aspiring Minn. college students with skills to succeed

Summer college-prep program for low-income and aspiring first-generation college students blends practical instruction with the drumming and dance.


Former Minnesota Teacher of the Year to move into LGBT advocacy in schools

OutFront Minnesota hires Kelly Holstine in new outreach role to schools.


Minneapolis, Rosemount schools to debut bus-tracking apps

"Here Comes the Bus" will provide real-time updates about when school buses are nearing scheduled stops — and when they're running late.


Despite more funding from state, some Minn. school districts face big budget cuts

School leaders around the state say years of insufficient funding and rising costs mean help from the state isn't enough.


Snow day relief law spurs dispute over school worker pay

With the school year over, some school districts and hourly workers are still wrangling over missed pay from weather cancellations.


Twin Cities school segregation case proceeds after ruling on charter schools

Lawsuit involving public and charter area schools could go to trial in 2020.


Minnehaha Academy prepares to reopen school destroyed by explosion

Work on rebuilt campus will wrap this summer.