Faiza Mahamud | Star Tribune
Reporter | Minneapolis Public Schools

Faiza Mahamud is an education reporter covering Minneapolis Public Schools, the state's third-largest school district. Previously, she was a reporter and associate editor at Mshale, the largest African community newspaper in Minnesota. Since joining the Star Tribune, Mahamud has covered immigrant communities, city government and neighborhoods. 

Mahamud graduated from Augsburg University in Minneapolis with a bachelor's degree in journalism and women's studies and a minor in chemistry. She also received extensive journalism training from United States International University in Nairobi, Kenya, where she worked as a student radio reporter. Currently, Mahamud is pursuing a master's degree at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs. She is passionate about domestic and foreign affairs and enjoys interacting with people from different cultures and religious backgrounds.


Minneapolis School District returns to post-Labor Day start to school year

The school board approved the change, which starts next fall, after hearing from parents.


Gas leak led to 'significant' bus delays for some Minneapolis Public Schools students

A gas leak delayed afternoon transportation for more than 1,000 Minneapolis students.


Minneapolis school board race: How to stop district's enrollment decline

Minneapolis school board candidates discuss ways to attract students.


Metro school districts go to voters to right fiscal ships

Levies in Mpls., St. Paul and suburbs would boost taxes, steady district finances.


Gilbert Baldwin, business owner and passionate photographer, dies at 69

Baldwin died Sept. 19 at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville a month after his cancer was diagnosed.


Minneapolis schools chief gets high marks in job review

Ed Graff was lauded at school board meeting by his bosses for meeting expectations in each of his top five priority areas.


Shortage of workers hampering some Minnesota schools

Programs in districts all over the state are being hit.


Funding, achievement gaps at issue for Minneapolis school board candidates

It was the first of two forums scheduled before Election Day.


Graff may be graded on Minneapolis school operations

Board proposed new goal to be included in superintendent's review.


Minneapolis weighs in on Superintendent Ed Graff before school board grades his performance

At Wednesday's committee meeting, his school board bosses will discuss how to create a process for evaluating him.