Recent content from MaryJo Webster
The Star Tribune collected the names and stories of everyone who died after a physical confrontation with law enforcement in Minnesota since January 2000, and continues to update this database as new incidents occur.
Around the state, the rate of students choosing to bypass the state's largest standardized exams has risen steadily for more than a decade.
By almost any measurement, Minnesota is plagued by racial disparities — in unemployment, in poverty, in homeownership. Readers want to know what's behind the inequities.
A Star Tribune analysis of standardized math and reading test scores can determine whether schools are doing better than their demographics would suggest. Look up whether your school made the cut.
It's tricky to track where the aid to schools is going – and whether it's working.
Babies named Thea and Rhett are trending up in Minnesota, but how popular have they been over the last century?
More than 83 percent of students graduated on time, with some progress in narrowing the achievement gap.
With rents rising across the metro, cities find stable options to help, and keep, tenants.
Hundreds of Minnesota schools and child care centers face an increased risk of measles outbreaks because not enough of their students have been vaccinated.