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Campuzano covered education for The Oregonian for three years with a particular focus on marginalized students and systemic inequities. Before that, he wrote about music and pop culture on the trending desk, a time during which he was also the newspaper's lead protest reporter. Prior to his six years at The Oregonian, he spent six months reporting on county government in southern Oregon for The Daily Courier in Grants Pass. He attended the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. He was born in Mexico and his family immigrated to the United States when he was 2.

Justice Alan Page Elementary opens in Maplewood

The building's namesake, a former Vikings Hall of Famer and retired Minnesota Supreme Court justice, will visit each classroom throughout the year to read with students.

U.S. Department of Education names 8 National Blue Ribbon Schools in Minnesota

The schools were recognized for either their high academic performance or outstanding work narrowing or closing achievement gaps.

Proposal requiring cultural competency for new Minnesota teachers draws partisan pushback

Conservative groups have latched onto the proposed changes, arguing they fall outside the educator licensing board's authority.

Minnesota students return in hopes of a more normal school year

It's the first day of school for most Minnesota students, and families and educators alike say they're hopeful for a year devoid of the disruptions that permeated classrooms since the onset of the pandemic.

As school returns to normal, many hope for academic strides

Minnesota students are further behind in reading and math than they should be, state testing data shows, echoing a national trend. The state's school districts are earmarking millions in federal aid to reverse that slide.

Minnesota students' low test scores offer glimpse of pandemic challenges

New state data provides the first substantive look at how the pandemic disrupted learning. Fewer than half of Minnesota students are proficient in math, and reading skills have declined.

Minnesota identifies hundreds of schools in need of additional support

More information, including statewide test scores, will be released Thursday.

Minn. schools continue to loosen COVID protocols for new year ahead

The state has left the bulk of pandemic policy prescription to local districts.

Minnesota families: Tell us how you feel about the new school year

We're keeping an eye on academic recovery programs and mental health supports. But what else should we know about?

State's school districts struggle to fill jobs as fall approaches

The infusion of federal cash coupled with competitive wages from other employers and increasing challenges within the profession have combined to create a perfect storm: District officials have the money to hire staff, but have fewer applicants for those open positions than anticipated.