Reporter | Minneapolis K-12 schools

A native South Dakotan and a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's journalism college, Klecker has always called the Midwest home. She's worked on journalism projects in Ecuador, Nicaragua and Nepal. In her free time, she can be found reading, hiking or planning her next international trip.


About 730,000 Minnesota borrowers to benefit from student debt relief

More than half qualify for up to $20,000, estimates from the Department of Education show.


Work begins on Minneapolis Public Schools' new career and technical center at North High School

The center is set to open in fall 2023.


Minneapolis school board outlines timeline for superintendent search

The district plans to have the new superintendent start on July 1.


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.


Minnesota's colleges, universities work to meet needs of Class of 2026

The incoming class of college freshmen had much of their high school years disrupted by the pandemic.


North principal is back after reversed decision on her leave

The district announced that Mauri Friestleben was put on leave last spring, before quickly reversing the decision. An investigation involving her remains open.


Interim Mpls. schools superintendent works to create positive school culture

The effort to rebuild community trust comes after a couple tumultuous years for the district.


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.


Lawsuit alleges Mpls. Schools discriminates by protecting teachers of color

The lawsuit alleges that contract language to protect teachers of color is illegal, as is using taxpayer money to implement it.


Minneapolis' Patrick Henry High School to get a new name

According to the resolution approved Tuesday, "students, staff, and community members recognize the need for a school name that better represents the values of the community."