Data Editor

MaryJo Webster is the data editor for the Star Tribune. She teams up with reporters to analyze data for stories across a wide range of topics and beats. 

Webster has journalism degrees from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and the University of Missouri-Columbia.


How COVID-19 case rates will affect each Minn. school district's reopening plan

The state's Safe Learning Plan relies on many variables.


People of color hit harder by COVID-19 in Twin Cities, data confirm

Black and Hispanic Minnesotans are far more likely to be infected than white Minnesotans, state data show.


Minnesota's online schools attract interest amid pandemic

State concerned about online charter schools' math scores.


Pandemic leads to 20% increase in overall deaths in Minnesota

In just seven weeks, the additional fatalities have cut into generations and communities, especially the elderly and people of color.


Minnesota parents tell us what they really think of online learning

We asked parents to fill out a survey about how K-12 online learning is going as a result of the pandemic. Comments ranged from intense enthusiasm and gratitude for what teachers have done to immense frustration.


Minnesota parents, educators stress need to maintain personal connection with students

A Star Tribune survey of parents shows that the more frequent the live video sessions between staff and students, the greater their satisfaction with their children's learning.


Minnesota schools will have to detail how they spend aid for struggling students

Legislative Auditor's Office says more disclosure is needed for aid intended to shrink achievement gap.


Minnesota, how is remote learning going for your family?

Do you have children between kindergarten and 12th grade participating in online learning through their Minnesota school during this stay-at-home order period? We’d like to…


COVID-related reforms bring cautious optimism from Twin Cities activists

The novel coronavirus has already seriously disrupted police and court systems in the Twin Cities, as elsewhere.


On Census Day, about 44% of Minn. households have said: We're here

Officials hope more Minnesotans will complete the form online.