Education reporter at MPR News. SD native. Occasional creator of video. Married to Jen. Father of two great education sources, Maddie and Janey.

Rep. Ellison calls on West African community to help fight Ebola — U.S. Representative Keith Ellison joined state health officials and community leaders at a forum on Ebola in Brooklyn Center.

Woman fatally shot in Minneapolis strip club — Neither the woman's identity nor a description of the suspect have been released.

St. Paul school start times stay put, for now — The district is trying to find a balance between research showing later start times helps students learn better, and parents reluctant to face schedule changes.

Chemical spray used to break up fight at St. Paul high school — St. Paul school officials say the decision to use a chemical spray is left to school resource officers, who are members of St. Paul's police force.

Mpls. school district drops contract with politically-connected group — Republicans in the Minnesota Senate are calling for an investigation into whether the school district was pressured to sign the contract with the Community Standards Initiative.

Charter school faces questions over early kindergarten enrollment — Community School of Excellence disputes accusations that it has enrolled 4-year-olds without proper screening.

Four questions: Can background checks prevent teacher misconduct? — A Catholic high school in Austin, Minn., fired one of its math teachers after she was arrested Monday on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Austin police chief Brian Krueger said the teacher, a 28-year old woman, will be formally charged with third-degree sexual assault on Wednesday.

Keep early start times in place, St. Paul schools panel urges — You are MPR. Support the news you rely on. Give Now A committee is recommending the St. Paul school district keep early start times in place for older students next school year. The district has been considering pushing the first school bell from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

High school league puts transgender athlete policy on hold — Your support makes MPR News possible. Give Now The Minnesota State High School League has tabled a controversial plan on transgender athletes until December. Related: Proposed high school athlete policy stirs controversy Instead, a committee will take more public input on the matter, league officials said Thursday.

Twin Cities school districts burdened by low state rankings — Minnesota's struggling schools are becoming more concentrated in the Twin Cities, according to the state's accountability data. Under a measure that combines test scores, graduation rates, student academic growth and the achievement gap between white students and students of color, Minneapolis and St. Paul saw an increase in the number of schools with low rankings.
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Oct 24, 2014

RT @kare11: A Seattle area school is on lock-down after a reported shooting. Our sister station @KING5Seattle streaming live:

Oct 24, 2014

RT @Philip_Elliott: MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) _ Police respond to high school north of Seattle after report of shooting.

Oct 24, 2014

PLEASE let me stick @GoPros on these guys. I'm begging. MT @newscut: Linemen with helicopters string CAPX2020 wire

Oct 24, 2014

RT @dankraker: Gorgeous sunrise over the big lake. I'd sure take a few more warm mornings like this...

Oct 24, 2014

Great video, wonderful story: Twin Cities breast cancer survivors paddle dragon boats to recovery @MPRnews

Oct 23, 2014

A demonstration of what you'll see during today's eclipse. You're welcome.

Oct 23, 2014

RT @MilaStrib: Today's reason why I enjoy interviewing fellow non-native English speakers: sweet note saying "thank you from the button of my heart"

Oct 22, 2014

Will miss pub media happy hour @RivalHouseSTP. Was looking forward to @MPRnews @TPT skee-ball throw-down. Looking at you @GilletteTPT.

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