Tim Post

Tim Post

Reporter
Minnesota Public Radio
tpost@mpr.org


Tim Post covers education issues for MPR News. Tim grew up in the shadow of the Black Hills in the small western South Dakota town of Newell. After graduating from the University of South Dakota, he began his career in public radio in Sioux City, Iowa. He returned to his home state in 1996 and spent three years as a reporter and program host at South Dakota Public Radio. In 1999, Tim joined Minnesota Public Radio as a reporter in the Collegeville bureau. After nine years of covering central Minnesota, he moved to MPR's St. Paul bureau. Tim lives in St. Paul with his wife Jen and their daughters Maddie and Janey.

Tim Post Feature Archive

Minnesota ACT scores
White students in Minnesota had an average score of 23.7. But the average score for black students was 17.9 -- the lowest average among non-white test-takers. (08/20/2014)
A Minneapolis-based coalition is threatening to sue the Warroad school district if it doesn't stop using the image of a Native American for its school mascot. (08/14/2014)
St. Paul teachers attended an iPad class.
St. Paul school district is pushing ahead with a plan to give every student an iPad even though many details have yet to be determined, including which apps will be used, how students will access them, and whether parents will need to put down a deposit on the devices. (08/13/2014)
The Safety and Technical Assistance Council was created under the Safe and Safe and Supportive Schools bill passed by lawmakers this spring. (08/05/2014)
Last year Minnesota education officials said more than two dozen struggling schools improved their performance under Minnesota's alternative to No Child Left Behind. (07/31/2014)
MPR News reporter Tim Post put GoPro cameras on the giraffe feeding baskets at Como Park Zoo and got an eye level view of the 14-foot animals. (07/24/2014)
MPR News reporter Tim Post put GoPro cameras on board a Metropolitan Mosquito Control District helicopter and captured its aerial acrobatics over Anoka County. (07/10/2014)
The event, now in its 34th year, is expected to draw as many as 60,000 people over its two-day run. The festival also features basketball, flag football and volleyball competitions along with music and dance performances and traditional Hmong food. (07/04/2014)
A federally funded program is offering free meals to kids under the age of 18 across the state this summer. (06/23/2014)
With a financial barrier lifted, school officials say they need to find room for more kindergartners to spend an entire day in class. (06/13/2014)
Union officials say educators at the Community School of Excellence voted overwhelmingly to join Education Minnesota. (06/11/2014)
School personnel have filed five charges of unfair labor action against Chang with the National Labor Relations Board. Education Minnesota also filed a charge, claiming the superintendent interfered with employees' right to organize. (06/09/2014)
A project between the Centennial School District and medical device maker Medtronic is giving some students with disabilities help finding a career. (06/08/2014)
Minnesota school districts need to have a new system for evaluating new teachers in place by fall. Most of the state's 333 school districts are ready to implement the new evaluations when the school year starts. But it's unclear if all will meet the deadline because some are still developing their plans. (06/06/2014)
St. Paul school district is finishing up a deal with Apple to loan iPads to all 39,000 students in St. Paul over the next two school years. There's no price tag for that effort, yet. (05/30/2014)