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

Governor Dayton announced education bill veto
Gov. Mark Dayton's veto of an education funding bill that does not provide money for universal pre-kindergarten did more than just send a strong message to state lawmakers. (05/20/2015)
Mary Cecconi
Minnesota school administrators say they'll cut teachers and programs over the next two years if lawmakers don't set aside more money for education funding. (05/04/2015)
Blackduck, Lake Superior, MACCRAY, Ogilvie and Pelican Rapids can keep their shortened weeks for at least one more year as the Legislature weighs changes in the law. (04/30/2015)
The designation could help the city win more federal money for educational opportunities, housing, jump training and crime prevention. (04/28/2015)
Minnesota students faced delays up to an hour Tuesday morning when they tried to take their state exams. More problems popped up in the afternoon. Similar glitches surfaced last week. (04/21/2015)
Some schools Wednesday reported a second day of delays because of computer problems tied to the state's test vendor. (04/15/2015)
A server malfunction at testing company Pearson prevented students and test administrators from logging into the system. The system should be working by Wednesday. (04/14/2015)
A day after being named one of four finalists to run a major Florida school district, St. Paul schools superintendent Valeria Silva said Thursday she's withdrawn as a candidate. (04/09/2015)
St. Paul Schools Superintendent Valeria Silva on Wednesday was named one of four finalists for the superintendent's job in Palm Beach County Florida. (04/08/2015)
Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius explains why she thinks Minnesota students should be tested less. (03/27/2015)
A special education teacher has been charged with multiple felony counts, including inappropriate contact with special needs students at two Anoka county schools and possessing inappropriate pictures of students. (03/25/2015)
The layoffs, which take effect June 30, include a mix of part-time and full-time school employees from all departments. (03/24/2015)
District officials expect to eliminate approximately 120 administrative positions. Six hundred people currently work at the district's headquarters in north Minneapolis. (03/20/2015)
The East African Student to Teacher program at Augsburg College aims to place its teachers into classrooms to help African students learn in a new culture and language. (03/19/2015)
The center will give students a chance to earn a high school diploma or a GED. It will also offer college credit opportunities, career certification, internships and apprenticeships. (03/15/2015)