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

The move is part of a larger effort to reduce suspensions across the state. (11/21/2014)
Bill Mack left his position as director of the School Safety Technical Assistance Center last week, citing person reasons. (11/19/2014)
The St. Paul Public Schools Foundation hopes to raise $500,000 to expand screenings and eye care to students in third, fifth and sixth grades, in addition to the screenings now provided to students in kindergarten and first grade. (11/17/2014)
Aaron Harper quit abruptly Nov. 6. Woodbury police say they're investigating based on information provided by the school district indicating a potential misuse of district funds or resources. (11/14/2014)
In an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education, Minneapolis school officials want to find alternatives to suspension and reduce the number of police officers involved in school discipline. (11/07/2014)
Voters approved proposals to build new schools, or add onto existing ones, in several Minnesota districts on Tuesday. (11/05/2014)
The Legislature's funding of all-day kindergarten means more students spending the entire day in school. Some districts say they've run out of space for them. (10/31/2014)
A third of Minnesota's new teachers leave the profession within the first five years. Some districts and college teacher preparation programs are working to give them support. (10/29/2014)
U.S. Representative Keith Ellison joined state health officials and community leaders at a forum on Ebola in Brooklyn Center. (10/18/2014)
Neither the woman's identity nor a description of the suspect have been released. (10/18/2014)
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. (10/15/2014)
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. (10/13/2014)
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. (10/10/2014)
Community School of Excellence disputes accusations that it has enrolled 4-year-olds without proper screening. (10/09/2014)
What is required of Minnesota schools? And can these checks prevent problems? (10/07/2014)