Post Bulletin Reporter Jordan Shearer

Jordan Shearer

Education Reporter

Jordan Shearer covers K-12 education for the Rochester Post Bulletin. A Rochester native, he graduated from Bemidji State University in 2013 before heading out to write for a small newsroom in the boonies of western Nebraska. He returned to northern Minnesota a few years later to write for The Bemidji Pioneer. Bringing things full circle, he returned to Rochester in 2020 just shy of a decade after leaving.

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The Minnesota State High School League changed its rules, allowing boys to compete on dance teams for the first time starting in 2019. Now 14-year-old Salman Masood no longer has to learn the Austin High School Dance Team's routines in solitude — he's one of the dancers.
Formerly the Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Robert Barron “is one of the most-followed Catholics in the world on social media,” according to a biography provided by the diocese.
High school teacher Natalia Benjamin makes history as first from Rochester, and the first Latinx teacher, to receive the award.
"I look across our community, across this room, and I see a tremendous polarization," one audience member said.
Denise Koster is scheduled to get her second and final dose of the vaccine March 4, a few days shy of her birthday.
The situation has extended far longer than many people originally anticipated it would. So, the question remains: Months into the pandemic, what is the impact on education, and what does it mean for the future?
Meanwhile, the total number of confirmed cases in Olmsted County passed 1,000.