How school board races turned out across Minnesota

a person votes in a voting booth
A resident votes in local elections at the Phyllis Wheatley Community Center in the Near North neighborhood of Minneapolis on Tuesday.
Tim Evans | MPR News

A large number of school board seats were open on Election Day this year. School board members and observers blamed the turnover on everything from controversies over COVID-19 precautions to how to talk about the roots of race and racism in schools.

Voters in some school districts also weighed in on school funding referenda.

Host Cathy Wurzer talked with education reporter Elizabeth Shockman about the results of Tuesday’s elections.

Use the audio player above to listen to the full conversation.

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