Beth Hawkins has written Learning Curve, a blog about education, for MinnPost, a leading nonprofit public affairs news site with a readership comprised of policymakers and civic leaders, and will be moving to Education Post in the near future. Hawkins is the recipient of numerous national and regional awards, this year including two from the Education Writers Association and one from the National Association of Lesbian and Gay Journalists recognizing her coverage of Minnesota’s marriage equality campaigns. She has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Arizona. Her work has appeared in More, Mother Jones, Minnesota Monthly and many other publications. She has two sons in Minneapolis Public Schools.