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Race Equity and Excellence in Education Network (REEEN)

Leading with an equity lens: Lessons from REEEN in the MN education ecosystem


Education leaders, community members, and students comprise the Race Equity and Excellence in Education Network (REEEN) to inform important equity planning in Greater Minnesota. We have learned a lot from these partnerships and from our role in building the capacity of leaders and communities to use an equity lens in their equity planning, leading, and systems change work. 

Here are some important lessons we have learned, and how we can continue to use them to build race equity in education:

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2018 Election

How our newly elected officials can start building race equity in education now


The newly elected will soon begin the work of governing; setting policy to direct the actions of school districts, colleges, and departments of education. They will determine how to collect and appropriate taxes for the largest activity of our public institutions – the education of students in early through post-secondary education. But no matter the outcome, one thing will remain constant in the education of our young people: race equity still matters.

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2018 Election

2018 Election: Let’s work to elevate the teaching profession


As we look toward the election, and the impact it will have on the future of all Minnesotans, it’s important to ask these questions:

What do we teach young people of color about aspirations? About making a difference? About giving back? About the value of work? About their strengths and talents?
Most importantly, WHO IS GOING TO TEACH them or the generations to come?  How do we attract more change makers and nation builders to the teaching profession?

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