All Minnesota students deserve to achieve academic success.
Through partnerships, policies, and advocacy, we can build a movement that supports race equity and education excellence for all students.
"Excluded": How exclusionary practices in Minnesota schools negatively impact students of color and American Indian students.
2018 election: Supporting race equity
Important ways our elected officials can support the next generation in Minnesota
Our Big Bold Goals for Building Race Equity
We can use an equity lens to build school communities that respect, support, and encourage students’ distinct backgrounds and talents.
We can foster positive school climates to end discipline disparities in Minnesota schools and support all students for success.
We can create and retain a racially diverse teacher workforce so students and their communities are reflected in their classrooms.
We can celebrate and support Emerging Multilingual Learners and their heritage to prepare all students for a global economy.
We can improve access and equity in higher education to better support students of color for personal and financial success.
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In October, I attended my first WIDA Conference. Minnesota is a WIDA member state, meaning Minnesota schools…
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:
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.
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?