Let’s do this. Let’s support the 30,000 Minneapolis students most in-need so, they too, can attend rigorous and relevant schools. Applying a school-centered approach grounded in co-designing solutions with communities, we can fix the problem. In fact, we’re already well on our way.

This is Minnesota Comeback. We lead a broad coalition of schools, community partners and funders coordinating around K-12 systems change so all students can access great schools.

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Get Minneapolis School Finder copies on 2/7!

For the first time in recent years, enrollment at high-performing schools is rising while that of low-performing schools has declined by nearly 1,000 students. It’s news that has us eager to release our 3rd edition of ‘Minneapolis School Finder’ in the coming weeks; a tool we hope will help that trend continue. Register for our Feb. 7…

Great teaching and learning

We support school leaders in ensuring their systems and practices are all focused on providing teachers with the skill development, resources, materials and feedback necessary for strong instructional practices to thrive in every classroom. Current investments in this critical area include: Achievement Network: The program works alongside school leadership teams to strengthen their school-wide practice…

Learn from student experience on Feb 7…

A tree is 14 feet tall. How tall is the tree in inches? As discussed in this post by our friends at EdNavigator, this question is not one many 4th graders can answer. (Here in Minnesota, 4 out of 10 can’t answer it correctly.) Join fellow community leaders, advocates, families and educators to understand why: What: …

Connecting educators and increasing retention

Teaching can feel isolating, especially for educators of color in our community since the demographics of our educator workforce does not currently mirror our community as a whole. Fortunately, many stakeholders are working to advance needed progress to retain and attract racially and ethnically diverse teachers and leaders for our students. The Coalition to Increase…