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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News release: Minneapolis schools demonstrating success with underserved children have space to enroll more students for the upcoming school year

Low-performing schools’ enrollment is declining as more families opt for better options For immediate release Media contact:                                                                                                                                      Nicholas Banovetz                                                                 (651) 815-5999; nbanovetz@mncomeback.org   Minneapolis – May 22, 2019 – Minnesota Comeback today announced that multiple district, charter and independent schools demonstrating strong results for children from low-income backgrounds have space to enroll more students for the 2019-20 school year.…

Statement on the MPS ‘Comprehensive District Design’

Dear Minneapolis Board of Education Directors: Our organizations serve and represent thousands of Minneapolis families—of color, from underserved neighborhoods, and/or historically ignored or silenced. We request with utmost urgency that the Minneapolis Public Schools’ new strategic plan center on parent engagement and student learning—in addition to prioritizing operations and transportation. District staff has led the…

Leading all students across the finish line

The Star Tribune this week shared gains toward student achievement regarding Minnesota schools. We’re always thrilled by movement that gets our community close to the end goal: All students attend – and thrive in – rigorous and relevant schools. And that “all” is inclusive of black and brown students who are far too often not…

Parents are calling for transparency & equity at the Capitol

In January, we committed to making this legislative session one of parent voice. Since then, we’ve helped hundreds of parents shake things up at the Capitol – testifying in hearings, addressing legislators one-on-one, speaking with the media. And several of our priorities have a fighting chance of making their way to the governor’s desk. Can we count on…