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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Beating the odds

Last week the Star Tribune published its annual story on schools “beating the odds.” These schools are doing significantly better than predicted, closing belief and achievement gaps to prepare kids for any post-secondary pathway.  Absent school quality transparency from our city or state, we applaud efforts that empower families with accessible, contextualized information. Kudos to those making the list:…

Parents are engaged. K-12 campaigns attest to that.

We just wrapped up another year—one of growth (partnerships, lessons learned, work implemented) and progress toward more schools that work.   When we met Kadija from Cristo Rey (pictured above and featured in a video at our annual meeting), she spoke about how these schools “give us a chance in life.” I wanted to share two…

TNTP secures approval as a teacher prep program!

It’s with great excitement that I get to help share the historic vote the Minnesota Professional Licensing and Standards Board made today when they voted unanimously to approve TNTP as a teacher certification provider in our state. MN Comeback’s interest in bringing TNTP’s teacher training to our state stemmed from the need voiced by school…