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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Action alert: Keep great teachers in our classrooms!

After years of progress toward a teacher licensure system that has helped more high-quality candidates of color access teaching positions, legislation has been introduced that would make it difficult for schools to hire them – pushing many teachers of color out and leaving students in our community to miss out on a great classroom experience. …

News Release: New-and-improved Minneapolis School Finder website and 27 “changing-the-odds” schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 19, 2019     CONTACT:Nicholas Banovetz, (651) 815-5999, nbanovetz@mncomeback.org Brian McClung, (612) 965-2729, brian@mzacompany.com Minneapolis School Finder provides parents access to objective information about every school in the city Third edition of book and online resource respond to interest in understanding school options for Minneapolis families; includes information on 27 “changing-the-odds” schools Minneapolis — The third edition…

Resources from our coalition convening with TNTP

Thank you to the educators, advocates and philanthropists who attended our coalition convening featuring TNTP’s report, ‘The Opportunity Myth’! Our discussion surrounded students – especially those underserved, of color – spending most of their time in school without access to four key resources: 1. Grade-appropriate assignments2. Strong instruction3. Deep engagement 4. Teachers with high expectations  And,…

New poll: MPLS parents are vocal on school quality

What does a “high-quality” school mean for the parents of Minneapolis kids (and the general public, for that matter)? That’s exactly what we unpacked in our recent poll. Here’s what we learned, working in partnership with the local research group Morris Leatherman… In response to an open-ended question, “When you hear someone say a school…