This month and next, the Minnesota Achievement Gap Committee is hosting forums to highlight local education reform advocacy organizations and, hopefully, build consensus around a handful of “action steps” that can close our achievement gap.
The committee, which is spearheaded by Grant Abbott, executive director at the St. Paul Area Council of Churches, and former Minneapolis Mayor and U.S. Representative Don Fraser, also hopes to build a reform “checklist” that advocates can bring to legislators and school administrators. The goal: encourage meaningful and immediate education reform across Minnesota.
At MinnCAN, we’re excited to participate in the February 4 forum and invite you—members of the movement for great public schools—to attend any or all of the following:
- Tuesday, January 21, 12-1:30 PM: Growth & Justice, Parents United for Public Schools, Center for School Change and the African American Leadership Forum
- Tuesday, January 28, 12-1:30 PM: Minnesota Business Partnership, Minnesota Association of School Administrators, Organizing Apprenticeship Project and the Minnesota Minority Education Partnership
- Tuesday, February 4, 12-1:30 PM: MinnCAN, Education Evolving, Chicano Latino Affairs Council and the Minneapolis Foundation
All forums will be held in the Maroon and Gold Room in the University of Minnesota McNamara Alumni Center, 200 SE Oak Street, Minneapolis, MN 55414.
We hope you can make it these and contribute your talent and thoughts to the movement working to strengthen Minnesota pubic education. For more information, click here, and of course, let us know if you have any questions!
Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Achievement Gap Committee.