From The Blog
by Daniel Sellers
An open letter to incoming MPS Superintendent Ed Graff
Welcome to Minneapolis. I’m a life-long resident of the city, a graduate of Minneapolis South High (’02) and the leader of a nonprofit focused on education advocacy in Minnesota. As such, I had a slightly above-average interest level in the district’s search for its next Superintendent. What’s more, your selection impacts me in a personal way: I’m the father of two young kids who will be under your charge in the not-too-distant future.
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