Nicholas Banovetz is a past member of the 50CAN team. 

With focus, persistence and collaboration, we’re reversing Minnesota’s nation-trailing graduation rates and achievement gaps. Much of this is made possible by studying the public schools across the North Star State that are already bucking the trends.

Last fall we set out to find those changing-the-odds schools, to learn from them what works, to amplify their stories and to help those lessons inform local educational policy.

Now, read our findings in the ‘Road to Success’ report.

In it, we detail our 19-stop Road to Success statewide tour, when we visited 47 classrooms and met with 400-plus educators and community leaders.

It’s critical that we learn from and collaborate with Minnesotans making great public schools available to all kids. We hope the ideas and policy recommendations in this report will inspire teachers, administrators, community leaders and policymakers–in classrooms and at the capitol.

Now, your assignment:

  1. Read the report and give us your feedback.
  2. Help us continue to learn from local communities by emailing us your stories of students and teachers who are changing the odds.
  3. Help us spread the word on leading public schools by sharing our report on Twitter.

Thank you!


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