KEY RESULTS & FUNDABLE ACTIVITIES
Education reform that enables all young people to learn and thrive is essential to individual well-being and regional prosperity. Our investments in this area focus on three Key Results through specific fundable activities:
1) Student Success
High quality schooling should be the norm for all young people.
Key Result: Children are ready to enter school, stay on grade level, and graduate prepared to thrive in their post-secondary education/vocation.
- Efforts to support early childhood education policy change, systems reform, implementation of Quality Rating Improvement Systems (QRIS), or specific constituent-based activities and approaches for school readiness for low-income and children of color in P-K education.
- Evidence-based practices and innovative approaches that are showing effectiveness in reducing educational disparities and increasing student achievement for students of color in grades 1-12.
- Activities that prepare high school students to thrive in post-secondary education.
- Research and advocacy organizations that encourage policy and systemic improvements in P-12.
2) Effective Public Education
A sound, equitable education system is at the core of our democracy and the promise of equal opportunity.
3) Community and Parent Engagement
Key Result: Public schools systems exist where children are assured academic success.
Parent engagement and community support are critical to improving success for individual students and the quality of educational systems.
Key result: Parents, communities, and school systems work together toward shared goals.
Programs that build parent leadership and help parents advocate on behalf of their children in educational systems to advance educational equity.
Community-based initiatives that address achievement gaps in education, and advocate for reform and policy change.
For more information on The Minneapolis Foundation's approach to Transforming Education please contact:
Amy Hertel Director of Impact Strategy