Reimagine Education

Transforming Research into Collective Action

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019
Registration and Breakfast: 7 – 7:30 a.m.
Program: 7:30 – 11 a.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center (map)

Featuring Dr. Michael Rodriguez, Associate Dean for the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota

Join us on this urgent journey.

Much more needs to be done to make our schools better for each and every child. Together, Greater Twin Cities United Way, the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation and The Minneapolis Foundation have been asking students, parents, community members, school leaders and researchers what is working—and what isn’t working—in our schools.

On December 5, we’ll connect those voices and talk about the ways we can take collective action. We’ll also discuss the findings report, Expanding the Vision of Reimagine Minnesota: A Collective Education Roadmap for Action. Join us and be a part of a movement for change.

Special thanks to Paula Forbes and the Association of Metropolitan School Districts for their ongoing community engagement related to building an equitable education system.

The Report

We know the facts. Minnesota is among the worst in the nation for racial disparities. We read reports that prove the challenge is real. Now, we have commissioned research informed by the perspectives of those most proximate to the issues to help drive solutions.

A study conducted by the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota reveals the evidence basis for eight key levers to closing racial disparities across K-12 education.


A Partnership of: