Reimagine Education: Transforming Research into Collective Action


Much more needs to be done to make our schools better for each and every child.
We have been asking students, parents, community members, school leaders, and researchers what is working — and what isn’t working — in our schools. This collective input has lead to Reimagine Education – a body of essential work that provides a roadmap to help transform our K-12 education system to benefit all students.

Input Process

Reimagine Education Input Process

The Reports

Education Equity in the Age of COVID-19​

As the impacts of a global pandemic change so many parts of our lives, people across the globe search desperately for some shred of what could be seen as “normal.” It is not surprising, then, that this report – produced by the University of Minnesota’s College of Education & Human Development – on how we consider education inequities in this time begins with the simple, obvious statement: “We should not expect each day to be normal in the age of COVID-19.”​

Read Implementing Principles of Reimagine Minnesota in a Period of Remote Teaching and Learning, a companion to the 2019-released report, Expanding the Vision of Reimagine Minnesota: A Collective Education Roadmap for Action.​


Expanding the Vision of Reimagine Minnesota​

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 provides evidence-based solutions that have the potential to be transformational for our community. Read, learn, and join us in transforming our K-12 education to help every child reach their fullest potential.​

Read Expanding the Vision of Reimagine Minnesota: A Collective Education Roadmap for Action.​


Learn From Those Closest to the Issue​

Student Voices

In September 2019, 1500 students from across the Twin Cities came together for The Student Conference – a student-designed, student-led forum where teens could voice their perspectives on education. These voices helped shape the Reimagine Education event.

Learn more by reading the Studence Conference Final Report. You can also see conference videos here.

Event Videos

Check out videos from the December 5 Reimagine Education event. This includes keynote speaker Dr. Michael Rodriguez and other Twin Cities education leaders.

See all our videos from the event here.

Event Photos

View more photos from the event on our Facebook page. If you haven’t already, be sure to like our page and tag yourself in the photos.

Feedback from Education Leaders

Learn what education leaders think about the key levers identified through Reimagine Education, including how they see it transforming from a report into action.

Reimagine Education: A Visual Representation

When Dr. Michael Rodriguez, founding co-director of the Educational Equity Resource Center at the University of Minnesota, delivered a keynote address about Reimagine Minnesota, we captured his presentation through a visual notetaker.