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2022 Reimagine Education Grants

The Minneapolis Foundation announces a call for proposals from schools, school districts, and nonprofit organizations seeking grants for work that advances equity in our local K-12 schools.

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Reimagine Education: Bridgemakers

Bridgemakers is a holistic civic social and financial capacity-building platform that amplifies the stories and mentors the leadership of black, brown, and otherwise marginalized youth.

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Elevating the Voice of Educators

The Minneapolis Foundation and the Joyce Foundation partnered with the University of Minnesota to develop the Principals Survey. This work has been featured in The Magazine of the College of Education and Human Development.

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To reform school funding, start with special education

Our colleague Patrice Relerford, who leads our education investments, has an op-ed in the Star Tribune on the need to reform funding for special education.

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U of M Principals Survey

Results of the Minnesota Principals Survey, developed by the University of Minnesota’s Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement and supported by the Minneapolis Foundation, have been released.

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The Minnesota Principals Survey

The Minnesota Principals Survey (MnPS) looked to see how school leaders felt about their job, including their preparedness and confidence to do their job.

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First Children’s Finance

The Minneapolis Foundation approved a innovative grant to First Children's Finance for Community Conversations. It addresses a pressing issue given the shortage of childcare spots in the metro area and across the state.

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UMN and Minneapolis Public Schools partner to develop learning and teaching strategies

The University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) and Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) are working together for the next three years to research how to improve student experiences in the district.

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Genius & Joy Summer Programs

The Genius & Joy summer programs were exciting learning opportunities for both students and educators. The Phillips Family Foundation was proud to support this innovative work, and incredibly grateful to our Northside Education Advisory Committee for their insight and hard deliberations, which made it all possible.

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Reimagine Education

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 led to a roadmap to help transform our K-12 education system to benefit all students.

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