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From The Blog

  • by Reggie Evans

    Black History Month is nearing its end, and unfortunately, this means many students won’t give much thought to black history for another eleven months. I believe this is a serious problem. Black history is a rich—and American—history, and we do all of our students a grave disservice when we compartmentalize it. Instead, we should celebrate black history 365 days a year, and help all kids understand their (and their classmates’) agency and promise.

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Great schools change everything.

Launched in 2011, MinnCAN: The Minnesota Campaign for Achievement Now is an education reform advocacy nonprofit. MinnCAN is a movement of nearly 12,000 Minnesotans–and growing–dedicated to creating the political will to enact smart, research-backed public policies to ensure that every Minnesota child has access to a great public school.

What you’re saying...
  • Careers in the STEM fields continue to be some of the highest-paying and fastest growing in the nation. Encouraging our kids, especially girls and students of color, to excel in math and science is the first step in ensuring America's innovation and competitiveness in an increasingly high-tech economy.

    Drew Palmer
  • I care about public schools in Minnesota because I believe a good education is key for the personal success of our children and the economic vitality of our state.

    Sarah Morris
  • We all contribute to a child's education, directly and indirectly. Directly, we must support responsible public policy. Indirectly, we must promote a responsible educational culture. In both cases, we need all hands on deck. 

    Ben Davis