From The Blog
by Josh Crosson
I am half black and half Filipino, and was raised by a single mother who wanted me to have everything. But, like many of our neighbors in our military neighborhood in Washington state, she lacked the resources necessary to deliver. In a world that can sometimes give up on people like me, I was lucky enough to encounter teachers who saw my potential and helped me achieve it. This Teacher Appreciation Week, I want to thank one teacher in particular, Ms. Freeman, for believing in me, never giving up on me and, in so doing, quite literally changing my life.
All kids CAN succeed.
MinnCAN advocates for the success of every Minnesota student, from pre-K through college and career. We improve policy to help all students thrive and share promising practices and stories to demonstrate that all kids CAN succeed.
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