About Twin Cities

While Minnesota ranks among the top states on a wide variety of livability measures—including overall educational attainment—student achievement results indicate massive disparities in educational outcomes by race and class. In 2011, Minnesota ranked 49th out of 50 states for four-year high school graduation rates among black or African American students, and 50th among Latino and American Indian students.

By working closely with others across our community, we are driving towards ensuring 15,000 more underserved students of color have educational opportunities that are opening the door to college and beyond. The critical ingredient in that effort is leadership—in classrooms, at great schools, at the school district level, and from citizens and policymakers shaping the public discussion. 


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June 11, 2018
A project to build up book collections for LGBTQ youth inspired these suggestions for your own reading list (and your classroom).
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By Leah Fabel
January 17, 2018
In Illinois and Minnesota, advocates for major shifts in education policy are celebrating victories that were a long time coming.
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By Paula Ann Solis
July 19, 2017
At the age of 11, Esther Mulder (Jacksonville ’08) was placed in foster care. Spurred by those who believed in her, today she’s a public defender. Follow her remarkable path.
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By Leah Fabel
April 18, 2017
Encouraged by a favorite teacher, a student of Somali heritage has a goal: bring agriculture engineering expertise to her native Kenya

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