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Our Progress

Every kid in Minneapolis deserves a great school. Together, we are making it happen.


students directly impacted by our work with partner and portfolio schools


of portfolio schools outperform Minneapolis for low-income students


of portfolio schools outperform Minneapolis for students of color


of families engage more deeply in their child’s education after using our tools


locations distributed over 22,000 K-12 family resources across Minneapolis


families provided feedback on our K-12 resources to make them stronger


organizations and growing have joined the Minnesota literacy coalition


organizations received policy grants to advance educational campaigns and crucial policy initiatives


individuals have participated in our Get on Board Cohort program designed to support individuals as they consider running for school board.

Annual Reports Through the Years

Explore our annual report on how we’re working alongside each of you to ensure very child attends a great school that prepares them to thrive in their lives, career, and community.


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2024 Minnesota Literacy Day at the Capitol

Watch the 2023 MN Literacy Day Recap 2024 MN Literacy Day at the Capitol Wednesday, April 17th, 20249:45-11:00am We look forward to gathering at the Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda and having our voices heard to support strong implementation of The READ Act! Lets work together towards closing the achievement gap and providing all students with

Announcing New Partnership with National Parents Union MN

Creating a More Equitable Education System Where All Students and Their Families Feel Like They Belong Great MN Schools is excited to announce a three year investment in National Parents Union MN (NPU MN) to support their work to give parents the information and support they need to be active partners in their child’s education

We’re Hiring! Manager of Literacy

At Great MN Schools, we know that literacy is key to every person’s ability to live a choice-filled life. However, in Minneapolis, fewer than 33% of Indigenous, Black and Latinx students are reading at grade level vs. more than 75% of white students. Students who can not read by the end of third grade are

Shared Strategies: An Examination of Bellwether’s School Cohort Program

Great MN Schools is dedicated to helping schools provide the best education possible for students. This includes connecting school leaders to best-in-class strategic supports such as Bellwether – a national nonprofit transforming education to ensure systemically marginalized young people achieve outcomes that lead to fulfilling lives and flourishing communities. Our Portfolio Directors use Bellwether’s School Cohort Program