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Explore our progress towards increasing the number of great schools in our city and the number of children attending these schools.

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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Learn more about how we are creating a critical mass of great schools, families that demand them and systems that support them.

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

We’re Hiring! Development Manager

About Great MN Schools We work to ensure that every child attends an excellent and equitable school that prepares them to thrive in their lives, careers, and communities.    Great schools that enroll kids from low-income backgrounds make a difference. These students grow academically at twice the rate, are twice as likely to graduate, and are

Vote for school board in the primary!

It’s primary season and, if you haven’t already voted, I encourage you to do so—and vote down ballot for the Minneapolis School Board! The Board of Education plays a major role in shaping our education system—and ensuring more children attend an excellent and equitable school. That’s why, this past school year, we launched the Get

During the Minneapolis Public Schools teacher contract negotiations, it’s paramount that we keep children at the center of our actions and decision-making

3 / 17 / 22 All children deserve a great education. To address our city’s long-standing and enormous opportunity gaps, children must be in school and learning. This is especially true for our Black, Brown, and Indigenous students who are falling even further behind every day they are not in the classroom. We urge all