Minneapolis Public Schools discussing plan meant to rethink how district serves students, families

May 16, 2019 06:29 PM

Minneapolis Public Schools is hosting a community discussion on comprehensive design.

It's in connection to a plan meant to rethink how to best serve the district's students and families.


The district is focusing on academic achievement, sustainability and equitable programming.

"We know our school district works well for some," district spokesperson Dirk Tedmon said. "Really well for some, not so great for some and not at all for others.

"So we have to look at what we can do to change that." 

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Kenneth Eban of Students for Education Reform is focused on equity. There are five main points his group would like to see included in the final plan.

"Our five demands: making sure there is more diversity in courses, making sure there is equal access to course offerings across the district, making sure students are walking into facilities that are actually enhancing their education experience, making sure students are reading at the level they should be reading at, and making sure they have adults that believe in them," Eban said.

The plan spans three years, with some of the bigger changes coming in the 2019-2020 school year. There are two more community discussions next week.

Those discussions are scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday at the Wilder Builder, and 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Davis Center.


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