Archive for the ‘Education & Learning’ Category

Preparing Teachers for Increasingly Diverse Classrooms

After McKnight made the decision to end the Pathway Schools Initiative last November, we understood that the data and research gathered from the experience presented a powerful learning opportunity for the Foundation and our partners in the field. We committed to combing through the initiative’s data and stories in search of insights that could inform […]

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New Goal and Strategies for Education & Learning

After careful reflection, The McKnight Foundation is pleased to share a new program goal with updated strategies for the Education & Learning program. Program Goal: To prepare Minnesota students to succeed in an increasingly global society by investing in educators, empowering families, and engaging youth. This goal promotes educational equity and encompasses both the business and […]

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McKnight’s Pathway Schools Initiative to Sunset

  In 2011, McKnight adopted an ambitious goal — to dramatically increase the percentage of third grade readers in the Twin Cities. Since then, the Foundation has partnered with a select group of district and charter schools in the Twin Cities, the University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute, and an independent evaluator, SRI International, to […]

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Improving Early Literacy in PreK-3: Lessons Learned

  This week, SRI International releases “Improving Early Literacy in PreK-3: Lessons Learned,” a case study commissioned by The McKnight Foundation that chronicles efforts to improve PreK-3rd literacy proficiency in six schools across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. We’re pleased to feature this reflection from Kristie Kauerz, Ed.D., Director of the National P-3 Center at […]

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Erin Gavin: Helping America’s Dual Language Learners Succeed

Through our Pathway Schools Initiative, McKnight partners with seven schools in the Twin Cities — as well as the University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute — to align and improve the quality of literacy instruction from PreK-3rd grade. Dual Language Learners (DLLs) make up nearly two-thirds of the student population in our Pathway Schools — across Minneapolis […]

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