Posts Tagged ‘literacy’

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 […]


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 […]


Neal Cuthbert: New MN law supports English language learners, among our greatest assets

Below is Vice President of Program Neal Cuthbert’s foreword from The Learning for English Academic Proficiency and Success Act: Ensuring Faithful and Timely Implementation, a new McKnight-commissioned report by Conor P. Williams, Ph.D., and Colleen Gross Ebinger examining the 2014 LEAPS Act, the nation”s most comprehensive legislation in support of English learners. This report was […]