Acceleration 2020: Every child college and career ready
A Message from the Superintendent
Dear Minneapolis Public Schools community,
At MPS we believe in the potential of all students to succeed. We commit to every student in our care that he or she at graduation will be college and career ready with 21st century competencies. Our vision is big and bold: big goals, big change, big success opportunities and deeper transparency than ever before.
Our roadmap to success is called Acceleration 2020. It was approved by our Board of Education on Sept. 9, 2014. This plan moves our system in new directions, particularly by moving real power to each school. Everything about this plan accelerates student achievement. We are committed to the proposition that all children can learn more, achieve more and be more. Our plan is constructive, sensible, positive and ground breaking.
Our plan requires greater expectations of everyone: our parents and families, our MPS leaders and teachers, our students and graduates. Our success depends on the active engagement of everyone affected and interested in the present and future of MPS.
With this strategic plan, we are taking action by accelerating a shift in funding, priorities and programs systemwide to improve outcomes for students and families. Changes include:
Everyone has to believe that 5-8-10 are must-do and can-do goals. These targets are understandable, achievable, and high in order to change attitudes and ensure that we provide the kind of education to each and every student in Minneapolis that positions them for success. We must be optimistic about every child. I know that I am.
Our biggest goal is about restoration of the dream: transforming pre-K-12 education in MPS. The truth is that this dream has been deferred long enough. We must transform education in Minneapolis, for those in our classrooms today and for those yet to come. We welcome any additional questions or comments from the community on this critical initiative to MPSStrategicPlan@mpls.k12.mn.us.
Bernadeia H. Johnson, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Mpls. School Board targets achievement gap (KARE 11)
MPS school board approves strategic plan (StarTribune)
Minneapolis school board adopts plan to fight achievement gap (MPR)
Acceleration 2020 Draft guides:
Presentation from the 9/9/14 board meeting
Presentation from the 8/12/14 board meeting
Strategic Planning Coordinator
1250 West Broadway Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55411