Leadership for Learning: developing leadership among educational decision-makers to improve curriculum and instruction for Minnesota students
— Minnesota ASCD Mission Statement

Leadership Position Statement: Ending Racially Predictable Academic Achievement and Outcomes

For all students to develop to their full potential as individuals, we must create culturally responsive educational systems that enable equitable access to high-quality learning. 

Educators, policymakers, and the public must understand the grave consequences of persistent gaps in student achievement and demand that addressing these gaps becomes a policy and funding priority. Minnesota ASCD believes that to close racially predictable achievement gaps, all underserved populations—high-poverty students, students with special needs, students of various racial and cultural backgrounds, and emerging multi-lingual learners—must have access to:

  • Culturally relevant, innovative, engaging, and challenging curriculum and instruction that builds on the individual strengths of each learner.

  • High-quality teachers supported by ongoing professional development; and

  • Equitable resources for strengthening schools, families, and communities to create a sense of value and belonging.

Current Programs

  • Annual Teacher Leader Institute
  • New Teacher and Mentor Summit
  • Spring Conference
  • Stan Hooper Award for Teaching Excellence
Stan Hooper and three 2017 award recipients

Stan Hooper and three 2017 award recipients