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Please save the date for our upcoming MN-NAME conference!
Date:  Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Keynote:  Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings 

Location: TBD somewhere in the Twin Cities Metro Area

Features: The MN-NAME conference offers engaging and educational workshops focusing on educational equity.  This day long event offers a low-cost registration (as low as $35/participant), breakfast, lunch, snacks, and CEUs. The response from past MN-NAME conference participants has been overwhelmingly positive.

Additional Information:  Online registration opens August 15, 2014.  If your school or organization would like to preregister for a certain number of participants, please send us and email for further instructions.

Call for Proposals:  Official submission details will be provided in August and proposals will be due by September 15, 2014.

Questions?  Send us an email:


Dr. Paul Gorski: "Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty: Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap."

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Hopkins High School
2400 Lindbergh Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305-3124

The trouble with many popular approaches for boosting the school performance of low-income students is that these approaches fail to take into account a robust understanding of the challenges associated with poverty. Based on his popular book, Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty, Paul Gorski shared a set of instructional and relational strategies that do take these challenges into account--that focus, not on fixing people in poverty, but on fixing the educational inequities experienced by people in poverty.

2013 Annual Conference: Insisting on Equity: What's Really Happening in Our Schools (and What We Can Do About It

Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Hopkins High School
2400 Lindbergh Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305-3124

KEYNOTE: Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington

Click here to view the conference schedule (including the names of presenters and workshop titles/descriptions).

The 2013 conference was a huge success. Over 100 participants attended this dynamic event. Click here to view the photo album from the conference.

We would like to thank Rev. Dr. Washington, as well as our sponsors Hopkins High School, Augsburg College, Hamline University, and University of St. Thomas for making this event a success.