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Education Equity Rubric Pilot Project

The Organizing Apprenticeship Project (OAP) advances racial, economic, social, and cultural justice in Minnesota through work, primarily, with a network of low-income community of color organizations and leaders. This project will work to advance education equity at Bright Water Elementary School in North Minneapolis by training a diverse group of staff, community members, board members, and parents to identify and address barriers that lead to racial disparities in education. The rubric is a tool that has been created to define an equity framework for schools, and it will be used during this project as an educational resource. Brightwater Montessori, which will be the initial site for this project, is a Northside Achievement Zone partner school and will use the OAP project to provide a culturally competent environment for all racially and culturally diverse students. Their effort will result in the creation of a site-based Equity Inquiry team that will work with the school and community to adopt a plan for equity and implement prioritized changes that are found over the course of this project.


Project Award Date: 
Community organization or agency: 
Organizing Apprenticeship Project
Sponsoring CURA Program: 
CURA Contact: 
C Terrence Anderson Director of Community Based Research (612) 624-8988