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Multi-ethnic elementary school children writing in classroom. Focus on African American boy (8-9 years).

Big Bold Goal 2: School Climate

Minnesota educational systems are designed to bring BIPOC students into relationships with schools and teachers that promote their human dignity.

School discipline is about teaching students what is expected of them and helping them find success…Kids cannot learn if they are not in class. The success of Minnesota has and continues to be the success of its children.” – Commissioner Kevin Lindsey, Minnesota Department of Human Rights

MnEEP Report: Excluded

This brief explores how implicit bias and racialized perceptions of ability and disability lead to special education identification, placement into restrictive educational settings, and exclusionary discipline that negatively impact educational outcomes for students of color and American Indian students.

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