This report aims to describe the multilingual Somali diaspora community in Minnesota and to invite readers to consider innovative practices and policy implementation. We hope to:
- Illustrate positive and negative examples of how Minnesota educators and systems work with Somali students and families to build an educational foundation.
- Recommend promising practices and policy ideas to build on current successes and strengthen academic achievement for all Somali students.
- Guide educators, administrators, advocates, and other stakeholders across our state to better support Somali students and their families.