Equity & School Climate
The MPS Equity and School Climate department leads the district equity and inclusion efforts and is responsible for overseeing the MPS Achievement & Integration plan and supporting Climate Framework.
The mission of the Equity School and Climate Department is to cultivate a supportive, antiracist and inclusive school environment that ensures equitable access and opportunities for academic success and all students feel welcomed, responded to and connected in MPS.
Our vision is to create a respectful, supportive, and inclusive learning environment that values the diverse racial, ethnic and social-economic of our students, staff and community members to ensure high achieving academic programs and support services. We will intentionally focus and prioritize resources and actions to significantly improve the experiences and outcomes of black students, indigenous students, students of color and their families.
Utilize culturally responsive teaching, engagement, and anti-racist practices
Implement policies and practices that open pathways to academic, post-secondary and career opportunities for all students
We value welcoming, strong, transparent communication with all families/community members
Uplift, develop, amplify student voice and representation
Establish a school climate rooted in social emotional learning and restorative practices
Uplift the intersectional identities and lived experiences of all students, staff and families
Promote BIPOC staff engagement, joy, inclusion and retention through affinity spaces, advocacy, and professional development/experiential learning opportunities
Climate Framework Values
The Climate Framework values are:
These four values look different in:
Climate Framework embodies the District's philosophy on equity and outlines the District's beliefs, values, priorities, and practices. It guides our understanding of where we must continue to grow and where we must embrace change and provides opportunity for reflection and to practice collective accountability. For more information please visit Climate Framework Belief Statement document.
The Equity and Integration team oversees the Minneapolis Public Schools Achievement & Integration plan and budget. The purpose of the Achievement and Integration for Minnesota program is to pursue racial and economic integration, increase student achievement, create equitable educational opportunities, and reduce academic disparities based on students' diverse racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds in Minnesota public schools. For more information please visit our achievement and integration page.