New report adds info, urgency to accelerate low-carbon economy
The Minnesota Environmental Quality Board has issued a new report, Minnesota & Climate Change: Our Tomorrow Starts Today, that describes Minnesota’s leadership in promoting low-carbon energy and addressing climate change across major sectors of our state’s economy. Program director Aimee Witteman shares her perspective.
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2014 Virginia McKnight Binger Awards in Human Service honor dedication and compassion
Six Minnesotans with long histories of service to their communities will receive the 2014 Virginia McKnight Binger Awards in Human Service. The $10,000 awards honor Minnesota residents who give their time to improve the lives of people in their communities.
Twin Cities schools try step-by-step approach to teaching reading
A new MinnPost article examines the challenges and opportunities of early literacy education in Minnesota today, and some of the McKnight-supported efforts of schools and teachers to help young readers prepare for the future.
10 Years of Learning and Collaboration in the Andes CoP
International program director Jane Maland Cady shares two new Collaborative Crop Research Program (CCRP) reports evaluating 10 years of growth and impact in the CCRP's Andes Community of Practice, emphasizing strategies driven by local needs and opportunities, training and technical assistance, and peer learning.
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Move swiftly to close achievement gaps, invest in Minnesota's youth
In an opinion piece for the Star Tribune, McKnight president Kate Wolford and president and chief executive officer of Greater Twin Cities United Way Sarah Caruso share their thoughts on the current state of the preK-to-3rd grade system in Minnesota — including praise for the Blandin Foundation's ongoing support for early care and education.
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Regional Arts Councils meet artists where they live and work
McKnight's arts program officer Sarah Lovan looks at the history and impact of Minnesota's Regional Arts Councils, and their vital role in helping realize the Foundation's belief that Minnesota thrives when its artists thrive.
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Planting Creativity: Artists, Place & Transit
McKnight president Kate Wolford appears in a new video, produced by Springboard for the Arts and TPT, speaking about creative placemaking and how the arts help build resilience during negative disruption and inspire innovation when things are going well.
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