Improving Early Literacy in PreK-3: Lessons Learned
A new report commissioned by McKnight looks at the progress of our Pathway Schools Initiative, which aims to increase the number of students who reach the critical milestone of third-grade literacy. Advisory committee member Kristie Kauerz shares her insights.
McKnight has named composer Libby Larsen as this year's Distinguished Artist. Now in its 19th year, the honor includes a $50,000 award and recognizes Minnesota artists who have made significant contributions to the quality of the state’s cultural life.
McKnight Approves $15 Million in 2nd-Quarter Grantmaking
The McKnight Foundation awarded $15,153,000 in its second-quarter 2016 grantmaking.
Of that total, $500,000 went to four grantees working to dramatically increase the percentage of successful 3rd-grade readers.
Racial Equity in Arts Philanthropy: A Work in Progress
Arts program officer Arleta Little highlights the systemic barriers faced by artists of color and organizations founded and led by people of color, and offers some perspective on how grantmakers can respond.
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