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Erin Gavin: Helping America’s Dual Language Learners Succeed

Through our Pathway Schools Initiative, McKnight partners with seven schools in the Twin Cities — as well as the University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute — to align and improve the quality of literacy instruction from PreK-3rd grade. Dual Language Learners (DLLs) make up nearly two-thirds of the student population in our Pathway Schools — across Minneapolis …

Philanthropy’s robust toolkit can advance climate mitigation, adaptation via community action, policy, & markets

Even as the high human, economic, environmental, and planetary costs of climate change come into sharper focus, global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, tightening the timeframe for a transition to a low-carbon future. Climate change exacerbates growing pressures on life-sustaining resources, including freshwater, soil, and biodiversity.  We all have a stake in efforts to …

McKnight hires three staff

April 20, 2015 – The McKnight Foundation has hired Jody Speer, Rita Lee, and Jeff Henebury.

Nitrates in drinking water causing friction in Iowa

It’s been a contentious month for water quality in Iowa. In early March the Des Moines Water Works (DMWW) announced that the utility will file a federal suit against three rural counties in northwest Iowa for nitrate pollution. Residents of Des Moines and other nearby municipalities receive tap water that originates from the Raccoon and …

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