2018 MSAN Institute

Thursday, April 26-Friday, April 27
Madison Concourse Hotel

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Collaborative Research

Collaborative Research

Informing school practices, evaluating instructional interventions, and providing learning opportunities for teachers

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Financial aid, scholarships, programs,
articles of interest, and more

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About Us

The Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN) is a national coalition of multiracial school districts that have come together to understand and eliminate opportunity/achievement gaps that persist in their schools. MSAN districts have student populations between 3,000 and 33,000 and are most often located in well-established first-ring suburbs or small/mid-size cities. Additionally, the districts share a history of high academic achievement and connections to major research universities.

Across MSAN districts, disparities on an array of achievement data demonstrate wide gaps in performance across students from diverse racial, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds. Since 1999, MSAN has worked fervently to achieve the parallel goals of closing gaps while ensuring all students achieve to high levels. To this end, districts work collaboratively to conduct and publish research, analyze policies, and share promising practices that support the Network’s mission: to understand and change school practices and structures that keep racial opportunity/achievement gaps in place.

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March 5-7, 2018
MSAN Site Visit - Evanston, IL
Evanston Township High School District
3/5 Day 1: 4:00-8:00pm
3/6 Day 2: 8:00am-7:00pm
3/7 Day 3: 8:00am-1:00pm

April 26-27, 2018
MSAN Institute - Madison, WI

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