2016 MSAN Institute

April 26-27, 2016
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Collaborative Research

Collaborative Research

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

Projects Briefs

Resources for Success

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

Students & Families Educators MSAN Members

About Us

The Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN) is a national coalition of multiracial, suburban-urban school districts that have come together to understand and eliminate achievement/opportunity gaps that persist in their schools. Across MSAN districts racial disparities on an array of achievement data demonstrate wide gaps in performance between students of color and their white peers. MSAN districts have student populations between 3,000 and 33,000, and are most often well-established first-ring suburbs or small to mid-size cities. Additionally, the districts share a history of high academic achievement and connections to major research universities.

Since 1999, MSAN districts have worked fervently to conduct and publish research, analyze policies, and examine practices that support the Network's mission: to understand and change school practices and structures that keep racial achievement gaps in place.

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Interested in MSAN District Membership?

Find out more about the requirements, application process, expectations, and fees.


June 21-22, 2016
Governing Board Meeting - Chicago, IL
Note combined GB and RPC meeting times
6/21: 5pm‐8pm Dinner and meeting
6/22: 8am‐11am Meeting
6/22: 11am‐2pm Combined meeting with RPC

June 22-23, 2016
Research Practitioner Council Meeting - Chicago, IL
Note combined GB and RPC meeting times
6/22: 11am-2pm Combined meeting with Governing Board
        3pm‐6pm Meeting and dinner
6/23: 8am‐2pm Meeting

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