MSAN Institute

MSAN 2024 Institute

Thursday, April 18, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Madison Concourse Hotel

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Student Resources


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

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About Us

MSAN is a national coalition of multiracial school districts learning, growing, and working together toward the goal of improving access, opportunity, and achievement for students of color. MSAN districts have student populations between 3,000 and 33,000 and are most often located in first-ring suburbs or small/mid-size cities. Since 1999, MSAN has worked to achieve the parallel goals of eliminating disparities while ensuring all students have the opportunity to reach their highest potential.


  • Facilitates convenings and networking;
  • Provides access to expert researchers and practitioners;
  • Supports student leadership and student voice; and
  • Promotes information sharing

MSAN member districts work collaboratively to develop solutions to educational challenges, analyze and discuss emerging research and policies, share promising practices that align with MSAN’s mission, and learn from practitioners and researchers whose work aligns with MSAN’s mission and core values.

MSAN is part of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. MSAN is managed by an Executive Director and Project Manager. MSAN is comprised of two organizing structures: the Governing Board (and corresponding Executive Committee) and the Research Practitioner Council (RPC).

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MSAN's Impact

28 Districts

9 States


Enrolled Students


Students of Color


Teachers & Staff


Teachers & Staff
of Color

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