MSAN Mission

To build the capacity for advocacy skills of students and educational practitioners through communities of practice that positively impact the educational experiences of all students with an emphasis on Black, Indigenous, and Students of Color. 

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The MSAN Network 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 small to mid-size cities. Additionally, the districts share a history of high academic achievement and connections to major research universities.

MSAN’s Vision is to empower students and educational practitioners to change the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Antiracism narrative in public education across the Nation.

MSAN’s Core Values are our fundamental beliefs within the MSAN Network and drive our behaviors and actions. The Core Values were developed by our focus group and survey data as well as discussions with the Executive Committee (EC), Governing Board (GB), Research Practitioner Council (RPC), Intersectional Social Justice Collaborative (ISJC) Scholars, and Intersectional Social Justice Collaborative (ISJC) Advisors. MSAN’s Core Values (5 E’s) are to:

  1. EMPOWER Students’ Voices
  2. Promote EDUCATIONAL Research and Best Practices
  3. ENGAGE in Professional Learning
  4. EMBRACE Collaboration with Students and Practitioners
  5. Attain EFFICACY in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Antiracism

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