Due North Education Plan

Developed from a robust engagement effort with educators, school leaders, students, and families across the state, the Due North Education Plan is centered on ensuring every child in Minnesota receives a high-quality education, no matter their race or zip code. The Due North Education Plan is built from the voices and ideas of Minnesotans whom the Walz-Flanagan Administration engaged in their first two years in office, including the Governor’s Education Roundtable, the School Finance Working Group, the creation of the Minnesota Department of Education’s Strategic Plan, and conversations with educators, school leaders, education organizations, students and families.

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated disparities in education across Minnesota, especially along racial and geographic lines. The Due North Education Plan will help students catch up on learning, while closing the opportunity gap and transforming our education system for years to come.

The plan includes actions to:
  • Support students during and after the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Reform our school finance system
  • Expand opportunities for students in Greater Minnesota
  • Build the most qualified and diverse teaching workforce in the nation
In addition, the plan would ensure academic standards address the modern needs of the workforce, are inclusive of ethnic studies, and are reflective of students of color and Indigenous students in order to close opportunity gaps and end disparities.

Detailed information about how the Due North Education Plan priorities were established and will be met are available in these documents: