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The Page Amendment

The Page Amendment 3334 1459 Kate Kinkade

Way to Grow is proud to endorse the Page Amendment in partnership with Our Children MN!  

According to a report published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Minnesota students of color, as well as families with lower incomes, face one of the worst achievement gaps in the nation.  

The Page Amendment is a proposed amendment to the Minnesota State Constitution that would provide all children with a civil right to quality public education. Named after former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page, The Page Amendment would read: 

 “All children have a fundamental right to a quality public education that fully prepares them with the skills necessary for participation in the economy, our democracy, and society, as measured against uniform achievement standards set forth by the state. It is a paramount duty of the state to ensure quality public schools that fulfill this fundamental right.” 

Several attempts have been made to close the education gap in Minnesota over the last several decades, but the Page Amendment is the first to establish quality public education as a civil right.  

Closing the achievement gap in Minnesota is at the very core of Way to Grow’s mission. For more information about the Page Amendment, visit https://ourchildrenmn.com/. 

Third Grade Graduation

Third Grade Graduation 6285 2744 Payton Gresczyk

Last Wednesday, we said “congratulations!” to our 43 third graders as they graduated from the Way to Grow Great by Eight program. Graduation was held on zoom and was filled with cheerful faces of our Way to Grow students and their amazing families.

The celebration featured fun and animated story time with Ellie McKay, an educator from the Children’s Theater. Ellie had everyone engaged by having us express different aspects of the story with poses and silly faces.

To our third grade graduates:

We are so proud of you! We want you to know that this is not ‘goodbye,’ just a ‘see you later!’ We can’t wait to see all of the big and exciting things you accomplish. Congratulations to you!

Additionally, thank you to all of the Way to Grow parents, guardians, and families— your hard work commitment to your child’s education is irreplaceable.

With love,

The Way to Grow team

Way to Grow Celebrates Historic Milestone

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