Goals & Outcomes

Teacher’s Forum:

  • Our Teacher’s Forum assist E12 school staff in developing a consistent pedagogy that teaches by reaching students with factual diverse content in all subjects every day. To support higher education schools of education with curriculum reform for all core level teaching students.
    • 2015: Southwest High School, moderate success as white-dominated staff remained reluctant to diverse curriculum modification.
    • 2016: Anwatin Middle School, quite successful with staff and student engagement and overall improvement in the mission of the building.
    • 2017: Legislature, our bill (HF 870) passed; we are preparing over 700 pre-service teaching students at the University of St. Thomas school of education and Metropolitan St. University School of Urban Education until 2019. Teacher Candidates will be culturally and community classroom-ready to graduate and receive licensure.
    • 2019: Our assessment, testimonies, and field data make us creditable enough to approach post-secondary teacher education departments. We are preparing over 400 more pre-service teaching students at the University of St. Thomas school of education. They (tomorrow’s teachers) are benefiting racially and culturally in preparation to graduate and receive licensure.
    • 2020: Our classroom progress with teacher candidates in higher education was joined by the support request from the Minnesota legislature to develop and implement our new literacy software. This is called the Readability Level System (RLS). Together with consistent use by a Teacher’s Forum subscriber (much like our content) the reading and comprehension of any K-12 student can increase by 10% in 2 years.  
    • Mainly because of Covid and a divided legislature, our bill failed in 2021. The conservative pushback against endeavors that are perceived as critical race theory, etc. may have played a part. We continue to seek support for this important work for the future of all children.

Street Team Youth Programs (HD in HD and INNW):

To expand our community relationships to implement both Street Teams to bridge racial and generational gaps and interact youth with history through our content and program methods.

  • 2016: Hope Academy, HD in HD program successfully implemented.
  • 2017: Legislature, our bill failed but public policy relationships were established.
  • This is being reintroduced in 2018 and currently directed towards alternative partnerships.
  • 2019:  Our INNW youth program receive support from the city of St. Paul for a twelve week interracial and inter-generational program for Hmong American. and African American middle school youth and elders.  The goal is instill knowledge or similarities and differences without judgement.
  • 2020:  Our INNW youth program received support from the city of St. Paul. 2020’s curriculum was Women’s Empowerment. Twelve weekly classes engaged youth and elders and their respective communities and spaces to share, teach, learn and preserve their experiences.

Content, Articles, and Media:

  • One of the few advantages of the covid pandemic has been for our work to spend more energy on adding content to our portal. since 2020, we’ve added over 1,500 articles and are improving our search engine optimization (SEO) position.  We also are taking the same approach to our over 2,000 Voices That Guide Us video narratives.