MN Writes Reads



Picture Impact: A New Approach to Global Relief

When Dr. Helzi Noponen was a visiting professor at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs from 2005 to 2008, she

  • 09/25/2019

Tear Down the Walls

The Community as Our School As a former member of the Minneapolis School Board and former executive director of AchieveMpls,

  • 09/25/2019

What I Learned About Restoration

“Restorative justice,” the social worker said, “allows those who commit crimes to meet with the victims to talk about what happened and how to repair the harm.”

  • 09/23/2019
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Allison Austin grew up in a rural environment near Dayton, Minnesota. As a 7-year-old, she spent hours crushing herbs and

  • 08/01/2019

Transforming Hearts (Including My Own)

Over the past 12 years, thousands of students have shared their hearts, brains, insecurities, stories, fears, and successes with me.

  • 07/01/2019

Freedom School

In 1960, a group of Black students in North Carolina demonstrated resistance to segregation with a sit-in at an all-white

  • 01/01/2019

Education Guide: Connecting Us With MinneStory

I grew up surrounded by the bluffs of southeast Minnesota, a flock of sheep, a close-knit family, and lots of

  • 01/01/2019

Compassion Has No Borders

Jetsun Pema at the Tibetan community center  in St. Paul in November of the Tibetan Children’s Village (TCV) school system for

  • 01/01/2019

Re-engineering Minnesota Education

Minnesota has one of the most significant academic achievement gaps between races in the nation. For the 2017-18 school year, 69 percent

  • 11/01/2018

Feminist on the Prairie

Before moving to Minnesota for college, I spent a majority of my childhood on a small ranch in south central North Dakota. If

  • 10/01/2018