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August 5, 2021

This week’s Supporter Spotlight is Page Amendment Chief Author, Hodan Hassan! Representative Hassan is currently serving her second term in the Minnesota House of Representatives, and she is the Vice Chair of the People of Color and Indigenous Caucus and the Education Policy Committee.

July 22, 2021

This week’s Support Spotlight is Louis King! Louis has more than 20 years of experience in education, youth and workforce development, and currently serves as President & CEO of Summit Academy OIC, a vocational school in Minneapolis. 

July 8, 2021

This week’s Page Partner Spotlight is Isuroon!
Isuroon is a nonprofit, grassroots organization dedicated to building Somali women and girls social connectedness and self-sufficiency so that they can lead healthier, more productive lives in Minnesota and globally.

July 5, 2021

Nevada Littlewolf joins Sheletta Brundidge to talk all things Page Amendment and a post-legislative session progress update.

June 24, 2021

This week’s Page Partner Spotlight is the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ)! The nonprofit’s mission is to end generational poverty and build a culture of achievement in North Minneapolis where all low-income children of color graduate from high school college- and career-ready.

June 10, 2021

This week’s Supporter Spotlight is Michael Ciresi! Michael is a partner at Ciresi Conlin LLP and a philanthropist. He co-founded the Ciresi Walburn Foundation, an organization facilitating programs and policies promoting education and equitable opportunities for Minnesota children.

June 3, 2021

This week’s Supporter Spotlight is Chris Stewart! Chris is the CEO of brightbeam, a nonprofit network of education activists demanding a better education and a brighter future for every child, and a principal at Yielding Assets, LLC, a grassroots consultancy helping government, nonprofit and foundation clients create self-sustaining projects for social good.

May 27, 2021

This week’s Supporter Spotlight is Mike McFadden! Mike is a businessman and former Republican candidate for the US Senate for the state of Minnesota. He joined the Our Children MN board in late 2019. 

May 20, 2021

This week’s Page Partner Spotlight is MigiziMigizi is a Minneapolis-based nonprofit organization providing American Indian youth with a strong circle of support that nurtures their educational, social, economic and cultural development.

May 13, 2021

This week’s Page Partner Spotlight is the Minnesota Business Partnership (MBP)! MBP represents the CEOs and top executives of more than 100 of Minnesota’s largest businesses. The organization’s mission is to maintain a high quality of life for all Minnesotans.

May 6, 2021

This week’s Supporter Spotlight is Dr. Bernadeia Johnson! Dr. Johnson is a former public school teacher, principal and superintendent. She joined the Our Children MN board in early 2021. Dr. Johnson has been a longtime education advocate, working on reducing suspensions and expulsions in Minnesota schools. 

May 4, 2021

AEI, a public policy think tank, recently released a new series called Sketching a New Conservative Education Agenda. Read why the organization thinks the Page Amendment is “real change to improve educational outcomes” on page 71. 

May 3, 2021

“The research is clear: strong constitutional amendments prompted strong legislative action and better outcomes for students, improving both math and reading proficiency for all children — and without increasing litigation.” Check out a column from Justice Alan Page and Neel Kashkari in the Star Tribune. 

April 29, 2021

The Page Amendment has statewide, bipartisan support in Minnesota because Minnesotans value public education with 82 percent of Minnesotans believing that public education should be considered a civil right.

April 29, 2021

This week’s Page Partner Spotlight is EdAllies! EdAllies partners with schools, families, and communities to ensure that every young Minnesotan has access to a rigorous and engaging education.

April 22, 2021

This week’s Page Partner Spotlight is Rochester Community Initiative (RCI)! RCI is a youth-led non-profit focused on improving our community through avenues of social justice.

April 20, 2021

“To achieve the unprecedented, we must do what has never been done before.” Check out a column from Sondra Samuels, President & CEO of the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) and dedicated Page Amendment advocate. 

April 15, 2021

This week’s Page Partner Spotlight is the Diversity Council! Diversity Council is a nonprofit organization with the goal of co-creating communities where all individuals thrive.  

April 8, 2021

This week’s Supporter Spotlight is Michael Kleber-Diggs! Kleber-Diggs is a poet, essayist, and literary critic. 

April 1, 2021

This week’s Page Partner Spotlight is Young Women’s Initiative (YWI). YWI is on a mission to create a Minnesota where every young woman thrives. 

March 30, 2021

Page Amendment Press Release

March 26, 2021

The League of Women Voters of the Park Rapids Area hosted a virtual event featuring former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari. They have been advancing the idea that Minnesota needs a constitutional amendment that will put “children first.”

March 25, 2021

This week’s Page Partner Spotlight is Bridgemakers. Bridgemakers is a newly-formed, youth-led organization based in the Twin Cities, seeking to advance equity for indigenous, low-income, and racially diverse youth in Minnesota.

March 22, 2021

The Page Amendment team worked with Pollen Midwest, a Minneapolis-based media arts organization, to create original visual and spoken-word art by artist Tou Yia Xiong and poet Michael Kleber-Diggs.

March 18, 2021

This week’s Page Partner Spotlight is Minnesota Africans United (MAU). MAU serves as the coalition for African immigrants in Minnesota that is centered on closing the opportunity gaps in education, healthcare, the economy, and employment, with the mission of creating awareness and increasing access to resources for African communities.

March 17, 2021

The Page Amendment Week of Action is March 22 – 26! Week of Action is the campaign’s official statewide education and advocacy week for Minnesotans to learn more about the amendment through a series of educational events, and then connect with local lawmakers and share why they support quality public education for all Minnesotans.

March 15, 2021

“All Minnesotans should support an amendment that puts children — and their education — first.” Check out this column from former Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court Eric Magnuson in the Star Tribune. He writes that the Page Amendment is an opportunity to aim higher than “adequate” in public education. 

March 4, 2021

Justice Alan Page joined The Morning Show host Jeff Johnson on KYMN in Northfield to Heidi Holtan on Northern Community Radio to discuss the Page Amendment, education inequity in northern Minnesota, and more. 

March 4, 2021

Teachers are this week’s Supporter Spotlight! Minnesota’s teachers have one of the most important jobs in the state which, according to Jessie Begert, a Kindergarten teacher at Andersen United Community School, is now more challenging due to distanced and hybrid learning. To see her point of view on the Page Amendment, learning loss, and education gaps, read her column in MinnPost.

March 4, 2021

Justice Alan Page and Nevada Littlewolf joined the KAXE/KBXE Morning Show with Heidi Holtan on Northern Community Radio to discuss the Page Amendment, education inequity in northern Minnesota, and more. 

March 2, 2021

This week’s Page Partner spotlight is Justice Alan Page, the lead advocate for the Page Amendment. The amendment is named for Justice Page, a retired Minnesota State Supreme Court Justice, former professional football player, and founder of the Page Education Foundation. Justice Page joined KSTP’s Tom Hauser last week to talk more about the amendment, and why he is so passionate for change. 

March 2, 2021

This week’s Page Partner spotlight is MN Parent Union, an E-12 education alliance that is powered by families and students across the state. Among other things, the organization is working towards academic, community, and family partnerships. close our worst-in-the-nation education gaps. 

March 1, 2021

“For me and my peers, addressing these education gaps is logical. But, it’s also personal.” Check out this column from Kindergarten teacher Jessie Begert in MinnPost about how teachers cannot fix the system on their own. 

March 1, 2021

Key takeaways from the Murmuration Winter 2021 National Polling Project interact with Page Amendment, with parents concerned about poor quality public education and decreased government confidence in bouncing back post-COVID.  

February 26, 2021

“We all wish for a better future for our children. We can make that future together.” Check out this column from Our Children MN board members Mike McFadden, Michael Ciresi and Louis King in the Pioneer Press, writing about how the Page Amendment is the radically different education policy that could close our worst-in-the-nation education gaps. 

February 25, 2021

Nevada Littlewolf joins Cirien Saadeh on the Radical News Hour Posdcast to talk about the Page Amendment, presented by The UpTake.

February 24, 2021

“People like to say that education is the great equalizer. This is only true if that education is accessible and more than adequate.” Check out Minnesota Parent Union executive director  Rashad Turner in the Rochester Post Bulletin, writing about education equity and the Page Amendment. 

February 22, 2021

The Minnesota Law Review wrote about the Page Amendment, and why it must be adopted so we may face the rampant social injustices being perpetuated in our public school system.

February 21, 2021

The Page Amendment was featured on Sunday’s edition of At Issue with Tom Hauser. Watch the segment to hear from a panel of political analysts who say that the amendment has started a conversation that is long overdue.

February 16, 2021

Justice Page talks football, education inequity on The Bare’s Den Podcast

February 15, 2021

Justice Alan Page and Representative Ron Kresha spoke with Tom Hauser at KSTP about the Page Amendment and the bill drop in the House.

February 15, 2021

Justice Alan Page and Representative Ron Kresha connect with Caroline Cummings at WCCO to discuss the bill drop in the House.

February 15, 2021

Blois Olson speaks with Representative Ron Kresha about the state of education for our Minnesota kids and the proposed Page Amendment.

February 15, 2021

This week’s Page Partner spotlight is Great MN Schools, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit working to ensure that all children may attend great, high-performing schools that prepare them to thrive in their lives, careers, and communities. Hear from Osman Ahmed, Director of Community Partnerships, about why Great MN Schools is supporting the Page Amendment. 

February 15, 2021

Bring Me the News published this story about the Page Amendment and how it would change the state Constitution to make quality education a civil right.

February 15, 2021

The Pioneer Press ran this story about the legislative progress in the House. 

February 1, 2021

The Star Tribune published an article about the Page Amendment featuring an overview of the amendment, plus information on the legislative process and quotes from supporters of the amendment.

January 29, 2021

Our Children MN Nevada Littlewolf wrote this column on how the Page Amendment is a much-needed policy to change the status quo of failing public schools.

January 18, 2021

In this opinion exchange for the Star Tribune, Charlie Weaver, executive director of the Minnesota Business Partnership, writes about how legislators can make the most of the 2021 legislative session. One of those ways, he says, is by passing the Page Amendment.

January 15, 2021

Our Children MN Board Members Mike McFadden, Michael Ciresi and Louis King penned this column on how the Minnesota public school system is overwhelmed and unequipped to carry Minnesota students through this pandemic.

January 6, 2021

Neel Kashkari joins Dave Lee, WCCO, on January 6 to discuss the Page Amendment. Kashkari shares more information on how the amendment can be passed, the parallels between education and the economy, and the bipartisan nature of the effort.

January 6, 2021

Watch Rashad Turner, executive director of MN Parent Union, testify in front of the Minnesota Senate Education Committee on getting children back to school. Turner notes that even if we can get children back to school safely, they are still facing widening education gaps and learning loss, which could be confronted with the Page Amendment. 

January 4, 2021

In this opinion exchange for the Star Tribune, Charlie Weaver, executive director of the Minnesota Business Partnership, writes about how legislators can make the most of the 2021 legislative session. One of those ways, he says, is by passing the Page Amendment.