Education

Statement from the Minnesota Business Partnership regarding early childhood education

Statement from Charlie Weaver, Executive Director of the Minnesota Business Partnership, regarding early childhood education: “The Minnesota Business Partnership and its members have supported early education efforts for nearly a decade, helping to fund research, pilot programs, and advocate for policies that expand access for families in need. The Partnership Continue Reading...

Press Release: Innovative Partnership Enables Expansion of Effective Charter Schools in Minneapolis

Hiawatha Academies to build new school with help from business, nonprofit communities Minneapolis – The Minnesota Business Partnership (MBP) and Nonprofits Assistance Fund (NAF) today announced the completion of a loan that will enable Hiawatha Academies to build a new public charter school in south Minneapolis. The new school will Continue Reading...

Statement from Charlie Weaver regarding high school graduation rates

Today, the Minnesota Department of Education reported that the state’s graduation rate increased to 81.2 percent in 2014, compared to 79.8 percent the year before. The Minnesota Business Partnership is the state’s leading business voice and is strongly focused on education – particularly making sure students graduate from high school Continue Reading...