Office of Education Equity

Achievement and Integration for Minnesota

The Achievement and Integration for Minnesota program is established to pursue racial and economic integration, increase student academic achievement, create equitable educational opportunities, and reduce academic disparities based on students’ diverse racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds in Minnesota public schools. The Duluth Public Schools are an eligible district due to Myers-Wilkins Elementary School being designated as a Racially Identifiable School (RIS), under Minnesota Rule 3535.

The Duluth Public Schools - Office of Education Equity (OEE) developed, and is currently implementing, the Achievement and Integration Plan to pursue academic achievement and racial and economic integration through activities that include: (1) integrated learning environments that prepare all students to be effective citizens and enhance social cohesion; (2) developing curricula and training instructors, administrators, school counselors, and other advocates to support and enhance integrated learning environments, innovative research-based instruction, differentiated instruction, and targeted interventions to improve achievement; and (3) rigorous, career and college readiness programs for underserved student populations.

Each Activity within the plan is designed to: (1) reduce the disparities in academic achievement among all students and specific categories of students; and/or (2) increase racial and economic integration in schools identified within the plan.

View the plan on our website: 2021-2023 Achievement and Integration Plan.

2021-23 Achievement and Integration Plan

  • District-wide Activities
  • Integration Specialists
  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Specialist
  • Ojibwe Language Teacher/Coordinator
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Professional Development
  • Family Engagement

Myers-Wilkins...Racially Identifiable School (RIS) Activities

  • Reading Interventionists
  • Math Interventionist
  • Ojibwe Immersion Program
  • Social Emotional Learning Specialist
  • Young Scholars Program
  • Kindergarten Instructional Assistants
  • Professional Development
  • After-School and Summer Programming
  • In-School Learning Opportunities and Field Trips
  • Transportation for Equitable Enrollment Option
  • Intervention Learning Materials

Contact OEE with questions or for more information:
Nathan Smith, Coordinator
nathan.smith@isd709.org