Who Are We?
WMEP is an equity-focused collaborative for student success (engagement, achievement and college/career readiness) and educator growth (professional development, equity leadership and regional action).
Our collaborative is comprised of member school districts across the region, including Brooklyn Center, Columbia Heights, Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins, Minneapolis, Richfield, Robbinsdale, St. Anthony/New Brighton, St. Louis Park, and Wayzata.
Collectively, we want to work intelligently and strategically to solve disparities amongst student groups, as no single organization, policy or initiative can achieve this alone. Tackling the urgent and complex issues of racial equity, student success, educator capacity and strategic decision-making, requires us to act with a common purpose, shared measurement and alignment of effort.
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Organizational Mission and Service Delivery Models Goals
WMEP’s mission is to build our collective capacity to achieve educational excellence and racial equity. We will serve our 100,000+ students and staff through regional leadership, collaboration, commitment, and mutual support. Therefore, our actions and Service Delivery Models:
• Support member districts through strategic implementation of systemic transformational actions to accelerate achievement outcomes for student groups who persistently demonstrate academic and behavior disparities
• Facilitate utilizing collaborative strengths to scale up pockets of success within and across member districts
• Provide targeted professional development opportunities to close adult knowledge and skill gaps in meeting the needs of diverse learners
What We Do
By using research and evidence-based practices to ensure proper development of Service Delivery Models, student success should increase as adult knowledge and skill application improves. Through strategic implementation of our service delivery models, we can build adult capacity to eliminate the racial predictability of student achievement.