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Using a Racial Equity Impact Analysis in the Minneapolis Public Schools

By Jermaine Toney & Terry Keleher

The Minneapolis school district needed to save money by changing school boundaries and closing schools. The district came up with options to achieve savings and sought community input in decision making. Community leaders asked the district to do a racial impact analysis of the options so that they could evaluate how each option would affect community members. The analysis allowed the district to choose the option that best mitigated adverse effects on communities of color.

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