A force for good

Stories of help, hope, and learning.

When the pandemic forced Governor Tim Walz to close our schools, this one-time social studies teacher made three pleas to former colleagues:

Care for the children of health and emergency workers
Care for the children of health and emergency workers

Ensure 850,000 students have access to food
Ensure 850,000 students have access to food

Design a never before attempted distance learning plan
Design a never before attempted distance learning plan

By the next day, educators from every corner of our state showed us what it means to believe in we.

They are not only rallying to respond to the governor’s request - just as importantly, they are finding creative ways to keep students at home connected, engaged, and hopeful for a brighter tomorrow.

This page is dedicated to all of us who believe in we, united to come out of this crisis stronger than ever.


“It confirmed that while this pandemic is a formidable opponent, our educators are a formidable force for good.”

Mary Cathryn Ricker

– Commissioner of Education –

This page is dedicated to all of us who believe in we, united, to come out on the other side of this crisis, stronger than ever.

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