Educational Achievement

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Minnesota Historical Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
July 2014
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Session Law Reference: Laws of Minnesota 2013, chapter 137, article 4, section 2, subdivision 5, (b) (3) History Partnerships
Appropriation Language

History Partnerships: $2,000,000 the first year and $2,000,000 the second year are for partnerships involving multiple organizations, which may include the Minnesota Historical Society, to preserve and enhance access to Minnesota's history and cultural heritage in all regions of the state.

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Development of institutional efforts to improve academic achievement and educational equity with school partners. Assessment include the effect of partnership resources on academic achievement and engagement of students in grades 6-12, increased access to field trips to MNHS sites, improved research skills through library field trips, improved college readiness and aspiration through campus experiences, increased professional development opportunities for teachers,

Recipient Board Members
"Minnesota Historical Society Governing Board:

William R. Stoeri, President
Missy S. Thompson, Vice President
Ruth Huss, Vice President
D. Stephen Elliott, Secretary
Dean M. Nelson, Treasurer

Suzanne Blue
Brenda J. Child
Robert Bruininks
Judith S. Corson
D. Stephen Elliott
Phyllis Rawls Goff
William D. Green
David R. Hakensen
Ruth S. Huss
Martha Kaemmer
Dennis L. Lamkin
David M. Larson
Charles Mahar
Dean M. Nelson
Elizabeth M. Nordlie
Dennis Nguyen
Peter R. Reis
Hussein Samatar
Simon Stevens
Susan Kenny Stevens
William R. Stoeri
Karen Wilson Thissen
Missy Staples Thompson
Eleanor Winston

Mark Dayton, Governor
Yvonne Prattner Solon Lieutenant Governor
Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State
Lori Swanson, Attorney General
Rebecca Otto, State Auditor"
Project Overview
Partners: ISD 118, Northland Community Schools (Remer); Washington Technology Magnet School (St. Paul). This project creates a partnership between the Minnesota Historical Society and two schools (one rural and one urban) to test the impact of MNHS educational programs on middle and high school students over multiple years. Each school will be provided an enrichment budget that will allow them to participate in field trips, acquire curriculum resources, support teacher professional development, and supplement in-classroom assistance for students. The goal of this project is improve academic engagement through place-based learning at MNHS historic sites and to increase the equity of opportunity for rural and urban students to make use of MNHS resources. Evaluation results for pilot programs with the partner schools will inform the development of MNHS educational programs statewide.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
345 Kellogg Blvd. W
Saint Paul
Zip Code