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The Future of Education in Edina - Ensuring a rigorous, relevant and engaging learning experience for all students

Aerial view of Kuhlman stadium with water tower in foreground.

What does the future of education look like in Edina? What is the role of race and equity in student learning? How do we ensure opportunity and access to rigorous, relevant and engaging learning for all our students?

Join Taiyon Coleman and Shannon Gibney, college professors, professional writers, mentors and mothers as they tackle these important questions and more on Wednesday, April 11, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Normandale Auditorium. Coleman (pictured second from right) and Gibney will share their experiences and insights about the state of the current educational system and how we can make incremental changes that will positively impact all learners. These passionate and professional educators will engage in a dialogue with each other and the audience about the role of school systems, teachers, families and students in preparing the next generation of leaders and change makers.    

This Looking Through a New Lens discussion is another in a series of community conversations sponsored by Edina Public Schools to provide forums for community discussion in which participants gain understanding of different perspectives and become empowered leaders of change and respect. In looking through a new lens, we can better recognize how racial stereotypes and cultural misunderstandings impact our thoughts and actions and how implicit bias can prevent us from truly getting to know and build relationships with people from difference backgrounds. By continuing to learn and look at the world through a new lens, we will help ensure that Edina is truly a welcoming community for everyone.

This event is free but to help with planning, registration is requested. Visit