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Mankato Area Public Schools' district one of 11 Bush Foundation grant recipients
Mankato Area Public Schools is one of 11 school districts receiving part of a $2 million grant from the Bush Foundation to help prepare students for college and careers through Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), a nationally recognized college readiness system. 

As a grant recipient, Mankato Area Public Schools will be provided:

  • leadership development training.
  • professional development in provide Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) instructional methodologies.
  • ongoing coaching and guidance from AVID to support quality instruction and student access to classes that can help prepare for college and careers.

These efforts could give as many as 22,000 students access to educators who can help them develop social, organizational, and learning skills necessary for postsecondary success. Each of the participating school districts have demonstrated commitment to embed AVID in middle and high schools; to ensure sustainability to create strong college-going cultures; and to enhance postsecondary education acceptance. Funds will be disbursed as part of a four-year grant and will be provided to nine school districts in Southern Minnesota and two in the Bismarck-Mandan region of North Dakota.

For more information, contact staff at 507-387-1868.

Author: Edell Fiedler   E-Mail: