Undersecretary of Education, Martha Kanter (far right) discusses ways to better the quality of education in the Twin Cities. Also pictured are (from left to right) the Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell, Maxfield Elementary principal, Nancy Stachel, educator, Maren Gelle, Dr. Donald Easton-Brooks, assoc. dean at Hamline Univ. and Greater Twin Cities United Way CEO, Sarah Caruso.
Though the area has one of the worst achievement gaps in education for students of color, U.S. Undersecretary of Education Martha Kanter believes schools here are headed in the right direction.