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Business leaders recognized Monroe Elementary with 2023 Minnesota’s Future Award

Monroe staff after receiving the Minnesota's Future Award from the Minnesota Business Partnership(10/24/2023) Monroe Elementary School - Mathematics, Science and Children’s Engineering was recognized with the 2023 Minnesota’s Future Award from the Minnesota Business Partnership (MBP) at a ceremony Oct. 18.

Principal Amy Oliver and Monroe staff were honored in front of nearly 1,000 business, civic, and political leaders at the MBP’s annual dinner at the Minneapolis Convention Center.  

The Minnesota’s Future Award has recognized high-performing schools and education programs for innovation and success in helping all students succeed since 2006. 

Monroe was selected for the award by the MBP education committee for its commitment to transforming the way students are taught to read. Recent Minnesota Comprehensive Achievement (MCA) results demonstrate that Monroe is showing strong gains in literacy for key student cohorts. Current fourth grade students made an 18% jump in reading proficiency from 2022 to 2023 and current fifth graders made a 25% improvement.

Monroe is one of 12 schools in Anoka-Hennepin piloting Bridge to Reading literacy instruction. The district is exploring the expansion of the program to all 25 elementary schools. 

Located in Brooklyn Park, Monroe is a STEM school for mathematics, science and children’s engineering K-5 specialty school serving nearly 550 students.