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Celebrating Past, Looking to Future Themes of 2020 State of the University Address

News of a $20 million scholarship gift, and the announcement that St. Thomas will adopt a test-optional policy both drew applause at the O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium Thursday as President Julie Sullivan delivered the 2020 State of the University address.
Laura Medina Coste poses for a photo in her classroom in Paul and Shiela Wellstone Elementary in St. Paul on February 3, 2020. Coste is a graduate of the School of Education’s Grow Your Own program.

Key Partnerships Help School of Education Diversify Minnesota’s Teaching Workforce

St. Thomas’ School of Education is constantly working to help increase the number of teachers of color in the classroom through various partnerships, including two with state-funded teaching preparation programs – Collaborative Urban and Greater Minnesota Educators of Color, and Grow Your Own.