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Welcome to the Multilingual Department of Minneapolis Public Schools
Welcome to the Multilingual Department of Minneapolis Public Schools

Here you will find helpful information about the diverse learning opportunities that are available for all multilingual learners in Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS). The cultural and linguistic diversity of the students we serve is our greatest strength. We strive to create quality learning environments that respect, reflect, and accommodate this diversity.

Vision: Every English Learner bilingual and biliterate, college and career ready
Mission: The Multilingual Department empowers educators and leaders to develop language-rich learning environments  that raise the achievement of English Learners through:
  • Consistent,
    high quality programming
  • Research-based instructional strategies
  • Shared accountability for student learning
  • Affirmation and development of student, family, and community asset
Core Values: Our work is guided by the following values;
  • Bilingualism is an asset
  • All teachers are teachers of English Learners
  • All MPS staff are responsible for the success of English Learners
  • Every parent is a partner

Strategic Plan:
The Multilingual Department's 2011-2014 Strategic Plan (PDF) outlines our work to affirm and extend the many assets that our English Learners bring to our schools. With a strong commitment to the challenging work of implementing this ambitious plan, today’s multilingual learners will become tomorrow’s multilingual leaders.
**NEW** We now have resources and background guides available for schools and staff working with Unaccompanied Minors