MREA believes we go farther when we work together. We have developed a series of partnerships to provide our members access to key tools and training at a lower cost.

ACT Test Prep


OnToCollege raises the average school ACT score by an average of 2 points, which is a 6 percent improvement. For many students, a 6 percent improvement makes a big difference on post-secondary school admissions and scholarships.

Reflective Professional Development

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AIW focuses on equipping students to address the complex intellectual challenges of work, civic participation, and managing personal affairs in the contemporary world through reflective professional development.

Improving Reading Instruction

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The Minnesota Center for Reading Research brings high quality reading professional development to rural Minnesota Schools. This is done through review and consultation of districts’ current reading instruction, and through the creation of action plans to build leadership, growing the local capacity for literacy.

Social Media Strategy & Training

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The Write Advantage develops strategies, creates action plans, then facilities and trains educational and industry groups to effectively use social media to connect with audiences – in this case, parents and their broader communities.

Bridging Gaps Across Class & Culture

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Marnita’s Table seeks to catalyze a seismic behavioral shift in Minnesota where the marginalized, the disenfranchised, the poor, the unheard and the fragile are automatically valued partners in policy-making and resource-sharing, creating a “domino effect” of community-based problem solving.

Linking Research & Practice in MN Schools


The Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement (CAREI) is a research center that links research and practice in Minnesota schools PreK-16 and other agencies interested in applied educational research. It provides research, evaluation, assessment, and outreach services to improve the quality of education for all learners.