With many Minnesota kids heading back to school next week, the state received some good, and some troubling news. While Minnesota led the nation in ACT test scores for the 8th straight year, there is a troubling achievement gap.
ACT scores are out for Minnesota students and, overall, Minnesota ranks No. 1 in the country. But, a closer look at the numbers reveals a huge gap when it comes to race. Sixty-one percent of white students met college readiness standards compared to 16 percent of black students. That’s not the only test where Minnesotans fall behind.
A growing number of young adults in the Twin Cities need some help before they’re able to enter the workforce.
Top Democratic lawmakers launched a statewide effort Monday to authorize all-day kindergarten in Minnesota.
In most school districts, children start school at age 5 when they go to kindergarten.
A new Minnesota advocacy group is presenting its solutions for closing the persistent academic achievement gap between the state’s white students and racial minorities.
Minnesota’s influential state teachers union says it wants to shrink the state’s achievement gap by shrinking class sizes and focusing on early childhood education for future students.