Unemployment Rate For Blacks In Minnesota Hit A Record Low Last MonthState officials say Minnesota added 8,700 private sector jobs last month and the unemployment rate dropped to 3.1 percent. Meanwhile, there was also a drop in unemployment for the state’s black population.
Math Bowl Game Aims To Get Pre-Schoolers Off To Strong StartIt’s called Super Math Bowl Minnesota, and it’s designed to help pre-schoolers learn basic number skills by the time they move on to kindergarten.
Minnesota Republicans Say They Will 'Declare War' On Achievement GapGov. Dayton has made statewide pre-Kindergarten one of his biggest priorities for the remaining two years of his administration.
Minnesota Schools Earn C+ On National Quality Report CardMinnesota schools score just above average when compared to those of other states, according to a newly-released Quality Counts report card.
Black Leaders Lay Out Requests To Close Equity GapsLeaders and advocates from Minnesota's black community laid out their requests Wednesday for millions of dollars to start an investment program for minority-owned businesses and fund a summer job program for black teens, answering Gov. Mark Dayton's call for input to assemble a plan to tackle economic gaps.
MEA Weekend Focuses On Closing The Achievement GapWhile students have the rest of the week off, some Minnesota teachers are going back to the classroom for the annual MEA conference.
Teacher Seniority Headlines GOP's Education PlansA retired English teacher will help set Republicans' agenda for making changes to the state's schools. Rep. Sondra Erickson, a Princeton Republican who retired from teaching in 2000, said school districts have been dizzied by new rules and policies after three elections that shifted control of state government.
Minn. Added 6,100 Jobs In August, Shrinking Unemployment State officials say Minnesota added more than 6,000 jobs last month and unemployment fell to 4.3 percent, the lowest it’s been in nearly 8 years.
Twin Cities Academy Named One Of The Best US SchoolsAn unassuming building on the east side of St. Paul is home to one of the best high schools in the nation -- Twin Cities Academy. It was ranked 42 on the list of the nation's top 500 schools by Newsweek Magazine. The rankings are based on how well they prepared students for college. TCA received a college readiness score of 97.25
Mpls. Public Schools To Offer 1st Ever Spring Break AcademyMinneapolis Public Schools (MPS) will offer its first-ever Spring Break Academy as part of an effort to reduce the learning gap and increase student achievement, Superintendent Dr. Bernadeia Johnson announced Tuesday night.
Report: Troubling Achievement Gap In MN SchoolsWith 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.
Good Question: Why Such A Large Achievement Gap In MN Classrooms?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.

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