MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — 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.READ MORE: One World Surgery: Twin Cities Surgeon-And-Nurse Duo Create World-Class Medical Center In Honduras
Only 16 percent of black students who took the test are considered “ready for college” compared to 61 percent of white students.READ MORE: Many Restaurant Job Applicants Aren't Showing Up For Interviews
St. Paul Superintendent of Schools Valeria Silva appeared on the 6 a.m. edition of WCCO Sunday morning to discuss a solution.
“We have to, as teachers, learn how our students learn better,” Silva said.MORE NEWS: Memphis Man Killed By Semi In St. Paul While Walking On Highway 52
Silva says the district is also offering mentor programs and before-and after-school tutoring. She says those initiatives, along with other programs will continue to help students.