MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — With many Minnesota kids heading back to school next week, the state received some good — and some troubling — news.READ MORE: Russell, Towns Lead Wolves To Rare Win At Milwaukee
While Minnesota led the nation in ACT test scores for the 8th straight year, there is a troubling achievement gap.
Only 16 percent of black students who took the test are considered “ready for college” compared to 61 percent of white students.READ MORE: Whitecaps Jump To 5th Place With 2-0 Win Over Loons
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: 'We Do Have It Handled': Amazon's Shakopee Fulfillment Center Preps For Holiday Shopping Surge
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.