Minnesota Education Department Reports New High Graduate RatesThe new numbers from the education department show the achievement gap for black students has increase over 5 percentage points and the rates for Hispanic students have gone up 3.5 percentage points.
New Proposal Aims To Close Achievement Gap In MinnesotaA recent study from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis said Minnesota has become one of the worst states for education disparities.
Ramsey County Scraps Late Fees For Children’s BooksRamsey County libraries are starting off 2020 by eliminating late fees for children’s books and other materials.
Proposed Constitutional Amendment Seeks To Close Achievement GapMinnesota voters could be choosing more than a new President, Congress and state lawmakers this coming November.
2 Prominent Minnesota Leaders Propose Constitutional Amendment To Tackle Achievement GapsTwo Minnesota leaders have an idea to close the state’s persistent and numerous achievement gaps in education.
Data On Minnesota Child Well-Being Shows Improvement, But Achievement Gaps RemainState child advocates have released new data on the well-being of Minnesota's children. The data showed some improvements, such as a drop in poverty. But an achievement gap persists.
Minn. Graduation Rates Reach 'Historic' Levels; Achievement Gap ReducedThe Minnesota Department of Education says more seniors graduated from high school in 2018 than ever before.
Minnesota Test Scores Show No Improvement In Math, ReadingPerformance gaps slightly improved but remain stark with a 35 percentage point gap between white and black students in reading and a 38 percentage point difference in math.
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.