Minnesota has a persistent higher-ed gap: Are new efforts making a difference?

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With people of color expected to make up a quarter of the state’s population by 2035, these gaps represent an economic threat to Minnesota; unless more residents get to and through college, there won’t be enough qualified workers to fill the jobs that require a post-secondary degree or certificate. “[O]ur To reach the state’s target, another 131,400 Minnesotans — two-thirds of them people of color—must earn a post-secondary credential. “As

Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

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Oregon is ahead of the curve nationally, having delved into the method in 2003. In addition, the Vermont plan details a rigorous and continuous way to evaluate whether its schools are making progress toward the state’s 2025 benchmark for academic achievement.