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

The Hechinger Report

Though some programs have helped lower dropout rates and improved graduation rates for students of color, the gap in the percentage of students finishing a degree has barely budged across the 30 community colleges in the Minnesota State Colleges and University system. College dropouts cost Minnesota millions of dollars in wasted subsidies and lost revenue each year. I felt like I needed mirrors in the classroom.”.

School counselors keep kids on track. Why are they first to be cut?

The Hechinger Report

Aimed at curbing dropouts, improving graduation rates and sending more kids to college and other postsecondary programs, the corps is designed to offset a growing achievement gap in this relatively affluent but increasingly diverse state.

PBS to Present “Spotlight Education,” A Special Week of Programming Featuring Reports About America’s Students and New Models of Learning, September 12-17

EdNews Daily

With special on-air programming and resources to support teachers, PBS and our local stations are committed to supporting education—at home, in the classroom and in communities.”. This is an important documentary series for everyone. Please share this information.

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