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

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Kelly Field for The Hechinger Report. He estimated that nearly one in three new jobs created through 2026 will require education beyond high school. Kelly Field for 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.

How to help struggling young readers

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Photo: Sarah Gonser for The Hechinger Report. The repercussions of not learning to read are magnified for poor children: Research shows that low-income children who cannot read at grade level by third grade are six times more likely to become high school dropouts. “In

How to Prepare Students in the Early Years to Read at Grade Level

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