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A vocational school curriculum that includes genocide studies and British literature

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Photo: Gretchen Ertl for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Gretchen Ertl for The Hechinger Report. That evolution has sped up since 2001, when the state introduced a requirement that students pass a statewide assessment (known as the MCAS) to earn a high school diploma.

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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. Luckily for Nyakora — and the patient, Operation’s “Cavity Sam” —the surgery is only a game, part of a stress-management workshop for freshmen and sophomores in a program for underrepresented students here at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Kelly Field for The Hechinger Report. Kelly Field for The Hechinger Report. College dropouts cost Minnesota millions of dollars in wasted subsidies and lost revenue each year.

Buffalo shows turnaround of urban schools is possible, but it takes a lot more than just money

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I would have been a dropout.”. At the outset a survey was conducted to assess the needs of schools, families and communities. This story was produced by The Hechinger Report , the nonprofit, independent news website focused on inequality and innovation in education.