Changes are needed to serve all Minnesota students; so is urgency

In a Star Tribune commentary co-authored by Minnesota Business Partnership executive director Charlie Weaver, legislators are urged to address the state’s glaring achievement gaps.

Despite the widespread belief that Minnesota schools are among the best, the truth is that they’re not the best for all kids: Students of color continue to score at much lower rates in reading and math than their white peers and their counterparts in other states, leading to graduation rates for students of color that are worst in the nation…

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