In an op-ed published in today’s St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Partnership’s executive director, Charlie Weaver, notes that while Minnesota students have the top ACT average in the nation, there are troubling trends beneath the surface of Minnesota’s ACT data. Most concerning is the state’s achievement gap between white and non-white students. In addition, there are an alarming number of students who are failing to meet college readiness benchmarks on the ACT. Both of these trends must be reversed if Minnesota hopes to continue competing for jobs in the global economy. Click here to read more.