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Minnesota graduation rates are up, but 2020 goal will be a steep climb

Alejandro Matos and Jessica Less , Star Tribune, February 25, 2015  Steady gains for struggling metropolitan school districts and significant improvement among students of color were reported. Minnesota high school graduation rates edged up last year, with steady gains in struggling metropolitan districts and significant improvement among students of color. More than 81 percent of public […]

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White House threatens veto of GOP bill to fix maligned No Child Left Behind education law

Kimberly Hefling, Associated Press; Star Tribune, February 25, 2015 WASHINGTON — The White House is threating to veto a Republican bill to fix the widely criticized No Child Left Behind law that is set for debate in the House on Wednesday, calling it “a significant step backwards.” Republicans say the bill would restore local control […]

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The Economic Benefits of Closing Educational Achievement Gaps: Promoting Growth and Strengthening the Nation by Improving the Educational Outcomes of Children of Color

Robert Lynch and Patrick Oakford, Center for American Progress, November 10, 2014 SOURCE: AP/Damian Dovarganes The Los Angeles Unified School District’s Young Oak Kim Academy, a school that teaches boys and girls in single-gender core classes, is seen on its first day of school in Los Angeles.   Download the report: PDF Download introduction & […]

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