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Tackling Minnesota’s education achievement gaps

Research to drive policy and change

March 31, 2020

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Tackling Minnesota’s education achievement gaps

In October, Minneapolis Fed economists Rob Grunewald and Anusha Nath issued a pivotal report about the deep and widespread nature of Minnesota’s education achievement gaps.

While Minnesota students do well on average, racial and income gaps in standardized test scores and college readiness have increased over time.

Their research shined a light on the statewide crisis facing children of color and those from low-income families: While Minnesota students do well on average, racial and income gaps in standardized test scores and college readiness have increased over time.

This research set the stage for a proposal to amend the Minnesota state constitution, set forth by Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari and retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page.


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