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Education Disparities

Minnesota’s economy depends on an educated workforce, but students across the state face persistent educational disparities

MINNESOTA HAS SOME OF THE MOST SEVERE EDUCATIONAL DISPARITIES IN THE NATION

Educational disparities are evident across geography, income, race, and ethnicity. They are a drag on our economy and undermine our democracy. Despite decades of effort, investment, and innovation, Minnesota has made little progress closing racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities. In some cases, these disparities are getting worse.

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A look at Minnesota’s educational disparities

Education achievement gaps in our state are wide and persistent, and these disparities can have negative effects on students well into adulthood. This video illustrates who is being left behind and how.

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