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A Statewide Crisis: Minnesota’s Education Achievement Gaps

Minnesota’s educational disparities are deep, wide and persistent. In this report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, economists Rob Grunewald and Anusha Nath explore and detail the state’s multi-dimensional achievement gaps. They also provide examples for change and of hope.

Download and read the full report. We examine patterns of disparities for three critical outcomes: performance on standardized tests, graduation rates, and indicators of college readiness.

Key points. Here’s a quick read of “A Statewide Crisis.”
(PDF Version)

“Justice and economic vibrancy.” In a Star Tribune Op-Ed, Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari and retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page outline the importance of closing the state’s achievement gaps.

Media release. An overview of the report and the efforts of Kashkari and Page.

Gaps, an interactive map. Explore population and education outcome patterns for schools and school districts. (User Guide [pdf]; Data Dictionary [pdf])

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