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Minneapolis school board adopts plan to fight achievement gap

September 10, 2014 – The new plan seeks to improve math and reading proficiency rates for students of color by 8 percentage points annually. The aim is to make up a nearly 50 percentage point gap in rates between white and minority students by the year 2020 (MPR News). »

Minneapolis weighs ambitious plan to end student achievement gap

September 9, 2014 – The Minneapolis School Board is scheduled to vote tonight on a plan to eliminate the achievement gap between students of color and white students by 2020. It contains 47 measures, such as erasing racial inequities in suspensions (MPR News). »

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