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Minnesota sets sights on 90 percent graduation rate

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Minnesota is taking aim at its 23 percent dropout rate, hoping to shave it to 10 percent by the end of the decade.

The Dayton administration announced Minnesota has joined four other states in a collaboration called GradNation.

The Pioneer Press reports the push for a higher graduation rate is connected to efforts to close the achievement gap between students of color and their white peers.

Here's the Dayton administration's announcement that it has signed on to the plan. Gov. Dayton's budget proposal calls for increasing state funding for schools.

GradNation is an initiative of the America's Promise Alliance, a group founded by General Colin Powell.

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