Data released by the Minnesota Department of Education Wednesday revealed that reading and test scores among students in the state have remained relatively flat over previous years. Also, while the scores showed a wide achievement gap between white students and students of color, state officials are hoping a change in how testing data is evaluated will help them fix the persistent disparity.
Another 5,000 lbs. of goldfish removed from Carver County lakes
It all likely stemmed from people dumping their pets into local waters a few years ago.
Appeal to find 19-year-old missing from Bloomington
The teen left her home on Monday afternoon.
Deaths of twin fetuses after woman was shot ruled a double homicide
The woman was shot in the abdomen in mid-September.
Three people found dead in Fridley residence, investigation launched
The discovery was made Wednesday afternoon.
Ant's massive slam leads Timberwolves to fifth straight win
The dunk didn't count, but provided the highlight of the night.
WIld arrive late, Cam Talbot stays on point to beat Devils
Despite a 30-minute delay, the Wild picked up a 3-2 victory.
Appeal to find 35-year-old missing from Oak Grove home
Police say he's not believed to be in danger.
7 MN Republicans urge states to audit 2020 election results
There has been no evidence of significant fraud in any single U.S. state.
How many MN kids age 5-11 have received a COVID vaccine dose?
The governor says the state has one of the highest child vaccination rates in the U.S.
Seven juveniles arrested in connection with stolen vehicles in Woodbury
Woodbury authorities have issued a warning following a spate of auto thefts.
1 dead after driver crashes into stalled vehicle on shoulder
The vehicle stopped on the side of the road was unoccupied at the time.
Earlier start to school year brought no change to test scores in southwest MN
25 school districts gained state permission for a three-year experiment in starting classes two weeks before Labor Day. The hope is that the extra instruction will improve students' performance. But results from the first year show test scores stayed about the same.
Urban students about the same as suburban counterparts on test scores
Parents often perceive suburban schools as the type of solid educational environment that delivers on measurements like standardized tests. But a Pioneer Press analysis reveals city and suburban schools are really about even if you use similar economic measures. Urban middle and upper incomes students score just as well as those in outlying suburbs.
Minnesota high school students tops on ACT scores
Minnesota high school graduates continue to beat the national average in the ACT college entrance exam, even though 2012 graduates scored slightly lower than 2011 graduates, MPR reports. Minnesota ranked at the top among states where a majority of students take the test.
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