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Supporting Career and College Readiness in Minnesota

Minnesota Department of Education staff report that expertise and resources provided by the Midwest Comprehensive Center and College and Career Readiness and Success Center have strengthened the agency’s capacity to develop and improve career and college readiness (CCR) policies and support districts in their development of CCR programs.

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Supporting Minnesota’s American Indian Students

In 2012, American Indian students in Minnesota had a graduation rate of 42 percent. The overall Minnesota graduation rate at the time was 77 percent. The data on mathematics and reading proficiency that the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) had for the same year also highlighted a significant achievement gap between the state’s American Indian and overall student populations.