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Grading Minnesota's response to the education "achievement gap"
Posted at 8:13 AM on June 24, 2010
by Michael Caputo
School's out for the summer but education talk is in full swing in the Insight Now community. We've been discussing the ways to deal with Minnesota's education achievement gap, or the difference in academic results between those in more affluent, mostly white school districts and those who live in lower-income, mostly minority districts.
We decided to have a one-hour discussion on the topic that you can read below. But have a look at the five minute chat we had with Awale Osman, a Somali immigrant and a senior at Park Center High School in Brooklyn Park. He talked about making sure school work is relevant to students.
Awale then joined the conversation with teachers and other youth advocates below.
We've been asking people who plan to attend what they would like to focus in on. Some of the replies included:
I'm sure you can come up with your own angle.