How do we close the achievement gap? Midday presents an MPR special report from reporter Sasha Aslanian looking at a school that was held up as a model in St. Paul, but has since failed to meet federal standards. Following the report, St. Paul Superintendent Valeria Silva and Eric Mahmoud, founder of Harvest Prep and Best Academy, will discuss ways to improve the achievement of minority students.11:00 a.m.
What's next for the Internet? Twitter co-founders Evan Stone and Biz Williams speak at the Aspen Ideas Festival about the future of the Internet, social networking's influence on Internet use, and how the user experience can be improved.12:00 p.m.