National report card shows Minnesota students losing ground to peers Minnesota students' math and reading scores are above average, but several states have pulled ahead of Minnesota. Only about half of Minnesota's 4th and 8th grade students are proficient in math, and fewer are proficient in reading. Why is this, and what should/can be done?11:00 a.m.
Kent Pekel: Executive director, College Readiness Consortium at the University of Minnesota. Former executive with St. Paul Public Schools, former high school teacher in US, and former college teacher in China.
The rise of religious conflict around the world Midday presents a documentary from America Abroad Media, "The Politics of Faith: The Role of Religion in Divided Societies." It looks at how religion is becoming a major source of tension between many societies around the world. Nearly a third of the world's population faces some type of religious persecution including imprisonment, torture, and death.12:00 p.m.