Pioneer Press: 15 years later, MN schools are more segregated, and achievement gap has barely budged

By Robert Boos
Posted August 18, 2017

Pioneer Press: 15 years later, MN schools are more segregated, and achievement gap has barely budged

Fifteen years into a nationwide push to provide every student with an equal education, Minnesota schools have grown more segregated and the state’s nation-leading academic achievement gap refuses to close.

Minnesota now has more than 200 schools where students of color make up 90 percent or more of the enrollment, state data shows. That’s more than double what the state had in 2002, when the federal No Child Left Behind Act reinvigorated the national campaign for school equity.