New high school graduation rates

Investing in our children and teachers has proven to be successful. The Minnesota Department of Education this week announced that in 2017, Minnesota students posted the highest rates graduation rates on record—82.7%. It is great news that high school graduation rates are up and measures show achievement gaps are slowly closing in some areas. This session, a focus on smarter student testing, school safety enhancements, full service community school investments, and teacher diversity and quality programs will help us move the graduation rate needle upwards even faster.