Achievement gap

The achievement gap between blacks and whites is stark in Faribault Public Schools, as it is in districts all over southern Minnesota and the state as a whole. (Daily News file photo)

Minnesota has some of the worst academic achievement gaps in the nation between white kids and students of color. For example, Minnesota has the nation’s worst on-time graduation rates among Latinos and American Indians and is among the worst for black and Asian students.

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