By tracking and analyzing trends in areas that affect our quality of life, Compass gives everyone in our state – policymakers, business and community leaders, and concerned individuals who live and work here – a common foundation to act on issues to improve our communities. More >
Generation Next aims to close opportunity and achievement gaps for students of color in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Minnesota Compass compiled indicators for the project which show some of the largest racial gaps in the state.
Compass Project Director Craig Helmstetter sat down with Generation Next Executive Director R.T. Rybak to take a look at three factors that add to the complexity of closing racial gaps, and discuss the implications for Generation Next.
Updated in March:
Minnesota’s high school graduation rate continues to rise.
The upward trend in high school graduation includes all broad racial and ethnic groups.
The gap between graduation rates in the Twin Cities region and greater Minnesota is narrowing; the rate is rising faster in the Twin Cities.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
of Minnesota Foundation
Otto Bremer Foundation
Greater Twin Cities United Way
The McKnight Foundation
Community Leadership Fund
of The Minneapolis Foundation
Minnesota Initiative Foundations
The Saint Paul Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation