Goal: All Minnesota students graduate from high school and are prepared for postsecondary education.
Minnesota has long enjoyed a reputation for its high-quality public education, placing at or near the top in many nation-wide rankings and measures. But these encouraging statistics mask growing concerns of a widening achievement gap that is leaving many students unprepared for a successful future.
We need to address education issues early in children’s lives and make sure academic progress continues through high school and beyond if we want our future workforce prepared for the challenges of a global economy. Currently:
To complement major initiatives taking a broader, cradle-to-career approach to ensure success for all our children, the education measures can be viewed as part of a continuum. Use these measures throughout the site:
Early childhood screening (Early childhood)
Risk and Reach (Early Childhood)
Connections to caring adults (Children and Youth)
Enrichment activities (Children and Youth)
Postsecondary completion (Workforce)
Educational attainment (Workforce)
Proportion of adults working (Workforce)
STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) section in Education topic: Find data, benchmarks, and best practices.
New! STEM white papers on race, income, and gender disparities.
|The Twin Cities expects to see a net gain of 23,600 STEM jobs between 2014 and 2024. This represents an 8 percent growth in the STEM sector, outpacing an expected 4 percent job growth overall in the Twin Cities.
Which STEM occupational group is expected to add the most jobs by 2024?
A new white paper on gender disparities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) got Ruth Hamberg thinking about the benefits of STEM skills she has experienced and the importance of supporting all students in STEM subjects.
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