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Minnesota Department of Ed report shows Native students still lag behind, feel anxious and unsafe at school


December 5, 2019

ST PAUL - A Minnesota Department of Education report shows that American Indian students in Minnesota still face a persistent achievement gap compared to their white peers.

According to a draft report from the MDE, American Indian students test lower in reading and math proficiency, face the lowest graduation rates, have lower attendance records and are removed from the classroom for disciplinary reasons at higher rates compared to their white peers. The report pointed to institutional racism, a lack of engagement with adult role models, bullying or feeling unsafe at school and trouble at home as some of the root causes of the disparities.


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