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Officials say attainment gap in higher education is no longer acceptable


February 27, 2020

Dan King, president of Red Lake Nation College, talks with Raymond Burns, president of Leech Lake Tribal College, and others at a discussion held Tuesday at LLTC to discuss postsecondary attainment gaps within the American Indian community. (Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer)

CASS LAKE -- Staff from the Minnesota Office of Higher Education met with local tribal college leaders Tuesday to share ideas on how to close post-secondary attainment gaps with Native Americans.

Held at Leech Lake Tribal College, the meeting featured a presentation from the office's Senior Research Analyst Alex Hermida, followed by an open discussion between those in attendance. According to Higher Education Office Commissioner Dennis Olson, the effort is part of a statewide campaign called Forward Together.


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