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In Focus: Equity in Education

October 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

Minnesota has some of the largest racial disparities in education in the U.S., and efforts to solve the decades-long problem have so far been unsuccessful. Gaps in graduation rates and test scores have long been used to measure these disparities. But, in recent years, there’s been more focus on inequalities in access to resources that can influence how well kids do in school. And then, there’s racism — biased teachers and staff, and systems within schools that put up barriers for Black and indigenous students and students of color.

In Focus: Equity in Education, a virtual event, will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, to explore these disparities and what’s behind them. MPR News host Angela Davis will lead a discussion, built around community participation, and talk with people who have been working to level the playing field for all students. We’ll talk about what’s getting in the way of progress on equity in education in Minnesota and discuss which solutions are showing promise.


October 7
7:00 pm-8:00 pm
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MPR News