- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Department of Education has identified dozens of schools that accept federal poverty aid and aren’t doing enough to close the achievement gap between white and minority students or are lacking in overall academic achievement.

Identification of the 155 schools Wednesday is part of the state’s accountability system for schools, resulting from Minnesota’s waiver to the federal education law, No Child Left Behind. The waiver allowed the state to set up a new school accountability system known as Multiple Measurement Ratings (MMR). Each school gets an MMR score and schools that accept federal poverty aid receives one of four designations.

The Star Tribune (https://strib.mn/1BzZVTC ) says Minnesota has committed to cutting the achievement gap in half by 2017 and reaching a 90 percent graduation rate by 2020.

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Information from: Star Tribune, https://www.startribune.com

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