A View on Higher Education: Despite narrowing achievement gap, states overlook top talent

The most recent results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress were very encouraging overall for Minnesota students, their parents and their teachers. The state had some of the best scores in the nation, and the difference between rich and poor students scoring in the “basic” or “proficient” ranges has narrowed. That’s certainly good news.

But while the achievement gap is slowly closing, another gap actually is widening.

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