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World's Best Workforce and Achievement & Integration Program

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What is the World's Best Workforce?

The World’s Best Workforce bill was passed in 2013 to ensure every school district in the state is making strides to increase student performance. Centennial School District has developed a plan that addresses the following five goals:

  • All children are ready for school.
  • All third-graders can read at grade level.
  • All racial and economic achievement gaps between students are closed.
  • All students are ready for career and college.
  • All students graduate from high school.

Why is Minnesota focused on this idea?

For Minnesota to be competitive, we must have students who are college and career ready, students who are poised to lead the state’s workforce. This is important for a number of reasons: 

  • Our population is aging.
  • Seventy percent (70%) of jobs will require more than a high school diploma.
  • We don’t have qualified candidates to fill many good-paying jobs.
  • The fastest growing segment of our future workforce is students of color, and they currently have the state’s lowest graduation rate.
  • Minnesota has one of the worst black-white achievement gaps in the country.

What is the purpose of the Achievement & Integration Program?

The purpose of the Achievement and Integration (A&I) for Minnesota program is to pursue racial and economic integration, increase student achievement, create equitable educational opportunities, and reduce academic disparities based on students' diverse racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds in Minnesota public schools.

Presentations for Advisement and Action
  • Presentation to District Systems Accountability Committee (DSAC)- November 2nd.
  • Presentation to the American Indian Parent Advisor Committee (AIPAC) - November 9th.
  • Presentation to Centennial School Board - December 4th.
  • Submit to the Minnesota Department of Education by December 15th.