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World's Best Workforce

Students smiling in the hallway

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.

Presentations for Advisement and Action

  • Systems Accountability Committee – October 7, 2021

  • Presentation to the American Indian Education Committee - October 20, 2021

  • Systems Accountability Committee – November 4, 2021

  • School Board Work Study Session/Board Meeting – December 6, 2021