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Kids of Color Often Shut Out of High-Quality State Preschool, Research Says
A study of 26 states and their preschool programs finds that as of roughly two years ago, a mere 1 percent of Latino children and just 4 percent of black children in those states were enrolled in “high-quality” state-backed early-learning opportunities.
That’s one main conclusion from a new report from the Education Trust, an education civil rights advocacy group. “Young Learners, Missed Opportunities: Ensuring That Black and Latino Children Have Access to High-Quality State-Funded Preschool,” which was released on Wednesday, also says that “no state with a substantial percentage of black or Latino children provides high access to a high-quality program for both 3- and 4-year-olds.”
Brighter Ideas for Minnesota’s Future – StarTribune – December 2, 2018
On talent and innovation, our state has fallen behind. Here‘s how we can re-energize.
Affordable Housing At Risk
The Twin Cities faces a severe housing crisis – and when apartment complexes are sold and re-marketed as luxury rentals, thousands of people are displaced, a trend that impacts communities of color more than any other.
Click here to watch the video produced by TPT – Twin Cities PBS in collaboration with Minnesota Housing Partnership covering the story.
Here’s How We Solve Our Food Waste Problem
“Food waste is getting a lot of attention lately, and for good reason. No matter how you slice it, the statistics are downright alarming. The world produces 17% more food than it did 30 years ago, yet almost half of it never reaches our bellies.”
Click here to view an article from Forbes by Michael Pellman Rowland discussing Food Waste.