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1 Feb. 11,2010

2 Objective of this presentation: Share thoughts about workforce development

3 Waikiki

4 Federal Witness Protection Program

5 Why would anyone voluntarily moved from Hawaii?

6 Tom Stinson State Economist Next Generation Economy The Minnesota Perspective January 2009 Presentation Tom Gillespie State Demographer

7 Migration Will Be An Increasingly Important Component To The Slowing Labor Force Growth State Demographer projection revised 2007 Update chart? Economy

8 Minnesota Has Been Very Successful (Especially For a Cold Weather State at the End of the Road) Our economic growth rate has exceeded the national average Our population growth rate leads the frost belt We rank with the leaders on many social and economic indicators

9 Minnesota Ranks Highly in Many Social/Economic Indicators 5th lowest poverty rate 2 nd percent of employed 1 st percent with health insurance 1 st home ownership 10 th median family income in th Kids Count nd lowest rate of disability among people age th percent of children in married couple families 91% with at least high school degree, ranked 3rd 1 st United Health Foundation ranking of state healthiness 2006 (21% above the national norm) Updated Sept 2006

10 High School Graduation Rates MN #1 in USA 92% of residents ≥ 25 year olds are High School graduates MN #1 in USA 92% of residents ≥ 25 year olds are High School graduates

11 In 2005, 50 state governors made an unprecedented commitment to voluntarily implement a common formula for calculating their states' high school graduation rates.

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13 Current Published & Used 2012 & Beyond Obsolete New 4-year Published - Info only Published - used for AYP New 5-year Published - Info only Published – used for AYP MN TRANSITION ROADMAP Source = MDE

14 MN Graduation Rate Source = MDE Top 5 in USA

15 MN Graduation Rate Source = MDE

16 Mpls District Graduation Rate Source = MDE

17 Difference in academic performance between different student groups Achievement Gap

18 Will our large achievement gap affect our ability to attract migration? Probably not but we need to naturally generate a well educated workforce

19 Graduation Rate by Sub Group

20 MN Graduation Rate Source = MDE

21 Why do we have this achievement gap?

22 Richard Rothstein Researcher But what happens outside the classroom is just as important as what takes place inside the classroom Playing field not level because of poverty You can have the best school system 2009 – MN Students are ACT National aces for the fifth year in a row

23 Playing field not level - Poverty. Basic Needs - Health/Hunger/Safety/Shelter - absenteeism and self esteem Early Childhood Programming - Not ready for kindergarten Language - quantity and quality of language at home Environment - segregated neighborhoods - role models - stress – family engagement -hope? Mobility - transient students

24 MN 3rd Grade Reading Test Source: MDE

25 PERCENT IN POVERTY

26 POVERTY RATE BY RACE

27 BPS Student Withdrawal Percentages MOBILITY

28 Percent of foreign born living in poverty 17 out of 50 states POVERTY IN MN Two categories of foreign born 1)Immigrants 2)Refugees Two categories of foreign born 1)Immigrants 2)Refugees

29 2005 Refugees by State

30 REFUGEES

31 Refugee Rank Foreign-Born Rank Metropolitan Area Refugees Resettled 12New York186,522 21Los Angeles114,606 33Chicago63,322 46Orange County50, Seattle48, San Jose42,565 77Washington41, Minneapolis-St. Paul 41,239 Ranking of Metropolitan Areas by Number of Refugees Resettled (1983 to 2004*) and Total Foreign-Born Population (2000)

32 Leveling the playing field What is Bloomington Public Schools doing to close the achievement gap?

33 A School system needs a strong supportive community to be successful! Social Capital Dr. Robert Putnam

34 Faith Community Unite our Community to help close the disparity and achievement gaps

35 Fairview Children’s Clinic

36 What is Bloomington Public Schools doing to close the achievement gap (grad rate)? Offer Innovative Educational Programming

37 President Cecelia Cervantes Middle School High School Drop out Early College High School Few/selected 9 th Graders - ESL and Free and Reduced Graduate with up to 60 college credits

38  Accelerating Graduation by Reducing Achievement Disparities (A-GRAD) Mike Opat Hennepin County Commissioner - Chair Minneapolis Anoka Hennepin St. Anthony 3 Meetings - past 12 months - Collaboration

39 Mpls St Paul Richfield Bloomington High school at the Mall of America  Career Exploration  Entrepreneurial Exploration Retain students at risk with programming:  College Exploration New Strategic Plan - Establish a business/school collaboration model

40 What is Bloomington Public Schools doing to close the achievement gap? Improve teacher effectiveness

41 14 UNIVERSITIES TO TRANSFORM TEACHER- PREPARATION PROGRAMS AND GUARANTEE TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS $40 Million in 10-Year Initiative

42 Develop a value-added assessment tool and reporting mechanism to measure student learning and teacher effectiveness. $3.7 Million in 4-Year Initiative

43 Optimizing the 21 st century learner Provide career exploration experiences

44 SCRUBS Camp Bloomington Centers of Excellence HealthForce Grant

45 Optimizing the 21 st century learner Engage the digital learner

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48 Hybrid Courses Breakthrough Blending of on-line and classroom learning Self Guided students using technology Teachers are adapting becoming more effective Rapidly accelerating technology advancements

49 Optimizing the 21 st century learner Provide differentiated programming

50 GLOBAL COMPETITION Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center

51 India and China  China - Entry test for high school  China - National program for the segregation, acceleration, and development of gifted children

52 EXTREMELY GIFTED LEARNERS Attracting families from other districts and National Recognition Grades 2 though 8

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54 Closing What made America and Minnesota Great:  Power of Social Capital  Education System  Innovation Our continued investment in these areas will continue to keep us great Economy? Today’s workforce

55 Thank you


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