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Redwood Area School District education program focused on preparing students for next stage

Friday, February 15, 2019

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a three-part series of stories focused on the issue of workforce shortages facing rural Minnesota and the efforts that are being made to address them as it relates to students who will be taking over those jobs in the not-so-distant future.

In 2013 the Minnesota legislature changed the way schools review everything from curriculum to achievement through what is known as the World’s Best Workforce.

As a result, schools are required to develop a plan that addresses a series of established goals all in an effort to help prepare students from preschool through Grade 12 for the day when they walk out of the school as graduates.

The goals address everything from literacy to graduation rates with a specific focus on helping students get ready for the next step in their life, whether that be post-secondary education or entering the workforce.

The Redwood Area School District’s World’s Best Workforce plan was presented to the public at a meeting, and it outlined what has been taking place to address the goals of the state mandate and what it hopes to accomplish in the future.

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