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World's Best Workforce

World's Best Workforce

LQPV World’s Best Workforce and Achievement & Integration Information

 

What is the World’s Best Workforce?

 

The World’s Best Workforce (WBWF) bill was passed in 2013 to ensure every school district in the state is making strides to increase student performance.  Each district must develop a strategic plan that addresses the following five goals:

  1. All children are ready for school.

  2. All third-graders can read at grade level.

  3. All racial and economic achievement gaps between students are closed.

  4. All students are ready for career and college.

  5. All students graduate from high school.

Statute information can be found here.

 

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:

  1. Our population is aging.

  2. Seventy percent of jobs require more than a high school diploma.

  3. Our communities don’t have qualified candidates to fill many good-paying jobs

 

Teacher Equity

 

The legislation also focuses on ensuring all students have equitable access to excellent teachers.  Districts are to ensure they have a process in place to examine the equitable distribution of teachers and strategies to ensure low-income students, students of color, and American Indian students are not taught at higher rates than other children by inexperienced, ineffective, or out-of -field teachers.  Currently LQPV is working on a Grow Your Own program in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Education that would allow current employees of ethnic diversity to work toward obtaining a college degree and/or teaching license..

 

What is the purpose of the Achievement and Integration Plan?

 

  • pursue racial and economic integration

  • increase student achievement 

  • create equitable educational opportunities

  • reduce academic disparities based on students' diverse racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds in Minnesota public schools.

  • Statute information can be found here.

 

Annual Report and Public Meeting

 

While the full World’s Best Workforce requires school districts to create a strategic plan, each year districts also share their WBWF and A&I progress with stakeholders through a public meeting and on the district website.  Lac qui Parle Valley’s annual report focuses on the strategies and initiatives that the district implemented toward meeting the stated goals from the prior year in the case of the WBWF and in the three-year cycle in the case of the A&I Plan. The full report can be found here.

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE WORLD'S BEST WORKFORCE/ACHIEVEMENT PRESENTATION.

 

 

Lac qui Parle Valley- ISD 2853 World's Best Workforce & Achievement and Integration Snapshot 2022