World's Best Workforce (WBWF)

The World's Best Workforce (WBWF) law found in Minnesota statutes, section 120B.11, identifies five student performance goals used to gauge district and charter success and progress in serving all students well. The law also requires districts to focus on teacher equity, ensuring that all students from low-income families, students of color, and American Indian students are not disproportionately served by inexperienced, ineffective, or out-of-field teachers.

WBWF requirements present a great opportunity for early childhood programs to plan with K-12.

Under Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.11, school boards are to adopt a long-term, comprehensive strategic plan to support and improve teaching and learning. This plan 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.

Always rely on the MDE website for the most accurate and recent information about WBWF. Minnesota Department of Education's WBWF webpage.