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Changes are needed to serve all Minnesota students; so is urgency

In a Star Tribune commentary co-authored by Minnesota Business Partnership executive director Charlie Weaver, legislators are urged to address the state’s glaring achievement gaps. Despite the widespread belief that Minnesota schools are among the best, the truth is that they’re not the best for all kids: Students of color continue to Continue Reading...
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Statement regarding the passing of Duane Benson

Statement from Charlie Weaver, executive director of the Minnesota Business Partnership, regarding the passing of Duane Benson: “Duane Benson represented everything that is good about elected officials and those who engage in politics in Minnesota. As a legislator, he was widely respected on both sides of the aisle and a key Continue Reading...
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Advice for the 2019 session: Prioritize, educate, compete

It’s a new year, and that means a new governor and a new Minnesota House majority will be joining the Senate Majority to lead Minnesota for the next two years. These are exciting times, as these leaders have an opportunity to address some of the most pressing issues facing the Continue Reading...

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