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Minnesota business leaders to honor Groves Academy with Minnesota’s Future Award

Minneapolis – The Minnesota Business Partnership (MBP) today announced that Groves Academy in St. Louis Park will receive the 2019 Minnesota’s Future Award. Since 2006, the Minnesota’s Future Award has recognized high-performing, diverse schools or education programs for their success in helping all students succeed. Groves Academy will be honored Continue Reading...

Taxes and the legislative session: Stop attacking large Minnesota employers

In a Star Tribune commentary, Minnesota Business Partnership executive director Charlie Weaver calls out legislators who have vilified Minnesota businesses in an effort to distract from the debate over harmful proposed tax hikes. In recent weeks, some DFL legislators have vilified unnamed Minnesota companies, accusing them of exploiting tax loopholes Continue Reading...

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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