Three positive changes for Minnesota schools

In a commentary for the Rochester Post-Bulletin, Charlie Weaver of the Minnesota Business Partnership writes:

In the midst of the noise and political machinations, it’s easy to overlook the significant strides lawmakers made this year in several areas, including tax relief, transportation funding, and perhaps most of all, education reform. Spurred in part by four years of stagnant student performance, state lawmakers stepped up with an E-12 education bill containing historic advances in teacher licensure reform, teacher retention and early education — all in addition to nearly $500 million in new funding for schools.

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