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Dayton unveils education plan

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ST. PAUL -- Governor Mark Dayton laid out what he called his vision for education reform Friday, but a key Republican lawmaker said she saw nothing new in the seven-point plan.

Dayton suggested increasing education funding, concentrating on early-childhood education (including improving reading by 3rd grade), allowing professionals from other fields to teach and providing more state support to teachers.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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