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Nearly three-dozen state legislators gathered Tuesday to begin the task of reforming several education laws. Tribune photo by Don Davis

Bold education reforms are urged


ST. PAUL -- Three dozen Minnesota education policymakers sat around a horseshoe-shaped table Tuesday attempting to win a federal financial bonus.

"We can't be Milquetoast," Minnesota Education Commissioner Alice Seagren said.

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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.