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Rep. Mary Sawatzky, DFL-Willmar, from left, Mark Miley, Beckie Simenson and Brenda Cassellius pose with the Willmar Cardinal Friday during an all school celebration held in Simenson's honor for being named Minnesota Assistant Principal of the Year. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Education commissioner discusses progress with Chamber

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WILLMAR — After learning that Minnesota’s fourth-graders led the nation in testing this year, Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius began challenging school administrators and teachers.


She’s been asking, “Are you ready for these fourth-graders.”

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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