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Governor, education commissioner praise progress on national student assessments


WILLMAR — A national student assessment has indicated that Minnesota is narrowing its achievement gap in some cases and has posted some of its best scores ever.

Gov. Mark Dayton and Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius spoke to journalists on a conference call Thursday morning about scores on the 2013 National Assessment of Education Progress.

The  measures students in fourth and eighth grades in reading and math.

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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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