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Minnesota Commissioner of Education Brenda Cassellius, wearing a Cardinals T-shirt, speaks Thursday with fourth-grade teacher Lee Gauer, not pictured, in the hall outside the Willmar Education and Arts Center auditorium. Gauer said he asked about funding for English Language Learner programs. Cassellius said she is working to make ELL funding a priority. Tribune photo by Linda Vanderwerf

Minnesota education secretary says rating system tough, it will help teachers

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WILLMAR -- The state's new method of measuring student achievement has become more complex, but it should yield more useful results for teachers.


Brenda Cassellius, Minnesota's commissioner of education, discussed the new Multiple Measurement Rating system Thursday when she visited Willmar.

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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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