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Minnesota schools would have more money, control under plan

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ST. PAUL – School districts and school boards would have more control over how to use state funding under a budget proposed by Gov. Mark Dayton, officials told legislators Wednesday.


The proposal also would increase funding for special education and early childhood programs, and provide money to districts to offer all-day kindergarten.

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