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Teacher prep, pay hikes targeted

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ST. PAUL -- Teacher salary increases should be tied to student achievement and the quality of school instruction needs to improve, Gov. Tim Pawlenty said while touting his first batch of 2009 legislative proposals.

The governor Tuesday unveiled a plan similar to previous education reform attempts that adds accountability to teacher pay, strengthens teacher training and starts an educational boot camp of sorts for struggling students.

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