Rural schools, student performance focus of K-12 bill

Posted at 8:07 PM on July 19, 2011 by Jon Gordon

Over on Capitol View, MPR News reporter Tom Scheck writes,

The K-12 budget bill hasn't been made public yet, but the author of the bill is starting to discuss specifics.

House K-12 Finance Chair Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, says the bill makes some needed changes that he argues will improve the state's schools. Garofalo said the state will start linking effectiveness to student achievement. He said teachers will start to be judged on student performance, rural schools will see more money and students will start receiving $5,000 scholarships from the state if they graduate early.

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