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Minnesota Takes First Steps Toward Takeover Authority

Governor Tim Pawlenty has announced that he will ask the legislature to give the state authority to take over failing schools and districts.

In response, Education Commissioner Cheri Yecke said she will appoint a task force to develop a takeover plan for the legislature to consider this year. Yecke said her conception of such a plan would be one that included a continuum of corrective measures that would be tried before an actual takeover, but that it would be up to the legislature to set the parameters of the policy.

Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press (1/12/04)

As reported in The Chairs' Headline Review published by the National Association of State Boards of Education.

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