Arne Duncan Praises Twin Cities' Cooperative Efforts

Friday, May 25, 2012

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today lavished praise on several Twin Cities school districts, teachers unions and board members for the progressive nature of their relationships.

Their partnerships, he said, are producing the types of innovations he hopes to reward with two new grant competitions worth nearly $800 million.

“I just think you have not just collaboration for collaboration’s sake, but tough-minded collaboration,” he said in a Thursday interview with MinnPost. “The children in the cities there are very well served.”

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