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Looming teacher evals send districts scrambling

Welcomed by some as a long overdue step toward accountability, teacher assessments have also led to troubling headlines in recent months. It was the threat of teacher evaluations that led to a messy teacher strike in Chicago’s public school system, and it was their implementation that inspired education officials in Atlanta to fix students’ scores on standardized tests, leading to criminal charges for teachers and the district superintendent.

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Unionization bill clears Senate after epic 17-hour debate

DFL Sen. Sandy Pappas (Staff photo: Peter Bartz-Gallagher) Following an extraordinary overnight debate, the Senate passed legislation Wednesday morning allowing child care providers and personal care assistant to join labor union . The controversial proposal carried by a 35-32 vote after 17 hours on the floor, and four DFL senators ultimately joined all Republicans in voting against it.

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Revamped Mayo deal appears set

It was hardly a secret that the Mayo Clinic’s plan to create a “destination medical center” in Rochester was never going to make it through the House Taxes Committee as originally conceived. Rep. Ann Lenczewski, DFL-Bloomington, the influential chair of the committee, was extremely blunt about the problems she saw with the proposal.

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Hann supports Mayo DMC as a standalone bill

Hann, alongside Rochester GOP Sens. Dave Senjem and Carla Nelson, said Thursday he strongly supports Mayo’s $6 billion proposed expansion surrounding the clinic, which would include a $585 million state and local contribution to pay for infrastructure improvements in conjunction with the project.

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GOP minorities add to their leadership teams

House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt on Monday announced that Eden Prairie Republican Rep. Jenifer Loon will serve as his deputy minority leader. GOP Minority Leader David Hann also announced two additional assistant leaders on Friday, adding Rochester Sen. Carla Nelson and Alexandria Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen to his team.

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