ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will be in Minnesota this week to talk about the planned overhaul of the nation’s most important education law, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Duncan is scheduled to visit on Tuesday students and teachers at Dayton’s Bluff Achievement Plus Elementary School, a public school on the east side of St. Paul.

He will then hold a round-table discussion with educators and Sen. Al Frankin, D-Minn., about the reauthorization of the law.

Duncan has pressed to have the overhaul done before the beginning of the next school year. However, the chairman of the House education committee, Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., has said it won’t be finished by then.

The committee is doing the overhaul in pieces. It passed the first bill on May 25.

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  1. Blackboard Jungle says:

    You want education reform? Compel parents to be involved in their kids’ academic endeavors – not sports, not video games, not being plugged into their I-pods to the point that you can only recognize the tops of their heads, not their thousand texts per month.

    My wife has 147 kids in her middle school classes – she had 18 parent/teacher conferences.

    And it’s her fault when kids score poorly on tests?

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