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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Education Secretary Arne Duncan has arrived at a high-achieving elementary school in St. Paul.

He’s visiting Dayton’s Bluff Achievement Plus elementary school, where nearly all the children qualify for reduced-price lunches but the school has still made passing grades under the No Child Left Behind law.

Dayton’s Bluff offers more services than most elementary schools through the Achievement Plus program for St. Paul schools in low-income areas.

After the tour, Duncan is scheduled to meet with local educators and Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., about the planned overhaul of the No Child Left Behind law.

Duncan has said he would like Congress to finish the bill before school resumes in the fall, but some congressional leaders say it won’t be done by then.

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