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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Comments (5)
  1. Citizen says:

    The country’s education system was modeled on the needs of the 19th and early 20th centuries to ready a workforce for industrialization. The mission has changed but the model hasn’t. Bravo to this school for its success! After school programs and family resource centers are a huge step forward toward crafting an educational system more in tune with the 21st century. Families are structured quite differently than they were in 1900. Any educational model needs to address the needs of the TOTAL family, not just a student in a seat.

  2. Deanna says:

    We are wasting our time with this right now. Obama has an election coming up in 2 years and will not touch this hot button. Duncan will be replaced after the election and we will be starting all over again.
    Another broken campaign promise to get rid of “No Child Left Behind”

  3. shirley says:

    It’s not President Obama who is not for better education, the radical republican party of no who won’t even bring some positive to the table on this issue.

    1. Deanna says:

      Shirley, How many proposals have the Democrats brough to the table over the past 4 years that they had free run of the House and Senate? Zero!! Since Obama has been elected the Democrats cant think or propose anything on their own until the chosen one has given them the nod.

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