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Dayton Says He Plans To Increase School Funding

Mark DaytonST. PAUL (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he plans to keep a campaign promise to increase state aid to schools.

Dayton and Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius outlined an education plan Friday that includes more money for schools, more early childhood education and a greater focus on the achievement gap between white students and racial minorities.

The Democratic governor promised last year as a candidate to spend more on schools every year, but softened that stance because of the state’s financial problems. Minnesota’s budget is running $6.2 billion short over the next two years.

Dayton and Cassellius are expected to give more details at a Capitol news conference.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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