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ST. PAUL, Minn. – On Thursday, July 30, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Education released new statewide Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) test results showing no overall improvement in math, reading or science this year.
Below is a statement from Representative Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie), Chair of the House Education Finance Committee, regarding these test results.
"State leaders want to provide every Minnesota student with a world-class education, and today's MCA test results show we are falling far short of that goal. The achievement gap has remained stagnant and too many children are falling behind academically. The status quo is failing the next generation. We owe it to our children to consider all avenues and educational reforms to remedy this problem and improve student learning.
I plan to hold additional legislative hearings this fall to explore innovative solutions that will increase academic proficiency for our students. It will take the efforts of all of us—state leaders, educators, parents and local officials to make certain Minnesota kids are receiving a quality education that will place them on a path for future success."
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Jenifer Loon represents House District 48B, which includes most of the City of Eden Prairie, in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Rep. Loon encourages constituents to contact her with questions or opinions on any state or legislative issue. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and phone calls can be placed to her office at 651.296.7449. U.S. mail should be sent to Rep. Jenifer Loon, 449 State Office Building, 100 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155.
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