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ST. PAUL¬-State Representative Peggy Scott returned to Minnesota this week after spending four days in Washington D.C. at the Foundation for Excellence in Education Excellence in Action 2009 national summit. Scott and five other Minnesota legislators attended on scholarship, joining academics, representatives, mayors, and governors from around the country to catalyze efforts toward reforming education for the 21st century.
“For full recovery and long-term prosperity, it is imperative we have an education system that prepares each and every student for success in the modern economy. The summit was a tremendous opportunity to represent our community and our schools in collaboration with lawmakers and thinkers from all over the nation, and to initiate action for raising academic standards and improving academic outcomes,” said Scott.
The summit focused on creating a modern, student-centric education system utilizing technology and innovation to help students and teachers realize their true potential. More rigorous academic standards, increased instruction in math and science, and closing the achievement gap were all topics of discussion.
“I look forward to the 2010 session and working to find common-ground on transforming education. Our students are our future, and I am committed to giving them the tools to be competitive and excel in the global economy.”
On education, as on all issues, Representative Scott encourages constituents to contact her with ideas and feedback. “For Minnesota and the nation to lead, we must learn. Together, we can act today to provide our communities a better tomorrow.”
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