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Commissioner Cassellius to Hold Special Education Roundtable in Duluth

Roseville – As part of a series of school visits across Minnesota, Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius will host a roundtable on special education tomorrow in Duluth. The Commissioner will join Duluth Superintendent Bill Gronseth and nearly two dozen teachers and administrators to talk about the current state of special education in Duluth.

Just today, the Office of the Legislative Auditor released a report that affirms the need for increased funding and special education reform, two substantial components of Governor Mark Dayton’s budget. The Governor’s proposal would invest $125 million in special education, providing the equivalent of an additional $180 per student per year to address some of the state’s unfunded special education costs and taking important steps to fix the state’s broken special education funding formula and contain rising costs.

What: Duluth Special Education Roundtable

Who: Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius, Duluth Superintendent Bill Gronseth, area teachers and administrators

Where: Lincoln Park Middle School, Room 3520, 3215 West Third Street, Duluth, MN

When: March 7, 2013 at 3:30.