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By Site Editor, Howard Lestrud, on July 4, 2012 at 10:25 am
NEWS RELEASE - Washington, D.C. - At a meeting of the National Education Association's Representative Assembly Tuesday, July 3 in Washington, D.C., NEA President Dennis Van Roekel announced that Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is this year's recipient of the America's Greatest Education Governor Award.
The annual award recognizes and honors governors who have made major, state-level education strides that improve public schools.
About the award, Gov. Dayton said, "I am very honored to receive this award from teachers across America. As a former public school teacher, I know how challenging their jobs are. I promised that my administration would make education and jobs my highest priorities. This award shows we're making progress."
"Gov. Dayton has repeatedly stood strong for Minnesota's students and schools," said NEA President Dennis Van Roekel. "He has kept his promise to make education a top priority of his administration by increasing education funding and focusing on our earliest learners. We are pleased to honor Gov. Dayton with the America's Greatest Education Governor Award. We are grateful for his continued commitment to students and the education professionals who work in schools and classrooms."
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