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Earlier start to school year brought no change to test scores in southwest MN

25 school districts gained state permission for a three-year experiment in starting classes two weeks before Labor Day. The hope is that the extra instruction will improve students' performance. But results from the first year show test scores stayed about the same.
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25 school districts gained state permission for a three-year experiment in starting classes two weeks before Labor Day. The hope is that the extra instruction will improve students' performance. But results from the first year show test scores stayed about the same.

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