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Closing the achievement gap

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LITTLE FALLS — Closing achievements gaps in education isn’t just about student scores on math or reading tests. It’s about the health of communities.

That was the repeated message Thursday at the Equity and Excellence in Education Central Lakes Summit. The session brought together a diverse leadership from education, business and nonprofits, along with elected officials at the Initiative Foundation in Little Falls.

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Renee Richardson
Richardson is a Pacelli High School graduate from Austin, Minn., who earned an applied science degree from the University of Minnesota, Waseca, with an emphasis in horse management. She worked extensively in the resort industry. She received an associate’s degree from Central Lakes College, where she was editor of the Westbank Journal student newspaper, as well as a summer intern at the Dispatch. She graduated from St. Cloud State University summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and interned at the St. Cloud Times covering business while attending SCSU. She's been with the Brainerd Dispatch since 1996.
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