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Education remains a top priority for the Patrick-Murray administration. It has to be. As the Governor says, it’s our “global calling card” – people around the world know Massachusetts for its strong education and smart students. And the good news keeps coming in – today we learned that more students than ever before are taking and excelling in advanced placement courses in public high schools.

But the achievement gap among students remains. Last week in a speech to leaders of the state’s Gateway Cities, the Governor discussed the strategies state government has been pursuing to reach kids stuck in the achievement gap and give schools new tools to innovate inside the classroom. He issued a challenge to educators there:

In the end, a great education is about a well-prepared and highly motivated professional in front of those kids. So today, I challenge you to try something new. If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got, you know that.

 Watch the speech below to find out more:

Want to learn more? Head over to our Education sister blog for a wrap up of progress on Education initiatives this year.  And follow @MassEducation on Twitter for more updates.

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