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Jindal, McDonnell to talk about education reform

3 years 9 months 3 weeks ago February 08, 2013 Feb 8, 2013 Friday, February 08 2013 February 08, 2013 5:25 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. - A week after enlisting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in his campaign for education reform, Gov. Bob McDonnell is calling on a fellow Republican leader from Louisiana.

Governor Jindal is scheduled to appear with McDonnell at a news conference Friday in Richmond. They will talk about McDonnell's public education proposals, including legislation to grade schools on an A-to-F scale and to allow the state to take over chronically failing schools.

Those two measures are making their way through the General Assembly, but it hasn't been easy. Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling cast a tie-breaking vote on those bills in the Senate earlier this week.

Last week, Bush joined McDonnell in a teleconference with reporters to promote the A-to-F school grading plan that's similar to one he implemented in Florida.

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