Education played a role in President Obama's State of the Union speech this week, though a key Minnesota congressman isn't sure one of the president's ideas will be funded.
The president called on Congress to replace the No Child Left Behind law with a new measure, one that he says should be modeled after his competitive grant program called Race to the Top. Winning states get money to implement changes like charter schools, or better teacher evaluation systems.
If there's a third round of competition for Race to the Top money, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says the state may enter. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with new Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius.