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On June 30, my company brought its contract to lead the Minneapolis schools to a successful conclusion. This was the longest and most successful agreement in the nation between a private firm and a public school board to lead a district. After 52 months and several unique pay-for-performance contracts, we completed our central task of turning the district's performance around. Now the Minneapolis school board and the Public Strategies Group Inc. have also successfully completed a planned transition in leadership.
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