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“Making New Promises In Indian Country”

Back in 2012, The Atlantic visited Montana to learn about my Schools of Promise initiative. It’s an unprecedented project that’s raising achievement levels, increasing the graduation rate, and developing an engaged and active community in some of Montana’s most-struggling public school districts. “With the lowest

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Watch: Denise Juneau Accepting The NEA’s Leo Reano Memorial Award

This video was produced by the National Education Association. It include’s Superintendent Juneau’s introduction and her acceptance speech. Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau received the 2015 National Education Association Human and Civil Rights’ Leo Reano Memorial Award July 2, 2015 for her commitment

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Editorial: “Federal Testing Law Flunks Common-Sense Test”

This Billings Gazette opinion was originally published June 7, 2015  “Last week, the Wyoming Legislature’s education accountability committee voted to ask its Congressional delegation to reduce the frequency of testing required by federal law. Wyoming lawmakers “argue the adequate yearly progress requirement has led to


The ‘Schools Of Promise’ Story

Montana’s most-struggling public schools face unique challenges that can’t easily be compared to most school districts in the country. Children who attend these schools often come from deep, rural poverty. Public assistance services are sparse. And the complex needs of these students and their families