Category Archives: In The News

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Editorial: “Education Key To State’s Economic Growth”

This Bozeman Daily Chronicle editorial was published June 30, 2015  “Montana educators get a well deserved pat on the back. Collectively, they have raised the statewide high school graduation rate by 5 points over the past five years. And they are commended for not settling

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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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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