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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

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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