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Editorial: Native children not getting best education


"The spotlight last week was on how well Montana schools fared meeting federal test standards.

Mostly, the news was heartening. Even the fourth-grade math scores were up quite a bit from last year's 45 percent proficiency rate.

The most notable disappointment continues to be with performance at schools on most of the state's Indian reservations.

With the exception of the Flathead Reservation in northwest Montana, all others had at least one school failing to meet the "adequate yearly progress" standard.

Translation: Many of the state's Native American students are not getting the education they need to improve their lives.

That must change."

Get the Story:
Reservations' schoolchildren need boost up (The Great Falls Tribune 8/21)

aRelevant Links:
Montana's No Child Left Behind Report Card - http://www.opi.mt.gov/ReportCard

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