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School superintendent rejects new testing goals


BOZEMAN — Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau is rejecting the latest federal requirements for school testing.

Juneau said she wrote a letter to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan saying she would not raise the state's target test scores to meet benchmarks for No Child Left Behind, the national education overhaul.

She told the Bozeman Daily Chronicle that the current federal requirements are unrealistic for schools to meet while they also wait for new education standards from the Obama administration.

No Child Left Behind required Montana to increase its goals...

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