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Editorial: State's list of 'failing schools' is flawed but valuable

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Most school administrators seem to have mixed feelings about the Minnesota Department of Education's annual list of schools failing to make adequate yearly progress toward federal No Child Left Behind goals. Many are happy to have another measure of the job they are doing educating their students. And most will acknowledge it's good to set ambitious goals. But nobody much likes the attention the annual list gets or the way it is often presented to the general public.

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