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Board talks track, MCAs, referendum

September 17, 2013

MARSHALL — Marshall School board members covered a wide array of items at its regular board meeting Monday — from approving the submission for the Race to the Top grant to discussion on the track an......

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Sep-17-13 10:36 AM

So you think it's the fault of the building, people who pushed for the building, or the teacher's faults? Shouldn't the responsibility of the students, parents, or administration itself play a role somewhere? How about the state for it's idiotic MCA system? How about the idiocy known as NCLB?

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Sep-17-13 7:56 AM

I guess the big, new, fancy school didn't help our students get any smarter (similar to the idea that a stadium doesn't make a good sports team either).

I hope the school administrators remember these not-so-impressive test results the next time our teachers' union contract is up for negotiation.

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Sep-17-13 7:47 AM

Curriculum director Amanda Grinager led the board through an overview of the 2013 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment results. When comparing the district's overall reading results, for grades 3-8 and 10th, MPS was at 61.4 percent proficient, which was well above the state average (57.8 percent).

Come on Amanda. This is also just a snapshot of one moment in time. Why don't you convey that same message to the good scores?

BTW: These math scores are not just one snapshot of a moment in time. The scores have been below the state average for quite a few years now. Please tell us the whole story.

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