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Juneau calls on Montana legislators to invest in public schools

February 5, 2013View for printing

"There is no better economic development tool than making sure our young people receive a quality education so they can secure a good job and are better able to support a family. To be pro-business, you have to be pro-education."

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau urged state lawmakers Monday to invest in Montana's public schools, which she called "the great equalizer" and a key to economic development.

"It is the last, great public endeavor we have in this country that is open to all, to every citizen," she said in a speech to the Legislature. "Public education proves that America is still the land of opportunity. ...

By MIKE DENNISON Missoulian State Bureau

Full Story: http://missoulian.com/news/state-and ... 2963f4.html

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Juneau gives "State of Education" speech to MT Legislature

Denise Juneau, the Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction, is asking the Legislature to help her improve graduation rates in the state.

Juneau gave her "State of Education" speech to both the House and Senate on Monday, and asked the lawmakers to pass her bill which increases the legal drop-out age to 18.

Juneau, a Democrat, also asked them to adequately fund schools and make education a priority this session.

by Marnee Banks - MTN News

Full Story: http://www.kpax.com/news/juneau-give ... egislature/
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