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Montanans share ideas to raise graduation rates

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June 19, 2015View for printing

Montana has raised its high school graduation rate by almost 5 points to 85 percent in the last five years, and state educators met Thursday in Bozeman to celebrate that success and hear ideas for doing better.

At the Graduation Matters Montana Summer Summit, the keynote speaker urged principals, administrators and teachers to pay greater attention to children who are chronically absent, especially poor and minority students.

By Gail Schontzler Chronicle Staff Writer

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The key is early education. The better that children and their parents are prepared for school, the better the results for all.

Montana is one of a handful of states that don't have a comprehensive early education program. Montana needs to wake up and start focusing on the root of education success. Early education is the proven way to raise graduation rates, improve outcomes and raise the state's ability to excel.

Please help your government representatives get their education about this vital but missing element in Montana.

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