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Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar has been listed among the "5 percent most-persistently low-performing schools in the state" on all four measurements by the Department of Education. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Willmar, Minn., area schools stumble in new state ratings system for academic growth

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This story has been corrected to include Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Elementary School in Brooten among the top-performing schools in the area.


WILLMAR -- Many area schools fared well in the first release of new state testing data released today, but some were rated among the lowest schools in the state in addressing the achievement gap.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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