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Willmar, Minn., superintendent tells teachers they will work together


WILLMAR -- It's not good news that Willmar's two elementary schools placed near the bottom of the state in battling the achievement gap, but "we're not going to beat each other up," Superintendent Jerry Kjergaard said Monday afternoon.

Kjergaard met with elementary teachers Monday afternoon at the Willmar Education and Arts Center to break the news to them.

State testing data were released early to school administrators and are available to the general public today.

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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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