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Education panel to weigh school achievement bill


The South Dakota House will move a school achievement bill to the House Education Committee.  The bill steers South Dakota schools away from No Child Left Behind by setting a new education achievement and financial accountability system to judge performance.  Multiple indicators would measure schools instead of the 100 percent math and reading proficiencies schools are expected to reach by 2014 under the federal law.  Rep. Thomas Brunner says the bill has caused people "a lot of anxiety," so the House Education Committee will have a say.   Because House and Senate Appropriations Committees voted on the bill's financial accountability, lawmakers want the Education Committee to weigh the other component.  If the bill passes, it will return to the House floor for a vote.

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