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Group gives LA high marks for education changes

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Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:53 PM by Trey Schmaltz
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BATON ROUGE- Sweeping changes to the education system in Louisiana received accolades from a group that tracks education policies.

A report by StudentsFirst ranked Louisiana the best in the nation for "putting students first."

"The state has adopted meaningful educator evaluations, and it requires districts to base all personnel and salary decisions on classroom effectiveness," the report said.

StudentsFirst is an education policy group. According to the organization, it is a "grassroots movement formed in 2010 in response to an increasing demand for a better education system in America."

KNOE.com reported the Governor said "this report confirms that Louisiana is now leading the nation in education reform because of our commitment to put a great teacher in every classroom and give every child the opportunity to get a great education."

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