AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - An advocacy group for Maine school boards and superintendents is taking issue with how Gov. Paul LePage characterized a Harvard study that gave the state low marks for student test score improvement.
LePage said the study should be a wake-up call that more must be done to improve public schools, and he called for new educational practices focused on student learning.
On Friday, the Maine School Management Association responded, saying the governor's not telling the full story.
The nonprofit group says Maine ranks in the top tier in the country on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a standardized test the Harvard report used that as a foundation for the report.
The association says LePage is using the report to attack the state's teachers, principals, superintendents and school boards.
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