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Goals Unmet in St. Paul Schools

In her first State of the School District address, Superintendent Meria Carstarphen said that St. Paul still has a long way to go in closing the achievement gap.

According to the Pioneer Press, the district failed to meet 105 of the 145 goals set for this year. Goals included test scores, honors class participation and suspensions. This is the first year in a five-year plan to close the achievement gap.

The Star Tribune reported that audience members appreciated Carstarphen's frank and honest picture of what still needs to be done.

Both stories addressed the fact that St. Paul still has a long way to go, but the Star Tribune seemed to say that and then paid more attention to the good things that had happened, which didn't seem to be the point of the speech.