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When students scored above 70 percentile in Adair County

2012-12-12 - Photo CM photo.
A Favorite Old Newspaper: Garrison Keillor was right, all the Adair County kids are above average. Most people in Columbia - most educators in this county - probably do not remember when these K-12 kids all scored above the 70 percentile. But State Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday, might know how this happened. Came across the April 1985 copy of an Adair County newspaper and thought this might be interesting as our local schools Race to the Top, as the school system basks in its latest accomplishments. It's a a puzzle, a riddle wrapped in a conundrum, I tell you. Maybe a reader - a top sleuth like Jim, Phil Hanna, Dr. Lenaghan, the vegete Billy Joe Fudge might offer us a clue, before someone asks Dr. Holliday how this happened. Another hint, folks with with a variation on his name probably, and maybe the Bridgewaters, may have played a role in it. Photo enhanced for this item. - CM Photo reprinted with permission of the editor/publisher

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