HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau is asking lawmakers to support initiatives that build on efforts to increase graduation rates. Speaking to a joint session of the Montana House and Senate yesterday, Juneau says that the state's students are doing well on tests, dropout rates are falling and graduation rates are climbing as part of an initiative called Graduation Matters. She asked lawmakers to help with the Graduation Matters program, to expand the Montana Digital Academy that offers online courses and provide more school technology funding.

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