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OUR OPINION: N.D. centers need, should welcome a state assessment

Published 10/04/2009, Grand Forks Herald

Don’t write off North Dakota’s Centers of Excellence program just yet. Last week, an audit asked whether the program — which is administered by the Department of Commerce — was being adequately assessed. At the time of the audit, it wasn’t, the report declared. This unsettling finding brought North Dakotans up short and is getting Commerce’s full attention. But the audit looked only at how well the centers were being assessed. It didn’t examine whether the centers are being successful.

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