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Pre-K standards approved, laying groundwork for early childhood funding push

Public preschool programs in Montana now will be governed just like K-12 schools as the Montana Board of Public Education adopted new standards Friday in a move that anticipates the upcoming legislative push to expand early childhood education.

November 14, 2014 3:08 pmLoading…
State amends rule to require bus driver background checks

State amends rule to require bus driver background checks

Every school bus driver in Montana must now undergo a criminal background check before getting behind the wheel.

July 17, 2014 7:52 pmLoading…
Bullock vetoes sex-education bill

Bullock vetoes sex-education bill

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock has vetoed a bill that would have required parental permission before students could attend sex-education classes in public schools.

April 25, 2013 6:29 pm Related Loading…

Guest opinion: Just say no to public funding for private schools

This session in Helena we’ve heard a lot of bills that bear a striking similarity to model bills from the legislative agenda of the corporate bill-mill ALEC. Whether a bill is an ALEC model bill, whether its subject is just high on the ALEC agenda, or whether it was written by a former ALEC …

March 23, 2013 12:10 amLoading…
SD2 looks to get right with OPI, address growing class size

SD2 looks to get right with OPI, address growing class size

Billings School District 2's accreditation status with the state Board of Public Education has been downgraded.

May 25, 2012 6:00 pm Photos



Montana, 45 other states approve more specific education standards

HELENA — Montana has joined 45 other states and the District of Columbia in adopting education standards that proponents say are more specific and prepare students to graduate from high school ready for college or a career.

November 05, 2011 9:29 amLoading…

Juneau to recommend "core standards" to make graduates college- and career-ready

HELENA — The state’s top public school official, Denise Juneau, will be asking the state Board of Public Education on Thursday to adopt new, more rigorous academic standards aimed at better preparing Montana high school graduates for college and jobs.

May 11, 2011 6:00 pmLoading…

Schweitzer chooses Billings lawyer for ed board

HELENA - Gov. Brian Schweitzer has chosen a Billings lawyer to serve on the state Board of Public Education.

April 09, 2009 11:00 pmLoading…

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