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Community meeting on Common Core will feature local, state education officials

School District 2 will host an information meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday to discuss Common Core curriculum and answer questions from the community about the initiative.

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Common Core sees delayed pushback, leaving educators to scratch their heads

Common Core sees delayed pushback, leaving educators to scratch their heads

Morning recess was over at Highland Elementary School and Dean Lapke directed his class of fifth-graders back to their desks. It was time for math. 

December 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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County superintendent of schools has small role in populous counties

County superintendent of schools has small role in populous counties

In small-town, rural Montana, the system works.

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Opponents rip into school choice tax credit bill

Opponents rip into school choice tax credit bill

HELENA — State Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Dennis Parman didn’t mince words Friday when he blasted supporters of this session’s major bill creating tax credits to help finance scholarships for kids attending private schools in Montana.

March 08, 2013 4:45 pm Photos

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Montana schools urged to review emergency plans

Montana schools urged to review emergency plans

HELENA — Montana's top education official urged school leaders Friday to review their emergency plans and procedures in the wake of a Connecticut school shooting that killed 20 children and six adults.

December 14, 2012 5:16 pm Photos

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Parman 60th

Parman 60th

Sylvia and Duane Parman of Billings celebrated their 60th anniversary with family and friends at a gathering in Billings.

December 09, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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State isn’t passing muster with education data

State isn’t passing muster with education data

A new study released by a national education advocacy group shows Montana ranks last in the nation in efforts to use education data to increase student achievement.

March 07, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Cold snap shuts down busing for Malta schools

Malta Public Schools has a standing policy. When the thermometer drops to 30 below, the buses stay in the bus barn.

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UM sophomore works hard to get by without debt

UM sophomore works hard to get by without debt

MISSOULA — Tucker Parman knows he’s lucky.

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