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MSU enrollment up 1 percent, UM falls 3.9 percent

HELENA — Montana State University announced a record enrollment of 15,421 students this fall while the University of Montana reported a 3.9 percent decrease to 13,952 students.

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Trouble can start for Wyoming schoolkids after classes end

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — When the cat’s away, the mice will play. Or so the saying goes.

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State: Expect lower scores on revamped PAWS test

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — When statewide K-12 reading and writing assessment scores are passed out next week, students and parents shouldn’t be alarmed if they see lower scores, a state education official said Thursday.

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Wyoming school district coalition grows

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Two more school districts have joined a coalition that says the state Legislature has shortchanged Wyoming K-12 funding by $151 million in recent years by failing to keep up with inflation.

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Laurel schools see record enrollment; old middle school gym remains closed

Laurel schools see record enrollment; old middle school gym remains closed

As best as Laurel Public Schools Superintendent Tim Bronk can tell, there are more students in the district this year than ever before.

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Eastern Wyoming College president on paid leave

TORRINGTON, Wyo. — The Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees has placed President Tom Armstrong on paid administrative leave.

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Grassroots supporters help pass school bonds in Roundup

Grassroots supporters help pass school bonds in Roundup

Musselshell County voters approved two school bonds on Tuesday.

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Joint Education Committee to talk statewide governance

CASPER, Wyo. — A discussion about an ongoing education governance survey will headline a meeting of the state Legislature's Joint Education Committee meeting in Casper on Wednesday.

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Miles Community College gets $1 million donation

Miles Community College has received an anonymous $1 million donation — the largest donation in the Miles City school’s history — to help build a new 36,000-square-foot Ag Advancement Center.

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Enrollment at UW inches up

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Enrollment at the University of Wyoming is climbing despite earlier predictions that it was falling because of economic conditions.

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Gazette opinion: Common misconceptions about the ‘Core’

Gazette opinion: Common misconceptions about the ‘Core’

Teachers' unions have protested it. Republicans have condemned it. U.S. businesses helped initiate it and President Obama endorsed it.

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Gazette opinion: Pay attention to school redistricting

Gazette opinion: Pay attention to school redistricting

Twenty-six volunteers are starting a school assignment that Billings hasn’t completed in decades. This team of volunteers, carefully selected from neighborhoods all across the school district, will make recommendations for adjusting elementary and middle school attendance boundaries.

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Montana students to be tested on Common Core

HELENA — Montana will implement and test students on the Common Core standards this school year, despite opposition and an anticipated battle against the new rules in next year's legislative session.

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MSU-Northern names interim chancellor

HAVRE — The dean of the College of Technical Sciences at Montana State University-Northern will serve as interim chancellor after the resignation of Chancellor James Limbaugh.

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State offers early childhood grants

CASPER, Wyo. — Dianna Webb stepped gingerly between sleeping children Thursday afternoon on the way to her office at Apple Tree Learning Center in Casper.

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Senate candidate Curtis outlines plans to improve education for students

Senate candidate Curtis outlines plans to improve education for students

MISSOULA — On Day 11 of her campaign for the U.S. Senate, Amanda Curtis released a six-point plan to improve education for students.

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Reader photos: First day of school

Reader photos: First day of school

Readers share their photos of the first day of school. Share yours on the Billings Gazette Facebook page.

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Growth forces boundary shifts for Cheyenne schools

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — More than 170 elementary school students in eastern Cheyenne can't attend the school closest to their homes because population growth forced the district to alter boundaries.

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MSUB extends cooperative agreement with Japanese university

MSUB extends cooperative agreement with Japanese university

Montana State University Billings and Japan’s Prefectural University of Kumamoto (PUK) extended by three years on Monday a long-running agreement that includes exchange student programs, immersive language programs and faculty education opportunities.

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Guest opinion: Plan for your family's best back-to-school time

It is time to prepare our families for that first day and week of the school year. This point on the calendar requires serious effort to transition from the lazy days of summer to the highly scheduled school year routine. From my view, it is an instance of great excitement and new beginnings…

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