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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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Gazette opinion: College readiness gap reveals core problems

Gazette opinion: College readiness gap reveals core problems

Scores from Montana’s first year of ACT testing for all public high school graduates show plenty of room for improvement. Yet Montana’s overall scores are about average for states that test all their grads.

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Try repurposing an old school desk into a planter or refinish for your child's play room.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
Guest opinion: U.S. business depends on solid STEM education

Guest opinion: U.S. business depends on solid STEM education

With the arrival of the new school year, parents, students, educators and the community gear up with much anticipation. Traditional educational approaches have delivered good benefits in the past, but how can we move from good to great? How can we move our students from simply being “good en…

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Drones, robots will help students learn math

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Students at Laramie High School will be using drones and robots to help learn geometry, algebra, trigonometry and calculus this year.

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War college begins review into Walsh's work

War college begins review into Walsh's work

HELENA — A U.S. Army War College spokeswoman says no information will be released about an investigation into plagiarism allegations against Sen. John Walsh until the process is complete.

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Cheyenne church fills packs for students in need

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Kyra Farmer knew exactly why she came to Element Church on a recent Saturday.

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Family outreach taught in Native American education conference

RIVERTON, Wyo. — A principal walked into Brent Gish’s office in 2011, crying.

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SD2 trustees revise redistricting criteria; public can tour schools tonight

School District 2 school board trustees on Monday ironed out the principles that will guide efforts of the elementary school redistricting committee to signal their desire to increase student diversity.

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BP America Donates $25K to UW's Energy Law Center

BP America Donates $25K to UW's Energy Law Center

LARAMIE — The University of Wyoming College of Law's Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies has received a $25,000 gift from BP America to develop the center's summer energy law institute.

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Montana Tech receives high rankings

BUTTE — The Princeton Review has ranked Montana Tech as one of the top undergraduate institutions in the nation.

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Moving? How to choose the right school from afar

Janine Boldrin Gwinn has become an experienced house-hunter and an expert packer of boxes. Seven times, this Army wife has managed to move her family from one place in the U.S. to another, improving the process a little more each time. But the search for schools for her children is never easy.

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Kids studying abroad are now never out of touch

Kids studying abroad are now never out of touch

NEW YORK — A generation ago, students on semester abroad were practically incommunicado, aside from airmailed letters and one or two calls home. These days, from the minute the plane lands, kids studying overseas are connected with home via Skype, Facebook, and messaging apps like Viber and …

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Conference aims to help people with social learning issues

Conference aims to help people with social learning issues

A two-day conference held in Billings this week aims to send its 650 attendees from across Montana home with innovative ways to help people with autism and other social-learning challenges.

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Summer science: YBGR students get hands-on courses

Summer science: YBGR students get hands-on courses

Just a few minutes into Dan Carter’s physics and engineering presentation in Jevon Lulf and Tammy Baldry’s classroom at the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch’s Yellowstone Academy, the kids were already hooked.

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