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.
Not long after Billings popped up as a bustling railroad town in 1882, a single downtown site has been, in one way or another, a hub for the city's public education.
If I asked you to multiply 12 x 50, would you grab a paper and pencil?
CASPER, Wyo. — The felony charge against a mother involved in a fight at a grade-school basketball game March 28 has been dismissed, though two of her children are still in jail facing up to a decade or more in prison.
Students work on their lessons Monday, March 31, 2014, in Nicole Glock's kindergarten class at North Casper Elementary School. A recent report found Hispanic students in Wyoming exceeded national averages for factors that predict future success. About 48 percent of North Casper students are …
Andy Kautz taught elementary school after graduating from Montana State University Billings. Like many teachers, in 2005 he began working on the side to bring in extra money. But as the years progressed, the landscaping business he started began occupying more of his time.
Maisie Sulser traces her interest in architecture back to her time in elementary school.
CASPER, Wyo. — The tiny elementary school in the town of Bairoil has been temporarily closed for the past two weeks for a security review prompted by an alleged threat from a parent.
Last Thursday, nearly 100 adults volunteered to be an Educator for a Day, spending the morning in Billings Public Schools.
Among 487 students enrolled at Meadowlark Elementary, 140 are kindergartners. No other Billings school has more kindergartners. Some are bused from Burlington and Big Sky schools, which have run out of room.
Recently, there has been talk about whether there are “alternatives” to the bond our district is running over the next several weeks. I would like to assure the city of Billings that this bond is not only the best option for our schools and our city, it is the only logical option.
With school ballots on their way soon, voters are hearing a lot of talk about school overcrowding. What we are’t hearing, though, is a lively, public discussion about whether the proposed bond is the best solution to to this and other problems in the district.
Now is the time to act for the future of our schools, we all know that waiting will only cost us more.
Tonight the Billings school board will consider the recommendations gleaned from more than a year of careful planning and research. The time has come for trustees to endorse a sound solution to the overcrowding that has affected students in all of our 22 elementary schools.
School administrators usually work 12 months a year, but generally the pace is slower during the summer. Not so this year in Billings Public Schools.
POLSON – It was close to an elementary school, and getting closer.
BOZEMAN - A new elementary school being built in Bozeman was named for the Montana state bird.
Tuesday was a great day for Billings. A record number of voters participated in school elections and strong majorities approved levies to hire needed more K-6 teachers and to start providing educational technology for K-8 students.
The Billings Career Center library has several bookshelves. But most of its space is occupied by rows of computers with flat-screen monitors -- and students at the keyboards. On one morning last week, one side of the library was filled with English students writing literary analyses of “Catc…