The president of the Billings Education Association — the teachers union for School District 2 — has taken a new job with the state public employees union.
Great schools are good for business.
Local leaders of business, education and human services are forging a new partnership to raise the Billings high school graduation rate.
Billings School District 2 trustees ended up in a spirited debate Monday night over how to budget for employee raises next year.
Gov. Brian Schweitzer has announced appointments to various boards and councils. Those appointed from the area include:
Come this August, more than a dozen teachers in Billings School District 2 high schools will find themselves teaching somewhere else.
Salary information for all Billings School District 2 employees except administrators has been posted on the district's website, a move the district said is nothing more than an effort to be more transparent.
In what might be its first official rebuttal to the teachers union, the Billings School District 2 board will meet Monday night and discuss opening contract negotiations.
Billings School District 2 officials will wait until after the state legislature finishes business and a state budget is in place before deciding how to move foward with its contract with the local teachers union.
The Billings Education Association, the local teachers union, announced Wednesday evening it wouldn't seek pay raises for its members for next year.
The impossibility of having every student test proficient in reading and math, for the most part, is being accepted more and more within the edcuation community. Many educators simply believe No Child Left Behind has run its course.
Billings School District 2 has taken the next step toward selling its $12 million of federal bonds for maintenance projects.
The next time you drop off your child for school, look around the classroom. Chances are those supplies you see were purchased either by the teacher or by you.
As the recession lingers and companies freeze or cut employee pay, Mary Lave wants to know why Billings School District 2, in the midst of its own budget crisis, isn’t doing the same.