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Graduation Matters Billings to rally resources around young students

Graduation Matters Billings to rally resources around young students

If a child in Billings can read by the end of third grade, he or she will most likely graduate from high school, community leaders with Graduation Matters Billings said Tuesday, as they launched a long-range campaign to reduce dropouts.

September 30, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Community must ensure graduation matters

Gazette opinion: Community must ensure graduation matters

Over the next several weeks, Billings residents will hear a lot about their K-8 public schools. They should know that the high schools also are getting community attention.

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Gazette opinion: Let's restore lost homework help programs

For 15 years, Billings middle school students where able to spend an hour after school, up to four days a week, getting help with homework. The programs were free and open to all students at the four middle schools, and teachers were paid to do the extra tutoring.

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Gazette opinion: Billings community can boost graduation rate

Spurred by work at other AA school districts and the urging of Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau, Billings Public Schools has begun considering how a community dropout prevention effort could work here.

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Coalition to track DUIs from offense to sentence across Montana

KALISPELL — Hoping to help craft more effective drunken driving laws, a statewide coalition has embarked on a yearlong effort to track as many 2010 Montana DUI cases as possible, from arrest to conviction through sentencing.

January 09, 2010 9:30 pmLoading…

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