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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…

August 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Montana Common Core standards benefit students

As a high school teacher I work with a wide range of students, from those who have never read a book to seniors in college-prep writing courses. Some are prolific writers of fantasy and poetry, while others are profoundly uninterested in pen and paper. With all of them, the magic of teaching…

February 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
40 Under Forty: Ren Dschaak, owner, Ren's Purl Yarn Boutique

40 Under Forty: Ren Dschaak, owner, Ren's Purl Yarn Boutique

Ren’s Purl Yarn Boutique stays open evenings so customers can come in for classes or just to chat while they stitch and purl.

February 02, 2014 12:15 amLoading…

Wyoming Department of Education helps parents keep kids' skills sharp

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Some call it the brain drain. Others have dubbed it the summer slide or the summer slump.

June 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Kids' Time: Fun and inexpensive things for kids to do in Billings this week

Keeping kids occupied can be a big challenge. Here are some ideas for activities to keep young ones engaged -- body and mind -- in Billings this week:

January 06, 2013 1:00 pmLoading…

Camp shows Wyoming teachers how to extend learning to home

CASPER, Wyo. — A shift in how educators think about involving parents in their children's learning is helping parents to take an active role, according to Terri Dawson.

August 10, 2012 11:00 pmLoading…
Involved parents help drive students’ success

Involved parents help drive students’ success

Children spend five times as much time outside the classroom as they do in school. With all this time away from teachers, it’s important for parents to support their children’s learning.

August 04, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Fun activities help unleash kids’ minds

Fun activities help unleash kids’ minds

Children will soon be headed back to school and it’s important to prepare them for the year ahead.

August 04, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Montana SBA: Feeling stuck in a rut? Sometimes a break makes all the difference

Montana SBA: Feeling stuck in a rut? Sometimes a break makes all the difference

Every so often, most all of us need to “take a break,” even business owners. Thinking about how to deal with the same business issues, problems or even opportunities day after day can eventually produce little additional insight or progress. It’s called getting stale.

February 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

PeerSpectives will help business owners learn from their peers

Have you noticed how most small business owners, and you may be one of them, are too busy working in their business instead of on it?

December 01, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
School  dropouts illustration

School dropouts illustration

300 dpi SW Parra color illustration of man falling off ladder leading up to graduation cap (right) and climbing the ladder (left). The Fresno Bee 2007 school dropouts dropout illustration graduation cap ladder falling climbing success, college, krtteacher teacher, learning, pupil, student, …

June 13, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Gardening Girl

Gardening Girl

A cute little girl is getting ready to plant tomatoes in her vegetable garden

May 22, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Teaching

Teaching

Teachers attend a new-teacher training session held at Liberty High School in Frisco, Texas. (Courtesy photo)

August 29, 2009 5:15 pmLoading…

Consultant preparing Billings park survey

More than 6,000 city residents will receive surveys in June asking for their opinions on parks and recreation in Billings.

May 13, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Concepts for new school on West End take shape

Architects and a citizens' task force have unveiled design plans for a new West End school.

February 19, 2009 11:00 pmLoading…

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