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Kids get free summer meals at Boys and Girls Clubs

Kids get free summer meals at Boys and Girls Clubs

As dozens of youngsters lined up in the cafeteria at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County’s Bair Family Clubhouse on the South Side, the smell of freshly cooked French toast and sausage wafted through the room.

July 17, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Teacher shortages at Indian schools are a chronic problem

Teacher shortages at Indian schools are a chronic problem

Desperate for new teachers, Hays/Lodge Pole School District Superintendent Margaret Campbell has pulled out all the stops: A three-bedroom home to live in for $230 a month, with utilities paid; a $1,000 signing bonus; and even a dollar-for-dollar match for up to $300 on monthly student loan …

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Montana first to implement computerized pilot program for standardized tests

Montana first to implement computerized pilot program for standardized tests

HELENA — Students won’t be sharpening number two pencils to take the state standardized test this spring.

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Gazette opinion: Simple economics: We’re all in school together

Gazette opinion: Simple economics: We’re all in school together

When the Montana Board of Education met last week there were no surprises.

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Gazette opinion: Why have a school supt. who doesn’t go to schools?

All Montana public school teachers and administrators must visit their county school superintendent’s office to have their professional certifications signed. The superintendent is not required to ascertain that the individual is qualified to teach or administer schools; the Montana Office o…

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Gazette opinion: ACT scores show Montana must upgrade college prep

Last spring, 9,000 Montana high school juniors took the ACT – 1,100 of them in Billings, according to the Montana Office of Public Instruction. Altogether, 2,870 more Montana students in the class of 2014 took the college readiness test, compared with the class of 2013.

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Gazette opinion: Community must stop dropping out

While congratulations to the class of 2013 still resound all over the city, let us pause to consider the students who didn’t make the grade.

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Montana education superintendent outlines goals

Montana education superintendent outlines goals

GREAT FALLS — Office of Public Instruction Superintendent Denise Juneau wants to raise the dropout age in Montana from 16 to 18 and increase funding for Montana Digital Academy so that more students can access online courses without having to pay.

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Grant will help teachers improve science education

Grant will help teachers improve science education

Do you want to boost the economy, create more jobs, and give Montana students a brighter future?

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It's official, SD2 sees bump in enrollment

It's official, SD2 sees bump in enrollment

School District 2 has grown by 258 students this fall, putting its current enrollment at 16,223 students.

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Race for state superintendent of schools heats up

Race for state superintendent of schools heats up

For Sandy Welch, the state superintendent of public instruction race essentially comes down to just one thing. 

October 06, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Juneau fights for quality public education

Gazette opinion: Juneau fights for quality public education

Want to know how your local school measures up on standardized tests?

October 02, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Candidates seeking to run Montana schools square off

Candidates seeking to run Montana schools square off

HELENA — Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau said in a debate Tuesday that charter schools would not work in Montana, while Republican opponent Sandy Welch said she would consider a properly designed charter school system.

September 25, 2012 7:45 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: State formula shortchanges big school students

If all the school districts in Montana were the size of Billings Public Schools, there would be only nine districts in the whole state. But there are 317 districts, according to the Montana Office of Public Instruction.

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Juneau, Welch in race for state superintendent of schools

Sandy Welch wants to change education in Montana.

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SD2 makes progress on budget, moves forward with EPA grant

The Billings School District 2 board began the process Monday of deciding what would be a part of the next school year’s budget and what would be left out.

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Business gives $130,000 to Scobey schools for iPads

Thanks to a surprise donation, Scobey Public Schools will have iPads for each of its students next school year.

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SD2 gets $10K to fight high school dropout rate

State Superintendent of Schools Denise Juneau, visiting Billings Tuesday afternoon, apologized to interim Superintendent Jack Copps for not having a giant novelty check to hand him.

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State's dropout prevention campaign gets a funding boost

The statewide program launched last year to persuade Montana students to stay in school and graduate from high school just got a $450,000 boost from a Montana nonprofit.

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Shift of No Child Left Behind requirements impacts SD2

A deal worked out between the Montana Office of Public Instruction and the U.S. Department of Education has lowered the requirement for Billings schools to be in compliance with the federal No Child Left Behind law.

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