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Montana Quality Education Coalition

State settles lawsuit, giving public schools 2.43% funding increase

HELENA — Montana public schools will get the $4.6 million increase in state funding they had expected this year, thanks to a settlement filed Wednesday that solved a budgeting and political dilemma.

April 04, 2012 6:07 pmLoading…

School group back in court on funding shortfall caused by bill language, veto

HELENA — The coalition behind the 2002 lawsuit that challenged Montana’s public school funding system was back in court Friday, asking a judge to order the state to comply with a law requiring inflationary state funding increases for schools.

November 18, 2011 4:37 pmLoading…

Schools coalition plans to sue over $8M state funding glitch

HELENA — An education group has decided to go to court in an effort to reinstate $8 million in state funds for Montana public schools that it says were erased in a legal-political glitch this spring.

September 21, 2011 5:23 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Encourage legislators to focus on K-12 schools' needs

As we near the end of the 2011 Legislature, with 10 days left as of Monday, legislators are going to have to switch into high gear if they are going to adjourn having met the needs of K-12 public education. A key problem at this point is that in addition to several legislators from both part…

April 12, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Foundations' investment in advocacy pays off, study shows

HELENA - When foundations invest in nonprofit advocacy and organizing efforts, it can pay off for families and communities, a new study that covers Montana concludes.

September 28, 2010 9:00 amLoading…

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