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Common Core opponents say states' repeal boosts momentum

CASPER, Wyo. — State lawmakers opposed to nationwide educational benchmarks known as the Common Core say recent moves by three states to repeal the standards are fueling the movement to roll them back in Wyoming.

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Gazette opinion: Don’t be afraid of Montana Common Core

Alarmed that United States has fallen behind other nations in student achievement, some American business leaders convinced state leaders to take action. The National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers led the development of new standards, spelling out what …

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Common Core sees delayed pushback, leaving educators to scratch their heads

Common Core sees delayed pushback, leaving educators to scratch their heads

Morning recess was over at Highland Elementary School and Dean Lapke directed his class of fifth-graders back to their desks. It was time for math. 

December 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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State OPI gets waiver for next spring's standardized tests

HELENA — Montana public schools, moving to new standards for English and math, won’t have to test students on the old standards while doing a dry run on the new testing next spring, the state’s top school official said Tuesday.

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Top teachers get behind Common Core standards

Top teachers get behind Common Core standards

HELENA — A group of past winners of the teacher of the year award have come out in support of the new Common Core education standards, and the state says it is asking for a federal testing waiver for the new system.

October 04, 2013 4:53 pmLoading…

Common Core, Obama’s role, NCLB and student testing: What are the facts?

HELENA – While Montana’s new Common Core standards for public schools are being attacked by some as a nationalized education agenda, driven by the Obama administration, school officials here say Montana adopted the standards on its own terms.

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 Gov. Mead vetoes portions of budget bill

Gov. Mead vetoes portions of budget bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead on Thursday vetoed some sections of the supplemental budget bill the state Legislature approved last week, striking language that would require state agencies to spell out a range of possible future budget cuts.

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Mead expects lively health care talk at governors' meeting

Mead expects lively health care talk at governors' meeting

CHEYENNE — Gov. Matt Mead expects a robust discussion on the Affordable Care Act this weekend at the National Governors Association annual meeting.

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Gov. Mead takes co-chair job with National Governors Association

CHEYENNE, Wyo.  — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has been asked to serve as co-chair of the National Governors Association's special committee on homeland security and public safety.

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Mead heads to Western govs' confab

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Western Governors Association conference is an opportunity for governors from Western states to talk specifically about Western issues, Gov. Matt Mead said Tuesday.

June 28, 2011 11:30 pmLoading…

Juneau to recommend "core standards" to make graduates college- and career-ready

HELENA — The state’s top public school official, Denise Juneau, will be asking the state Board of Public Education on Thursday to adopt new, more rigorous academic standards aimed at better preparing Montana high school graduates for college and jobs.

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Schweitzer to head national government group

HELENA — Gov. Brian Schweitzer will be sworn in Saturday as president of the Council of State Governments at a national meeting in Providence, R.I., for a one-year term.

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