Office Of Public Instruction
Scores from Montana’s first year of ACT testing for all public high school graduates show plenty of room for improvement. Yet Montana’s overall scores are about average for states that test all their grads.
PRYOR — On a recent weekday, Plenty Coups High School freshman Dani Buffalo sat at his laptop working on an algebra problem in his Integrated Math I class.
Montana’s new public school law didn’t make our funding system less complex, but made it more adequate and fair this year.
HELENA – At Anaconda High School, students with a smart phone or computer can tap into the school’s data system to check their attendance, assignments and grades – and often do.
Montana school districts with growing enrollment will receive money to educate new students the same year they enroll, thanks to a new state law.
The elementary portion of School District 2 grew by 126 students this fall, but enrollment in the high schools fell, bringing SD2's net enrollment growth to 58 students.
The foundation of a great community and prosperous economy is a strong public school system. More than two years ago, Billings Public Schools began the first comprehensive analysis of our district’s educational and facility adequacy. We clearly determined that our school district is in crisi…
School District 2 released preliminary enrollment figures on Tuesday, showing a slight increase over last year.
It will be several more weeks before School District 2 releases its fall enrollment numbers.
Billings Public Schools trustees are poised to take a strong stand against bullying.
More Billings students needed to score a little better this year on math and reading as No Child Left Behind requirements inched up again this spring.
HELENA — Montana students have fallen short of this year's benchmarks set by the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
HELENA — The state Office of Public Instruction has received a grant for more than $1.8 million in federal funds over the next four years to support the well-being of children in public schools on Indian reservations in Montana, state Superintendent Denise Juneau said Thursday.
HELENA — Montana school officials are settling a lawsuit over a decision to cut off tuition assistance to a disabled 4-year-old Columbus girl enrolled in a Christian preschool, and reversing the original decision saying the funds couldn't be used for religious instruction.
In recent years, 60 percent of Montana's graduating seniors took the ACT. The ACT measures the skills and knowledge in English, math, reading, and science that students have learned in school and need to know in order to be ready for first-year college courses. On Tuesday, every public schoo…
Billings School District 2 will receive another $5,000 from the state Office of Public Instruction to support its local high school graduation campaign.
This week, the Office of Public Instruction released its annual Graduation and Dropout Report. For the fourth year in a row, graduation rates were up and dropout rates were down.
Nothing like the looming legislative session to focus the mind.
HELENA — Montana education officials have cut off tuition assistance to a 4-year-old Columbus girl enrolled in a Christian preschool, and her parents are protesting the action as unconstitutionally targeting religious students and schools.
Just over three-quarters of the Billings School District 2 students who started high school as freshmen in 2007 -- or who joined the school later -- graduated as seniors in 2011.