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Schools Of Promise

Rocky gets $1.5 million to train leaders at reservation schools

A federal education grant received by Rocky Mountain College this week will fund a three-year effort to support leaders at some of the state’s most struggling K-12 schools.

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Schools of Promise

Schools of Promise

Four years after several of the state’s lowest performing schools agreed to take part in Schools of Promise — a state-driven initiative funded by a $11.4 million federal grant — the schools have seen some progress.

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'Learning is actually happening': 4 years later, Schools of Promise see gains

'Learning is actually happening': 4 years later, Schools of Promise see gains

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.

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Rod Richard helps Darwyna Bull Shows with her welding

Rod Richard helps Darwyna Bull Shows with her welding

Plenty Coups High School shop teacher Rod Richard helps student Darwyna Bull Shows with her welding project.

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Superintendent Dan McGee

Superintendent Dan McGee

Pryor Public Schools Superintendent Dan McGee talks about the Pryor school’s involvement in the state initiative Schools of Promise.

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Shannen Clark

Shannen Clark

Plenty Coups Teacher Shannen Clark talks about the Schools of Promise program.

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Ed Wiest helps freshman Dani Buffalo

Ed Wiest helps freshman Dani Buffalo

Plenty Coups High School math teacher Ed Wiest helps freshman Dani Buffalo with an algebra problem.

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Superintendent Dan McGee and climbing wall

Superintendent Dan McGee and climbing wall

Pryor Public Schools Superintendent Dan McGee talks about the new climbing wall being built at the school.

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Conference brings together Native American students, business leaders

Conference brings together Native American students, business leaders

For students who grow up on Indian reservations, going from high school to college isn’t always a priority.

April 25, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Lame Deer school chosen for arts programs

All 86 seventh- and eighth-grade students at Lame Deer Junior High School will have a musical opportunity next fall to broaden their horizons and hopefully their futures.

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Federal official comes to see Pryor's school success

Federal official comes to see Pryor's school success

PRYOR — What does it take to help low-performing schools boost their test scores?

April 17, 2012 8:00 pm Photos

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Transformation leader John Bole at Lame Deer High

Transformation leader John Bole at Lame Deer High

John Bole, the transformation leader for Lame Deer High School, was hired last January by the state Office of Public Instruction as part of the three-year Schools of Promise program.

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Lame Deer teacher Susan Wolfe

Lame Deer teacher Susan Wolfe

Second-year art teacher Susan Wolfe meets with Lame Deer seniors during a daily advisory session at Lame Deer High School.

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Lame Deer Public Schools Superintendent Bryan Kott

Lame Deer Public Schools Superintendent Bryan Kott

Bryan Kott, Lame Deer Public Schools superintendent, talks about improvements that have been made in the first year of the Schools of Promise program.

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Lame Deer curriculum meeting

Lame Deer curriculum meeting

From left, Lame Deer High principal Frank No Runner meets with OPI instructional coach Ruth Bole, OPI consultant Frances Bessellieu, OPI instructional coach Angie Collins and junior high principal Aundre Bell to review a curriculum plan.

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Community liaison Robert Simpson with students at Lame Deer High

Community liaison Robert Simpson with students at Lame Deer High

Robert Simpson, Lame Deer High community liaison, was hired by the state Office of Public Instruction last October to help foster a positive relationship between the school and the community.

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Lame Deer math class

Lame Deer math class

Lame Deer math teacher Deanna Williams, in her 13th year at the school, works with students Ashley Whitewolf, center, and Morgan King. Williams says new computers and software help engage students in learning.

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Promising start: Lame Deer school sees progress from grant program

Promising start: Lame Deer school sees progress from grant program

LAME DEER — After a year of attacking the problem from all sides, administrators, teachers and state specialists are cautiously optimistic that efforts to turn around one of Montana’s lowest-performing schools are working.

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State's lowest-performing schools finally get some good news

State's lowest-performing schools finally get some good news

Four of the lowest-performing schools in Montana recently got some good news.

August 07, 2011 12:15 am Photos

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