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Panel OKs bill to arm teachers in schools

CHEYENNE – The state Senate Education Committee approved a bill Wednesday that would allow teachers to carry firearms in Wyoming schools.

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Williams confirmation as regent up for debate Thursday

HELENA—The Montana Senate will debate and vote Thursday whether to confirm former U.S. Rep. Pat Williams as a member of the state Board of Regents.

April 03, 2013 4:51 pmLoading…
Brouhaha over regent's confirmation hits Senate

Brouhaha over regent's confirmation hits Senate

HELENA — Former U.S. Rep. Pat Williams told a legislative panel Wednesday the New York Times didn’t misquote him but that his comments have been taken out of context by those who think he used the word “thugs” to refer to the entire University of Montana football team.

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Opponents rip into school choice tax credit bill

Opponents rip into school choice tax credit bill

HELENA — State Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Dennis Parman didn’t mince words Friday when he blasted supporters of this session’s major bill creating tax credits to help finance scholarships for kids attending private schools in Montana.

March 08, 2013 4:45 pm Photos


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Senate panel backs big school funding bill

Senate panel backs big school funding bill

HELENA – A Senate committee on Wednesday unanimously approved a school-funding overhaul that cuts property taxes while increasing state money for public schools, as members said the sweeping proposal should stay alive and be part of the 2013 Legislature’s budget debate.

February 06, 2013 4:55 pm Related Loading…
Reporter's Notebook: School-funding overhaul has support in many corners

Reporter's Notebook: School-funding overhaul has support in many corners

HELENA – Gov. Steve Bullock’s State of the State address got most of the ink last week at the Montana Legislature, as the Democratic governor defined some sharp differences between himself and the Legislature’s Republican majority.

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Juneau asks for increase in dropout age

Juneau asks for increase in dropout age

HELENA — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau is again seeking to increase the school dropout age from 16 to 18 years old.

January 23, 2013 4:06 pm Related Loading…

Incumbent Pat Childers of Cody ousted in Tuesday election

Tea party activists did not gain seats in Tuesday's primary election. But their presence in the election made a dent, contributing to the unseating of a longtime member of the state House in Central Wyoming. David Northrup, a farmer-rancher from the Willwood community near Powell, unseated i…

August 21, 2012 10:46 pmLoading…

Wyoming lawmakers say consultants are key in education funding

CASPER, Wyo. -- Nearly $1.7 million has been spent on education consultants to the Legislature in the past three years, but lawmakers serving on education committees say the cost is essential to the state's investment in education.

February 16, 2012 11:55 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…

Wyoming school superintendents offer to work on accountability system

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A member of the Rawlins school board was one of several opponents of a school accountability bill Wednesday.

January 19, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

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