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State wins $10 million preschool grant

State wins $10 million preschool grant

Montana has received $10 million to bolster preschool and Head Start programs in high-needs communities.

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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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Wyoming will not receive fed schools waiver

Wyoming will not receive a federal waiver that would ease consequences for schools under the No Child Left Behind Act, according to a Wyoming Department of Education email obtained by the Star-Tribune.

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Shepherd High will use $467K grant to create workout center

Shepherd High will use $467K grant to create workout center

SHEPHERD — The mezzanine at the Shepherd High School gym currently holds wrestling mats and softball nets and not much else.

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Feds seek more information on agency audit

CHEYENNE — The U.S. Department of Education is seeking more information from the Wyoming Department of Education on its spending of federal funds under Superintendent Cindy Hill.

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Wyoming schools can paddle students, but don't

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming is one of 19 states nationwide that allow schools to paddle students.

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Wyoming delays request for No Child waiver

Wyoming is holding off a year in its request for a waiver that allows the state relief from the federal No Child Left Behind Act in exchange for state educational reform efforts, because the state isn’t ready to meet the waiver’s required timeline.

July 08, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Veterans Upward Bound closes for summer

For the first time in many years, there won’t be a summer program to help Montana veterans prepare for college.

June 03, 2013 8:00 pmLoading…

Budget cuts could ground Wyoming Starbase program

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – This may be the last year for fifth-graders to take part in Cheyenne’s Starbase Academy.

April 06, 2013 6:24 pmLoading…

Wyoming getting $1.1M from feds for worst schools

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming is getting more money from the federal government to improve its lowest-achieving schools.

March 18, 2013 3:05 pmLoading…

Wyoming has time to revise 'No Child' waiver request

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The U.S. Department of Education has granted an extension on Wyoming's request for a waiver from federal education standards.

March 17, 2013 2:12 pmLoading…

Butte school district to review sports facilities amid Title IX complaints

After failing to come to an agreement with complainants alleging  inequality between boys’ and girls’ sports facilities, Butte School District No. 1 will conduct an investigation by mid-January into its locker rooms, practice and competitive facilities and plan to remediate any inequalities found.

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Trend continues for fewer schools meeting federal benchmarks

CASPER, Wyo. — Fewer Wyoming school districts and schools met federal benchmarks for the 2011-12 school year, continuing a trend from the past few years.

September 18, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…
SD2 looks to address its graduation rate

SD2 looks to address its graduation rate

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.

September 15, 2012 12:05 am Photos


Arts initiative gets under way in Lame Deer school

Arts initiative gets under way in Lame Deer school

LAME DEER — Natalie Parker, the new music teacher at Lame Deer Junior High, already has proof of how the arts can change students.

September 11, 2012 8:00 pm Photos



Columbus High gets national recognition

COLUMBUS — It became official on Friday — Columbus High School is a National Blue Ribbon Award winning school.

September 10, 2012 11:00 pmLoading…

Feds instruct Wyoming to continue PAWS test

TORRINGTON — Federal education officials told Wyoming Thursday it should keep administering the state proficiency exam for high school juniors next year.

July 26, 2012 5:20 pmLoading…

Lame Deer moves closer to arts initiative

The “Turnaround Arts” initiative got one step closer to reality Wednesday for the junior high students in Lame Deer.

June 13, 2012 7:33 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Congress must reverse cuts to Upward Bound

When the U.S. Department of Education announced the annual grant winners for the TRIO Upward Bound program last month in Washington, D.C., the impact was felt by hundreds of students and their families in Montana. And it wasn’t good news.

June 09, 2012 12:10 amLoading…

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