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Montana receives 1.5M in federal school improvement grants

Montana is one of 10 states to receive funds through the federal School Improvement Grant program, the Department of Education announced on Thursday. 

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Federal cuts being seen in Wyoming schools

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Federal cuts to educational funding have Wyoming school districts paying close attention to their budgets.

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UM report details cost of dropping out

MISSOULA — A new report released by the University of Montana’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research this week details the advice passed on by many parents over the decades: finish high school.

October 01, 2012 10:30 pmLoading…

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

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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.

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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.

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New law will affect schools, assessments next school year

CASPER, Wyo. -- Some of the changes mandated by Wyoming Education Accountability Act will begin in the upcoming school year.

May 10, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Don't punish Montana schools with federal mandate

Between the spring of 2004 and 2011, the percentage of Montana public school students testing “proficient” in reading jumped from 62 percent to 85 percent. In the same seven-year period, math proficiency rose from 57 percent to 68 percent.

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Montana Superintendent rejects new school testing goals

Montana Superintendent rejects new school testing goals

BOZEMAN - Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau is rejecting the latest federal requirements for school testing.

May 11, 2011 9:32 amLoading…

Wyoming high school graduation rates drop

CASPER, Wyo — Graduation rate dipped slightly on average in the state and sharply in a few school districts because of a new formula, according to data from the Wyoming Department of Education.

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SD2 leaders aren't expecting federal jobs money

With the announcement Monday that Montana will receive $30.7 million from the U.S. Dept. of Education, Gov. Bryan Schweitzer’s office now is tasked with deciding how best to use the money.

September 14, 2010 5:27 pmLoading…

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