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The Lockwood school board earned its 25th consecutive Golden Gavel award from the Montana School Boards Association this month, an achievement that is considered unparalleled among school districts in the state.
One by one, seven Billings teachers explained their ideas to administrators who had dropped by to listen.
Signe Waltenbaugh walked into the room and eyed the tables of caps and mittens in search of the perfect set.
Montana has applied for a $40 million federal grant to increase preschool opportunities in high-needs communities.
Gradual improvement in student graduation rates and math scores, and preparing to operate new middle schools are among the goals set Tuesday evening for School District 2 Superintendent Terry Bouck by the board of trustees.
The homeless education liaison for School District 2 earned national recognition this week for her advocacy efforts.
School District 2 gained a new trustee Monday as Joe Raffiani was appointed to the open seat on the school board.
The number of Montana high school students who take Advanced Placement exams jumped this year, but the state still trails the nation.
Providing preschool for 4-year-olds shouldn't be a partisan issue, Gov. Steve Bullock said Monday, speaking about the $37 million early childhood education proposal he will present to the Legislature this session.
The new battery of Common Core-aligned tests for Montana students will cost the state about $2 million, or $27 per student, according to the Office of Public Instruction.
Students and staff at Riverside Middle School are mourning the death of a sixth-grade student this week.
Members of the School District 2 boundary committee got their hands on three draft scenarios Tuesday night and quickly dissected them.
A paper sign taped to the front door of Del Taco on Monday announced the closure of the Mexican fast-food restaurant.
Chances are high that the local crimes you read about in the newspaper — robbery, assault, theft — have a common root in meth use.
RED LODGE — For the past six months, visitors to this resort town have been greeted by short detours around bulldozers at the city’s north entrance.
Two residents have submitted applications to fill the open seat on the School District 2 Board of Trustees.
Billings schools are leaders in energy conservation and recycling, Lt. Gov. Angela McLean said Thursday during a visit to four of the schools.
Soon Orchard Elementary students with a sore throat or severe anxiety won’t need to wait for a ride to the doctor’s office or their parents to schedule time off work to get medical care.
If a child in Billings can read by the end of third grade, he or she will most likely graduate from high school, community leaders with Graduation Matters Billings said Tuesday, as they launched a long-range campaign to reduce dropouts.
A man is dead after the vehicle he was driving collided with a tree in Laurel Monday evening.
Most of the barbs in the face-off Monday night between U.S. House candidates John Lewis and Ryan Zinke were thrown before the candidates had taken the stage.
Amid the shrieks and shouts and glee coming from all corners of Pioneer Park, 10-year-old Shane Mullowney kept his ear to the backside of the Mystery Doors booth, concentrating, ready for his cue.
Ryan Zinke will participate in a congressional debate Monday with Democratic candidate John Lewis in Billings, his campaign said Friday.
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.
It takes an entire village to educate a child, goes the original slogan for Saturday Live.
Construction of a new middle school in the Heights will give residents more than just a school building, an architect told about 45 people gathered Tuesday night for a forum on the project.
Craig Beals, a teacher at Billings Senior High with a knack for making science relevant, was selected Monday as the 2015 Montana Teacher of the Year.
During an August school board meeting, School District 2 Superintendent Terry Bouck asked trustees if they could recite the district’s mission statement, which hangs on a banner behind board members.
The Big Horn County Sheriff’s office on Friday was still investigating an incident at Hardin High School involving a suspicious liquid substance that sent all schools into lockdown for 90 minutes Thursday.
Principal Deb Black said she didn’t think it would be a big deal.
Gov. Steve Bullock’s plan to expand access to preschool will cost an estimated $37 million over the next two years, officials said Tuesday.
Early numbers indicate that enrollment in School District 2 could come up short of projected increases for a second straight year.
MILK RIVER BASIN — The round hay bales in the Saco flats have turned dark with mud and mildew.
The 26 residents charged with redrawing School District 2 elementary and middle school boundaries were encouraged to “take off the parent hat” during the group’s first meeting Wednesday.
Around 75 family, friends and neighbors of Ruthie Martinez lit candles of prayer and remembrance Monday evening outside the bar where she was slain.
The long process of redrawing elementary and middle school boundaries gets underway Tuesday at 6 p.m. with an informational forum for members of the public.
An infant breathes rapidly, and his lips are blue — urgent symptoms that could be a sign of congenital heart disease. Whether the infant’s life is in danger depends on the specific defect present.
Innovative programs for Billings students young and old were spotlighted Thursday as part of a back-to-school tour by Gov. Steve Bullock and state Superintendent Denise Juneau.
The most veteran trustee on the School District 2 board resigned suddenly Thursday, citing frustration with planning efforts she said have been politically tinged.
Student absenteeism in Montana is the worst in the nation, and it’s off the charts among the state’s American Indian students, according to a new national study of student attendance and test scores.
Riverside Middle School students listened Tuesday as comedian and motivational speaker Keith Deltano told them to embrace their “inner weirdness” and reminded girls in the audience that they’re beautiful just the way they are.
The Billings Police Department is reminding drivers to slow down in school zones after one officer issued 29 citations and warnings on the first day of school last week.
For the fourth time in as many years, Roundup school officials are asking voters to approve a pair of bonds that would replace the town’s century-old elementary school.
As Senior High turns 75, faculty and alumni are planning a yearlong jubilee to celebrate one of the city’s cornerstones.
Back-to-school photos and fist bumps mingled with construction tape Wednesday as students in SD2 returned to classrooms.
Amid optimism for the school year ahead, the “imperfect student” took center stage during School District 2 opening ceremonies held Tuesday for nearly 2,000 teachers and staff.
The Lame Deer school board is investigating a bullying complaint against superintendent Bill Parker.
The Billings Area Indian Health Service can’t offer a full range of services, its new interim director says. But the services it does provide must be up to snuff.