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Billings center to provide equine therapy for veterans

Billings center to provide equine therapy for veterans

Veterans with physical disabilities and psychological trauma from their time at war may soon have access to support from the horses at Intermountain Equestrian Center.

November 21, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Learning, plus breakfast, hip hop and a side of drama: Billings leaders become educators for a day

Learning, plus breakfast, hip hop and a side of drama: Billings leaders become educators for a day

The guests shuffled past lines of kids sipping from milk cartons, through a hallway that smelled of pancakes and into the gym, where about 50 students danced to hip-hop music.

November 18, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
SD2 enrollment flat as more families migrate to suburbs, choose private school

SD2 enrollment flat as more families migrate to suburbs, choose private school

Contrary to expectations, the final enrollment tally shows the number of students attending Billings School District 2 this year did not rise, but officials say that could lend flexibility to the district in years to come.

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School District 2: No evidence of bullying in 11-year-old's suicide

School District 2: No evidence of bullying in 11-year-old's suicide

Zoey Not Afraid was not bullied at Riverside Middle School, a second investigation by School District 2 has found.

November 17, 2014 1:23 pm Photos

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SD2 eyes less travel, fewer transitions for special education students

As the enrollment boundaries for Billings elementary and middle schools are redrawn, continuity could be restored to a network of special needs classrooms that has been fragmented by space shortages.

November 14, 2014 10:00 pmLoading…

Pre-K standards approved, laying groundwork for early childhood funding push

Public preschool programs in Montana now will be governed just like K-12 schools as the Montana Board of Public Education adopted new standards Friday in a move that anticipates the upcoming legislative push to expand early childhood education.

November 14, 2014 3:08 pmLoading…
Findings of bullying investigation released at press conference

Findings of bullying investigation released at press conference

The findings of an investigation into bullying allegations made by the father of Zoey Not Afraid, the 11-year-old Riverside student who died by suicide last month, will be announced on Monday, School District 2 Superintendent Terry Bouck said.

November 14, 2014 2:30 pm Photos

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'Always a Bronc': Grads from years past shadow Senior High students

'Always a Bronc': Grads from years past shadow Senior High students

Ken Finley hasn't been inside a high school classroom since 1942, the year he graduated from Billings Senior High.

November 12, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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Ag accuracy: Young Canyon Creek students learn where lunch comes from

Ag accuracy: Young Canyon Creek students learn where lunch comes from

Not many kindergartners know how the wheat grown in Montana fields becomes the bread in their peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

November 11, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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SD2 wants Heights residents to help name new middle school

SD2 wants Heights residents to help name new middle school

Construction of the new middle school in the Heights is poised to start, as construction crews prepare the site and improve adjacent roadways.

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Customers singed in hibachi fire at new Japanese restaurant

Customers singed in hibachi fire at new Japanese restaurant

A few customers were singed at Umi Japanese Steakhouse on Monday night when a hibachi-style grill flared up.

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Veterans Day tradition at Will James MS continues with speech by wounded vet

Veterans Day tradition at Will James MS continues with speech by wounded vet

Students at Will James Middle School gathered Monday to listen to a wounded veteran tell his story of service in Afghanistan.

November 10, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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YelCo52: 'A classic American school': For 75 years, Senior High embraces diversity

YelCo52: 'A classic American school': For 75 years, Senior High embraces diversity

There's just something about Senior High.

November 08, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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SD2 Incident Reporting Form

SD2 Incident Reporting Form

November 07, 2014 11:24 am
Teacher tech: Lab introduces SD2 educators to cutting-edge tools

Teacher tech: Lab introduces SD2 educators to cutting-edge tools

This year, teachers in Billings School District 2 have a lab of their own.

November 04, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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'Votemobile' limo offers rides to the polls for the 99 percent

'Votemobile' limo offers rides to the polls for the 99 percent

No ride to the polls? No problem -- so long as you're not the "1 percent."

November 04, 2014 2:18 pmLoading…
Everything moves in upgraded special education classroom

Everything moves in upgraded special education classroom

Now Megan Jones’ middle school students have what’s probably the best classroom in town.

November 04, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Fixing, finishing botched Lame Deer school will take time

Fixing, finishing botched Lame Deer school will take time

LAME DEER — Four trailers isn't what anyone in Lame Deer had in mind when the school district inked a deal in 2011 to build a new elementary school.

November 02, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Lockwood school board earns 'Golden Gavel' for 25th straight year

The Lockwood school board earned its 25th consecutive Golden Gavel award from the Montana School Boards Association last month, an achievement that is considered unparalleled among school districts in the state.

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Lame Deer staff complaints still under investigation

Bullying and discrimination complaints levied by Lame Deer school employees against the district and its superintendent, Bill Parker, are still being reviewed.

October 30, 2014 7:26 pmLoading…

Billings educators make pitch for 'teacher-leaders'

One by one, seven Billings teachers explained their ideas to administrators who had dropped by to listen.

October 29, 2014 9:00 pmLoading…
Volunteers give mittens to keep Head Start students warm (and cute)

Volunteers give mittens to keep Head Start students warm (and cute)

Signe Waltenbaugh walked into the room and eyed the tables of caps and mittens in search of the perfect set.

October 28, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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SD2 trustees set new goals for Bouck

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.

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Runkle wins national award for work with SD2's homeless

Runkle wins national award for work with SD2's homeless

The homeless education liaison for School District 2 earned national recognition this week for her advocacy efforts.

October 21, 2014 6:30 pm Related Loading…
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October 21, 2014 5:13 pm
Raffiani tapped for School District 2 board vacancy

Raffiani tapped for School District 2 board vacancy

School District 2 gained a new trustee Monday as Joe Raffiani was appointed to the open seat on the school board.

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State sees another jump in students taking AP exams

The number of Montana high school students who take Advanced Placement exams jumped this year, but the state still trails the nation.

October 13, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Bullock promotes pre-K initiative as nonpartisan

Bullock promotes pre-K initiative as nonpartisan

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.

October 13, 2014 11:59 am Video Photos

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New Common Core tests to cost $27 per student

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.

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School officials address death of 11-year-old Riverside student

School officials address death of 11-year-old Riverside student

Students and staff at Riverside Middle School are mourning the death of a sixth-grade student this week.

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SD2 group gets first slice of redistricting options

Members of the School District 2 boundary committee got their hands on three draft scenarios Tuesday night and quickly dissected them.

October 08, 2014 6:22 am Related Loading…
Del Taco restaurant on West End closes

Del Taco restaurant on West End closes

A paper sign taped to the front door of Del Taco on Monday announced the closure of the Mexican fast-food restaurant.

October 06, 2014 10:45 pmLoading…
Meth 'comeback' brings big fallout locally, panel says

Meth 'comeback' brings big fallout locally, panel says

Chances are high that the local crimes you read about in the newspaper — robbery, assault, theft — have a common root in meth use.

October 06, 2014 8:30 pm Video Photos

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'This has been an absolute disaster': Construction delays rankle Red Lodge businesses

'This has been an absolute disaster': Construction delays rankle Red Lodge businesses

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.

October 05, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Attorney, PTA veteran apply for SD2 trustee seat vacated by Aragon

Two residents have submitted applications to fill the open seat on the School District 2 Board of Trustees.

October 02, 2014 4:12 pmLoading…
'Billings Senior has got it going on': Lt. Gov. checks out SD2 conservation efforts

'Billings Senior has got it going on': Lt. Gov. checks out SD2 conservation efforts

Billings schools are leaders in energy conservation and recycling, Lt. Gov. Angela McLean said Thursday during a visit to four of the schools.

October 02, 2014 12:30 pmLoading…
'A dream come true': 1st school-based health clinic to open at Orchard

'A dream come true': 1st school-based health clinic to open at Orchard

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.

October 01, 2014 7:30 am Photos

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Graduation Matters Billings to rally resources around young students

Graduation Matters Billings to rally resources around young students

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.

September 30, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Driver dies after collision with tree in Laurel

A man is dead after the vehicle he was driving collided with a tree in Laurel Monday evening.

September 29, 2014 10:40 pmLoading…
Muted House debate draws fine-grained reactions

Muted House debate draws fine-grained reactions

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.

September 29, 2014 9:39 pm Photos

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Saturday Live: Newcomers, veterans find fun at annual event

Saturday Live: Newcomers, veterans find fun at annual event

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.

September 27, 2014 12:13 pm Video Photos

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Zinke will attend Billings debate, campaign says

Zinke will attend Billings debate, campaign says

Ryan Zinke will participate in a congressional debate Monday with Democratic candidate John Lewis in Billings, his campaign said Friday.

September 26, 2014 5:13 pm Photos

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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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Treasured map: illustrations lend magic to Saturday Live

Treasured map: illustrations lend magic to Saturday Live

It takes an entire village to educate a child, goes the original slogan for Saturday Live.

September 26, 2014 5:30 am Photos

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