The annual budget approved Monday by the School District 2 Board of Trustees takes advantage of new provisions approved by the state Legislature while putting more money into the district’s reserves.
Before sophomores, juniors and seniors at Central High can lace up their shoes or polish their instruments for practice this year, many will have to take a drug test for the first time.
Last spring’s practice run of a new statewide exam has shown that Montana schools are ready to test students online, state K-12 education officials say.
Twins Ty and Alec D’Aigneau each fingered sets of colored tiles into five-letter words, then counted off each sound as they spoke it, slowly, to their tutor.
School District 2 school board trustees on Monday ironed out the principles that will guide efforts of the elementary school redistricting committee to signal their desire to increase student diversity.
From the time he was 10 years old, Tyler Reed knew he wanted to be an airplane pilot.
College officials know how critical freshman orientation is.
A calendar hangs on the wall in a corner of Dr. Tasneem Khaleel’s office in Montana State University Billings’ Sciences Building. It’s opened to the month of February 2004.
Institutions of higher learning offer everything from two-year associate degrees on up in a wide range of fields.
Children whose families live outside the School District 2, Laurel and Lockwood boundaries, may attend one of several rural school districts, which are preparing to open for the 2014-15 academic year.
Clothes on the floor, papers strewn across the room and pencils hiding so they can never be found. The tools are there: Closets, dressers and desks. But they aren’t utilized. Organization is lacking.
Craig Bartholomew grew up not having much. Other families in the community helped his family. And the mentality to help others has been ingrained in his mind ever since.
Registration is open for middle- and high-school students in School District 2 schools and starts Monday, Aug. 11, for elementary students.
Montana State University Billings will start holding classes this fall in a new cutting-edge, high-tech classroom that blends new technology and a different approach to student-professor collaboration in its College of Education building.
Like the hundreds of other parents displaced by the unannounced closure of Billings’ largest day care, Julie Dompier is reeling.
When students at Elder Grove Elementary began summer break, they left from any one of five buildings on its campus west of Billings. When they return about a month from now, they’ll enter a pair of unified and transformed facilities.
Billings' growth over the past 30 years has created some often-confusing attendance boundaries that end up with some students being bused past their neighborhood schools to far-off schools with more room.
Just a few minutes into Dan Carter’s physics and engineering presentation in Jevon Lulf and Tammy Baldry’s classroom at the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch’s Yellowstone Academy, the kids were already hooked.
This summer is a sprint for area schools to complete millions in building upgrades and repairs during the next few weeks.
In a sign of emerging trust among trustees, members of the School District 2 school board agreed Monday to retool the board's committee structure in an effort to govern more effectively.
Not long after Billings popped up as a bustling railroad town in 1882, a single downtown site has been, in one way or another, a hub for the city's public education.
It wasn’t entirely clear whether the wastebasket Billings teacher Shelly Stanton clutched was a receptacle or a shield as she fielded a barrage of crumpled paper hurled by fellow educators during her conference session on Wednesday.
School District 2 School Board trustees granted preliminary approval for next year’s elementary and high school budgets Monday.
Every school bus driver in Montana must now undergo a criminal background check before getting behind the wheel.