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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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Heights middle school plan reviewed, concerns raised at forum

Heights middle school plan reviewed, concerns raised at forum

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.

September 24, 2014 9:45 pm Photos

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Billings Senior science teacher named Teacher of the Year

Billings Senior science teacher named Teacher of the Year

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.

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Mentoring program will aid youth at the Billings Library TECH Lab

Mentoring program will aid youth at the Billings Library TECH Lab

An experienced mentor herself, Kersey Voss knows how much one-on-one attention can help a teenager.

September 22, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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SD2's dual planning efforts: $84k, 100s of hours and even more ideas

SD2's dual planning efforts: $84k, 100s of hours and even more ideas

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.

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Student fighting Skyview yoga pants policy

Student fighting Skyview yoga pants policy

Principal Deb Black said she didn’t think it would be a big deal.

September 18, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Regents OK 2-year education outline, will vote on budgets Thursday

Regents OK 2-year education outline, will vote on budgets Thursday

The Montana University System Board of Regents approved two-year education plans, discussed new student programs and got updates on grants and other programs from campuses across the system on Wednesday.

September 17, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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SD2 gets first glimpse at enrollment, announces vacancy

SD2 gets first glimpse at enrollment, announces vacancy

Early numbers indicate that enrollment in School District 2 could come up short of projected increases for a second straight year.

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Laurel schools see record enrollment; old middle school gym remains closed

Laurel schools see record enrollment; old middle school gym remains closed

As best as Laurel Public Schools Superintendent Tim Bronk can tell, there are more students in the district this year than ever before.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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MSUB names first Business Hall of Fame class

MSUB names first Business Hall of Fame class

Montana State University Billings has announced the inaugural class for its newly created Montana Business Hall of Fame and will honor their achievements at an Oct. 2 event highlighted by a speech from former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

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E. coli contaminates school well; Pioneer students press on

E. coli contaminates school well; Pioneer students press on

Four months after E. coli first appeared in the Pioneer School water supply, class is back in session, but the taps are still dry.

September 11, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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SD2 boundary team doffs "parent hat," as no other parents show up

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.

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'Way to go, Mrs. Erger': Trinity Lutheran teacher a national finalist for $100,000 grant

'Way to go, Mrs. Erger': Trinity Lutheran teacher a national finalist for $100,000 grant

What started out as an assembly to thank volunteers at Trinity Lutheran School on Wednesday morning became a celebratory event when Lynne Erger was called up to the stage.

September 10, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Teachers learn from top educators through Twitter sessions

Teachers learn from top educators through Twitter sessions

As a new teacher, Brett Nichols has a lot to learn, and before he can pick the brains of his colleagues at Billings Senior High School, he has to remember their names.

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SD2 redistricting, strategic planning get underway

SD2 redistricting, strategic planning get underway

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.

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Dual-credit, iPads featured in Bullock school tour

Dual-credit, iPads featured in Bullock school tour

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.

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Aragon resigns abruptly from SD2 board of trustees

Aragon resigns abruptly from SD2 board of trustees

The most veteran trustee on the School District 2 board resigned suddenly Thursday, citing frustration with planning efforts she said have been politically tinged.

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Study: Montana is No. 1 ... at missing school

Study: Montana is No. 1 ... at missing school

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.

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Comedian gives lip to bullying at Riverside peformance

Comedian gives lip to bullying at Riverside peformance

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.

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'Slow down and pay attention': Dozens nabbed for speeding in school zones

'Slow down and pay attention': Dozens nabbed for speeding in school zones

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.

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Bond election in Roundup seeks new elementary school

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.

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Year of festivities to mark Senior High's 75th anniversary

Year of festivities to mark Senior High's 75th anniversary

As Senior High turns 75, faculty and alumni are planning a yearlong jubilee to celebrate one of the city’s cornerstones.

August 28, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Can-do attitude helps under-construction schools on first day

Can-do attitude helps under-construction schools on first day

Back-to-school photos and fist bumps mingled with construction tape Wednesday as students in SD2 returned to classrooms.

August 27, 2014 10:39 am Photos

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SD2 staff rings in another school year with pep rally at Alberta Bair

SD2 staff rings in another school year with pep rally at Alberta Bair

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.

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