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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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MSUB extends cooperative agreement with Japanese university

MSUB extends cooperative agreement with Japanese university

Montana State University Billings and Japan’s Prefectural University of Kumamoto (PUK) extended by three years on Monday a long-running agreement that includes exchange student programs, immersive language programs and faculty education opportunities.

August 26, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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'Focus on the individual student': New chancellor sets high expectations for MSUB

'Focus on the individual student': New chancellor sets high expectations for MSUB

Mark Nook, Montana State University Billings’ newly hired chancellor, laid out on Thursday morning his vision and goals for the upcoming school year, citing a desire to focus on student issues, strategic planning and fundraising for a massive renovation of the science building.

August 21, 2014 6:00 pm Video Photos

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Billings Catholic Schools bring more iPads to classrooms this year

Billings Catholic Schools bring more iPads to classrooms this year

This year marks the second year that iPads will be used in classrooms across Billings Catholic Schools as the school system continues to march toward its goal of a computer for every student.

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'No surprises' in new SD2 budget

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.

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Billings Catholic Schools implement drug testing policy; deadline is Friday

Billings Catholic Schools implement drug testing policy; deadline is Friday

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.

August 14, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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State: Schools are ready for new online test

State: Schools are ready for new online test

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.

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For students struggling to read, hope comes one sound at a time

For students struggling to read, hope comes one sound at a time

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.

August 12, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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SD2 trustees revise redistricting criteria; public can tour schools tonight

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.

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Rocky aviation program helps meet growing need for pilots

Rocky aviation program helps meet growing need for pilots

From the time he was 10 years old, Tyler Reed knew he wanted to be an airplane pilot.

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Orientation connects Rocky students in multiple ways

Orientation connects Rocky students in multiple ways

College officials know how critical freshman orientation is.

August 09, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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Back where she started: Khaleel trades dean's office for classroom

Back where she started: Khaleel trades dean's office for classroom

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.

August 09, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Colleges, universities set calendars

Colleges, universities set calendars

Institutions of higher learning offer everything from two-year associate degrees on up in a wide range of fields.

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Rural schools serve students outside SD2

Rural schools serve students outside SD2

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.

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Organization important for getting back to school

Organization important for getting back to school

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. 

August 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Local business gives free backpacks to students in need

Local business gives free backpacks to students in need

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.

August 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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