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Updated 1 year, 9 months ago

Taxpayers now have option to donate to local schools

Up to $1 million in tax credit donations to local public schools will be available to Montana taxpayers thanks t...

Updated 1 year, 6 months ago
What the parental rights movement wants

When Jenn Schneider and her husband, Chris, withdrew their two elementary-age boys from the Billings school system last fall, the decision was heartbreaking.

Updated 1 year, 6 months ago
Dangerous levels of lead found in the water of about half the schools tested in Montana

About half of Montana schools that had tested their water by mid-February under a new state rule had high levels of lead, according to state data. But the full picture isn’t clear because less than half of the st...

Updated 1 year, 7 months ago
Troy to consider four-day school week

The Troy Public School Board will consider the adoption of a four-day week for the next school year when it meets on Feb. 14.

Updated 1 year, 8 months ago
State laws aim to regulate ‘troubled teen industry,’ but loopholes remain

Five days after Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed a law meant to provide stronger oversight of the more than 100 residential youth treatment programs operating in the state, a 12-year-old boy arrived at one of them, P...

Updated 1 year, 8 months ago
State superintendent pitches revisions to teacher licensing

On Thursday, the Montana Board of Public Education conducted its first review of state Superintendent Elsie Arntzen’s proposed changes to regulations governing teacher licensing.

Updated 1 year, 8 months ago
Montana school districts hit $1 million cap on tax credits for public school donations in mere minutes.

A program offering a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for donations to Montana public schools reached its $1 million limit within minutes of launching this month, with nine school districts claiming credits on behalf...

Updated 1 year, 8 months ago
Great Falls schools go remote due to COVID-19 surge

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Great Falls Public Schools is switching to remote learning for a week due to a surge in COVID-19 cases among students and staff, the district said Monday, while the Blackfeet Indian Trib...

Updated 1 year, 8 months ago
Libby schools edit pandemic plan during regular review

Libby Public School Board members reviewed potential changes to the district’s pandemic guidelines, including an entry on the district’s stance on COVID-19 vaccines, this week.

Updated 1 year, 9 months ago
Parental rights advocates come to Arntzen’s defense

A pair of public school board trustees from Missoula and Kalispell emailed a letter to state Superintendent Elsie Arntzen Tuesday refuting recent criticisms of her leadership of the Office of Public Instruction a...

Updated 1 year, 9 months ago
Youth shooting program asks for school access

Organizers of a local youth shooting program are petitioning the Libby Public School Board for permission to bring unloaded firearms into a school building for practice exercises.

Updated 1 year, 9 months ago
District superintendents critical of Arntzen's performance

Asserting that Superintendent Elsie Arntzen’s leadership is “creating serious deficiencies” and undermining public education as a central tenet of democracy — one recognized by the Montana Constitution — the top ...

Updated 1 year, 9 months ago
Schools officials to take second look at coach evaluations

Administrators with Libby Public Schools are reviewing the district’s coaching assessment process after discussing staff evaluations with board members.

Updated 1 year, 10 months ago
Building Western Montana’s herd — Applications being accepted for association’s heifer program

The Western Montana Stockmen’s Association is seeking to build herds for 4-H and FFA youths by awarding heifers to lucky youths in Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, Mineral, Missoula and Sanders counties.

Updated 1 year, 10 months ago
Libby students performed well on standardized tests

South Lincoln County public school students saw success in standardized testing last spring, overcoming coronavirus-related academic hurdles and long-standing socio-economic challenges.