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University of Montana pushes to expand online education
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Mar 18, 5:55 AM: UM has lost students and faced deep budget reductions since 2011, and across the country, campuses like the Missoula flagship are competing for a pool of high school graduates projected to be flat or shrinking in many states. Many >
U.S. Supreme Court asked to enter Montana school tax credit fight
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Mar 14, 5:13 AM: An appeal has been filed with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking it to strike down a decision by the Montana Supreme Court that found a tax credit program approved by the 2015 Legislature for private schools violated the state >
Montana's 'last resort' for finding teachers is becoming increasingly common in rural schools
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Feb 5, 6:58 AM: Barely any Montana schools used emergency authorizations to certify teachers a few years ago. Now, that number has jumped to 94, more than double what it was last year.
Decision in Montana school choice lawsuit appealed to US Supreme Court
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Jan 28, 8:48 AM: A Montana Supreme Court decision barring religious schools from a tax credit program will be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
State Supreme Court strikes down tax credit for private schools
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Dec 13, 5:31 AM: The Montana Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision Wednesday and said a tax credit program approved by the 2015 Legislature for private schools violated the state Constitution.
Rural kids wanted at both Bozeman high schools
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Nov 30, 6:45 AM: In two years when Bozeman’s second high school opens, both schools should have a mix of students from rural and city schools, instead of lumping most rural teens into one school, the committee planning the transition said >
Montana high-schoolers eligible for 2 free dual-enrollment college courses
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Sep 4, 6:51 AM: Montana high school students can get a jumpstart on their college education – for free – with the state’s new “One-Two-Free” dual enrollment program announced this week.
Montana high school students can take two college credit courses for free, officials announce
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Aug 31, 6:22 AM: Montana students at any high school will be able to take two college credit courses through their high school for free, Montana officials announced Thursday.
Montana’s dual enrollment classes growing fast
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May 30, 7:12 AM: Montana was slow to offer teenagers the chance to take “dual enrollment” classes that give credit toward both high school graduation and state college degrees, but now it’s catching up fast.
Religious school parents take fight for tax credit to Montana Supreme Court
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Apr 9, 5:40 AM: People who donate to scholarship funds at religious schools should be able to receive a tax credit for their gifts, attorneys for parents of religious school students argued before the Montana Supreme Court on Friday.
Montana high court weighs ban on religious school tax credit
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Apr 6, 7:23 AM: The Montana Supreme Court will consider Friday whether a tax credit program discriminates against religious schools in a school choice dispute that has drawn attention from educational groups across the U.S.
Bozeman schools see skills gap for poor kids and boys
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Mar 8, 7:04 AM: Low-income Bozeman kids are falling behind their more affluent classmates in technology skills, especially if they have less than an hour a day to use computers at home.
Expanding High-Speed Internet Access for Rural Schools
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Feb 26, 6:10 AM: The issue of limited high-speed internet in rural areas has gained prominence in national political discussions, with President Donald Trump pledging to commit funds to expanding rural broadband access, while on a local level, >
Bridger offers Bozeman High students a choice
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Dec 15, 5:55 AM: Bridger has been experimenting in recent years with innovative programs that let students work at their own pace, and complete projects faster or slower than regular classes. Maheras showed new software that’s making it easier for >
Aspire, eNDVR offer enrichment, community for home-schooling families
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Dec 6, 6:01 AM: eNDVR, a homeschool cooperative learning space and resource center, opened in Missoula about three years ago for parents who home-school or to supplement traditional school learning.
Montanans not lining up for school choice tax credit, even though some could make a buck
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Dec 5, 5:52 AM: So far this year, the program doesn’t look to have gained steam; a running tracker of donations on the Department of Revenue website shows that only about $7,500 in tax credits have been qualified for through scholarship donations. >
Arntzen, teachers union clash over Teacher of the Year Program
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Sep 1, 6:00 AM: Selecting Montana’s top teacher has been a task for the teacher’s union in the state for more than two decades, but now, that’s changing.
Montana appeals school choice tax credit ruling allowing religious schools
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Aug 21, 4:35 AM: Three parents whose children attend Stillwater Christian School in Kalispell filed a lawsuit in December to gain access to scholarship funds administered by the state Department of Revenue. The Montana Department of Revenue will >
State to appeal school-choice ruling
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Jun 2, 5:16 AM: A state court has rejected a Revenue Department rule that said private, religious schools in Montana can’t benefit from a new state education tax credit – but the department said Thursday it will appeal the ruling.
Montana Senate agrees to floor hearing of charter schools
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Apr 21, 6:09 AM: The Montana Senate revived a charter schools bill Thursday that would sidestep the authority of school boards by establishing a new statewide commission to oversee a system of nontraditional schools.

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