- A broken bridge: Students struggle to go from high school to college
- > Aug 13, 7:09 AM: While Montana's high school graduation rate has increased over the years — from 82.17% for the 2010-2011 school year to 86.39% for the 2017-2018 school year — the state decreased requirements in math, and the majority of
- Dual enrollment jump-starts some students, leaves others behind
- > Aug 13, 7:05 AM: The lack of availability of dual enrollment courses at some schools also creates a widening opportunity gap for students. “It is, more often than not, our rural students, and in many cases, our students on our reservations
- Starting from behind: Montana's students face academic challenges from the start
- Aug 12, 6:52 AM: Students entering the Montana University System are already behind, with only 33% achieving the required minimum ACT score of 22, according to state data from the 2017–2018 school year.
- Parents reflect on case to be reviewed by U.S. Supreme Court
- > Aug 5, 5:31 AM: What originated as a lawsuit in December 2015 (Espinoza versus the Montana Department of Revenue) now has school choice, separation of church and state, public and private school advocates across the nation weighing in and
- More than half of Montana’s eighth-graders still aren’t proficient in math
- Jun 21, 6:27 AM: The achievement gap for Montana students is widening as an increasing number of students fails to meet benchmarks for math proficiency in eighth grade.
- Missoula considers apprentice incentive
- > Jun 6, 8:03 AM: Harp noted that apprenticeships are a career pathway to learning skills while working under supervision, and harken back to the Middle Ages. Most trades use them to connect master tradespeople with the next generation’s
- University of Montana pushes to expand online education
- > 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
- U.S. Supreme Court asked to enter Montana school tax credit fight
- > 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- > 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
- 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
- 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
- > 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
- > 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
- > 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
- 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
- > 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
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